Wright-Phillips made the announcement appearing on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM this morning.(August 24).
He said: “I was trying to hold on to [my career] for as long as possible.”But over the last few weeks, I’ve decided it is time to be official and say: I’m officially retired.
“I was doing stuff with Manchester City and little stuff with TV – and it helped me glide out of it.
“I knew growing up it was not something that lasts forever, but after I had my last operation, it fell into place.”
The former England winger and son of Arsenal legend Ian Wright played 36 times and scored six goals for his country.
Wright-Phillips who played for Manchester City, Chelsea made 316 Premier League appearances, scoring 32 goals. He won the 2006 Premier League title and 2007 FA Cup while at Chelsea.
He also played for Queens Park Rangers, New York Red Bulls and Phoenix Rising.