​Wolverhampton Wanderers were founded in 1877, known back then as St Luke's FC. They later merged with a local cricket club who were called Blakenhall Wanderers to form Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1879.


Their iconic orange coloured kit became present in 1891 - with the club having started 

with red and white. Makes you feel sick, doesn't it? 


Let's look at an A-Z of the club to dive into the past and present...


A for Adama Traore

Adama Traore

The powerhouse can fly down the wing with his rapid speed and strength, beating any and every player in his wake - when this man is on the ball, you can't help but get excited.


A fan favourite.


B for Bert Williams


Way before my, or any your, time, Williams, who is said to be the club's greatest ever goalkeeper, began his professional career with Walsall. In September 1945, he joined Wolves for a bargain price of £3,500 and was apparently very bloody good in goal for Wanderers.


C for Conor Coady


The Wolves captain came through the youth academy at his local club, Liverpool. He joined Wolves back in 2015 from Huddersfield Town where he has since made 224 appearances.


Captain, leader...legend? Surely somewhere down the line.


D for Derby


The Black Country derby is the local derby between Wolves and West Bromwich Albion. These two teams are located only 11 miles apart.


This match is classed as one of the fiercest rivalries in English football.

E for Europa League
Omar Elabdellaoui,Daniel Podence

Wolves are back in the Premier League and as a result, they have put in some dazzling performances. Enough last season that they qualified for the Europa League. 


Currently in the round of 16 against Olympiacos with the scored tied at 1-1, Wolves have taken Europe by storm and hope to be in the hat for the next round...whenever that is...


F for FA Cup

Wolves have won the FA Cup four times in their history - 1892-93, 1907-08, 1948-49 and 1959-60.

Their 2018-19 campaign in the cup was a case of what could have been however - leading 2-0 against Watford in the semi final until a late Troy Deeney penalty took the game into extra-time where they conceded once more, losing the match 3-2.

G for George Berry
George Berry,Garry Birtles

The former Welsh international played for Wolves from 1972 to 1982 and helped them win the League Cup in 1980, beating Nottingham Forest in the final.


Since Berry retired, he gained a business degree and became the senior commercial executive at the Professional Footballers' Association. Oh, and what a haircut he had.


H for Hi Ho Wolverhampton!

During matchdays, Wolves fans can be heard singing 'Hi Ho Wolverhampton' to the tune of ‘Hi Ho Silver Lining'.

Taken from an already popular song by Jeff Beck. Can't really go wrong, can you?

I for Denis Irwin


When you hear the name Denis Irwin, it has to be one of the most recognisable names to ever play for Wolves. 


Irwin joined Wolves on a free transfer from Manchester United after the 2001/02 season, where he rejoined his former Manchester United teammate Paul Ince, who arrived from Middlesbrough.


J for Jimmy Mullen
Nat Lofthouse,Alf Ramsey,Jimmy Mullen,Stanley Matthews,

Jimmy Mullen (pictured bottom left) spent his whole career at Wolves from 1937-1960 where he won three league championships and an FA Cup.


He played over 400 matches and also represented England at both the 1950 and 1954 World Cups.


K for Robbie Keane


Keane would normally be a name linked with Spurs but he actually started his career with Wolves as he came through their youth ranks.


He went on to be the club's leading scorer in the 1998-99 season with 16 goals.


L for Light It Blue

Wolves showed their support for the NHS as millions of people applauded and even set off fireworks as they thanked all the staff for their efforts during the coronavirus outbreak. 


Tributes flooded in all around the country and the West Midlands club also got in on the action.


M for Molineux


Molineux Stadium has been Wolves' home ground since 1889. It was actually one of the first British grounds to have floodlights installed.


With a seated capacity of 32,050, back when it had mostly terracing, the stadium attracted bigger crowds with the record set at 61,315.


N for Nuno Espírito Santo

Nuno Espirito Santo

After leaving Porto back in 2017, Nuno arrived at Wolves and has taken the club to another level. 


Rumours of a move to Arsenal once Unai Emery got the boot didn't go down well with supporters. They managed to keep hold of their beloved manager but for how long...?


O for Out of Darkness Cometh Light


The motto of Wolverhampton. The club's traditional colours of orange and black relate to the council's motto with the two colours representing light and darkness respectively. 


Wolves' original colours were red and white, which were taken from the school colours of St. Lukes.


P for Peter Broadbent


Both a goalscorer and playmaker, Broadbent made his debut in a home game against Portsmouth in 1951. Over the next 14 seasons, he won three League Championships and an FA Cup.


His best season for Wolves came in 1958-59 where he scored 22 goals,  including a hat-trick in a 5-3 win at Portsmouth.


Q for Champions League Qualification


Wolves currently sit five points off of the top four. 


If we do see football again this season...could they do it?


R for Ruben Neves

Ruben Neves

Well, what can be said? Talent of the highest form. The Portuguese wonder has found his feet at Wolves for a while now.


Huge fan favourite. Loves a long shot. 


S for Steve Bull


Simply the greatest goalscorer in the club’s history. He joined from Albion in 1986 and holds the club's goalscoring record with 306 goals.


He was capped 13 times for England, scoring four goals for his country. 


T for Ted Collins 


Collins played for Wolves in the 1908 FA Cup final as they beat Newcastle United 3-1.


With 307 appearances, Collins is one of the most capped players in the club's history. 


U for UEFA Cup


Wolves came close to European glory in 1972 when they played a two-legged tie against Spurs.


A 2-1 away win for the Lilywhites proved decisive in the final, however, as they came out 3-2 winners on aggregate.


V for Aston Villa


Another big rival for Wolves is Aston Villa. Both Midlands clubs have a huge amount of history together, with Wolves coming out on top in their two meetings this season. 


W for Willy Boly

Willy Boly

Wolves fans love big Willy Boly, who has been immense for them in recent seasons in their famous back three.


X for Jose Xavier


Plays as a forward for Wolves...


Who knew?


Y for Eric Young


Eric Young was a strong centre-back who had the nickname 'Ninja' due to his ever-present brown headband.


He wore it during matches to protect scar tissue on his forehead.


Z for Led Zeppelin

Robert Plant

Famous supporter alert! Robert Plant - lead singer and lyricist of rock band, Led Zeppelin, supports Wolves.


He has been spotted at many matches in the past. Not a bad one. ​