Greatest Wolverhampton Wanderers XI Of All Time
ST – John Richards
Before Steve Bull and Raul Jimenez, there was John Richards. The striker was regarded as a goalscoring machine for Wolves and his strikes helped the club reach the UEFA Cup final in 1972.
Given the nickname ‘King John’ by the fans, he scored the winning goal in the 1974 League Cup final against Manchester City and won another in 1977 against then European champions Nottingham Forest.
He finished with a total of 194 goals, making him the second-highest all-time scorer for the Midlands club.
ST – Steve Bull
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.