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Billy Hartill

Billy Hartill

William (Billy) Hartill was born in Wolverhampton on 18th July 1905. After leaving school he joined the Royal Horse Artillery as a bombardier. A talented footballer he scored over 70 goals before he was demobbed.

In August 1928 Hartill was signed by Frank Buckley, manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers. He made his debut against Bradford City on 24th November 1928. He also played in the next game against Grimsby Town, but after failing to score in these two games he was dropped from the first-team. He was recalled in March 1929 and two goals against Chelsea. After this game he became a regular member of the side and acquired the nickname "Artillery Billy".

In the 1929-30 season Hartill scored 33 goals in 36 games. This included all five against Notts County at Molineaux. Despite these goals Wolves could only finish in 9th place in the league.

The following season Wolves finished 4th in the Second Division. Hartill was again top scorer with 30 goals in 39 appearances. Billy Hartill scored 30 goals with hat-tricks against Plymouth Argyle, Bristol City, Southampton and Oldham Athletic, in the 1931-32 season and helped the club win the Second Division championship. Charlie Phillips was also in great form adding 18. The club scored 118 goals that season.

Despite the signing of Bryn Jones from Aberaman in 1933 Wolves could only finish 15th in the First Division in the 1932-33 season. Hartill remained in good form scoring 33 goals. This included four against Huddersfield Town and hat-tricks against Blackburn Rovers and Derby County.

The 1933-34 season was disappointing for Hartill. In an injury hit season he only scored 13 goals in 27 appearances. However, the following season he was back to his best with 33 more goals.

In July 1935 Frank Buckley sold Hartill to Everton. He scored on his debut against Portsmouth but lost his place in the side and after making only five appearances he moved to Liverpool in January 1936. He made his debut against Grimsby Town later that month. However, he only played in four more games before being transferred to Bristol Rovers in the Third Division. Hartill was unable to help his new club gain promotion but he did score 19 goals in 36 games before playing leaving the club in 1937. He played for Street before an injury brought an end to his football career in 1940.

Billy Hartill, who was landlord of a public house in Wolverhampton, died on 12th August, 1980.


Billy Hartill

William John Hartill (18 July 1905 – 12 August 1980), also known as Ted Hartill, was a professional footballer, who spent the majority of his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He stands as the club's third-highest goalscorer in their history with 170 goals. [ citation needed ]

Nicknamed 'Artillery' after a stint serving as a bombardier in the Royal Horse Artillery after leaving school, Hartill joined then-Second Division Wolves as a semi-professional in August 1928, making his league debut on 24 November 1928 at Bradford City. The following year, his first full season as a professional, he scored 33 goals in 36 games to finish as the club's top goalscorer. He repeated this feat in the next three successive seasons (five times in total), helping the club regain their top flight status as Second Division champions in 1931–32.

He remained at Molineux until summer 1935, when he was sold to Everton. His overall tally of 170 goals made him the club's all-time leading goalscorer at the time, a record which stood until April 1980 when broken by John Richards. He twice scored 5 goals in a single match, a record never bettered by a Wolves player, and scored a then club record 16 hat-tricks (later beaten by Steve Bull).

After a brief stay at Everton, he moved across Stanley Park to rivals Liverpool in January 1936, but again his spell with the club was to be short-lived. He managed just 4 games for the Reds during January–February 1936, before moving to Bristol Rovers as part of the deal that saw Phil Taylor move in the opposite direction.

He retired from the game in 1940, after the outbreak of World War II, due to a leg injury suffered two years earlier. He died in August 1980 at the age of 75.


Billy Hartill

William "Billy" (or "Ted") John Hartill (18 July 1905 — 12 August 1980) was a professional footballer, who spent the majority of his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He stands as the club's third-highest goalscorer in their history with 170 goals.

Nicknamed 'Artillery' after a stint serving as a bombardier in the Royal Horse Artillery after leaving school, Hartill joined then-Second Division Wolves as a semi-professional in August 1928, making his league debut on 24 November 1928 at Bradford City. The following year, his first full season as a professional, he scored 33 goals in 36 games to finish as the club's top goalscorer. He repeated this feat in the next three successive seasons (five times in total), helping the club regain their top flight status as Second Division champions in 1931–32.

He remained at Molineux until summer 1935, when he was sold to Everton. His overall tally of 170 goals made him the club's all-time leading goalscorer at the time, a record which stood until April 1980 when broken by John Richards. He twice scored 5 goals in a single match, a record never bettered by a Wolves player, and scored a then club record 16 hat-tricks (later beaten by Steve Bull).

