Everton Past Players
 

Includes links to ToffeeWeb Player Profiles for departed Everton First Team Squad players, 
arranged in reverse chronological order (most recent first), by season (July to June)
[Academy and Reserves players who never played for the First Team are listed here]
 
 PAGE CONTENTS
Players Leaving Everton during Season:–
  • 2012-13  2011-12  • 2010-11   • 2009-10  • 2008-09  • 2007-08  • 2006-07  • 2005-06  • 2004-05 
  • 2003-04  2002-03  • 2001-02   • 2000-01  • 1999-2k  • 1998-99  • 1997-98  • 1996-97  1995-96
  • Full List of all Past Everton First Team Players — Currently Unavailable
  • Other Featured Past Everton Players
 
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2013-14
 
Nikica Jelavic Departed to Hull City for around £6½M (11 Jan)
Maruoane Fellaini Finally joined Man Utd for a hefty £27½M (2 Sep)
Victor Anichebe Sold to West Brom for a fine fee of £6M (2 Sep)
   
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2012-13
 
Phil Neville Retired after playing far too long (30 Jun)
Thomas Hitzlsperger Released after a pointless season; then retired (30 Jun)
Jan Mucha Released after failing to challenge Howard (30 Jun)
Jake Bidwell Joined Brentord after extended loans (17 Jun)
Jack Rodwell This season's cash-cow: £12M+ from Manchester City (12 Aug)
Joseph Yobo Two-year saga finally ends in move to Fenerbahce (4 Aug)
Tim Cahill Modern Legend departs for New York Red Bulls (26 Jul)
Jose Baxter Stalled prospect finally a free agent; to Crystal Palace? (16 Jul)
João Silva Restless Portuguese Reserves striker off to Levski Sofia (9 Jul)
   
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2011-12
 
James Wallace Reserves Defender makes the move to Tranmere (26 Jun)
Adam Forshaw Young player was a big hit with Brentford (21 May)
Denis Stracqualursi Argentine loanee goal getter returned home (20 May)
Marcus Hahnemann Aging unused cover keeper released (18 May)
James McFadden Aging Scottish Rooney released (18 May)
Royston Drenthe Enigmatic Dutch loan star sent packing (18 May)
Steven Pienaar Loan Player returns terafully to Spurs (14 May)
Landon Donovan MLS superstar out after 2 months on loan (25 Feb)
Louis Saha Snapped up by Tottenham Hotspur for £5M (31 Jan)
Diniya Bilyaletdinov Russian misfit returns to Spartak Moscow for £5M (29 Jan)
Shkodran Mustafi Young German prospect off to Sampdoria for free (3 Jan)
Mikel Arteta Our best player off to better things at Arsenal for £10M (31 Aug)
Aiyegbeni Yakubu Finally offloaded to Blackburn Rovers for £1.5M (31 Aug)
Jermaine Beckford Poor player with nose for goals gone to Foxes for £4.5M (31 Aug)
 
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2010-11
 
Kieran Agard Released after long loan at Kilmarnock (1 Jun)
Hope Akpan Released after long loan at Hull City (1 Jun)
Iain Turner Released after long loan at relegated Preston NE (1 Jun)
James Vaughan Joined Norwich for £2M after long loans at Crystal Palace (28 May)
Nathan Craig Released Midfielder played 10 mins in Europe (18 May)
Steven Pienaar 2009-10 Player of the Season joins Spurs for £2.5M (18 Jan)
Lukas Jutkiewicz Unwanted striker joins Coventry City (26 Jul)
Carlo Nash Back-up keeper leaves for Stoke City (14 Jul)
John Ruddy Unwanted keeper leaves for Norwich City (5 Jul)
   
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2009-10
 
Dan Gosling Wantaway contract loophole; free agent to Newcastle (30 Jun)
Philippe Senderos Swiss defender on loan from Arsenal joins Fulham (8 Jun)
Landon Donovan MLS superstar in and out after 2½ months on loan (15 Mar)
Jô Alves Powder-puff Brazilian leaves early, on loan to Galatasaray (21 Jan)
Lucas Neill Surprise move to Galatasary for £1M (12 Jan)
Joleon Lescott  The lure of the Man City mega-buck is too much (25 Aug)
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2008-09
 
Lars Jacobsen  Dainsh International departs for Blackburn Rovers (29 Jun)
Segundo Castillo  Loan Ecuadorian returns to Red Star Belgrade (12 Jun)
Nuno Valente  Consummate professional... released (12 Jun)
Andy van der Meyde Quintessential waste of space... released (12 Jun)
Andy Johnson  Striker who can't score... transferred to Fulham (8 Aug)
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2007-08
 
