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Everton Firsts and Distinctions


  • Founder members of the Football League in 1888
  • Founder members of the Premier League in 1992
  • First club presented with the League Championship trophy
  • First club to present League winners medals
  • First club to stage an FA Cup Final in 1894
  • First English club to go on an overseas tour in 1905
  • First Merseyside club to win the FA Cup
  • First club to build a purpose-built football stadium
  • First club to have a four-side stadium with two-tier stands
  • First club to have a stadium with a three-tier stamd
  • First club to issue a regular match programme
  • First club to have a player score 60 league goals
  • First club to wear numbered shirts, 1-11 in 1933
  • First club to install dugouts
  • First club to install floodlights
  • First club to install undersoil heating
  • First club to win a European Cup penalty shootout in 1970
  • First club to play 4,000 top-flight games
  • First club to amass 5,000 league points
  • First club to play 100 seasons in the top flight
  • First British club to stage a World Cup semi-final
  • First club to break thw £100,000 transfer fee threshold in 1966
  • Featured in the first televised game with Arsenal in 1936

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