Researching Wolfsburg for the features in the run-up to the quarter final on Thursday, meant I touched on some former Fulham players who also played for Die Wölfe. One was more successful than the other. I’ll let the figures speak for themselves.

Steve Marlet

Name: Steve Marlet
Position: Forward
Signed: 29 August 2001 from Olympique Lyonnais
Fee: £11.5m
Left: 28 August 2003 (on loan to Olympique Marseilles), 10 October 2005 (released).
League appearances: 55
League goals: 11
FA Cup appearances: 8
FA Cup goals: 3
League Cup appearances: 1
League Cup goals: 0
European appearances: 14
European goals: 5
Total appearances: 78
Total goals: 19
Now playing for: N/A

Brian McBride

Name: Brian McBride
Position: Striker
Signed: 20 January 2004 from Columbus Crew
Fee: $1.5m
Left: 28 May 2008 (Chicago Fire, free).
League appearances: 139
League goals: 32
FA Cup appearances: 9
FA Cup goals: 4
League Cup appearances: 5
League Cup goals: 4
Total appearances: 153
Total goals: 40
Now playing for: Chicago Fire