Shaun Wright-Phillips’ son D’Margio has been called into the England Under-16 squad, just three-years after he became the fastest schoolboy in the track cycling championship at the Manchester Velodrome.
The Manchester City academy member is continuing a proud family tradition as his father and grandfather both won international recognition, going on to represent the England senior side.
Dad Shaun, who played for Chelsea, Manchester City and QPR and is currently playing in the United States for Arizona side Phoenix Rising, won 36 England caps and scored six goals.
And his grandfather Ian Wright, the former Arsenal striker, won 33 senior caps and scored nine goals.
D’Margio is set to make his international debut, three-years after he became the fastest schoolboy in Manchester when he competed at the Velodrome alongside 150 competitors at the city’s track cycling championships during his first competitive race.
Wright-Phillips will join the England Under-16s for the Montaigu tournament in France next month and becomes the 22nd member of City’s academy to be called up for international duty.
Also among a five-strong Manchester City contingent is Tommy Doyle, the grandson of the club’s former captain Mike.