The record reign of Leicester City's Arthur Rowley
Malcolm McDonald was Supermac, Allan Clarke was Sniffer, John Charles was the Gentle Giant and Nat Lofthouse was The Lion of Vienna. Arthur Rowley was, quite simply, The Gunner. He was also a goal-scoring phenomenon with a lethal left foot. And he played for Leicester City.
Rowley scored more league goals (434) than any other player in Football League history.
At City, he scored 265 League and FA Cup goals in 321 games, including 16 hat-tricks. His 41 penalties also broke the club record.
It left him eight short of fellow City legend Arthur Chandler's feat of 273 goals, scored in 419 games.
Rowley was always quick to praise the role of his team-mates during his glory days in the 1950s.
"Derek Hogg and Mal Griffiths were two tremendous crossers of the ball," he recalled, as well as acknowledging the contribution of Jack Froggatt and Derek Hines among others.
Rowley was born in 1926 in Wolverhampton. His elder brother, Jack, played for Manchester United and England.
After military service, Rowley signed for West Bromwich Albion, but he struggled to find his shooting boots.
Between 1946 and 1948, in 24 appearances for the Baggies, he scored just four goals.
In December 1948, he was sold to Second Division promotion rivals Fulham and there was an immediate transformation in his fortunes.
Rowley scored 19 goals in 22 appearances for the Cottagers to help them to the Division Two championship title.
Ironically, West Brom, were runners-up.
However, Fulham struggled in the top flight and Rowley netted eight goals. A move to Leicester changed all that – and the fee: £14,000.
Rowley recalled: "I was a cheaper replacement for Jack Lee (who joined Derby) and it suited me. I wanted to get away from London and Leicester was not too far from Wolverhampton.
"I had just got married and didn't want to live in London, and Leicester was the ideal solution. Filbert Street wasn't the greatest ground I had ever seen, or played at, but we always had a good crowd."
The crowd certainly warmed to him. Little wonder when you assess his scoring exploits.
City historian John Hutchinson has built a comprehensive record of his achievements.
"In his first four years, Rowley scored 137 league and eight FA Cup goals and he reached the 100-goal mark in only 122 games," said Hutchinson.
"He was the league's top goal-scorer in 1953 and 1957 and his seasonal league totals in the Second Division were 28, 38 (breaking Chandler's club record), 39, and 30."
Rowley's 30-goal tally in 1957 helped City to the title and, in their top-flight return, Rowley mustered 23 goals in 36 games although the Filbert Street club were relegated.
Back in the Second Division, Rowley scored 29 goals and netted for England B against Switzerland.
But the following season – 1956-57 – his efforts soared into the stratosphere.
He scored an incredible 44 goals in 42 games which helped City to the title with a seven-point advantage over Nottingham Forest.
Rowley's swansong as a City player came on their return to the First Division when he scored 20 goals in 25 games. Rowley was poised to overtake Chandler's scoring record but manager David Halliday shocked the City faithful by transfer-listing him at the age of 32.
Imagine current City boss Nigel Pearson selling Matty Fryatt – the fans did not like it.
But Halliday was adamant and Rowley took over as player-manager at Shrewsbury after a £7,000 move. He scored another 152 goals at Gay Meadow to reach the 434 landmark.
Rowley had spells as a manager at Sheffield United and Southend before a low-key testimonial between the Shrimpers and City in 1977.
And when Rowley needed knee surgery in the 1990s, it was Shrewsbury and Wolves who organised a testimonial, with the Filbert Street faithful chipping in through a collection.
Rowley worked for a pools company following his retirement. He died in December 2002 at the age of 76.