A tall striker with a nose for goal Bright comes from fine footballing stock, being the son of Dave Bright who was part of New Zealand's legendary 1982 FIFA World Cup™ squad.
After a bright start to his club career Bright, like a number of team-mates, has suffered due to injury and a lack of regular first team football. Now 23, Bright started his senior career with a bang, scoring well over a goal a game in two seasons with New Zealand Football Championship big guns Waitakere United. A brief stint in the Australian A-League with New Zealand Knights, the predecessor to Wellington Phoenix, was followed by a move to Europe and a season in the Netherlands with Fortuna Sittard. There followed a move to Norway and second-tier Kristiansund BK, only for a successful run of form to be blighted by a broken leg.
A regular for New Zealand's youth teams throughout his teenage years, the injury hindered Bright's push for the Beijing Olympics and he missed selection for Stu Jacobs' squad. However 2008 saw Bright make a long-awaited senior debut getting on the park for the All Whites in their FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
Bright made the most of a rare opportunity to start for his country when netting his first international goal in the 3-1 loss to Thailand last year doing enough to earn a berth at the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009, where he made one appearance off the bench against Spain. Since then however Bright's national team stocks have diminished with the appearance of Rory Fallon and the rapid development of teenager Chris Wood.
Bright inked a three-season contract with Greek Super League side Panserraikos last year but last August moved to English lower league side Shrewsbury Town.