'The King' is at number five
YESTERDAY we named Fred Morris sixth in our list of Albion’s all-time top ten greatest goalscorers.
At five we have Jeff ‘The King’ Astle – who scored 137 goals in 292 appearances for Albion between 1964-74.
‘The King', it’s as simple as that.
A thunderous header of the ball, supreme leader of the line, and the legendary scorer of the winning goal in the 1968 FA Cup Final.
During the ’68 cup run, Astle became the first player to score a goal in every round of the FA Cup.
‘The King’ joined Albion from Notts County and eventually left the club to finish his career in non-league football, playing for Dunstable Town, Weymouth and Hillingdon Borough.
Tomorrow we will reveal the next name in our countdown of Albion’s top-ten greatest goalscorers.
10. Tommy Glidden
9. Bob Taylor
8. Joe Carter
7. Tony Brown
6. Fred Morris
5. Jeff Astle
To qualify for the prestigious top ten, players must have scored at least 100 league goals for the Baggies.
We then sorted our list by goal ratio (goals scored divided by appearances).