After a brief stay at Everton, he moved across Stanley Park to rivals Liverpool in January 1936, but again his spell with the club was to be short-lived. He managed just 4 games for the Reds during January–February 1936, before moving to Bristol Rovers as part of the deal that saw Phil Taylor move in the opposite direction.

He retired from the game in 1940, after the outbreak of World War II, due to a leg injury suffered two years earlier. He died in August 1980 at the age of 75.


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Billy Hartill transferred to Liverpool

January 9, 1936
Liverpool to-day took Billy Hartill, of Everton, to their fold. It is a surprising signing. Hartill was the subject of another Scottish inquiry less than five minutes before Liverpool took their man.

Hartill was signed in the summer to replace Dixie Dean. He had a good show in the trial games, and later got a first-team show, but he has hardly lived up to the reputation he made with Wolverhampton Wanderers. While with Wolves he was a dashing leader, and could play in any inside forward positions.

A soldier – hence his nickname “Artillery” – Hartill has the height and heading ability to make him a power if he can recapture his Midland form. Liverpool will hope he turns out as well as their previous signings from Everton – William Lacey, Tom Gracie, Jack Balmer, Alf Hanson, &c.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: January 9, 1936)

Billy Hartill.


Der 1905 geborene Billy Hartill wuchs – wie auch sein späterer Mannschaftskamerad Dickie Rhodes einige Stra෾n weiter – in Wolverhampton auf, frönte im Alter von zehn Jahren erstmals dem Fu�llsport und spielte erstmals für Wolverhampton Town.

Nach dem Schulabschluss strebte er zun์hst eine Laufbahn beim Militär an und diente in der Royal Horse Artillery. Als der Mittelstürmer in der dortigen Soldatenelf binnen zweier Jahre ﲾr 70 Tore schoss, ebnete ihm das den Weg für den Profisport. Dieser begann für 𠇪rtillery“, wie Hartill angesichts seines Werdegangs und der besonderen Schusshärte genannt wurde, ab August 1928 bei den Wolverhampton Wanderers allerdings zuerst in der zweiten Mannschaft. Seine auf Anhieb guten Leistungen in der Central League veranlassten Trainer Frank Buckley dazu, Hartill am 24. November 1928 erstmals gegen Bradford Park Avenue (1:4) auch im Profiteam einzusetzen. Nach einer weiteren Partie eine Woche später gegen Grimsby Town (2:2) fand sich der Neuling bis März 1929 aber erst einmal wieder in der Reserveelf wieder. Die ersten beiden Tore schoss er für die „Wolves“ in seinem vierten Spiel gegen den FC Chelsea (2:0). Die Saison 1928/29 endete für den Zweitligisten insgesamt auf einem enttäuschenden 17. Rang, wobei Hartill kurz vor Ende der Spielzeit den ersten Profivertrag unterschrieben hatte.

In der Folgesaison 1929/30 eroberte sich Hartill nicht nur einen Stammplatz im Sturmzentrum in 35 Ligaspielen traf er darﲾr hinaus 33 Mal und wurde zum Torjäger. Obwohl sich dadurch auch die Leistungen der Mannschaft insgesamt verbesserten, bedeutete der neunte Platz am Ende, dass der ersehnte Aufstieg in die First Division au෾r Reichweite blieb. Mit Hartills Hilfe, der in den beiden darauffolgenden Jahren jeweils die 30-Tore-Grenze in Pflichtspielen erreichte, verstärkte sich aber der Offensivtrend und nach einem vierten Platz im Jahr 1931, gewann das Team in der Spielzeit 1931/32 mit insgesamt 115 Toren ﲾrlegen die Zweitligameisterschaft – und stellte somit nach 26 Jahren die R࿌kkehr in die Erstklassigkeit sicher.

Hartill spielte drei Jahre für die Wolves in der englischen Eliteliga. Dabei schoss in seinem ersten First-Division-Jahr 33 und in der Saison 1934/35 27 Tore – in dem dazwischen liegenden Jahr kam er verletzungsbedingt auf nur 13 Treffer in 26 Einsätzen. Zur gro෾n �rraschung des Anhangs der Wolves sah Trainer Buckley im Sommer 1935 in Hartill aber einen Spieler, der seinen Zenit bereits erreicht hatte, verletzungsanfälliger geworden und noch für eine hohe Ablösesumme zu verkaufen war. Mit insgesamt 170 Treffern hatte sich der kopfballstarke „Sturmführer“ zum besten Torschützen in der Geschichte der Wolverhampton Wanderers entwickelt. Erst fast 45 Jahre später ﲾrbot John Richards seinen Torrekord und bis zum heutigen Tag ist er hinter Steve Bull und Richards der drittbeste Torjäger in der Klubgeschichte.