Lee Carsley  Unsung hero, departs for Birmingham City (19 May)
Anthony Gardner Cover defender never played, ended loan (12 May)
Stefan Wessels Surplus to requirements; released (12 May)
Tommy Gravesen Loan expired; returned to Celtic (12 May)
Manuel Fernandes Loan expired; returned to Valencia. (12 May)
Alan Stubbs To Derby County, for a nominal fee (31 Jan)
Anderson da Silva To Barnsley, for free (31 Jan)
James McFadden To Birmingham City, for £4¾M => £5¾M (18 Jan)
James Beattie To Sheffield United, for £4M (5 Aug)
Gary Naysmith To Sheffield United, for £1M (5 Jul)
   
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2006-07
 
Manuel Fernandes Loan expired; no permanent deal... (15 June)
Alessandro Pistone Released at end of contract (14 May)
Richard Wright Released at end of contract  (14 May)
Mark Hughes To Northampton Town, for £30k (22 Jan)
Simon Davies To Fulham, good riddance, for £3M (22 Jan)
David Weir To Rangers & Walter Smith, on a free (16 Jan)
Kevin Kilbane To Wigan; Good business for £2M (31 Aug)
   
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2005-06
 
Nigel Martyn Great keeper, forced by injury to retire  (8 Jun)
Matteo Ferrari Everton cannot afford this quality Serie A defender (8 May)
Li Tie Crocked playing for China; contract expired (8 May)
Duncan Ferguson The Big Yin finally leaves after an emotional farewell (8 May)
Sander Westerveld Emergency goalie on loan, returned to Portsmouth (10 Mar)
Per Krøldrup Perennial unused mystery sub sent back to Italy (22 Jan)
Marcus Bent Totally lost it this season; but £2M from Charlton! (17 Jan)
 
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2004-05
 
Steve Watson Walked away... to play for the Baggies??? (30 June)
Alessandro Pistone Returned to Italy (30 June) only to be re-signed by DM
Alan Stubbs Team captain off to Sunderland... but not for long (30 June)
Anthony Gerrard Promising young talent off to Walsall (18 May)
Nick Chadwick Never going to make it; off to Plymouth (8 Feb)
Thomas Gravesen The call of Los Galacticos proved irresistible (14 Jan)
Kevin Campbell 1999 hero paid off to move on to West Brom (10 Jan)
Peter Clarke England Youth captain to Blackpool for £150k (17 Sep)
Wayne Rooney Our best hope; gifted to Man Utd for £20M (31 Aug)
Tobias Linderoth Unsettled; off to FC Copenhagen for £1M (30 Jul)
Tomasz Radzinski Trashes Moyes and the Club; off to Fulham (23 Jul)
 
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2003-04
 
David Unsworth Out if contract; turned down 2-year deal (30 Jun)
Alex Nyarko 5-year contract; 4-year work permit... (30 Jun)
Scot Gemmill Back from loa to Preston NE, but released (17 May)
Paul Gerrard On loan at Nottingham Forest; released (17 May)
Steve Simonsen Finally fit: turned down 1-year contract; released (17 May)
Francis Jeffers  Returned to Arsenal after loan expired (17 May)
Niclas Alexandersson Surplus to requirements; back to IFK Gothenburg (4 Feb)
Mark Pembridge Loyal servant joins Fulham for £750k (1 Sep)
Kevin McLeod Finally offloaded to QPR for up to £250k (18 Aug)
  
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2002-03
 
Juliano Rodrigo Released after just 4 sub games and a knee injury (11 May)
Brian McBride MLS and US goalscorer returned early to the USA (21 Mar)
Espen Baardsen Released from possibly the shortest Everton contract (21 Feb)
Li Wei Feng Returned to China after failing to settle or impress (21 Jan)
Joe-Max Moore Returned to US after not renewing work permit (12 Dec)
Idan Tal Little-seen Israeli moved to Rayo Vallecano, Spain (6 Sep)
  
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2001-02
 
Jesper Blomqvist Tough cut by Moyes looking for a younger squad (May 18)
Alec Cleland Failed to see much action after some injuries (May 15)
David Ginola Walter Smith's last clutched straw sent packing (May 15)
Paul Gascoigne Gazza departs to Burnley under a cloud of gossip (Mar 16)
Danny Cadamarteri Finally joins up with Bradford City (Feb 22)
Abel Xavier Liverpool offer him a better deal (Jan 29)
Thomas Myhre Unhappy keeper finally joins Beshiktas (Nov 12)
Michael Ball  Best prospect driven out to join Glasgow Rangers (Aug 15)
Peter Degn  Returns to Denmark after bombing in England (Jul 19)
Phil Jevons  To Grimsby after few chances under Walter Smith (Jul 5)
  
