Since being promoted back to the Premier League in 2018, Wolves have been highly lauded for their style which has brought European football to the Molineux.
Wolves were one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888. They have won the English League title three times and the FA Cup four times. Many great players have played for Wolves in it’s rich history. In this article, we will have a look at the greatest Wolverhampton Wanderers XI of all time.
These Wolves legends have left an everlasting impression on the minds of the fans. Here’s the greatest Wolverhampton Wanderers XI of all time.
CM – Kenny Hibbitt
One of the greatest Wolves legnds, Kenny Hibbitt was a goal-scoring midfielder with an eye for goal. He joined in November 1968 for just £5,000 from Bradford Park Avenue. He spent 16 years with Wolves from 1968-1984 when he departed for Coventry City.
Hibbitt enjoyed an excellent record of 114 goals in 570 appearances for Wolves. He won two League Cup Winners medals in 1974 and 1980 and also helped Wolves win promotion from the Second Division in 1977 and 1983.
CM – Ron Flowers
Another player from the successful 1950s team, Flowers was an attacking midfielder who created for others and scored some spectacular goals himself.
Spending a total of 15 years at the club, Flowers played over 500 games for Wolves. He has three league titles to his name, an FA Cup winners medal in 1960, and most recently, a belated 1966 World Cup winners medal for his place in England’s triumphant squad.
RM/RW – Derek Dougan
Scoring a hat-trick on your debut isn’t a bad way to endear yourself to your new club’s fans, and Dougan did just that in 1967 against Hull. Signed from Leicester, the striker formed a lethal partnership with John Richards and helped the club gain promotion from the Second Division in his first season.
The Northern Ireland international would play a major role in getting Wolves to the UEFA Cup final in 1972 and was part of the 1974 League Cup-winning team. With 123 goals in 323 appearances, he firmly wrote his name into Wolves’ history.
LM/LW – Jimmy Mullen
Jimmy Mullen spent his whole career playing for Wolves between 1937 and 1960. He became the youngest player ever to appear for Wolves in a first team match. Mullen was just 16 years and 43 days old when he played in the 4-1 win over Leeds Utd in February 1939.
He helped Wolves to win league titles in 1954, 1958 and 1959 respectively, while he also picked up runners-up medals on three occasions. He also started in the 1949 FA Cup triumph over Leicester City.
Mullen also represented his country in the 1950 and 1954 World Cup. His tally for the Three Lions would finish at six goals in 12 matches. As for Wolves, he scored 112 goals in 486 appearances. He truly deserves a place in the greatest Wolverhampton Wanderers XI of all time.