Der Aufenthalt beim Folgeklub FC Everton war nur von kurzer Dauer und bereits im Januar 1936 wechselte er auf die andere Seite des Stanley Parks zum FC Liverpool. Beim Lokalrivalen kam er jedoch bis Februar 1936 nur zu vier weiteren Ligaeinsätzen, bevor er in die Third Division South zu den Bristol Rovers �stieg“ und sich kurze Zeit später nur noch als Amateur beim FC Street verdingte. Eine hartn์kige Beinverletzung sorgte schließlich im Jahr 1940 dafür, dass sich Hartill vom aktiven Sport zur࿌kzog. Zu einem Länderspiel für England hatte es nie gereicht sein einziger Einsatz in einer nationalen Elf war 1935 ein Spiel der Football-League-Auswahl gegen eine Mannschaft aus den Midlands.

Im Alter von 75 Jahren verstarb Billy Hartill im August 1980 in der Stadt Walsall.


Billy Hartill

William "Billy" (or "Ted") John Hartill (July 18, 1905 — August 12, 1980) was a professional footballer, who spent the majority of his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He stands as the club's third-highest goalscorer in their history with 170 goals.

Nicknamed 'Artillery' after a stint serving as a bombardier in the Royal Horse Artillery after leaving school, Hartill joined then-Second Division Wolves as a semi-professional in August 1928, making his league debut on November 24, 1928 at Bradford City. The following year, his first full season as a professional, he scored 33 goals in 36 games to finish as the club's top goalscorer. He repeated this feat in the next three successive seasons (five times in total), helping the club regain their top flight status as Second Division champions in 1931–32.

He remained at Molineux until summer 1935, when he was sold to Everton. His overall tally of 170 goals made him the club's all-time leading goalscorer at the time, a record which stood until April 1980 when broken by John Richards. He twice scored 5 goals in a single match, a record never bettered by a Wolves player, and scored a then club record 16 hat-tricks (later beaten by Steve Bull).

After a brief stay at Everton, he moved across Stanley Park to rivals Liverpool in January 1936, but again his spell with the club was to be short-lived. He managed just 4 games for the Reds during January–February 1936, before moving to Bristol Rovers as part of the deal that saw Phil Taylor move in the opposite direction.

He retired from the game in 1940, after the outbreak of World War II, due to a leg injury suffered two years earlier. He died in August 1980 at the age of 75.


Billy Hartill - History

Walter Radford….the first of many!

What happened the small matter of 107 years ago today that has occured another 42 times since in Wolves’ history?

Answer: A Wolverhampton-born inside-forward named Walter Radford become the first man to score 20 goals in a season for the club.

A 3-1 Second Division victory at Clapton Orient for a side destined to finish seventh in the table brought up the landmark, which he built upon two long days of travelling later when he netted the only goal of the win at Hull.

In mathematical terms at least, the feat was significantly harder to achieve in those distant days of yore, with the League campaign comprising only 38 fixtures per team – fewer than Wolves have traditionally contested in all subsequent years, apart from during their four seasons with the Premier League elite.

Radford’s haul came from 37 appearances and included a hat-trick in a 5-3 win at Burnley on November 7. He backed it up by totalling three goals in the two FA Cup games the club played in 1908-09.

With an appearance in the victorious 1908 FA Cup final side against Newcastle also highlighting his impressive second spell at Molineux, he was surprisingly allowed to join Southport Central around the time of his 24th birthday in the summer of 1910.

Twenty-five different Wolves players have emulated his accomplishment of reaching the 20-goal mark in a League programme, with Tom Phillipson the first to top 30. For good measure, he did the same the season after (1926-27).

Billy Hartill managed to score ‘a score’ no fewer than five times, doing so in successive seasons from 1929-30 and rattling in 30 goals or more in three of those years.

A stretching Dennis Westcott wreaking his own brand of danger.

How many times might Dennis Westcott have reached this landmark had the war not interrupted his brilliant career? He scored 32 League goals in the last season before the conflict and 38 in the first one after it.

The 20 figure was peppered by various forwards in the glorious 1950s but less so in the following decade and it may shock fans to learn or be reminded that only once between 1969-70 and 1987-88 did anyone hit 20 or more League goals for the club – John Richards delivering 27 in 1972-73.

Obviously those happy days with Bill McGarry, Sammy Chung and John Barnwell were built on the scoring heroics being shared around or, in Richards’ case, being spread over many years consistently rather than concentrated on the isolated golden year.

Which brings us to Steve Bull. In six different seasons, he managed to do what ‘Wally’ Ivor Robert Radford first achieved near the start of the last century.

