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Category Archive: 60 Greatest Everton Players

60 Greatest Everton Players: #34. Sam Chedgzoy
by Ed Bottomley

(1910-26) 279 appearances, 33 goals Ellesmere Port born Chedgzoy can claim to be the main catalyst for the corner-kick rules that were highlighted years ago with the corner kick controversy…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #35. Paul Bracewell
by Ed Bottomley

(1984-89) 95 appearances, 7 goals “Brace complemented Peter Reid perfectly. Their understanding was terrific right from the start and you could almost guarantee that if somebody got past Reidy, Paul…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #36. Tommy Wright
by Ed Bottomley

(1964-73) 371 appearances, 4 goals Pugnacious Tommy Wright was a product of Merseyside and had already been recognised as an England schoolboy when he joined Everton. When he wasn’t fiercely…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #37. Gary Lineker OBE
by Ed Bottomley

(1985-86) 52 appearances, 38 goals “There’s no doubt at all that Everton was the best team I ever played in.” For months the Gwladys Street looked upon Andy Gray’s replacement…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #38. Andrei Kanchelskis
by Ed Bottomley

52 appearances, 20 goals I remember the long drawn out process of signing Andrei Kanchelskis. It was tortuous. First beating off rivals for his signature – Middlesbrough and Liverpool were…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #39. Johnny Morrissey
by Ed Bottomley

(1962-72) 311 appearances, 50 goals “We went into Liverpool, and Bally gave me some of the best advice anyone could give. ‘Don’t take the ball of Johnny Morrissey in training.’…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #40. Andy Gray
by Ed Bottomley

(1983-85) 68 appearances, 22 goals “Goodison brought out the best in me. Everything about it – the fans, the team, the history of centre forwards – was right. It was…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #41. Brian Harris
by Ed Bottomley

(1955-67) 358 appearances, 29 goals Even when the Moores money began to buy up some of British football’s best players, the £10 signing kept his place among the “Mersey Millionaires”…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #42. Jack Sharp
by Ed Bottomley

(1900-09) 342 appearances, 80 goals Signed from Aston Villa in 1899, he was a short, stocky man described by one writer of the day as a “Pocket Hercules.” – Everton…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #43. Mikel Arteta
by Ed Bottomley

2005-2011. 162 games, 27 goals. “On the field, his talent often reminds me of The Golden Vision and off the field he has qualities similar to Alex The Great. You…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #44. Joe Mercer OBE
by Ed Bottomley

(1932-46) 184 appearances, 2 goals A league title winner at Goodison in 1938-39, Ellesmere Port born Mercer was an excellent left half and an England legend. Everton got four seasons…read more…

Desert Island Kicks

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

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Focus on the facts not the rhetoric

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