Raul Rising Again
Golden Goal Opens Up Way to Milestone
Raul Jimenez is on the brink of becoming only the third Wolves player this century to go through the 50-goal mark for the club.
The Mexican’s excellent winner at Southampton yesterday was his first in 11 months and took him to 49 in domestic football since his arrival at Molineux in the summer of 2018.
No player has reached the landmark for Wolves since Sylvan Ebanks-Blake approaching a decade ago, with Kenny Miller setting a similar standard in the early 2000s.
It was 2013 when Ebanks-Blake scored the last of his 64 goals for the club to go one past Miller, who signed off at Molineux in 2006.
And Jimenez is among no fewer than five players with 49 Wolves goals, the others being Tom Galley, Billy Harrison, Jack Miller and Robbie Dennison.
He could soon find himself in the club’s top 30 marksmen of all time as Bobby Mason currently occupies 30th place with his 54.
One goal and one place behind the late 1950s star are Mel Eves and Sammy Brooks while Jim McCalliog finished his five-year Molineux stint with 48 appearances on the score-sheet.
Just as Conor Coady is closing in on a further rise up the all-time record Wolves appearances list that is reflected in our Legends section, so we hope to see the current no 9 continuing his climb up our Goal Aces area.
By coincidence, it was in this month three years ago that Jimenez again secured a second League win of the season for the club by netting the decider at home to Burnley.
He is already the highest-scoring Wolves player of all time from outside the British islands, extra kudos having gone his way by virtue of the fact he has netted all of his with the club in the top flight.