www.wolvesheroes.com has no intention of taking it upon itself to decide upon the best players in Wolves’ history, so this Legends section is made up simply of the club’s top appearance-makers of all time. It started as a rounder number, 75, but Jody Craddock, Karl Henry, Stephen Ward, Kevin Foley and Richard Stearman have since gone well past the 200-game mark and 80 players are now listed here. Appearances relate only to recognised peace-time competitions, so wartime football is not included in the stats, nor are friendlies – not even those that were played to packed houses at Molineux in the 1950s. The number on the line immediately above the player’s name is his position in the pecking order of appearance-makers while the first number on the same line as his name is his total of Wolves outings. The figure in bold in brackets is a relatively new addition to this site. So, for example, readers can see that Derek Parkin was the 561st man to play a competitive first-team game for the club, Kenny Hibbitt was the 570th and so on. Throughout this site, appearances include those made from the substitutes’ bench.

Name: Derek Parkin 609 (561st)
Birthplace: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Birthdate: January 2, 1948
Wolves games breakdown: 501 League, 46 FA Cup, 35 League Cup, 15 Europe, 12 Other
Wolves goals: 10
Signed: 1968 from Huddersfield
Debut: Newcastle 2 Wolves 0; February 24, 1968
Last Wolves game: Aston Villa 3 Wolves 1; March 13, 1982
Other Clubs played for: Huddersfield, Stoke
Name: Kenny Hibbitt 574 (570th)
Birthplace: Bradford
Birthdate: January 3, 1951
Wolves games breakdown: 466 League, 47 FA Cup, 36 League Cup, 17 Europe, 8 Other
Wolves goals: 114
Signed: November, 1968 from Bradford Park Avenue
Debut: Wolves 0 Albion 1; April 12, 1969
(as a substitute)
Last Wolves game: Watford 0 Wolves 0; May 5, 1984
Other Clubs played for: Bradford Park Avenue, Coventry, Bristol Rovers
Name: Steve Bull MBE 561 (696th)
Birthplace: Tipton
Birthdate: March 28, 1965
Wolves games breakdown: 464 League, 20 FA Cup, 33 League Cup, 34 Other
Wolves goals: 306
Signed: November 20, 1986 from Albion
Debut: Wolves 0 Wrexham 3; November 22, 1986
Last Wolves game: Wolves 2 Bradford 3; May 9, 1999
Other Clubs played for: Albion, Hereford
Name: Billy Wright CBE 541 (439th)
Birthplace: Ironbridge
Birthdate: February 6, 1924. Died: September 3, 1994
Wolves games breakdown: 490 League, 48 FA Cup, 2 Europe, 1 Other
Wolves goals: 16
Signed: June, 1938 (as a trainee)
Debut: Wolves 6 Arsenal 1; August 31, 1946
Last Wolves game: Wolves 3 Leicester 0; April 22, 1959
Other Clubs played for: Leicester (wartime)
Name: Ron Flowers 512 (481st)
Birthplace: Edlington, near Doncaster
Birthdate: July 28, 1934. Died: November 11, 2021
Wolves games breakdown: 467 League, 31 FA Cup, 11 Europe, 3 Other
Wolves goals: 37
Signed: 1951 (as a trainee)
Debut: Wolves 2 Blackpool 5; September 20, 1952
Last Wolves game: Bristol City 1 Wolves 0; January 7, 1967
Other Clubs played for: Northampton, Wellington (Telford)
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