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60 Greatest Everton Players: #53. Tony Cottee
by Ed Bottomley

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.

Written by Ed Bottomley

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

2 Comments

Nonsense for example the 13 who won 69 championship and 15 who won in 85 all of whom ahead. That’s without trying.

by Paul on Feb 18, 2017 at 11:11 am


    Paul – I’m confused, what’s nonsense? That he’s at number 53? I’d love to hear your top 60, and thanks for proving my point that Cottee was underrated!

    by Ed Bottomley on Feb 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm


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