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60 Greatest Everton Players: #46. Gary Stevens
by Ed Bottomley

293 appearances, 14 goals

Pace.

It was all about pace for Stevens, pace that covered cracks in his game, pace that gave him two (even three) opportunities to tackle, pace that allowed him to get to a loose ball first in the ’84 cup final and set up Graeme Sharp…

Undoubtedly one of the best graduates of the Everton youth team, initially Howard Kendall brought Stevens into the side as a midfielder, but soon he had supplanted Brian Borrows at right back, who was eventually sold in 1983.

Even better than Bainaar was Steven(s)…

Such was his symbiotic relationship with the man who played in front of him that Gary Stevens and Trevor Steven effectively came as a pair. After Everton, they continued to play together at Glasgow Rangers…

Stevens won two league titles, four Charity Shields, and FA Cup and a Cup Winners Cup with Everton…

 

Written by Ed Bottomley

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

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