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 2000-01
 
Stephen Hughes  Fell out with Archie; released on a free transfer (Jun 30)
Francis Jeffers  Had enough of Walter? Off to Arsenal for cool £8M!! (Jun 14)
Richard Gough  Old warrior retires to re-join San Jose Earthquakes (May 19) 
Dave Watson  Team Coach takes the Manager's job at Tranmere (May 6)
Jamie Milligan  England U-18 player not required in Smith's grand plan (Mar 21)
Mark Hughes  Leaves after 10 ineffective months to join Blackburn (Oct 24)
Richard Dunne Finally forced out by Smith to join Joe Royle's Man City (Oct 17)
Danny Williamson  Crocked by injury; his contract was finally terminated (Sep 1)
Nick Barmby  Gazza-fever totally overshadowed his move to Liverpool (Jul 18) 
Don Hutchison The disgruntled one has joined Sunderland (14 Jul)
John Collins Finally playing a lot better and off to Fulham! (13 Jul)
Mitch Ward Moved on to Barnsley for around £200k (12 Jul)
  
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 1999-2000
 
Adam Farley Released: Young player no longer required (25 May)
Slaven Bilic  Retired injured, he then joined Hadjuk Split! (29 Feb) 
Terry Phelan  Not wanted by Smith; joined Fulham for free (2 Feb) 
Michael Branch  Transferred to Wolves, where he is "on-fire" ??? (10 Jan) 
Tony Grant  Snapped up for £450k by Joe Royle at Manchester City (24 Dec) 
John O'Kane  Free transfer to Bolton; teams up with Farrelly (23 Dec) 
Gareth Farrelly  Off to Bolton after rejection by Smith, for £400k (17 Dec) 
Tommy Johnson The loan deal didn't work, so its back to Glasgow Celtic (25 Nov)
Joe Parkinson  Finally retired due to to serious knee injury (10 Nov)
John Oster Problematic genius may one day come back to haunt us (5 Aug)
Craig Short Short Shrift for a true blue who grew to love the club (2 Aug)
Marco Materazzi Young defender with skill and composure returns to Italy (8 Jul)
 
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 1998-99
 
Olivier Dacourt Young midfielder with bite and tenacity returns to France (29 Jun)
Ibrahima Bakayoko The dazzlingly inconsistent misfit from Ivory Coast (22 Jun)
John Spencer Ageing Scot never even scored for Everton (29 Jan)
Mickael Madar  Temperamental Frenchman who scored some vital goals (28 Dec)
Tony Thomas  Tranmere tubby who was not up to Premiership standard (17 Dec)
Gavin McCann  Good young player snapped up by Peter Reid (26 Nov)
Duncan Ferguson  The living Blue legend is suddenly a Toonie (24 Nov)
Carl Tiler  Another Kendallite who did not make the grade (29 Sep)
Graham Allen  Played a handful of matches under Howard Kendall (23 Sep)
 
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 1997-98
 
Peter Beagrie Back to Bradford after an uneventful loan spell (12 May)
Neville Southall The Legend. 750 games for Everton before joining Stoke City (12 Mar)
Claus Thomsen The Danish International returned home to AB Copenhagen (5 Mar)
Jon O'Connor Young skillful right-back given away to Sheffield United (27 Feb)
Earl Barrett The erratic defender finally went to Sheffield Wednesday (23 Feb)
John Hills Royle's young protégé returned to Blackpool (10 Feb)
Gary Speed The "traitor" who wanted out finally joined Newcastle United (6 Feb).
Andy Hinchcliffe The England international sold to Sheffield Wednesday (30 Jan)
Graham Stuart Kendall swaps our adopted cockney to Sheffield United (27 Nov)
David Unsworth True Blue off for a year with the Hammers (14 Aug)
Mark Hottiger Poor defender finally sold on (2 Jul)
 
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 1996-97
 
Paul Rideout Cup Ace sold to Huan Dao Vanguards (China) for £250k (Apr 97)
John Ebbrell True Blue unfulfilled star sold to Sheffield United for £1M (Feb 97)
Andrei Kanchelskis Mercurial striker sold to Fiorentina for £8M (Jan 97)
Neil Moore Joined Norwich City on a free transfer (Jan 97)
Anders Limpar Dispatched to Birmingham City for just £100k (Jan 97)
Vinny Samways Problematic midfielder sold to Tenerife (Spa) for £700k (Dec 96)
Matt Jackson Excellent defender sold to Norwich for £450k (Dec 96)
Jason Kearton Joined Crewe Alexandra for free (Oct 96)
Daniel Amokachi Olympic Gold Medal winner off to Besiktas for £1.75M (Aug 96)
 
 PLAYERS LEAVING IN 1995-96
 
Gary Ablett Ex-Liverpool defender finally moved on to Birmingham (Jun 96)
Barry Horne The driving force in midfield (May 96)
Paul Holmes Released (May 96)
Stuart Barlow The man who could not score goes to Oldham for £350k (Nov 95)
Gary Rowett Defender off to Derby County for £300k (Jul 95)
  Link to Transfers since 1994
 Other Featured Past Everton Players
 
Billy Dean Simply the greatest ever goalscorer, 1925-37
Leigh Roose Excellent page on Dr L R Rouse, goalkeeper 1904-05

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