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Things you may or may not know about Everton Football Club:
- In 1904, Sheffield Wednesday provided the only instance of a club failing to win after leading 5-0 at half-time... because Everton scored 5 in the second half.
- When Everton secured the League Championship in 1931-32, they lost an
amazing 12 games (out of 42) in the process a dubious record!
- Everton won successive home games 9-3, 8-1, 7-2 and 9-2 on their way to the League
championship in 1932.
- Everton's worst start to a League season came in the 1994-95 season under Mike Walker. The Blues did not record a victory until the 13th match but went on to win the FA Cup the following May under Joe Royle!
- The sale of Dixie Dean's medals realised £28,000 in 1991.
- Legendary goalkeeper Ted Sagar spent 23 years at Goodison Park between 1929 and 1952 but he only played 16
league seasons because of the War.
- The first complete match to be televised was when Everton lost 3-2 at Arsenal on 29 August 1936
- Everton (1986) are one of seven clubs to have finished runners-up in both the League
championship and FA Cup in the same season.
- Shirt numbers were first worn as an experiment in the 1933 FA Cup Final when Everton beat Manchester
- In 1958, Goodison Park was the first stadium with under-soil electric heating to beat the winter frost.
- The last Wembley attendance to top 100,000 was for the 1985 FA Cup Final between Everton and Manchester United.
- Before the demise of the old Wembley Stadium in 2000, the last time England
played a home fixture away from Wembley was in January 1966 for a friendly against Poland at Goodison Park.
- England also played an away fixture at Goodison Park in May 1973, when "the
Troubles" in Northern Ireland led to their home game being played there for
- Everton were one of the three clubs who were founder members of the Football League in 1888 and the Premier League in 1992
Blackburn and Aston Villa being the other two.
- Nine title-winning players have gone on to win championships as managers: Former
Evertonians Joe Mercer and Howard Kendall are two of them.
- Everton jointly hold the record with Liverpool for most points accumulated in a First Division Season: 90 in 1984-85.
- Liverpool is the only city through Everton or Liverpool to have staged top-flight football in every League season since 1888.
- Just four clubs have won the (old) 2nd Division and the First Division titles in successive seasons: Everton (1931-32), Liverpool, Tottenham and Ipswich Town
- The first FA Cup tie to be shown on closed circuit television was the 5th round match between Everton and Liverpool in March
1967. A combined total of 105,000 people saw the game, which remains the biggest single attendance for an FA Cup tie other than
- The lowest ever top-flight attendance since the war was for the Wimbledon v Everton match at Selhurst Park in 1993
- The record number of career hat-tricks scored was by William "Dixie" Dean for Tranmere and Everton between 1924 and 1938
- Dixie Dean scored in 12 consecutive games in Division 2 in the 1930-31 season.
- The most goals scored for one club was 349 by Dixie Dean for Everton.
- Dean still holds the record for the most league goals in a season with 60 in 39 matches in
the 1927-28 season. He scored 82 in all competitions that year!
- The last time an Everton player finished League top scorer was when Gary Lineker scored 30 in 1985-86
- Everton are third behind Liverpool and Sheffield Wednesday for the greatest number of opening-day games won - 46 out of 97.
- Everton have never won the League Cup
- Everton have appeared in more FA Cup Quarter Finals than any other club
- Everton have appeared in more FA Cup Semi-Finals than any other club
- Only Manchester United have appeared in more FA Cup Finals than Everton winning 9 to Everton's 5
- Goodison Park staged the FA Cup Final in 1894
- David Moyes is Everton's 15th manager since the War.
- Despite securing their lowest points haul (using 3 pts for a win) since
1888-89, Everton somehow avoided relegation in 2003-04
- Everton were until very recently top of the all-time top flight league table
- Last season was Everton's 108th in the top flight