Wolverhampton Wanderers: top 30 players - Number 10

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After over a decade at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Dave Wagstaffe makes our top-10 list after a successful time at Molineux.


During the sixties, seventies and eighties, Wolverhampton Wanderers had a number of players who will go down as some of the best in their history, and that applies to Dave Wagstaffe, who cracks our top 10 after over a decade in the Black Country.


After signing from Manchester City, Wagstaffe soon established himself on the left wing and although Wolves would be relegated later that season, he helped the club back into the First Division before they made progress up the standings each year.


That culminated in fourth place in the 1970-71 campaign leading to qualification for the UEFA Cup, and although the club's league form suffered, they made the final before losing out to Tottenham Hotspur. A consolation for Wagstaffe was his goal in the second leg at White Hart Lane.


Wagstaffe was also a popular figure in the Wolves team that competed in the United States when the United Soccer Association league was formed, but he eventually turned down the opportunity of playing abroad on a full-time basis.


His association with Wolves would end in 1976 when he joined Blackburn Rovers after amassing 404 games and 32 goals in the West Midlands.

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