History of Steve Bull: Wolves Greatest Ever Striker

Unless you’re a hardcore soccer fan, there’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of Steve Bull. However, for soccer supporters, and specifically fans of Wolves, Steve Bull is one of the finest goalscorers the game has ever produced. From humble beginnings in Tipton, England, to playing for his country at a World Cup, this is the story of a real working-class hero.

Moving from Local Rivals

 Bull started his professional career at Wolves’ bitter rivals West Bromwich Albion. It’s something that still causes a little bit of friction to this day. Wolves fans don’t like that their record goalscorer came from there. Albion fans don’t like that they gave Wolves a genuine hero. After struggling for game time, he made the move to Wolves along with defender Andy Thompson. It was this double transfer that gave Wolves the impetus to climb up the leagues and get out of the bottom tier of English soccer. If you were to place a bet on the falling down there again now, the odds would be astronomical. Back then though, you wouldn’t have needed to look around PA online casinos to find odds on Bully scoring. Wolves were in a bad place.

A Hero on the South Bank

 Bull didn’t make a hugely impressive start to his time at Wolves. In his first season, he scored 19 goals in 37 competitive appearances. While this is a good scoring record, it is nothing to what was to come. In his second season at Wolves, he scored 52 goals in 58 games. He followed this up with 50 goals in 55 games. It was this that cemented him as a Wolverhampton Wanderers legend. Over 100 goals in just 3 seasons meant that Bull, or Bully as the fans called him, was well on his way to being a record goalscorer for the club.

International Recognition

 By 1989 Bull’s scoring was so prolific that he got called up for the England national team. He was held in such high regard that even legendary striker Jimmy Greaves was calling for his inclusion. Bull ended up scoring on his debut against Scotland and did enough to get a place in the squad for the 1990 World Cup.

He got four games during the World Cup but didn’t manage to score. Partly because Lineker saw most of the game time. Bull is the last player to have got a call up for England who played outside of the top two tiers of the English game making him a record holder within the sport.

Goal Machine

 Bull remained consistent for Wolves and ended up scoring 306 goals in 561 games. This was in spite of him losing some of his blistering paces after some serious knee injuries. Although Wolves are doing well in the modern era, it goes without saying that they would love to have a player of Bull’s caliber pulling on the old gold and black shirt once more. Steve Bull is one of a kind and it’s unlikely that anyone will ever break the impressive record that he managed to set for Wolves.

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