Andy Mutch joined him on the list in 1988-89 – the most recent example of two players scoring 20 or more Wolves goals in the same campaign.

Thereafter, the only two additions have been Dean Sturridge and Sylvain Ebanks-Blake, the uncle of Daniel Sturridge confirming his entry despite not being around to play in any of the first 18 League matches for Dave Jones’s side.


Welcome to the new area we promised you on www.wolvesheroes.com for 2014. 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.

1. Steve Bull

Wolves 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

Wolves hat-tricks: 18 (versus Hartlepool, Cheltenham, Brentford, Exeter, Darlington, Preston, Port Vale, Mansfield, Bristol City 2, Fulham, Bury, Newcastle, Leicester, Oxford, Derby, Grimsby, Barnet)

His 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

2. John Richards

Wolves 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

Wolves hat-tricks: 6 (versus Stoke, Everton, Charlton, Newcastle, Orient, Leicester)

His 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

3. Billy Hartill

Wolves 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

Wolves hat-tricks: 15 (versus Preston, Notts County, Bradford City, Stoke, Bury, Bristol City 2, Millwall, Southampton, Oldham, Blackburn, Derby, Huddersfield, Aston Villa, Tottenham)

His 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

4. Johnny Hancocks

Wolves 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

Wolves hat-tricks: 5 (versus Albion, Chelsea, Huddersfield, Arsenal, Cardiff)

His 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

5. Jimmy Murray

Wolves 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

Wolves hat-tricks: 5 (versus Manchester City, Darlington, Birmingham, Nottingham Forest, Chelsea)

His ultimate golden day: Netting four times in the victory at home to his future employers Manchester City on the first day of 1956-57

6. Peter Broadbent

Wolves 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

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Portsmouth)

His 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

7. Harry Wood

Wolves 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

Wolves hat-tricks: 2 (versus Derby, Aston Villa)

His ultimate golden day: Having a house named after him in Wanderers Avenue after starring in Wolves’ 1893 FA Cup final win over Everton

8. Dennis Westcott

Wolves 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

Wolves hat-tricks: 9 (versus Swansea, Leicester, Chelsea, Grimsby 2, Brentford, Liverpool, Bolton, Middlesbrough)

His 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

9. Derek Dougan

Wolves goals: 123

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

Wolves hat-tricks: 5 (versus Hull, Nottingham Forest 2, Academica Coimbra, Manchester City)

His 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

=10. Roy Swinbourne

Wolves goals: 114

Breakdown: 107 League, 5 FA Cup, 2 Charity Shield

First Wolves goal: Versus Aston Villa at home, League, on December 26, 1949

Last Wolves goal: Versus Sheffield United at home, League, on October 15, 1955

Wolves hat-tricks: 7 (versus Bolton, Manchester United, Manchester City 2, Blackpool, Cardiff, Huddersfield)

His ultimate golden day: It may technically have been a friendly but Wolves’ game against Honved in 1954 is the most famous fixture in their history – and Swinbourne scored two of the three goals that brought down the mighty Magyars.

=10. Kenny Hibbitt

Wolves goals: 114

Breakdown: 89 League, 10 FA Cup, 12 League Cup, 3 UEFA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Chelsea away, League, on September 12, 1970

Last Wolves goal: Versus Rotherham away, League, on April 9, 1983

Wolves hat-tricks: 2 (versus Newcastle, Luton)

His ultimate golden day: Opening the scoring in the 1974 League Cup final – presumably beats scoring four against a Newcastle side containing his brother Terry!

12. Dennis Wilshaw

Wolves goals: 113

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

Wolves hat-tricks: 3 (versus Newcastle, Charlton, Blackpool)

His 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

13. Jimmy Mullen

Wolves goals: 112

Breakdown: 98 League, 14 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Lovells Athletic at home, FA Cup, on January 9, 1946

Last Wolves goal: Versus Luton away, League, on November 29, 1958

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Helping Wolves to victory in the 1949 FA Cup final – against Leicester, the club he had guested for during the war.

14. Tom Phillipson

Wolves goals: 111

Breakdown: 104 League, 7 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Ashington away, FA Cup, on January 5, 1924

Last Wolves goal: Versus Barnsley at home, League, on February 11, 1928

Wolves hat-tricks: 7 (versus Ashington, Middlesbrough, Stockport, Barnsley 2, Bradford City, Clapton Orient)

His ultimate golden day: Hitting a ‘five-timer’ as Wolves thrashed Bradford City 7-2 at Molineux on Christmas Day, 1926 – part of a unique run of scoring in 13 successive League games.

