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60 Greatest Everton Players: #1. William Ralph “Dixie” Dean
by Ed Bottomley

(1925-1937) 399 Appearances, 349 goals “There was an atmosphere wherever Dixie went; there was excitement. I’ve seen around 2,000 people following him around in places like Switzerland, Germany and France. He was bigger…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #2. Alan Ball
by Peter Bottomley

(1966-72) 249 appearances, 78 goals. “No one was greater than their club, but you came pretty close.” – Tribute sent to Goodison after Ball’s death. ‘I was running back to…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #3. Neville Southall
by Ed Bottomley

(1981-1988) 578 appearances “It was my first signing, and my best, in his prime, Neville was the best keeper in the world.” – Howard Kendall The bulky Nev of later…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #4. Tommy Lawton
by Ed Bottomley

(1936-39) 97 appearances, 70 goals  “Technically, surely the greatest number nine of all time” – Joe Mercer   A teen sensation, Tommy would be even higher up this list if…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #5. Alex Young
by Ed Bottomley

 271 appearances, 87 goals  “I left Everton Football Club in 1968. But I can honestly say that Everton has never left me.” A unique player who was never truly liked or…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #6. Kevin Ratcliffe
by Ed Bottomley

(1979-92) 472 appearances, 2 goals  In American sport-speak, Ratcliffe is the “most winningest” Everton captain ever and he won two league championships, an FA Cup, and the European Cup Winners’…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #7. Brian Labone
by Ed Bottomley

(1957-1972) 530 appearances, 2 goals  “One Evertonian is worth twenty Liverpudlians”  Everton’s consummate defender and captain, Labone was firmly ensconced in the England set up of the 60s; however, ‘the…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #8. Ted Sagar
by Ed Bottomley

(1929-1953) 497 appearances “I tried to make collecting crosses my life’s work, I would practice for hours on end, week in week out, with a couple of lads pushing high…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #9. T.G. Jones
by Ed Bottomley

(1940-49) 178 appearances, 5 goals “Tommy had everything. No coach could ever coach him or teach him anything. He was neater than John Charles, for instance, and could get himself out of trouble…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #10. Colin Harvey
by Ed Bottomley

(1963-75)  384 appearances, 24 goals Colin Harvey was a home-grown talent who made his debut at 18 years of age, playing against Inter in the San Siro in 1963, and…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #11. Roy Vernon
by Ed Bottomley

(1959-65) 200 appearances, 110 goals “There’s Denis Law, there’s Jimmy Greaves, and there’s me…” – Vernon, on being asked to name the top goalscorers of his generation. Cast your mind…read more…

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