Grimsby Town’s top goalscorers of all-time have been revealed, thanks to club historian John Kirk.
In recent weeks, a number of Mariners fans have been in touch with us to ask about the leading all-time goalscorers at Blundell Park.
And now, thanks to club historian John Kirk – who has provided the information, we can reveal the list to the black and white army.
Famously, Welsh striker Pat Glover tops the charts – he scored 196 goals in 245 games for Town between 1929 and 1939.
And Glover is some 44 goals ahead of his closest contender – centre-forward Ron Rafferty scored 152 goals in 277 appearances for Town between 1957 and 1963.
Third-place on the list is Scottish striker James ‘Jimmy’ Carmichael, who scored 141 goals in 245 games during his six-year spell with the Mariners from 1920 to 1926.
Striker William ‘Billy’ Hart Cairns, who was at the club between 1946 and 1954, is fourth on the list, having scored 129 goals in 231 games for Town.
And fifth-place Joe Robson is just five goals behind Cairns – he found the net 124 times in 166 matches for the Mariners between 1924 and 1930.
Legendary striker Matt Tees, who played for Town for six years across two spells from 1963 to 1967 and 1971 to 1973, is sixth-place, having scored 109 times in 227 appearances for the Mariners.
Grimsby-born striker Kevin Drinkell is just one goal behind Tees – he bagged 108 goals in 323 games for the Mariners between 1976 and 1984.
Thomas ‘Tommy’ McCairns is eighth on the list, with 104 goals in 154 appearances during the pre-Blundell Park era, between 1893 and 1898.
Charles ‘Charlie’ Craven, who later played for Manchester United, scored 102 goals in 273 games for Town between 1930 and 1938.
The 10th-place in the list is occupied by Henry ‘Harry’ Handley Fletcher, who scored 101 goals in 307 games across three spells for Town – 1892-1898, 1900-1903, and 1905-1910.
From 11 to 20 are Thomas Henry Briggs (92), Stuart C Brace (88), Paul Groves (84), John Gilbert ‘Jackie’ Bestall (83), Joe Waters (78), Jack F Lewis (77), Tony Ford (68), Clive Mendonca (67), William Edwin Marshall (63), and Bob Cumming (61).
From 21 to 24 are Ernest ‘Tim’ Coleman (58), Mike Hickman (54), Johnny Scott (53), and Steve Livingstone (51).
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