Wolverhampton Wanderers: top 30 players - Number two

Wolves Steve Bull Stand

He has scored 112 goals more than anyone else in Wolverhampton Wanderers' history, but Steve Bull has to make do with second place in our list.

 

If it wasn't for one of English football's legends, Steve Bull would top this list and it wouldn't be questioned, but the runners-up spot still shows that the Black Country striker will forever be regarded as the best that the area has produced.

 

Switching from West Bromwich Albion to Wolverhampton Wanderers is heavily frowned upon but on this occasion, Bull soon ensured that the club's fans forgot his previous allegiances by netting 52 and 50 times in his second and third seasons at Molineux. The goals earned Wolves back-to-back promotions and he continued his form in the second tier as the West Midlands outfit set their eyes on a place in the top flight. 

 

A memorable rise to the Premier League wouldn't materialise, but it was down to Bull that the club came so close to promotion on a couple of occasions. In the eight years that followed their Division Three title glory, Bull's worst return was 14 goals, but that coincided with him only featuring 27 times. Missing out on playing in the top flight didn't stop his international ambitions with England, with four goals being scored in 13 games - four of which came at the 1990 World Cup.

 

Taking the club through three leagues would have capped a fairytale period for Bull but nevertheless, he will always be regarded as the club's greatest talisman with 306 goals in 561 appearances. He was more than just a phenomenal scorer though - he was the local lad who carried the hopes of his local team and delivered, and his passion for Wolves carried through the whole side.

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