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Nowhere else, we believe, is there such a concise and easy-to-follow list of the men who have netted more Wolverhampton Wanderers goals than any others down the decades.

Here, we name the top 58 scorers in the club’s history (all those who have reached the 40 mark), complete with the games in which they notched for the first and last times, the number of hat-tricks they thrilled supporters with and what we regard as having been their most special day in gold and black.

So, if ever you wonder where Andy Mutch or Hugh Curran, for example, stand among Wolves’ all-time top marksmen, or what we see as having been Jimmy Murray’s best Wanderers day, you now have the information close to your fingertips. Goals include only those scored for the club in League and cup matches and not those contributed in wartime competition.

Steve Bull

Goals: 306

Breakdown: 250 League, 7 FA Cup, 18 League Cup, 26 Sherpa Van Trophy/Freight Rover Trophy, 2 play-offs, 2 Anglo Italian Cup, 1 Zenith Data Systems Cup/Simod Cup

First Wolves Goal: Versus Cardiff away, Freight Rover Trophy, on December 2, 1986

Last Wolves Goal: Versus Bury home, League, on September 26, 1998

Ultimate Golden Day: Hitting all four goals (and all in the second half) in the victory at Newcastle on the first day of the 1990s

John Richards

Goals: 194

Breakdown: 144 League, 24 FA Cup, 18 League Cup, 4 UEFA Cup, 1 Anglo Italian Cup, 3 Texaco Cup

First Wolves Goal: Versus Fiorentina away, Anglo Italian Cup, on May 16, 1970

Last Wolves Goal: Versus West Ham home, League, on May 15, 1982

Ultimate Golden Day: Rifling in the late winner in the 1974 League Cup final just before he was due to be taken off because of injury

Billy Hartill

Goals: 170

Breakdown: 162 League, 8 FA Cup

First Wolves Goal: Versus Chelsea away, League, on March 16, 1929

Last Wolves Goal: Versus Stoke home, League, on April 27, 1935

Ultimate Golden Day: Completing his fourth hat-trick of the season, at home to Oldham, near the end of his home-town club’s 1931-32 title-winning Division Two campaign

Johnny Hancocks

Goals: 167

Breakdown: 157 League, 8 FA Cup, 2 Charity Shield

First Wolves Goal: Versus Huddersfield home, League, on October 12, 1946

Last Wolves Goal: Versus Luton home, League, on March 17, 1956

Ultimate Golden Day: Slamming in a hat-trick against Chelsea on his way to a 24-goal haul in 1953-54, Wolves’ first title triumph

Jimmy Murray

Goals: 166

Breakdown: 155 League, 7 FA Cup, 2 European Cup, 2 Charity Shield

First Wolves Goal: Versus Everton home, League, on November 26, 1955

Last Wolves Goal: Versus Arsenal away, League, on August 24, 1963

Ultimate Golden Day: Netting four times in the victory at home to his future employers Manchester City on the first day of 1956-57

Peter Broadbent

Goals: 145

Breakdown: 127 League, 10 FA Cup, 4 European Cup, 3 European Cup Winners Cup, 1 Charity Shield

First Wolves Goal: Versus Albion away, League, on April 21, 1951

Last Wolves Goal: Versus Leicester home, League, on February 22, 1964

Ultimate Golden Day: Hitting his only Wolves hat-trick – at Portsmouth in 1958-59, the day before the champions hit the same opponents for seven

Harry Wood

Goals: 126

Breakdown: 110 League, 16 FA Cup

First Wolves Goal: Versus Derby St Luke’s home, League, on October 31, 1885

Last Wolves Goal: Versus Aston Villa away, League, on April 11, 1898

Ultimate Golden Day: Having a house named after him in Wanderers Avenue after starring in Wolves’ 1893 FA Cup final win over Everton

Dennis Westcott

Goals: 124

Breakdown: 105 League, 19 FA Cup

First Wolves Goal: Versus Grimsby home, FA Cup, on February 24, 1937

Last Wolves Goal: Versus Everton home, League, on February 21, 1948

Ultimate Golden Day: Scoring four in the FA Cup semi-final victory against Grimsby in 1938-39 as part of what was then a club record season’s haul of 43

Dennis Wilshaw

Goals: 123

Breakdown: 106 League, 7 FA Cup

First Wolves Goal: Versus Newcastle home, League, on March 12, 1949

Last Wolves Goal: Versus Chelsea at home, League, on October 19, 1957

Ultimate Golden Day: Hitting a match-winning hat-trick at home to Newcastle on his debut – and putting himself in contention for a Cup final place

Derek Dougan

Goals: 120

Breakdown: 95 League, 4 FA Cup, 7 League Cup, 12 UEFA Cup, 2 Anglo Italian Cup, 3 Texaco Cup

First Wolves Goal: Versus Hull home, League, on March 25, 1967

Last Wolves Goal: Versus Middlesbrough away, League, on October 5, 1974

Ultimate Golden Day: Announcing himself as a darling to the North Bank by scoring a hat-trick, including a spectacular volley, against Hull on his home debut

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