Shaun started his career with Manchester City at the age of 17 and was part of the team that was promoted to the Premier League in 2000/2001. Under the guidance of Kevin Keegan he quickly established himself as the first team choice wing back. From 2000 onwards Shaun won Manchester City’s Young Player of the Year award four times in succession.
In July 2005, Wright-Phillips completed a £21 Million move to the Premier League champions Chelsea, scoring his first goal in a 2–0 Champions League win over Levski Sofia and just eighteen months later collected an FA Cup winners medal.
In August 2008 Shaun re-joined his former club Manchester City on a four year contract and enjoyed a great season, starting on his second debut when he scored two goals against Sunderland in a 3–0 away win. His goal scoring continued in Europe when his second half strike against Omonia Nicosia helped steer City through to the group stages of the UEFA Cup for the first time.
In August 2011 Shaun signed for Queens Park Rangers where he is currently playing in the first team and no doubt will add to his club career playing stats of 385 league and cup games with 57 goals along the way.
Shaun made his England debut as a substitute against Ukraine in August 2004 and scored a goal late in the second half. His international career has seen him take part in England’s Euro 2008 qualifiers as well as being selected for England's final 23 man squad that was to play in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Shaun has played 36 times for his country and scored 6 goals.