QUIZ: The Stars and Saps of Big Sam’s Bolton Golden Age

Can you name these 17 Allardyce signings from his memorable reign as boss of Bolton Wanderers?


Sam Allardyce’s spell at Bolton Wanderers (1999-2007) catapulted the former Trotters defender-turned-gaffer into the big time as a manager.

It was an era in Bolton’s history when they flew high in England’s top tier, and saw a number of well-known players arrive at the club, including a World Cup-winner or two and several superstar veterans.

Sam and his (mostly) foreign legion led Wanderers to a League Cup final in 2004, as well as a semi-final in the competition four years earlier, and won a place for themselves as many people’s second team during the mid-2000s.

But how many of the stars and saps of that side can you name?

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