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Greatest BL6 Players: 5-1

29 September 2017

As we head into the weekend, it's time to recap those who finished 5th-1st in our countdown of the best ever BWFC players to play at Reebok/Macron Stadium.

5th. Ivan Campo

A man who instantly endeared himself to the Bolton faithful for his passionate performances and curly hair, Campo certainly made his mark in England during a six year spell with the Whites. Arriving initially on loan from Real Madrid in 2002, he soon turned that move permanent and remained with the Trotters until 2008, helping them to reach the Carling Cup Final alongside qualify twice for the UEFA Cup. Eventually departing after helping the club secure Premier League safety, his heartfelt letter to the Bolton fans ensured that he remains firmly in their hearts to this day.

4th. Jussi Jaaskelainen

A true stalwart of the club, Jaaskelainen spent 15 years as a Bolton Wanderers player, racking up over 500 appearances in all competitions between 1997 and 2012. The Whites' undisputed No.1 between the sticks for much of his time at BL6, the Finn put in a number of memorable performances down the years, with his famous save at Old Trafford and of course, double penalty save against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park just a few of his key moments for the Trotters. And his exploits, alongside the shot-stopper's dedication to the Bolton cause, see him named as the fourth best player to have graced Macron Stadium.

3rd. Youri Djorkaeff

A World Cup winner, Djorkaeff arrived at Macron Stadium in February 2002 boasting spells with Monaco, PSG and Inter Milan. Once immersed in life with Bolton however, the talismanic Frenchman set about making his mark on the English game and he did so in spades, with his two-and-a-half years as a Wanderer seeing him firmly endear himself to the club's faithful. Although he only played 81 times for the Whites in all competitions, the midfielder's class oozed in each and every game he graced and for that reason, he has secured the bronze medal in our countdown.

2nd. Kevin Davies

A man who arrived at Bolton Wanderers in the summer of 2003 down and out after being released by Southampton, to say his career was revitalised at the club would be an understatement. Going on to remain at BL6 for just short of ten years alongside captain the side, the no-nonsense frontman played in over 400 games in all competitions, scoring 84 goals. A figure who epitomised the Whites' determination to succeed in the face of adversity, the striker even represented England on a solitary occasion during the latter stages of his time with the Trotters. A true legend, your votes see Davies take the runners-up spot.

1st. Jay-Jay Okocha

So good they named him twice, Jay-Jay Okocha's impact on Bolton Wanderers Football Club has truly never been forgotten. Moving to England for the first time with the Whites in 2002, the Nigerian magician's four seasons spent with Sam Allardyce's men saw him capture the hearts of not only the Bolton faithful, but football fans across the country for his silky skills and cheeky smile. Figuring for the Trotters on 145 occasions, he played in the Carling Cup Final - where he scored two unforgettable free-kicks in the semi-final first leg - and also in the UEFA Cup. Another captain of the club too, those who were lucky enough to watch him in his prime will never forget the impact that Okocha had during his time at Macron Stadium and with that in mind, he has officially been named as the best ever player to grace our current home.


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