Cult heroes are something every club has, and for West Brom, they don’t get any bigger than Hungarian star Zoltan Gera.
Zoltán Gera – 191 apps, 29 goals
Zolly, one of the most loved players of the past 20 years for his 2 spells at the club.
A relative unknown signed for £1.5m the ‘Magic Magyar’ was worth every penny of it.
— Baggies Vault (@TheBaggiesVault) January 5, 2020
The former midfielder has two separate spells with the Baggies in his 20-year career as a professional player, making 188 appearances as stats from Transfermarkt show and contributing to 46 goals in his seven years playing at the Hawthorns, and Gera certainly made his mark on the club.
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And Twitter account Baggies Vault proposed the question to West Brom supporters to recall their favourite memory surrounding the versatile Hungarian player on social media, who enjoyed a successful spell at the club during their days in the Premier League.
Here’s what West Brom fans had to say on Twitter about Gera, with lots of supporters giving their best moment from the attacker’s time at the club…
Wear Zolly’s shirt with pride, out here in New Hampshire..
Epitomy of an absolute team player, unselfish, playing to the limit of his game week in week out, fantastic player…
Had the choice of any shirt from 2000 and went for a Zolly…
No regrets ever, over that…
— Andy Caulton (@AndyfromNewHamp) January 6, 2020
Was there for his debut goal against Spurs. That corner against Birmingham and also his goals against Wolves were memorable too. Liverpool obviously but that leap was something else, so many cracking headers
— Sunil Patel (@sjpatel212) January 5, 2020
My favourite player in recent years. Had everything.
— A.C (@Casualnotcrimin) January 5, 2020
Pure magic, what a player
— DaZ_GuEsT (@DarrenGuest7) January 5, 2020
His goal celebration
— Nice one Cyrille ….. (@jasonphillips13) January 5, 2020
Commitment. Quality, great shot, immense in the air and great at winning back possession. A true great during the 2000’s
— Rob Hazuki (@TheRobAlmighty) January 6, 2020
Gera is often regarded as one of West Brom’s best signings this century, with the attacker joining for a reported fee of just £1.5m according to BBC Sport.