Wolverhampton Wanderers: top 30 players - Number eight

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Season-on-season, Jimmy Mullen wasn't the best goalscorer for Wolverhampton Wanderers, but he played his part in a highly successful time for the club.

 

One-club players are a rarity in modern-day football but Jimmy Mullen completed his whole career playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers between 1937 and 1960. Six years would be missed due to World War II but his longevity and amount of appearances deserve recognition in our list.

 

He had the option of linking up with hometown club Newcastle United, but at the age of 17, he turned professional with Wolves. He wouldn't hit the goal trail in the Black Country until football resumed after the war but he frequently provided valuable contributions as Wolves became a force to be reckoned with in English football.

 

Mullen and Wolves would 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.

 

His displays in the old gold and black were soon recognised by England and he represented his country in the 1950 and 1954 World Cup. His tally for the Three Lions would finish at six goals in 12 outings.

 

As for Wolves, he retired from the sport with 112 goals in 486 appearances.

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