Chilton made his Tigers debut at the age of 17 in 1960 having come through the club ranks and scored 20 goals in his first season in black and amber. That would prove to be a taster of things to come with Chilton going on to become the Tigers’ record goalscorer with 222 goals in 477 appearances.
Wagstaff joined the Tigers from Mansfield in 1964 and scored on his Club debut in a 3-1 victory over Exeter City. Also on the scoresheet that day was Chilton and the pair were to form the most formidable strike partnership in the Tigers’ history. ‘Waggy’ made 25 appearances in his first season, scoring 23 goals.
The following season he scored 27 goals in 46 appearances as the Tigers won the old Division Three Championship. He also famously scored two goals in a 2-2 FA Cup match with Chelsea. Ken continued to play for the Tigers until 1975 with a record of 434 appearances and 197 goals.
The partnership between the two continues to be the most lethal pairing the Club has ever had and we’re delighted both will be in attendance on the night.
The Hall Of Fame will honour players, coaches and other connected figures in our 113-year existence who have played an outstanding part in forming and maintaining the Club’s wonderful history.
The event will also be attended by around 25 Club legends along with current Tigers Head Coach Leonid Slutsky, giving a great opportunity for supporters to meet their heroes – past and present – with all profits from the night to be donated to WWF as part of our charity partnership.
There will also be an exclusive auction on the night with some truly unique money can’t buy prizes donated by the Club and its partners all in aid of the WWF’s campaign to double wild tiger numbers.
Book your place from Monday 30th of October click here for the full package details.