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Top 60 Everton Players: #47. Warney Cresswell
by Ed Bottomley

47. Warney Cresswell (1927–36)

306 appearances, 1 goal

Cresswell oozed such class that he became known as “the prince of full backs”. He won seven caps for England and helped Everton to win the Football League Championship twice and the FA Cup in 1933.

Written by Ed Bottomley

Everton fan exiled in Michigan. Duncan Ferguson obsessive, history buff, optimist. Follow me on Twitter @Dixies60


I have been told and I have read about the class my Grandad oozed on the pitch, known as “The Prince of Fullbacks” but also to his team mates as Grandad! Being the oldest player for Everton at the time. He was a gentleman on and off the pitch and well known for his cool and icy demeanor which also lead another nickname he went by… The Iceberg!

Only capped 7 times for England, he was and will always be one of England’s true footballing greats!

by Amy Cresswell on Aug 21, 2011 at 1:31 am

Hi Amy,
My Dad, now 87, was telling me that Warney would be in his all-time Everton 11. His eyes still light up when he talks about hsi sliding tackles.

by Rob S on Aug 27, 2012 at 11:32 pm

An Everton supporting friend of mine told me that his dad used to refer to Warney Cresswell as “the greatest trapper of a ball”.

by Gavin Bryars on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:16 am

Thank you for sharing those comments and memories. They have put a huge smile on my face. I am always in awe that anyone in this day and age even knows his name, but I guess in the world of football, a great player is never forgotten, and that is something special.

Thank you for posting x

Amy (Warney’s grandaughter)

by Amy Cresswell-Fox on Dec 3, 2016 at 11:21 pm

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