15. Andy Mutch

Wolves goals: 106

Breakdown: 96 League, 2 FA Cup, 4 League Cup, 4 Sherpa Van Trophy

First Wolves goal: Versus Bristol City at home, League, on March 22, 1986

Last Wolves goal: Versus Newcastle at home, League, on April 10, 1993

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Newcastle)

His ultimate golden day: Opening the scoring with a header in the 1988 Sherpa Van Trophy final against Burnley at Wembley

16. Jesse Pye

Wolves goals: 95

Breakdown: 90 League, 5 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Arsenal at home, League, on August 31, 1946

Last Wolves goal: Versus Tottenham at home, League, on March 22, 1952

Wolves hat-tricks: 6 (versus Arsenal, Derby, Grimsby, Huddersfield 2, Bolton)

His ultimate golden day: Scoring twice in the 1949 FA Cup final probably beats the hat-trick on his Wolves debut – but you decide!

17. Billy Wooldridge

Wolves goals: 90

Breakdown: 81 League, 9 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Albion away, League, on December 29, 1900

Last Wolves goal: Versus Fulham at home, League, on November 9, 1907

Wolves hat-tricks: 2 (versus New Brighton, Derby)

His ultimate golden day: His two goals in the above Albion game – only his second match for the club and a proud moment for a Netherton boy

18. Terry Wharton

Wolves goals: 79

Breakdown: 69 League, 9 FA Cup, 1 Charity Shield

First Wolves goal: Versus Ipswich at home, League, on November 11, 1961

Last Wolves goal: Versus Newcastle at home, League, on October 7, 1967

Wolves hat-tricks: 2 (versus Albion, Cardiff)

His ultimate golden day: Rattling in three of the seven goals by which Albion were routed in a rearranged game at Molineux in March, 1963

19. Norman Deeley

Wolves goals: 75

Breakdown: 66 League, 6 FA Cup, 1 European Cup, 2 Charity Shield

First Wolves goal: Versus Manchester City at home, League, on October 9, 1954

Last Wolves goal: Versus Birmingham away, League, on October 7, 1961

Wolves hat-tricks: 2 (versus Portsmouth, Fulham)

His ultimate golden day: Running Blackburn’s defence ragged with his dynamic two-goal contribution to the 1960 FA Cup final

20. George Hedley

Wolves goals: 74

Breakdown: 65 League, 9 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Glossop away, League, on September 8, 1906

Last Wolves goal: Versus Leeds City at home, League, on January 25, 1913

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Getting among the scorers in the 1908 FA Cup final victory against Newcastle at Crystal Palace

21. Billy Beats

Wolves goals: 73

Breakdown: 67 League, 6 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Burnley at home, League, on September 2, 1895

Last Wolves goal: Versus Newcastle away, League, on February 28, 1903

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Appearing in the 1896 FA Cup final against Sheffield Wednesday, albeit a defeat, at the end of his first season with Wolves

22. David Wykes

Wolves goals: 69

Breakdown: 57 League, 12 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Blackburn at home, League, on September 29, 1888

Last Wolves goal: Versus Sunderland away, League, on September 21, 1895

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Bolton)

His ultimate golden day: His hat-trick in a 5-1 thumping of Bolton at Molineux in the last game of the 1889-90 season

23. Charlie Phillips

Wolves goals: 65

Breakdown: 59 League, 6 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Millwall at home, League, on September 1, 1930

Last Wolves goal: Versus Bolton at home, League, on December 26, 1935

Wolves hat-tricks: 3 (versus Wrexham, Manchester City, Derby)

His ultimate golden day: Netting against Northern Ireland on his international debut for Wales – the country he captained six times.

=24. Peter Knowles

Wolves goals: 64

Breakdown: 61 League, 3 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Bolton at home, League, on October 19, 1963

Last Wolves goal: Versus Sheffield Wednesday away, League, on August 16, 1969

Wolves hat-tricks: 2 (versus Carlisle, Derby)

His ultimate golden day: Taking his 1965-66 goal tally to eight in three weeks by scoring his second hat-trick in a fortnight

=24. Sylvan Ebanks-Blake

Wolves goals: 64

Breakdown: 61 League, 3 League Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Scunthorpe away, League, on January 19, 2008

Last Wolves goal: Versus Birmingham away, League, on April 1, 2013

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Norwich)

His ultimate golden day: Guiding in the winner at home to QPR on the day Mick McCarthy’s Wolves secured promotion to the Premier League

26. Kenny Miller

Wolves goals: 63

Breakdown: 52 League, 5 FA Cup, 5 League Cup, 1 play-offs

First Wolves goal: Versus Gillingham away, League, September 18, 2001

Last Wolves goal: Versus Brighton at home, April 22, 2006

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Crystal Palace)

