10 Greatest Wolverhampton Wanderers Strikers Ever

3. John Richards

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John Richards made his debut with Wolves in February 1970 and just almost two years after that, he helped his team to a UEFA Cup final in 1972, which was the first final of the UEFA cup football tournament. In the very next season, the English striker scored 33 goals, which made him the top scorer in the country.

Richards scored the winning goal for Wolves in a 2-1 win over Man City in the League Cup Final of 1974. He also helped his team win the Second Division Championship in 1976-77. He spent almost the whole of his career at the Molineux, winning two League cups and scoring 194 goals, over a span of almost 14 years, making him the 2nd highest goal scorer in Wolves‘ history.

2. Johnny Hancocks

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Hancocks played as a striker as well a winger for Wolves. He wasn’t a much-heighted player standing just over five feet tall but he sure did have magic in his feet and knew how to finish chances. Hancocks was a versatile player and could play almost equally good with both his feet. He scored in double figures in all of the 10 seasons he was at the club.

Hancocks was an important player in the team which won the FA Cup in 1949 and the league title in 1954. He had extreme power in his shot with excellent accuracy as well. He had his career halted because of World War II. Hancocks left Wolves in 1957 for Wellington Town and retired in 1961 after having spells with Cambridge United and Oswestry Town, at the age of 41.

1. Steve Bull

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Steve Bull is without a doubt the greatest striker to have ever played for Wolves. Bull was a poacher of a goal scorer. He became highly recognized as one of the best strikers in the world after he had scored 102 goals in 89 games from 1987 to 1989. The English international played for wolves for 13 years. He retired in 2000, just one season after leaving Wolves.

In 2013, one of the main stands of the Molineux was named after him. He is still regarded as a legend of the club for his goal scoring abilities and loyalty to the club. Overall, he scored 306 goals for the club in 561 matches.

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