Steve Bloomer

I try to get there first... that was how Bloomer described the foundations of his success.
In 23 appearances for England from 1895–1907 he scored 28 goals. He scored in ten consecutive matches (his first ten, a total of 19 goals).
His club records are impressive:
Derby County- 1892-1905 appearances 395 goals 235
Middlesbrough- 1905-1910  130 appearances 62 goals
Derby County- 1910-1914  106 appearances 59 goals
Steve Bloomer went on to manage overseas, and won the Copa del Rey with Real Union, of which more later...