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Everton:

 

Nicknames: The Blues, The Pensioners

City: The Toffees, The Blues, The School of Science, The People’s Club.

History

Formed in 1878, Everton were founding members of The Football League in 1888.

Everton were founded as St Domingo’s in 1878 so that people from the parish of St Domingo’s Methodist Church in Everton could play sport year round —cricket was played in summer. The club was renamed Everton a year later after the local area, as people outside the parish wished to participate

Everton have a rivalry with neighbours Liverpool and the two sides contest the Merseyside derby. The club have been based at Goodison Park since 1892, after moving from Anfield.

Kit:

Everton have a long history with Umbro, having worn the brand’s kit periodically from the 1970s through to the mid-90s. This will be the fourth time that Umbro have made the Everton kit after doing so from 1974-83, 1986-2000 and 2004-09.

The Everton Crest is recognised all across the globe. But where did it come from?

The Beacon’, or ‘Prince Rupert’s Tower’, has been inextricably linked with the Everton area since its construction in 1787. Originally used as a bridewell to incarcerate criminals, it still stands today on Everton Brow in Netherfield Road.

Arch-enemy:

The Merseyside derby is the name given to matches between Everton and Liverpool football clubs from Liverpool, England. It is the longest running top-flight derby in England, having been played at that level since the 1962–63 season. Everton play their home games at Goodison Park, while Liverpool play theirs at Anfield. The match has been called the “Merseyside derby” since at least 1955.[1]

Traditionally, the Merseyside derby was referred to as the friendly derby because of the large number of families with both Liverpool and Everton supporters[2] and it is one of the few local derbies that does not enforce total fan segregation.

Honors: Everto have quite a disguised collection of honours.

League Champions

1891, 1915, 1928, 1932, 1939, 1963, 1970, 1985, 1987

League Runners-Up

890, 1895, 1902, 1905, 1909, 1912, 1986

(Old) Division Two Champions

1931

(Old) Division Two Runners-up

1954

FA Cup Winners

1906, 1933, 1966, 1984, 1995

FA Cup Finalists

1893, 1897, 1907, 1968, 1985, 1986, 1989, 2009

League Cup Finalists

1977, 1984

European Cup Winners Cup Winners

1985

FA Charity Shield Winners

1928, 1933, 1963, 1970, 1984, 1985, 1986 (shared), 1987, 1995

FA Youth Cup Winners

1965, 1984, 1998

FA Youth Cup Finalists

1961, 1977, 1983, 2002

 

Did You Know? 

Goodison is the only ground in the world to have a church (St. Luke the Evangelist) in a corner of the stadium.

Famous Players: Everton have provided the English game throughout the years with so many famous players its hard to include them all they include internationals such as Dixie Dean, Graeme Sharp, Alex Young, Allan Ball, Tommy Lawton, Bob Latchford, Joe Royle, Duncan McKenzie. Howard Kendall, Mick Lyons, Kevin Sheedy, Neville Southall and Gary Lineker.

Biggest away defeat overall:
Record defeat – 1–8 v. Wolverhampton Wanderers, First Division, 26 September 1953

Biggest home win overall:
Record League Victory: 9–1 v Manchester City, 3 September 1906

 

Unofficial Web Sites:

ToffeeWeb

The original Everton FC website, going strong since 1994

• BlueKipper

The wacky and irreverent world of the Blue Kipper

• NSNO

Simon Paul provides a forum-based news service

• SOS1878

Blue Union component and vociferous Board critics

• Grand Old Team

TW’s partner revolves around a busy forum and big social media presence

• Everton-Mad

Austin Rathe edits the Everton page at Footy-Mad

• ToffeeTalk

“Forums for the thinking Evertonian”

• Everton Aren’t We

New site ‘targeted specifically at Blues who go to the match’

• EvertonViral

‘Everton News and Social Media Jacking’

• Vital Everton

News and views from the Blue corner of Vital Network