His goals tally during the 1958/59 put the likes of Jimmy Greaves and Brian Clough in shade.
Greaves topped the English First Division charts with 32 goals while Clough was the Second Division’s top marksman with 42 goals.
But Arbroath’s Dave Easson notched 52 league and cup goals during the campaign — scoring 45 of Arbroath’s 86 league goals.
His goals helped fire the Lichties to a League Cup semi-final and promotion to the First Division.
Easson was among the legendary names that were inducted into the Angus club’s hall of fame on Friday.
He was joined by record goalscorer Jimmy Jack who hit the back of the net 120 times between 1965 and 1971.
The hall of fame dinner was held in a marquee on the pitch at Gayfield following last year’s inaugural event.
Bob McGlashan, Ian Stirling and Paul Sheerin were also inducted at the event, which was hosted by journalist Bill Leckie.
Club chairman John Christison said the inductees were chosen for their “great service, commitment and dedication” following consultation between the club and its supporters.
“I am sure all supporters of Arbroath will be delighted that the club are formally recognising the contribution that Dave, Jimmy, Bob, Ian, and Paul made in furthering the fortunes of our club,” he said.
McGlashan joined the club as a player in 1895 and subsequently filled the role of secretary and manager for a continuous period up to his retirement in 1946.
He continued to attend Gayfield until shortly before his death at the age of 74 in 1949.
McGlashan led Arbroath into the Scottish League in 1921 and guided the club to promotion to the old First Division for the first time in season 1934/35.
The Lichties stayed there until the outbreak of World War Two in 1939.
Ian Stirling was a local lad who was club captain of Arbroath before eventually becoming chairman.
Paul Sheerin guided Arbroath to the Third Division championship in his first season in charge in 2010/11, which was the club’s first national trophy win in its history.
Archie Knox, Jimmy Bone, John Blackley, John Brownlie, Gordon Wallace and Jocky Scott were also in attendance.
Club manager Dick Campbell hosted a question and answer session with Knox who is a former assistant manager of Manchester United and Rangers.