Since being promoted back to the Premier League in 2018, Wolves have been highly lauded for their style which has brought European football to the Molineux.

Their First Division title wins throughout the 1950s arguably displayed club at its peak, being one of the most successful sides in the post-war period. The West Midlands club have also enjoyed several cup successes, such as the League Cup triumph in 1974 and the FA Cup success in 1960.

It's pretty tricky to pick out the ten best players who helped the club achieve such victories, but let's give it a crack.

Stan Cullis

Wolverhampton Wanderers V Brighton & Hove Albion- Sky Bet Championship

Wolves Career: 1934-1947

Were it not for the Second World War, Cullis may have gone on to achieve more in his playing career. A one club-man, the England international captained the club to two consecutive runner-up places in the First Division in the late 1930s, as well as a FA Cup final appearance against Portsmouth in 1939.

The centre-half was known to love dribbling out of his own half and his ball skills suggest he wouldn't have looked out of place in the modern game.

Major Achievements: FA Cup, FA Charity Shield

Steve Bull

Steve Bull of Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves Career: 1986-1999

Another England international, Bull became a major figure in Wolves' history due to his remarkable goalscoring abilities. Signed from West Brom, the striker famously scored 50 goals in two successive seasons during the late 1980s. 

He ended up with the huge tally of 306 goals and 18 hat-tricks for the club, making him an undisputed legend.

Major Achievements: Fourth Division Championship, Third Division Championship, Football League Trophy

Billy Wright

Billy Wright

Wolves Career: 1939-1959

One of England's all-time greats who gained over 100 international caps, Wright was regarded as one of the best centre halves who played in the post-war period. He made over 500 appearances in a 20-year spell for the club and led them to three First Division titles and a FA Cup in the 1950s. 

Voted Footballer of the Year in 1952, his reading of the game ensured he distinguished himself as a club legend.

Major Achievements: First Division (x3), FA Cup, FA Charity Shield (x2), FWA Footballer of the Year, Ballon d'Or Runner-Up

Ron Flowers

Ron Flowers

Wolves Career: 1952-1967

Another player from the successful 1950s team, Flowers was an attacking midfielder who  created for others and scored some spectacular goals himself. 

Spending a total of 15 years at the club, Flowers played over 500 games for Wolves and, like Wright, won three First Division titles and an FA Cup during his time at the club.

Major Achievements: First Division (x3), FA Cup, FA Charity Shield (x3)

John Richards

Derek Dougan,Gary Pierce,Mike Bailey,John Richards

Wolves Career: 1969-1983

Before Steve Bull and Raul Jimenez, there was John Richards. The striker was regarded as a goalscoring machine for Wolves and his strikes helped the club reach the UEFA Cup final in 1972.

Given the nickname 'King John' by the fans, he scored the winning goal in the 1974 League Cup final against Manchester City and won another in 1977 against then European champions Nottingham Forest

He finished with a total of 194 goals, making him the second highest all-time scorer for the Midlands club.

Major Achievements: League Cup (x2), UEFA Cup Runners-Up

Bert Williams


Wolves Career: 1945-1959

Signed from Walsall in 1945, Bert Williams established himself as one of Wolves' finest ever goalkeepers. Nicknamed 'The Cat', he helped the club to their 1949 FA Cup final victory against Leicester and was integral to their league title five years later. 

In total he played 420 games for the club and represented England at the 1950 World Cup in goal.

Major Achievements: First Division, FA Cup

Derek Dougan

Derek Dougan of Wolverhampton Wanderers running up the pitch during a league match.

Wolves Career: 1967-1975

Scoring a hat-trick on your debut isn't a bad way to endear yourself to your new club's fans, and Dougan did just that in 1967 against Hull. Signed from Leicester, the striker formed a lethal partnership with John Richards and helped the club gain promotion from the Second Division in his first season.

The Northern Ireland international would play a major role in getting Wolves to the UEFA Cup final in 1972 and was part of the 1974 League Cup-winning team. With 123 goals in 323 appearances, he firmly wrote his name into Wolves' history.

Major Achievements: UEFA Cup Runners-Up, League Cup

Bill Slater

Bill Slater

Wolves Career: 1952-1963

Before the likes of Conor Coady, there was Bill Slater. Arriving from Birmingham in 1952, he immediately became a regular for the first team and was part of the First Division-winning side of 1954.

He would subsequently help the club win the same title in successive seasons between 1957 and 1959. Transitioning to a centre half role after having previously played in midfield, he was voted Footballer of the Year in 1960, the same year Wolves won the FA Cup.

Major Achievements: First Division (x3), FA Cup, FWA Footballer of the Year

Derek Parkin

Wolves Career: 1968-1982

The all-time record appearance holder for Wolves, Derek Parkin is firmly established into the club's history. A defender known for his speed and tackling ability, he became the most expensive full back in Britain in 1968, signing for £80,000 from Huddersfield Town. 

His 609 appearances for the club would see him yield League Cup-winning medals from both 1974 and 1980 and he was one of the first to be inducted into the club's hall of fame in 2009.

Major Achievements: League Cup (x2), Second Division

Dennis Westcott

Wolves Career: 1937-1948

Arguably Wolves' greatest ever centre forward, Westcott was such a good player that he still holds some impressive club records. Most notably, his tally of 38 league goals in the 1946/47 season remains the record for any Wolves player in a single season. 

With a remarkable goal record of 124 goals in just 144 games, Westcott has set the bar remarkably high for the likes of Jimenez and Diogo Jota to emulate.

Major Achievements: Football League War Cup