Wolverhampton Wanderers: top 30 players - Number nine

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As well as being a part of England's 1966 World Cup squad, Ron Flowers made over 500 appearances during 15 years at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

 

As a child, Ron Flowers probably had aspirations of playing for local side Doncaster Rovers, but it would be in the West Midlands where he became a success for both club and country.

 

After being released by his hometown club, Flowers eventually found himself at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1952 and he soon helped his new team win the First Division title during the 1953-54 season. Even though he wasn't necessarily scoring the amount of goals that you would usually associate with an attacking midfielder, Flowers still played a huge part in two more league crowns being earned before the end of the decade.

Wolves would finish as runners-up in the 1959-60 campaign, but Flowers and the Black Country outfit would still claim silverware that year with the FA Cup being won at Wembley against Blackburn Rovers. He would end his career at Wolves having scored 37 goals in 515 appearances, leaving him in fifth position on the all-time list.

 

While at Wolves, Flowers would also become an established England international. His record of 10 goals in 49 appearances was a considerably bigger ratio than at club level, but it still couldn't earn him an appearance at the 1966 World Cup, despite being a part of Alf Ramsey's squad.

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