Wolverhampton Wanderers: top 30 players - Number 12

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There are not many players who can match Steve Bull when it comes to goals per game, but Dennis Westcott did during his time at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

 

The second World War deprived Dennis Westcott of seven years of his football career but he still managed to write himself into the Wolverhampton Wanderers record books.

 

At the start of his footballing life, Westcott was turned down by a number of clubs but he found a home at Wolves and soon became a hit in front of goal. In his first campaign, he found the back of the net on 22 occasions but that was nothing compared to his second as he scored 43 times in 43 games. The record stood for half a century before it was broken by Steve Bull, but it showed the quality of Westcott that it took one of the club's best ever players to end his time at the top of the list.

 

Westcott would have to wait until 1946 to resume his club career but he topped the Division One standings with 38 goals as Wolves finished in third place behind Liverpool and Manchester United. He would leave the Black Country for Blackburn Rovers during the close-season but his goals-per-game ratio of a goal ever 1.22 games will likely never be beaten.

 

He left Wolves having scored 105 goals in 128 league appearances.

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