Who are Haji Wright’s parents and is he married? Full biography and insights about the footballer

Who are Haji Wright’s parents and is he married? Full biography and insights about the footballer

Ciku Njuguna
updated at January 30, 2024 at 7:13 AM
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Haji Amir Wright is an American Soccer star who plays for Coventry City and USÀ’s Stars and Stripes. The EFL Championship player, who hails from an athletic family, made headlines with a dreamy performance during Round 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Netherlands. Discover details of Haji Wright’s parents, siblings, and more.

Haji Wright's stats
USMNT's number 19 forward, Haji Wright (in blue), battles against Iran's Ali Karimi (in white) during the FIFA World Cup at Al Thumama Stadium on November 29, 2022. Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos.
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Haji Wright is a number 11 striker who has had a successful career playing in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Superliga, MLS, Eredivisie, and Süper Lig. This article is a deep dive into the life of the USMNT striker's personal and professional life.

Haji Wright’s profile summary

Full name

Haji Amir Wright

Nickname

Haji

Date of birth

March 27, 1998

Age

25 years old as of January 2021

Known for

Passing and finishing

Place of birth

Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality

Liberian-American

Ethnicity

African-American

Height

193 centimetres (6'3")

Weight

80 kilograms (176.4 lbs)

Mother

Marie Du Bose

Father

Lloyd Wright

Relationship status

Dating

Partner

Jana_Kz

Children

1

Education

Culver High School

Profession

Professional football player

Positions

Centre-forward, right and left winger

Current team

Culver City

Years active

2012-present

Net worth

$1 million - $4 million

Social media pages

Instagram, X (Twitter), Facebook

How old is Haji Wright?

Born on the 27th of March, 1998, the goal scorer is 26 years old as of Janus 2024. Based on Haji Wright’s age, his zodiac sign is Aries.

Is Haji Wright left footed?
USMNT's Haji Wright (left) challenges Andries Noppert (right) of Netherlands during a FIFA World Cup match at Khalifa International Stadium on December 03, 2022. Photo by Julian Finney.
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How tall is Haji Wright?

According to EuroSport, the striker towers at six feet and three inches tall (193 centimetres). He weighs 176.4 lbs (80 kilograms).

Is Haji Wright left-footed?

The attacking centre-forward is right-footed. According to his Transfermarkt profile, he has made 27 right-footed goals and 18 left-footed shots between 2016 and 2024.

Who are Haji Wright’s parents?

According to various sources, the striker was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lloyd Wright and Marie Du Bose. However, other publications report that his mother's name is Serena. His father is an American, while his mother is Liberian.

What club does Haji Wright play for?
SönderjyskE's Haji Wright (in black) in action during a Danish Cup Sydbankpokalen match against BK Fremad Amager on February 10, 2021 in Sundby, Denmark. Photo by Jan Christensen/FrontzoneSport.
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He has three siblings: two brothers and one sister. His brother, Hanif Wright, is a professional football player. He has previously played for Bonner SC, 1904 FC, SD Zest, and the New York Cosmos B team.

He is also related to Isaac Nana Addai Gibson, a Liberian midfielder. Nana, who plays for Rhode Island Reds FC, has won various awards, including the 2016 National Premier Soccer League’s Golden Ball and Golden Boot.

Bundesliga reports that other members of the sporting family are Joseph Putu and Joseph Addai. Joseph Putu is an NFL American football player who plays in the cornerback position for the Atlanta Falcons. On the other hand, Joseph Addai also plays American football in the running back position for the Indianapolis Colts.

Where is Haji Wright originally from?
USMNT's Haji Wright jumps for a header during the FIFA World Cup Qatar match against the Netherlands at Khalifa International Stadium on December 03, 2022, in Doha, Qatar. Photo by Julian Finney.
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Ian Wright is a former professional football player turned television and radio personality. Despite sharing surnames and professions, the soccer players are not related.

Who is Haji Wright's wife?

It is unclear whether the centre forward has a wife, as details of Haji's wedding and marriage remain unknown. However, his Instagram posts reveal that he is in a relationship with Jana Kz. The couple have one child together.

Career

From the youth systems of the Cosmos to the Sky Bet Championship League, he has had over a decade of experience playing in top-tier clubs. Additionally, he received his first call-up at the age of 15 years to the USMNT Under-15 squad.

What position does Haji Wright play?
FC Schalke 04's Haji Wright (left) is challenged by Martin Hinteregger (right) during a Bundesliga match against FC Augsburg at WWK-Arena on December 15, 2018. Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts.
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What position does Haji Wright play in?

The number 11 Coventry City player is a forward. The centre forward has also played as a striker, a right and a left winger.

What club does Haji Wright play for?

Sports Brief has prepared details of Haji Wright's career from youth clubs to his current team. Scroll down for further information on stats and transfers of teams Haji Wright has played for since 2012.

