Unreliable History

To be written.

 

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

Famous Fans : – Robert Plant (Singer – formerly with Led Zeppelin), Kevin Rowlands (Singer – Dexy’s Midnight Runners), Sue Lawley TV/radio presenter – “Desert Island Discs”); Beverley Knight (singer – “Shoulda Coulda Woulda”); Bev Bevan (Drummer – ELO); Jon Brookes (Drummer – Charlatans); Eric Idle (Comedian – Monty Python’s Flying Circus); David Coleman (Sports commentator); Noddy Holder (Singer – Slade); John Lloyd (Former tennis player); Roland Orzabal (Singer – Tears For Fears); Pop Will Eat Itself (band); Suzi Perry (TV Presenter motor cycling and “Superstars”);  Peter Powell (former DJ); Gary Stringer (Singer – Reef).

 

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]
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Record Football League Win 10-1  v  Leicester City  (Division 1)  (Home)     15.04.1938

Record Football Premier League Win 4-0  v  Blackpool  (Home)     26.02.2011

Record Football League Defeat 1-10  v  Newton Heath (Manchester United)  (Division 1)  (Home)     15.10.1892

Record Premier League Defeat 0-5  v  Chelsea  (Home)     20.09.2003
0-5  v  Fulham  (Away)     04.03.2012

Record Cup Win 14-0  v  Crosswell’s Brewery  (FA Cup Second Round)  (Away)     13.11.1886

Record Fee Paid £35 million to FC Porto (Portugal) for Fabio SILVA (5 September 2020)

Record Fee Received £41 million from Liverpool for Diogo JOTA (19 September 2020)

Record Appearances 609  –  Derek PARKIN  (1967-1982)

Record League Appearances 501  –  Derek PARKIN  (1967-1982)

Record Premier League Appearances 113  –  Conor COADY  (2018-)

Record League goal-scorer 250  –  Steve BULL   (1986-1999)

Record Premier League goal-scorer 34  –  Raul JIMINEZ   (2018-)

Record all-time goal-scorer 306  –  Steve BULL   (1986-1999)

Record goal-scorer in a League season 38  –  Derek WESTCOTT   Division 1  (1946-1947)   (42 games)

Record goal-scorer in a Premier League season 17  –  Raul JIMINEZ   (2019-2020)

Record goal-scorer in a season 52  –  Steve BULL     Division 4  (1987-1988)

Most goals scored in a League match 5  –  Joe BUTCHER  v  Accrington  (Division 1)    19.11.1892
5  –  Tom PHILLIPSON  v  Bradford City  (Division 2)    25.12.1926
5  –  Billy HARTILL  v  Notts County  (Division 2)    12.10.1929
5  –  Billy HARTILL v  Aston Villa  (Division 1)    03.09.1934

Record Home Attendance 61,315  v  Liverpool   (FA Cup Fourth Round)     11.02.1939

Record total of goals in a League season 115  –  Division 2  (1931-1932)

Record total of goals in a Premier League season 51  –   2019-2020

Record League points total 2 points for a win  :  64  –    Division 1  (1957-1958)   (42 games)
3 points for a win  :  103  –    League One  (2013-2014)  (46 games)

Record Premier League points total 59  –    2019-2020  (38 games)

Most Capped Player while at club 105  –  Billy WRIGHT  (England)

Youngest Player Jimmy MULLEN  –  16 years and 43 days  v  Leeds United   (Division 1)    18.02.1939

Oldest Player Archie GOODALL  –  41 years and 116 days  v  Everton   (Division 1)  02.12.1905

 

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

Directions

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

Honours


Division One Champions  (Top Tier) 1953-1954; 1957-1958; 1958-1959

Division One Runners-up  (Top Tier) 1937-1938; 1938-1939; 1949-1950; 1954-1955; 1959-1960

Championship Champions  (Second Tier) 2008-2009; 2017-2018

Division Two Champions  (Second Tier) 1931-1932; 1976-1977

Division Two Runners-up  (Second Tier) 1966-1967; 1982-1983

Division Three North Champions  (Third Tier) 1923-1924

Division Three Champions  (Third Tier) 1988-1989

Division Four Champions  (Fourth  Tier) 1987-1988

League One Champions  (Third Tier) 2013-2014

UEFA Cup Finalists 1972

FA Cup Winners 1893, 1908, 1949, 1960

FA Cup Finalists 1889, 1896, 1921, 1939

League Cup Winners 1974, 1980

FA Charity Shield Winners 1949 (shared); 1954 (shared); 1959; 1960 (shared);

FA Charity Shield Runners-up 1958

Football League Trophy Winners 1988

Texaco Cup Winners 1971

 

Managers


George WORRALL August 1877 – May 1885

Jack ADDENBROOKE August 1885 – June 1922

George JOBEY June 1922 – May 1924

Albert HOSKINS June 1924 – March 1926

Fred SCOTCHBROOK March 1926 – June 1927

Major Frank BUCKLEY July 1927 – March 1944

Ted VIZARD April 1944 – May 1948

Stan CULLIS June 1948 – September 1964

Andy BEATTIE November 1964 – September 1965

Ronnie ALLEN September 1965 – November 1968

Bill McGARRY November 1968 – May 1976

Sammy CHUNG June 1976 – November 1978

John BARNWELL November 1978 – January 1982

Ian GREAVES February 1982 – August 1982

Graham HAWKINS August 1982 – April 1984

Tommy DOHERTY June 1984 – July 1985

Bill McGARRY September 1985 – November 1985

Sammy CHAPMAN November 1985 – August 1986

Graham TURNER October 1986 – March 1994

Graham TAYLOR March 1994 – November 1995

Mark McGHEE December 1995 – November 1998

Colin LEE November 1998 – December 2000

Dave JONES January 2001 – November 2004

Glenn HODDLE December 2004 – July 2006

Mick McCARTHY July 2006 – February 2012

Terry CONNOR February 2012 – June 2012

Stale SOLBAKKEN July 2012 – January 2013

Dean SAUNDERS January 2013 – May 2013

Kenny JACKETT May 2013 – July 2016

Walter ZENGA July 2016 – October 2016

Paul LAMBERT November 2016 – May 2017

Nuno Espirito SANTO May 2017 – May 2021

Bruno LAGE 9 June 2021 – 

 

League Record

The Football League structure has historically been as follows …

1888-1892 1892-1920 1920-1921 1921-1958 1958-1992 1992-2004 2004 to date
First tier Football League Division One Division One Division One Division One Premiership Premier League
Second tier Division Two Division Two Division Two Division Two Division One Championship
Third tier Division Three Division Three
(North) and (South)
Division Three Division Two  League One
Fourth tier Division Four Division Three League Two

Founder Member of Football League 1888

Football League  (Top Tier) 1888-1892

Division One  (Top Tier) 1892-1906

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1906-1923

Division Three North  (Third Tier) 1923-1924

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1924-1932

Division One  (Top Tier) 1932-1965

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1965-1967

Division One  (Top Tier) 1967-1976

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1976-1977

Division One  (Top Tier) 1977-1982

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1982-1983

Division One  (Top Tier) 1983-1984

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1984-1985

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1985-1986

Division Four  (Second Tier) 1986-1988

Division Three  (Third Tier) 1988-1989

Division Two  (Second Tier) 1989-1992

Division One  (Second Tier) 1992-2003

Premier League  (Top Tier) 2003-2004

Championship  (Second Tier) 2004-2009

Premier League  (Top Tier) 2009-2012

Championship  (Second Tier) 2012-2013

League One  (Third Tier) 2013-2014

Championship  (Second Tier) 2014-2018

Premier League  (Top Tier) 2018-