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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…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #23. Dave Hickson
by Ed Bottomley

(1951-56, 1957-60) 243 appearances, 111 goals “I would have died for Everton. I would have broken every other bone in my body for any other club, that’s how I look…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #24. Leighton Baines
by Ed Bottomley

299 appearances, 27 goals “I think Leighton is more than a player – he is an icon.” – Roberto Martinez Don’t think Leighton Baines should be this high on the list?…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #25. Tommy Eglington
by Ed Bottomley

 (1946-57) 428 appearances, 82 goals  Eglington had the pace that launched a thousand attacks during a career that had a wingspan of more than a decade. He came across from…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #26. Fred Pickering
by Ed Bottomley

(1963-67) 115 appearances, 70 goals Fred was a beefy forward with a sensational goal to game ratio. A Catterick signing from Blackburn Rovers in 1964 for a club record £90,000,…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #27 Dave Watson
by Ed Bottomley

(1986-2001) 522 appearances, 37 goals When Howard Kendall, aware that Derek Mountfield was waning, made his move for Dave Watson the Norwich City manager Ken Brown said that selling his defender would…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #28. Trevor Steven
by Ed Bottomley

(1983-89)  283 appearances, 58 goals “One of the players that I knew straight away I would do anything to sign was Trevor Steven…He looked an Everton player, and when I…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #29. Mick Lyons
by Ed Bottomley

(1970-82)   434 appearances, 59 goals   Mick Lyons had the misfortune to play during the barren years of gradual decline at Goodison following the 1969/70 title win. Not skilful…read more…

60 Greatest Everton Players: #30. Adrian Heath
by Ed Bottomley

(1981-89) 293 appearances, 89 goals “I looked constantly for what the paying public would consider an ‘Everton type of player’. By that I meant men who liked to go forward,…read more…

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