Here is a list of some of the most popular Bolton Wanderers players in recent history:
Jay Jay Okocha
Finding him on this list shouldn’t come as a surprise. He is perhaps the most popular player they have ever had. He brought a very different style of football to the Reebok Stadium, something which fans never saw before.
Irrespective of how you felt about this goalkeeper during the end of his stint with the club, there was a time when he was one of the most popular players on the pitch. He spent more than a decade with the club and is largely considered a legend.
He is the catalyst which brought all the other players of Bolton back up and into the game. He wasn’t just skillful; he was mercurial. He made fans sit up, take notice and wonder where he came from.
While he didn’t spend too much time at the club, just 18 months, he managed to make the kind of impression that supporters were still willing to take him back even after he went to Chelsea. On a good day, he was one of the best strikers in the league. He saved his best for whenever they played Arsenal.
Gudni kept postponing his post-football career just so that he could establish Bolton Wanderers as a Premier League club. He was as hard as nails, but also had a good head on his shoulders which is why he was so effective on the ground.
While there are some people who may criticize the way he played, there is no denying that the man carried Bolton Wanderers on his shoulders for many seasons. He was a true captain in every sense of the word. He will be missed.