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Greatest Wolverhampton Players Ever – Top 10 Wolves Legends

2. Steve Bull

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Steve Bull is simply the greatest goalscorer in the club’s history. Joining from Albion in November 1986, he joined a side struggling in the Fourth Division and about to crash out of the FA Cup to non-league Chorley. In 1987/88 he started out on the road to legendary status.

Bull scored 34 league goals, three in the FA Cup, three in the Littlewoods Cup and 12 in the Sherpa Van Trophy giving him a monumental total of 52. Wolves stormed the fourth division.

The following season saw him score four hat tricks and two four-goal hauls as Wolves swept to the Third Division title. This time he ended the term with 50 goals. He earned 13 caps for England and scored 4 goals.

Bull broke John Richards’ record of highest Wolves goalscorer in 1992 when he netted his 195th goal for the club. He scored more than 300 goals for the club in over 500 apps.

1. Billy Wright

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Billy Wright was arguably the greatest player to ever wear the Old Gold shirt. He has a statue of him outside the stadium. Wolves fans will remember him best for winning three League Championships and an FA Cup.

The first footballer to win 100 caps for his country, he captained England a record 90 times. Wright was never once booked in his entire career.

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Billy Wright’s captaincy was an inspiration to the team who then set about some of Europe’s finest clubs and demolished them in never to be forgotten floodlit friendlies. In nine seasons in the fifties he only missed 31 games for Wolves and several of those absences were caused by international call-ups.

He was named as the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1952 and finished runner-up to Alfredo Di Stefano for the 1957 European Footballer of the Year. Those two accolades highlight his importance for Wolves, but Wright is an all-time great on both the domestic and international scene and Wolves especially will never be fortunate enough to have another player possessing the same all-around class and leadership as the Ironbridge-born player.

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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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