Plenty of Wolverhampton Wanderers fans are gushing over their former player Dean Richards after the Midlands club’s official Twitter page shared a throwback goal of his.
In the footage, Richards can be seen picking the ball up from the wing after some nice play in the build-up, before perhaps getting a lucky break and then driving a neat finish into the bottom corner, which was a last-minute winner against Barnsley at Oakwell back on the 20th March 1999.
As per Wolves’ official website, Richards spent four seasons at Molineux, as he was a dominant force at the heart of defence. Nevertheless, he still found the net four times in 100 appearances in gold and black, including the strike shown which meant that WWFC won the game 3-2 after being 2-0 down.
Supporters can test their knowledge by naming the rest of the players to have featured in that game here.
Would a prime Dean Richards get into the current Wolves team?
These fans gushed over their ex-ace after watching the clip, with a couple of them branding him a ‘legend’:
Legend, one of the few who would get into today’s team
— Andy Ching (@andyching) May 6, 2020
Never forgotten. What a legend of the game. 🧡🖤
— Nick Allen (@NickAllen224) May 6, 2020
I was thinking at the time what was Dean Richards doing that far forward, but glad he was fantastic finish from a fantastic player!!
— Adey (@Adey1612) May 6, 2020
Quality player walks into current team
— steven hudson (@stevenhudson2) May 6, 2020
What a day that was! When Deano charged forward I thought he was going to put a cross in,so couldn’t believe it when he belted it home,great player.
— Ian Deakin (@IanD1977) May 6, 2020
Wanderers, what is your best memory of Deano? Comment below!
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