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Top 10 Most Prolific Goalscorers

20 November 2013

Richardson named number two on our list

YESTERDAY we named Derek Kevan third in our list of Albion’s all-time top ten greatest goalscorers.  

At two we have William ‘Ginger’ Richardson – who scored 202 goals in 320 appearances for Albion between 1929-49.

Richardson is a true Albion legend. 

He was the firepower behind 1931's glorious double - scoring both goals in the FA Cup final win over Blues - and the winner in the promotion clincher the following week.

WG was the first Baggie to 200 league goals, scoring ten hat-tricks and four goals four times, in the process.

After retiring as a player, Richardson was Albion's assistant-trainer-coach from June 1946 until his death in March 1959. 

He is the club's record goalscorer in all games, though 100 of these came in wartime fixtures.

Tomorrow we will reveal who tops 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
4. Ronnie Allen
3. Derek Kevan
2. W.G. Richardson
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To qualify for the prestigious top ten, players must have scored at least 100 league goals for the Baggies.

We will then sort our list by goal ratio (goals scored divided by appearances). 


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