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Category Archive: 60 Greatest Everton Players

60 Greatest Everton Players: #12. Graeme Sharp
by Ed Bottomley

(1980-91) 432 appearances, 150 goals “Sharp! What a fantastic goal! An unbelievable finish from Graeme Sharp! And the Evertonians have gone berserk!” His Anfield goal will stay in our hearts…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #13. Bob Latchford
by Ed Bottomley

(1974-81) 289 appearances, 138 goals Big Bad Bob was England’s best centre forward during the 70’s – his thirty goals in the 1977-78 season won him £10,000 from the Daily…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #14. Romelu Lukaku
by Ed Bottomley

“I call Romelu the lawyer. He discusses everything, even his socks. It’s important that people know that because sometimes they think the younger generation doesn’t care enough.” – Thierry Henry…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #15. Peter Reid
by Ed Bottomley

(1982-89) 228 appearances, 13 goals “I played against Reidy when I was at Stoke and I thought he was a good player even then. I could see it and I…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #16. Edgar Chadwick
by Ed Bottomley

(1888-1899) 300 appearances, 110 goals A pipsqueak at 5ft 6in, Chadwick was a huge name in football. He joined Everton in the inaugural Football League season of 1888-89, and went…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #17. Howard Kendall
by Ed Bottomley

(1966-74, 1981) 274 appearances, 29 goals “I’ve had love affairs with other clubs, with Everton it’s a marriage.”  It wasn’t just Harry Catterick who was interested in signing Howard Kendall; numerous…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #18. Sandy Young
by Ed Bottomley

(1901-11) 275 appearances, 125 goals Sandy is a legend from the early 20th century and the first Toffee to score the winner in an FA Cup Final when Everton beat…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #19. Ray Wilson MBE
by Ed Bottomley

 (1964-69) 153 appearances “There wasn’t a winger who played against him who could claim to have broken even in the exchange, let alone come out on top.” – Alan Ball…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #20. Joe Royle
by Ed Bottomley

(1965-1975) 275 appearances, 119 goals “When you’re looking at centre forwards, Joe’s got to have been one of the best in the club’s history.” – Howard Kendall  Merseyside-born and home-grown, Joe…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #21. Kevin Sheedy
by Ed Bottomley

(1982-92) 368 appearances, 97 goals “His left foot was like a wand; his technique glorious.” – Howard Kendall  Sheedy’s talent lay fallow at Liverpool, until Kendall took him to Goodison for £100,000…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #22. Gordon West
by Ed Bottomley

(1962-73) 399 appearances ‘I was better than Neville in the Sixties but I’ll accept that he was better than me in the Eighties. Today, we are about the same –…read more…

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You’re stranded on a desert island, what footballing memories would you take with you?

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