Wolverhampton Wanderers

FL125 VOTE

 

  Who is Wolverhampton Wanderers' best ever captain?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Billy Wright 78%
2 Stan Cullis 12%
3 Ron Flowers 8%
4 Bill Slater 1%
4 Mike Bailey 1%
     

The FL125 Greatest Captain voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestCaptain.

 

  Who is Wolverhampton Wanderers' greatest ever player?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Billy Wright 47%
2 Steve Bull 41%
3 Peter Broadbent 7%
4 Bert Williams 3%
5 John Richards 2%
     

The FL125 Greatest Player voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurGreatestPlayer.

The nominees were:

Billy Wright - The first man in the world to win 100 caps, he captained England 90 times and led Wolves to their greatest glories.

Steve Bull - A goal scoring machine that became the only man to score 50 or more in consecutive seasons. The club's all time leading scorer with 306 goals, he played a major role in the promotions that saw Wanderers regain some pride after their mid-80s decline.

Peter Broadbent - Regarded by many as the club's greatest player, Broadbent possessed incredible ball skills and with a dip of the shoulder he could completely wrong-foot a defender. He also had an eye for goal scoring 145 from almost 500 appearances.

John Richards - 'King John' became the darling of the Molineux terraces with some tremendous strikes. He formed a lethal combination with Derek Dougan - a striking duo feared throughout football. He was the club's leading scorer until he was overtaken by Bull.

Bert Williams - Nicknamed 'The Cat' by the Italian press after his performance for England against Italy in 1949, Bert was the regular keeper at Molineux from the end of the war until he retired in 1957. Helped Wolves win their first Championship in 1954, and was also an FA Cup winner with the club.

 

  When was Wolverhampton Wanderers' best season?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 1953/54 40%
2 1959/60 28%
3 2008/09 14%
4 1987/88 10%
5 1979/80 8%
     

The FL125 Greatest Season voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #OurBestSeason.

The nominations were:

1953/54 - Wolves won their first league title, holding off the challenge of rivals West Bromwich Albion to triumph under the captaincy of Billy Wright.

1959/60 - After two successive league titles, Wolves were just denied a hat-trick by Burnley. It could also have been the first double of the 20th century as Wolves won the FA Cup, beating Blackburn at Wembley.

1979/80 - An impressive sixth-placed league finish was made even better by the winning of the League Cup, defeating defending holders and European Champions Nottingham Forest thanks to Andy Gray's winner at Wembley.

1987/88 - After some dark and depressing years, the revival under Graham Turner began with Wolves clinching the Fourth Division in style and enjoying a day out at Wembley into the bargain, beating Burnley in the Football League Trophy Final in front of over 80,000.

2008/09 - Wolves stormed to the Championship title and back to the Premier League with promotion secured on a glorious April afternoon at Molineux.

 

  Who is Wolverhampton Wanderers' best ever manager?  
Rank Answer Percentage
1 Stan Cullis 72%
2 John Barnwell 11%
3 Major Frank Buckley 8%
4 Graham Turner 6%
5 Bill McGarry 3%
     

The FL125 Greatest Manager voting shortlists were compiled from data submitted by Football League clubs, which was collected from fans through social media. Supporters were asked to submit their suggestions by interacting with their respective clubs through Twitter, using #FL125 and #GreatManagers.