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Greatest Wolverhampton Players Ever – Top 10 Wolves Legends

5. Derek Dougan

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Derek Dougan was a typical journeyman, but things changed when he arrived at Molineux and developed a connection with the supporters.

It all started when he scored a hat-trick on his home debut before Wolves ended that season with promotion to Division One. The following seasons would see him finish on top of the goalscoring charts on three separate occasions as he spearheaded the club’s progress on both the domestic and European scene.

Later in his Wolves career, the Northern Ireland international helped his side win the 1974 League Cup as he featured in the 2-1 win over Manchester City in the final.

When he left Wolves and retired from professional football a year later, he received huge praise for his time at the club, where he scored 123 times in 323 matches.

4. Bill Slater

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After spells with Blackpool and Brentford, Bill Slater signed for Wolves as an amateur in the summer of 1952. A true gentleman on the pitch, whose induction into the Wolves Hall of Fame in 2010 featured an anecdote about telling off an opponent for using foul language!

Bill was always calm under pressure and in possession, elegant in movement and style, and confident when starting attacks. In 1958/9 he was named as Footballer of the Year and was never cautioned throughout his football career.

Never a full-time pro, he gained an FA Cup winner’s medal in 1960. He helped Wolves to three titles and made 339 appearances, all while working as a lecturer at Birmingham University. A true Wolves legend.

3. Bert Williams

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Bert Williams was daring, athletic and had a quite remarkable spring in his step. He was one of the world’s greatest keepers in the early 1950s. He joined Wolves for £3,500 in September 1945.

On his retirement in 1957, Bert had a grand and glorious total of 420 league and cup matches under his belt, plus an FA Cup winner’s medal, a League Championship medal, and 24 England caps. He is one of the greatest Wolverhampton players ever.

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4 thoughts on “Greatest Wolverhampton Players Ever – Top 10 Wolves Legends

  • As a regular at Molineux at the time they played together King John was called that for a reason, Yet you have Dougan above him in Wolves all time greats. And Wolves best of all time Dougan out of position on the right wing really.

  • John Timmins

    Surely Peter Broadbent should be included

  • R. Morgan

    Surely Ron Flowers should be higher than 10th.

  • Bob Lawton

    Somebody doesn’t know his Wolverhampton Wanderers

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