Wolverhampton Wanderers have had many great servants in the club’s 144-year history.

Some absolutely tremendous players have graced the Black Country and their contributions to the club and how it stands today will never be forgotten.

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Billy Wright’s stand and statue (Photo by Sam Bagnall – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

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Plenty of younger supporters will likely be impressed with how many appearances the likes of Conor Coady and Romain Saiss have made.

But their totals are absolutely dwarfed by some of the legendary players that have donned the old gold jersey over the decades.

Here is the top 10 list of players who have made the most appearances for Wolves.

  1. Derek Parkin 1968–1982, 609
  2. Kenny Hibbitt 1968–1984, 574
  3. Steve Bull 1986–1999, 561
  4. Billy Wright 1939–1959, 541
  5. Ron Flowers 1952–1967, 512
  6. John McAlle 1967–1981, 501
  7. Peter Broadbent 1951–1965, 497
  8. Geoff Palmer 1971–1984, 495
  9. Jimmy Mullen 1937–1960, 486. John Richards 1969–1983, also 486

Derek Parkin is the man who has made the most appearances for Wolves with 609 across all competitions during a 15-season stint at Molineux.

Parkin, who was a full-back, signed for the club in 1968 for a fee of £80,000, which made him the most expensive full-back in Britain at the time.

501 of his appearances were in the league, which is also a club record.

After becoming a legend for Wolves, he eventually left to join Stoke City on a free transfer, before retiring in 1983.

 

Steve Bull is by far and away Wolves’ greatest-ever goalscorer (306 in all competitions), but only places third in the list for most appearances, with former midfielder Kenny Hibbitt making just a handful more.

It’s probably very unlikely that this list will see any changes any time soon given the nature of the game today.

That said, current captain Coady is fiercely loyal and could potentially rack up a lot more games by the time he departs the club.

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Conor Coady (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

The star is only 28 and has already made 270 appearances across all competitions and has been extremely durable since his arrival in 2015.

It will be a question of Coady maintaining a high level and constantly improving in order to keep getting selected.

Moving into the top 10 may just be beyond him, but he could well remain a part of the team for quite some time yet.

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