Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club has played host to some brilliant goalscorers down the years.

At the moment the club are lacking one with Raul Jimenez still working his way back to full fitness following his awful skull fracture.

Raul Jimenez (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

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But hopefully the Mexican is going to come back soon and come back strong.

It feels like a while ago since someone last netted a hat-trick in Old Gold.

The last person to achieve the feat was Diogo Jota against Espanyol in the Europa League in February 2020.

Diogo Jota (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

That was after he’d scored three against Besiktas in the previous game.

Here are the players who have scored the most hat-tricks for Wolves in the club’s history:

1) Steve Bull – 18

Not only is Bully the club’s record goalscorer, but he also leads the way for hat-tricks for Wolves.

That will come as no surprise to anyone, with Bull a truly fearsome striker back in the day.

2) Billy Hartill – 15

Hartill scored 170 goals in total for Wolves, and was a hat-trick hero on 15 occasions.

The man nicknamed ‘Artillery’ after a stint serving as a bombardier in the Royal Horse Artillery after leaving school spent seven years at the club before joining Everton.

 

3) Dennis Westcott – 9

Westcott hit nine hat-tricks for Wolves, and was prolific at Molineux, and the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Chesterfield afterwards.

He was posthumously inducted into the Wolves Hall of Fame in 2017.

4) Roy Swinbourne, Tom Phillipson – 7

Roy Swinbourne only ever played for Wolves and plundered 114 goals for the club, netting a hat-trick seven times.

Tom Phillipson joined Wolves in 1923 for £1000 from Swindon Town, and bagged 111 goals. Like Swinbourne, he scored a hat-trick on seven occasions in Old Gold.

6) John Richards, Jesse Pye – 6

Richards is the club’s second-highest goalscorer of all-time behind Bull and scored six hat-tricks during his time in the Black Country.

He scored 194 times for Wolves, but most of his goals came as singles and braces during his amazing 14-year stint.

Jesse Pye also scored six hat-tricks for Wolves after joining the club in 1946 for around £10,000 from Notts County.

8) Johnny Hancocks, Jimmy Murray, Derek Dougan – 5

Three players have scored five hat-tricks for the club.

The Daniel Podence of yesteryear Hancocks, leading goalscorer of the 1957/58 title-winning season Murray, and strong and physical Northern Irishman Dougan.

Information via wolvesheroes.com

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