Coventry City

Haji Wright's transfer to Coventry occurred on the fourth of August, 2023. The $9.8 million transfer to the club marked the beginning of a career in the English Football League.

Haji Wright's youth clubs
Coventry City's Haji Wright (in blue) and Hakeem Odoffin (in red) battle for possession during a match against Rotherham United at AESSEAL New York Stadium on October 25, 2023. Photo by Jess Hornby.
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Antalyaspor

When did Haji Wright join Antalyaspor? On July 21, 2021, the centre-forward moved to Türkiye's Super Lig, where he made 51 appearances. The move was a loan transfer from SönderjyskE.

SönderjyskE

Haji transferred from Eredivisie’s VVV-Venlo on August 2, 2020, to SönderjyskE on a free transfer. During his time at the club, he was loaned out to Antalyaspor between June 21, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

VVV-Venlo

USA’s top soccer talent, Wright, transferred from a fourth-tier club to Schalke 04 II, a top-flight club in the Eredivisie. The free transfer was done under coach Robert Maaskant and Venlo’s manager, Niels Mulders.

Where is Haji Wright originally from?
VVV Venlo's Haji Wright (left) and Danilho Doekhi (left) during a match against Vitesse FC at the Seacon Stadium on October 19, 2019, in Venlo, Netherlands. Photo by Marcel Bonte/Soccrates.
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Schalke 04 II

Haji transferred from FC Schalke 04 to Schalke 04 II on July 1, 2018. At the time of his transfer to the club, Haji was 19 years of age with a year and eleven months remaining on his contract with FC Schalke 04.

FC Schalke 04

After a season without a club between December 2015 and March 2016, Haji joined Schalke 04 Under-19 team. In 2017, he climbed the ranks of the youth league to the FC Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.

SV Sandhausen

During his time at FC Schalke 04, he was loaned to SV Sandhausen. The loan transfer began on August 11, 2017, and ended on June 30, 2018.

Haji Wright's Club
FC Kaiserslautern's Brandon Borrello (left) and Haji Wright of SV Sandhausen (right) in action during a match at Fritz-Walter-Stadion on February 16, 2018, in Germany. Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts.
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New York Cosmos

The LA Academy graduate joined the New York Cosmos on March 30, 2015, on a free transfer. While at the North American Soccer League club, he failed to register any goals in his appearances at the US Open Cup, Spring, and Fall Championships.

LA Galaxy Academy

Wright joined the Los Angeles Galaxy Academy in 2012, where he roomed with AC Milan's Christian Pulisic. His reputation as a wunderkind inspired a 2015 report by FIFA that named the forward the next big thing for football in America.

Haji Wright's stats

In 2013, Wright was described as one of the hottest prospects coming out of international duty, with 34 appearances and 27 goals while playing for the USMNT Under-17s team. Between 2013 and 2022, he made 59 appearances for the Yanks, netting 32 goals. Here are details of statistics at each of his clubs.

Is Haji Wright a Liberian?
Sønderjyske's Haji Wright runs after the ball during a Danish 3F Superliga match against FC Copenhagen at Parken Stadium on February 15, 2021, in Denmark. Photo by Lars Ronbog/FrontZoneSport.
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Team

Appearances

Goal

Assist

Antalyaspor

64

31

5

SönderjyskE

37

13

2

FC Schalke 04 Under-19

30

15

12

Coventry City

27

8

6

VVV-Venlo

23

1

1

FC Schalke 04 II

22

14

5

SV Sandhausen

15

1

-

FC Schalke 04

7

1

-

VVV-Venlo Under-21

6

5

-

New York Cosmos

4

-

1

Frequently asked questions

The 25-year-old defender is one of the best-performing football players. Here are interesting facts about the 2013 Nike Golden Boot.

Where is Haji Wright originally from?
USMNT's number 19 forward, Haji Wright (left), controls the ball against Morocco at TQL Stadium on June 01, 2022, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Andy Lyons.
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1. Where is Haji Wright originally from?

Wright is an American-born football player. His multiple nationalities make him eligible to represent the USA's national football team and the Liberian national football team.

2. What is Haji Wright's FC 24 rating?

According to EA, the centre forward's overall FC24 rating is 74. His physicality, shooting, and pace skills are ranked highest, with impressive reaction, acceleration, and sprint speeds.

3. How much is Haji Wright's net worth?

Various sources estimate the centre-forward's net worth to be between $1 million and $5 million. Publications such as Fresherslive determine the amount to be $4 million.

What club does Haji Wright play for?
USMNT's Haji Wright (left) and England's John Stones (right) in action during a FIFA World Cup match at Al Bayt Stadium on November 25, 2022, in Al Khor, Qatar. Photo by Doug Zimmerman/ISI Photos.
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Final word

Wright is an experienced football player poised to have immense success in his career. While details of Haji Wright’s parents remain scanty, there is no doubt that they have played a role in his success.

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Ciku Njuguna
Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.