His ultimate golden day: Stretching to steer in one of the three first-half Wolves goals that created a gold and black dreamland at the 2003 play-off final

27. Jack Needham

Wolves goals: 61

Breakdown: 57 League, 4 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Manchester City at home, League, on April 30, 1910

Last Wolves goal: Versus Lincoln at home, League, on January 3, 1920

Wolves hat-tricks: 2 (versus Hull, Leicester Fosse)

His ultimate golden day: The hat-trick he scored against Hull in November, 1911 – it probably helped earn his move to Humberside after the war

28. Bryn Jones

Wolves goals: 57

Breakdown: 52 League, 5 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Derby away, League, on December 2, 1933

Last Wolves goal: Versus Leicester away, League, on April 18, 1938

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Preston)

His ultimate golden day: Presumably the one in August, 1938, on which his talents took him to Arsenal in Britain’s costliest transfer to that point

29. Jimmy Deacon

Wolves goals: 56

Breakdown: 52 League, 4 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Bradford City away, League, on September 7, 1929

Last Wolves goal: Versus Preston at home, League, on September 15, 1934

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Scoring twice in a 6-0 win over Bradford towards the end of Wolves’ 1931-32 Division Two title triumph

30. Bobby Mason

Wolves goals: 54

Breakdown: 44 League, 5 FA Cup, 4 European Cup, 1 European Cup Winners Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Preston at home, League, on November 24, 1956

Last Wolves goal: Versus Birmingham away, League, on October 7, 1961

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Nottingham Forest)

His ultimate golden day: His brace in Wolves’ European Cup taming of Red Star Belgrade – part of his haul of five European goals for the club

=31. Mel Eves

Wolves goals: 53

Breakdown: 44 League, 5 FA Cup, 3 League Cup, 1 UEFA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Chelsea away, League, on April 22, 1978

Last Wolves goal: Versus Coventry at home, FA Cup, on January 10, 1984

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Creating near-silence in front of 51,569 by hitting the only goal of Wolves’ game at Old Trafford in February, 1980

=31. Sammy Brooks

Wolves goals: 53

Breakdown: 50 League, 3 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Chelsea at home, League, on January 20, 1912

Last Wolves goal: Versus South Shields away, League, on December 17, 1921

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Playing in a 10-0 FA Cup replay win over Watford in 1912 (and scoring two) after the first game had finished 0-0!

=33. Tom Galley

Wolves goals: 49

Breakdown: 41 League, 8 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Chelsea at home, League, on April 22, 1935

Last Wolves goal: Versus Manchester City away, League, on August 23, 1947

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Lovells Athletic)

His ultimate golden day: Helping send Wolves to Wembley for the first time in nearly 20 years by scoring in the 1939 FA Cup semi-final slaughter of Grimsby

=33. Billy Harrison

Wolves goals: 49

Breakdown: 43 League, 6 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Gainsborough Trinity at home, League, on December 25, 1907

Last Wolves goal: Versus Barnsley away, League, on October 16, 1920

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: It has to be scoring in Wolves’ shock FA Cup final victory over Newcastle in 1908 at the end of his first Molineux season

=33. Jack Miller

Wolves goals: 49

Breakdown: 47 League, 2 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Blackburn at home, League, on September 26, 1896

Last Wolves goal: Versus Sheffield United at home, League, on September 5, 1904

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Scoring twice in a draw at Blackburn en route to being the club’s leading goalscorer in the 1898-99 top-flight season

=33. Robbie Dennison

Wolves goals: 49

Breakdown: 40 League, 2 FA Cup, 3 League Cup, 4 Sherpa Van Trophy

First Wolves goal: Versus Tranmere away, League, on March 21, 1987

Last Wolves goal: Versus Manchester City at home, League, on December 1, 1996

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Curling in a brilliant free-kick for the equaliser against Sheffield United that sealed the Third Division title in May, 1989

=37. Raul Jimenez

Wolves goals: 48

Breakdown: 34 League, 4 FA Cup, 10 Europa League

First Wolves goal: Versus Everton home, League, on August 11, 2018

Latest Wolves goal: Versus Newcastle home, Premier League, on October 25, 2020

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Scoring at Wembley for the second time in two trips and doubling Wolves’ lead in their FA Cup semi-final against Watford – before it all went wrong

=37. Wally Radford

Wolves goals: 48

Breakdown: 41 League, 7 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Glossop away, League, on September 7, 1907

Last Wolves goal: Versus Derby at home, League, on January 29, 1910

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Burnley)

