His actual time on the pitch for England amounted to about six and a half games.

In total he scored nine goals in 23 appearances for his country at full, U-21 and "B" team levels. Known by his fans as 'Bully' for his club loyalty, rapport with supporters and passion for the game and also known as the "Tipton Skin" for his trademark closely cropped haircut, he received an MBE for services to Association Football in December 1999, shortly after retiring as a first class player. Bull's impressive total of 52 goals in all competitions during the season included 34 goals in the league, with league hat-tricks against Exeter City and Darlington. He had previously worked as a coach at this level with Hereford United in the 2000–01 season and had completed his UEFA Pro B coaching licence in the years in between. He was signed from Albion along with Andy Thompson and the pair were key men in the club’s return to respectability. Bull is regarded as a legend at Wolves and one of the main stands at their home ground, Molineux, is named after him. In the 1987–88 season, Wolves won the Fourth Division championship and became the first of only five teams (later matched by Burnley, Preston North End, Portsmouth and Sheffield United) to have been champions of all four divisions in the English league. [20], Bull's final goal for the club came against Bury on 26 September 1998[21] and his final competitive appearance for the club came on the last day of the 1998–99 season against Bradford City. [27], (N) Football League Third Division North; (S) Football League Third Division South, Includes other competitive competitions, including the, Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. I liked what I saw as well. Join Facebook to connect with Steve Ball and others you may know. Bull's debut for Wolves, then languishing in the Fourth Division, was against Wrexham on 22 November 1986. While still playing in the Third Division, he was selected for the England team and scored on his debut against Scotland at Hampden Park. The fans loved him, not only for his ability to score goals from all angles and distance but because he never gave less than 100 per cent. When Wolves were at their lowest ebb and needed a talisman they found one in Steve Bull.

But Nuno knows how to integrate these youngsters, doing it gradually over the course of a season.

[23], On 13 July 1999, at the age of 34, Bull finally admitted defeat in his battle to fully regain fitness and announced his retirement after 13 years with Wolves.[24]. On 20 March, in the Black Country derby at Molineux, as Wolves beat struggling Albion 2–1 to boost their promotion hopes, Bull scored his 20th league goal of the campaign. During this time he also held down a succession of factory jobs in addition to playing local league games. Bull was capped 13 times by England, and scored 4 goals, all coming in the buildup to Italia 90. - Free Online Library", "Football: BRAVE BULLY FORCED TO QUIT.

There will be a maximum of 12 guests (plus Steve) in a private box at Molineux, overlooking the pitch. By Steve Bull Wolves Published: Nov 1, 2020 Last Updated: Nov 1, 2020 Fabio Silva is almost a few months into his Wolves career now and, as Nuno says, it … - Free Online Library", "Football Gary Bull, the Nottingham Forest striker, has joined Second Division Brighton", 1989–90 Football League Second Division PFA Team of the Year, 1990–91 Football League Second Division PFA Team of the Year, 1988–89 Football League Third Division PFA Team of the Year, 1987–88 Football League Fourth Division PFA Team of the Year, 2003 Football League First Division play-off Final, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Steve_Bull&oldid=983704114, England under-21 international footballers, Members of the Order of the British Empire, BLP articles lacking sources from October 2018, Articles with unsourced statements from March 2013, Pages using national squad without sport or team link, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only, This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 19:29. He became the only player ever to score a half century of goals for his club in successive seasons. Entertain your clients or treat that special someone to a Birthday or Anniversary surprise. [13], He started the 1990–91 season in style with both goals at home to promotion favourites Oldham Athletic, who came away from the Molineux with a 3–2 victory. On Boxing Day, he reached the 10-goal margin in the league, before impressively grabbing all four goals for Wolves in their 4–1 win at Newcastle United on New Year's Day 1990. Bull played three Second Division games for Albion after they were relegated in 1986, scoring twice, and also scored one goal in two League Cup appearances for the club. He remains the last player to be capped by England from outside the top two tiers, and one of only five post-war players so honoured.[25]. Stephen George Bull MBE (born 28 March 1965 in Tipton, Staffordshire) is an English former professional footballer who is best remembered for his 13-year spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers. He also scored hat-tricks in cup competitions against Cheltenham Town and Brentford. Bull remained a prolific goalscorer in the second tier of the English league, and stayed loyal to his Midlands roots despite interest from the likes of Coventry City and Newcastle United. He began his professional career, aged 19, after being recommended to West Bromwich Albion in 1984 by his Tipton Town manager Sid Day, who also worked as a scout for the Baggies. He parted company with the club on 12 December 2008. In over 13 years at Wolves, Bull broke no less than four of the club's goalscoring records. He played there from 1986 until his retirement from playing in 1999, and holds the club's goalscoring record with 306 goals, which included 18 hat-tricks for the club. He achieved his first four-goal haul on 26 November 1988 in a 6–0 home win over Preston North End, scoring a hat-trick the following month in a 6–2 home victory over Mansfield Town. He was mixing things up, which is good, and there was a real hunger about. Early in the following season he scored his 200th goal for the club, less than six years after signing.