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Mark Bright

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Mark Bright

Presenter


Last updated January 2007
Category: Sport; Five Live
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After spells at Leicester City and Port Vale, Mark joined Crystal Palace in 1986 and made his name in forming a lethal strike duo with Ian Wright (with whom he later teamed up again at the BBC). He earned Division Two�s Golden Boot in 1988 season with a tally of 24 goals.

 

"Brighty" was part of the side that gained promotion to Division One in 1989 and reached the FA Cup final in 1990, and his 17 goals in the 1991/92 season was a then record total for a Palace striker in the top flight. He left in 1992 for Sheffield Wednesday and later had spells at Millwall, Swiss side FC Sion and Charlton Athletic.

 

He started his media career as a match summariser for ITV and Sky, and worked for The Big Breakfast during the 1998 World Cup. Mark first appeared as a Match Of The Day pundit the following year, and also reported at Euro 2004. He presented Monday Night Football and The Mark Bright Show for BBC Radio Five Live in 2000 and 2001 and went on to team up again with his former strike partner Ian Wright in Wright & Bright, for Five Live.

 

Mark has also presented a weekly football show called Row Z for BBC Choice and presented the Notting Hill Carnival live for the BBC in 2000. He is a regular pundit on BBC television and is BBC London�s sports presenter.

 


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