His ultimate golden day: Hitting one of the goals by which Wolves beat his former club Southampton to reach the 1908 FA Cup final

=37. Jim McCalliog

Wolves goals: 48

Breakdown: 34 League, 4 FA Cup, 4 League Cup, 4 UEFA Cup, 1 Texaco Cup, 1 FA Cup 3rd/4th place play-off

First Wolves goal: Versus Sheffield Wednesday away, League, on August 16, 1969

Last Wolves goal: Versus Manchester United at home, League, on October 6, 1973

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Hurting Manchester United with a goal in their 1973 Molineux defeat – it probably helped convince Tommy Docherty to re-sign him

40. Hugh Curran

Wolves goals: 47

Breakdown: 40 League, 2 League Cup, 4 Texaco Cup, 1 Anglo Italian Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Manchester United at home, League, on February 15, 1969

Last Wolves goal: Versus Huddersfield away, League, on April 24, 1971

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Nottingham Forest)

His ultimate golden day: As a proud Scot, going back north of the border to score twice in the away first leg of the Texaco Cup final against Hearts

=41. Hugh McIlmoyle

Wolves goals: 45

Breakdown: 35 League, 10 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Portsmouth at home, FA Cup, on January 12, 1965

Last Wolves goal: Versus Derby away, League, on December 26, 1966

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Aston Villa)

His ultimate golden day: The above treble at a snow-covered Hawthorns that decided a three-game FA Cup fifth-round deadlock with Aston Villa

=41. Andy Gray

Wolves goals: 45

Breakdown: 38 League, 3 FA Cup, 3 League Cup, 1 UEFA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Everton away, League, on September 15, 1979

Last Wolves goal: Versus Tottenham at home, League, on October 15, 1983

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Touching in that beauty from a few feet at Wembley in 1980 after Peter Shilton and Dave Needham had conveniently collided

=41. Andy Thompson

Wolves goals: 45

Breakdown: 43 League, 1 FA Cup, 1 Sherpa Van Trophy

First Wolves goal: Versus Exeter at home, League, on December 27, 1986

Last Wolves goal: Versus Sheffield United at home, League, on September 21, 1996

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: As a local boy, playing in the winning team at Wembley in the 1988 Sherpa Van Trophy final

=44. Jack Brodie

Wolves goals: 44

Breakdown: 22 League, 22 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Long Eaton at home, FA Cup, on October 27, 1883

Last Wolves goal: Versus Derby at home, League, on October 11, 1890

Wolves hat-tricks: 2 (versus Crosswells Brewery, Stoke)

His ultimate golden day: Scoring five times against Stoke in an 1890 FA Cup tie Wolves that were ordered to replay after a protest.

=44. Wilf Chadwick

Wolves goals: 44

Breakdown: 44 League

First Wolves goal: Versus Middlesbrough at home, League, on September 25, 1926

Last Wolves goal: Versus Middlesbrough away, League, on February 9, 1929

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Barnsley)

His ultimate golden day: Joining Tom Phillipson as a hat-trick hero in a 9-1 demolition of Barnsley in Wolves’ disappointing 1926-27 season

=44. Walter Bottrill

Wolves goals: 44

Breakdown: 42 League, 2 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Stoke at home, League, on September 8, 1930

Last Wolves goal: Versus Huddersfield home, League, on February 4, 1933

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Hurting Bristol City with his fifth brace of the club’s 1931-32 title-winning season in the Second Division

=44. Dave Edwards

Wolves goals: 44

Breakdown: 41 League, 2 FA Cup, 1 League Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Scunthorpe away, League, January 19, 2008

Last Wolves goal: Versus Fulham away, League, on March 18, 2017

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Slotting a Molineux winner past his good mate Joe Hart in a Premier League win over Manchester City in October, 2010

=44. Ted Farmer

Wolves goals: 44

Breakdown: 44 League

First Wolves goal: Versus Manchester United away, League, on September 24, 1960

Last Wolves goal: Versus Blackburn at home, League, on September 14, 1963

Wolves hat-tricks: 3 (versus Arsenal, Birmingham, Manchester City)

His ultimate golden day: Despite the hat-tricks, what could beat the explosive two-goal blast on his debut – at Old Trafford no less?

