Wolverhampton Wanderers’ 2020-21 season has been largely defined by the absence of Raul Jimenez.
The Mexican striker, who suffered a skull fracture in November, will be looking to add to the 48 goals he has scored in the old gold and black when he returns.
However, Jimenez will at least have to double that tally if he is to become one of club’s top ten leading goalscorers.
Roy Swinbourne is currently tenth on the list with 114 total goals for the club, but even he is still almost 200 goals behind club legend, Steve Bull, in first with 306.
Sky Sports’ Johnny Phillips has said that he thinks that the record would never be broken. Wolves have not had a player break into the top ten goalscorers since Bull, but maybe Jimenez or Fabio Silva will have one eye on that.
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ all-time leading goalscorers
1) Steve Bull
Known as ‘Bully’, the club’s all time top scorer led the club back up to the second tier, scoring a huge number of goals in the process. Sadly Bull never got to play in the top-flight, such was his loyalty to the club.
2) John Richards
‘King John’ held the record before Bull broke it. Richards helped the team reach the UEFA cup final in 1972 and to two League Cup triumphs in 1974 and 1980, scoring the winner in the former against Manchester City.
3) Billy Hartill
Also known as Ted Hartill, the striker from the 1920s and ’30s still holds the record for the most goals scored for the club in one match (five). Hartill later played for Everton and then Liverpool.
4. Johnny Hancocks
A diminutive striker at just 5’4″, Hancocks played for Wolves after the Second World War where he had been serving in the army as a physical training instructor. Was a key part of the team which won the club’s first league title in 1954.
5. Jimmy Murray
The player who formed such a formidable partnership with the man below. Murray somehow never received a senior call-up to the England national team. Also played for Manchester City.
6. Peter Broadbent
An inside forward during Wolves’ prime in the late fifties and early sixties. Broadbent was an exciting forward who was a part of England’s 1958 World Cup squad. Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said that Broadbent was his favourite player growing up.
7. Harry Wood
The only pre-1900 player on the list, Wood led the club through their formative years including a first FA Cup trophy in 1893 where they defeated Everton 1-0.
8. Dennis Westcott
Dennis Westcott was an unstoppable striker on his day but was deprived of many years in his prime due to the Second World War. Despite this, he recorded over 30 goals in seasons either side of the war. Westcott sadly died aged just 43 from leukaemia in 1960.
9. Derek Dougan
Belfast-born Derek Dougan was a key part of the Wolves team that reached the UEFA Cup final in 1972. In fact, Dougan remains the club’s record goalscorer in Europe with 12 goals. He led a consortium to keep the club out of liquidation after his retirement. A true club legend.
10. Roy Swinbourne
Royston ‘Roy’ Swinbourne started playing for Wolves after World War Two. He could have been higher on this list, but his Wolves career was over by the time he was 26 after injuring his knee while trying to jump over a group of cameramen in 1955.