184 appearances, 72 goals
A British record signing when Colin Harvey bought him from West Ham in 1988 – TC scored a hat trick on his debut, bagging the first after a mere 34 seconds. As an attempt to replace the irreplaceable – goalscorers like Gary Lineker, Andy Gray and Graeme Sharp – Cottee has always been underrated. Even though he scored 72 goals for the Toffees he is still – somewhat unfairly – looked down on. Cottee was a quick, off-the-shoulder striker similar to Michael Owen, and a true supersub in the 1991 4-4 draw at Anfield.