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#FestiveFavourites - Bolton Wanderers

We profile the five players our in-house social media team have selected to make up the iconic Bolton Wanderers side from the 2004/05 season.


Bolton Wanderers (2004/05)

A Bolton Wanderers team of the ages, Sam Allardyce’s side enjoyed a phenomenal campaign as they qualified for the UEFA Cup.

Not only did they finish sixth, they also finished level on points with a Liverpool side that went on to win the Champions League.
 

Jussi Jaaskelainen (GK)

A true Bolton legend who went on to make 527 appearances in a career spanning 15 years with the club.

One of the finest shot-stoppers in the business, the Finland international kept vital clean sheets in victories over Liverpool and Arsenal.
 

Fernando Hierro (DF)

Despite being in the latter stages of his career, Fernando Hierro hadn't lost much his all-round world-class ability and stood out during his 29 games with the Trotters.

The Spaniard was imperative to the club’s lofty league position, and whilst his spell in the North West may have been short, it proved to be extremely sweet.
 

Ivan Campo (DF)

Once upon a time, Bolton were signing players from Real Madrid.

Initially joining the Wanderers on loan, he went on to spend five glorious years at the Reebok, a place that he adopted as his home.

Oozing composure in possession, Campo was a key feature in the success of Sam Allardyce’s side – and even had an Indie band from Preston named after him.
 

Jay-Jay Okocha (MF)

So good they named him twice!

Jay-Jay Okocha was one of the Premier League’s greatest performers but there was substance to his flair and artistry.

The midfielder was a key component to the Bolton side throughout the campaign, and he ignited his side's season with a sublime brace against Charlton Athletic on the opening day of the season.
 

Kevin Davies (FW)

Described by Rio Ferdinand as one of the toughest strikers he’d played against, Kevin Davies typified the Sam Allardyce era.

His selflessness enabled the likes of Jay-Jay Okocha and El Hadji Diouf to flourish, but whilst hard-work and endeavour were key facets of the frontman's armoury, he still contributed eight goals himself, including a famous winner against Liverpool at the Reebok.
 

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