=44. Diogo Jota

Wolves goals: 44

Breakdown: 33 League, 2 FA Cup, 9 Europa League

First Wolves goal: Versus Hull away, League, on August 15, 2017

Latest Wolves goal: Versus Everton home, League, on July 12, 2020

Wolves hat-tricks: 3 (versus Leicester, Besiktas, Espanyol)

His ultimate golden day: Hitting a last-minute decider at home to Leicester in January, 2019, in front of the live TV cameras – and completing his first Wolves hat-trick in the process

=50. Jack Smith

Wolves goals: 43

Breakdown: 38 League, 5 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Derby at home, League, on September 1, 1902

Last Wolves goal: Versus Notts County at home, League, on April 16, 1906

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: The two goals he scored on his debut in a victory at home to Derby on the opening day of 1902-03

=50. Harry Lees

Wolves goals: 43

Breakdown: 40 League, 3 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Rotherham County at home, League, on August 27, 1923

Last Wolves goal: Versus Bradford City away, League, on December 27, 1926

Wolves hat-tricks: 2 (versus New Brighton, Wrexham)

His ultimate golden day: The hat-trick against Wrexham that took his goal tally to 12 in seven games in Wolves’ Third Division (N) title-winning year.

=50. Sammy Smyth

Wolves goals: 43

Breakdown: 34 League, 9 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Grimsby at home, League, on August 27, 1947

Last Wolves goal: Versus Blackpool away, League, on September 1, 1951

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: No contest! The one on which his wonder goal at Wembley helped Wolves win the 1949 FA Cup final

=50. Steve Daley

Wolves goals: 43

Breakdown: 38 League, 3 FA Cup, 2 UEFA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Southampton at home, League, on October 9, 1971

Last Wolves goal: Versus Manchester United away, League, on May 7, 1979

Wolves hat-tricks: 0

His ultimate golden day: Scoring, as a teenager, in the opening seconds against Ferencvaros in the second leg of the 1972 UEFA Cup semi-final

=54. Billy Blunt

Wolves goals: 42

Breakdown: 38 League, 4 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Clapton Orient at home, League, on December 5, 1908

Last Wolves goal: Versus Glossop at home, League, on October 15, 1910

Wolves hat-tricks: 4 (versus Leicester Fosse, Reading, Burnley, Bolton)

His ultimate golden day: Hitting all four goals in the home win over Leicester Fosse in Christmas week in 1909-1910 – his first Wolves hat-trick

=54. George Edmonds

Wolves goals: 42

Breakdown: 38 League, 4 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Barnsley at home, League, on October 9, 1920

Last Wolves goal: Versus Hull at home, League, on April 23, 1923

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Port Vale)

His ultimate golden day: Emerging as the two-goal hero of the win at home to Stoke in 1921 at the start of Wolves’ run to the FA Cup final

=56. Billy Halligan

Wolves goals: 41

Breakdown: 34 League, 7 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Bristol City away, League, on September 30, 1911

Last Wolves goal: Versus Burnley away, League, on April 12, 1913

Wolves hat-tricks: 3 (versus Hull, Watford, Barnsley)

His ultimate golden day: Subjecting Hull, in November of 1911, to the first of three Wolves hat-tricks he rattled in during the season

=56. Ray Crawford

Wolves goals: 41

Breakdown: 39 League, 2 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Blackpool away, League, on September 21, 1963

Last Wolves goal: Versus Rotherham at home, FA Cup, on January 30, 1965

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Bolton)

His ultimate golden day: His debut was a 6-0 defeat at Liverpool, his second game was a win at Blackpool in which he scored both goals – need we say more?

58. Jimmy Dunn

Wolves goals: 40

Breakdown: 33 League, 7 FA Cup

First Wolves goal: Versus Lovells Athletic at home, FA Cup, on January 9, 1946

Last Wolves goal: Versus Newcastle at home, League, on February 16, 1952

Wolves hat-tricks: 1 (versus Huddersfield)

His ultimate golden day: His starring role, with a goal, against his home-city club Liverpool in the fifth round of Wolves’ glorious 1948-49 FA Cup run


Wolverhampton Wanderers – Unreliable History, Club Records & Details

Famous Players : – Steve Bull, Billy Wright, Steve Sedgley, Mike Bailey, Derek Dougan, .

Club Records

Formed 1877
Turned Professional 1888
Became a Limited Company 1882
Previous names St. Luke’s = 1877-1879
Previous grounds
Nickname “WOLVES”
Motto “OUT OF THE DARKNESS COMETH LIGHT”
Club Colours
[Images courtesy of the wonderful Colours of Football website]
HOME :

AWAY :

Stadium details

Address : Molineux, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR

Telephone : 0371 222 2220
Ticket Office : 0371 222 1877

Capacity : 31,700
Away Allocation : 2,750
Pitch size : 105m x 68m (115 yards x 74 yards)
Official website : wolves.co.uk

There are good directions to Molineux on the Wolverhampton Wanderers website and more information on the Away Games website.


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