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The greatest players to ever play for Everton


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ToffeeNet members voted the greatest Everton players of all time. They are presented below by Richard Pike.

  • Alan Ball (1966-72)
    One of the all-time greatest Everton and England midfielders.
  • William "Dixie" Dean (1925-38)
    The greatest goal-scoring machine England has ever seen.
  • Andy Gray (1983-85)
    The real Scottish brave-heart who was instrumental in one of the clubs greatest time periods.
  • Colin Harvey (1963-74)
    One of Everton's finest own products who not only was part of the great Ball-Kendall-Harvey midfield but was also Everton's manager for three years.
  • Dave Hickson (1951-55, 1957-59)
    A real bright spot during a less bright period in the club's history.
  • Howard Kendall (1967-74) (Manager: 1981-87, 1990-93, 1997-98)
    One of the great Evertonians of all time: the most successful manager and one of the best midfielders in Everton's history.
  • Brian Labone (1958-1971)
    Club captain and England international in the golden 60's, epitomises the commanding centre-half role so vital to successful Everton teams.
  • Bob Latchford (1974-81)
    England's number 1 goal-poacher for years in the 70's, celebrated for getting 30 goals in a season to win 10,000 from the Daily Express.
  • Lawton, Tommy (1937-39)
    The man who could have been the greatest centre-forward of all time if the war hadn't interrupted his career.
  • Mick Lyons (1971-82)
    Club captain and inspirational leader in the less inspirational 70's.
  • Joe Mercer, OBE (1933-46)
    One of English football's all-time greatest. Perhaps the best wing-back ever seen, he was also very successful as manager, even managing the England team for a time.
  • Kevin Ratcliffe (1980-92)
    The most successful captain in the club's history.
  • Peter Reid (1982-1989)
    The inspirational midfield general in the glorious mid-eighties.
  • Joe Royle (1966-1975, 1995-1997)
    One of Everton's finest centre-forwards and also an FA Cup winning manager.
  • Ted Sagar (1929-1952)
    A fine goalkeeper who has the record of the longest time playing for one club in the entire League.
  • Graeme Sharp (1980-91)
    A great centre-forward in the glorious mid-eighties team who scored some memorable goals.
  • Kevin Sheedy (1982-92)
    Maybe the best left foot in the club's history? Some of his free-kicks were brilliant.
  • Neville Southall, MBE (1981-98)
    The greatest Everton keeper of all time, has played a record total of matches for both his club and country, has won two Championship medals, two FA Cups, a Cup-winners Cup...
  • Trevor Steven (1983-89)
    "Tricky Trev" was a key-player providing ammo for Sharp and Gray in the mid-eighties scoring his share of goals, too.
  • Gary Stevens (1981-88)
    Arguably the best right-back in Everton's history. One of the brightest stars of Everton's youth policy.
  • Derek Temple (1957-67)
    A fine left-winger who scored the winning goal in one of the most memorable FA Cup finals of all time, the 1966 final.
  • Roy Vernon (1960-65)
    An instrumental part of the 1963 Championship team with his goals. Arguably the best penalty taker in club's history.
  • Dave Watson (1986-)
    Watson has been a key player in the club for over a decade now. Was also caretaker manager after Joe Royle quit.
  • Ray Wilson (1964-69)
    Probably the best left-back seen at Everton. World Champion in 1966.
  • Alex Young (1960-68)
    "The Golden Vision". God at Goodison Park in the 60's. So popular, that a TV-program was made of him.

Honourable Mentions


  • Barry Horne (1992-96)
    A candidate simply for that one goal against Wimbledon in 1994, but he was also instrumental in the 1995 FA Cup win.
  • Gary Lineker (1985-86)
    Only one season at the club, but what a season it was for him!
  • Duncan McKenzie (1976-78)
    One of the most enigmatic players ever seen in Everton. Gordon Lee is still hated for selling McKenzie.
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