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Everton Squad, 1996-97

Below, the players in Everton's 96-97 Premiership squad are listed by position and Squad Number, with notes on their performance and final status.  Click on a player's name to bring up his unique ToffeeWeb fact file. 
Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards Transferred


Name Comments
1 Neville Southall The Legend between the sticks just keeps on going
13 Paul Gerrard The 'keeper with good touch and bad nerves. Unlikely to establish himself.


Name Comments
2 Earl Barrett The erratic defender who was a favourite with Joe Royle
3 Andy Hinchcliffe The England international with the lethal left foot
4 David Unsworth  Competent defender getting slow and clumsy
5 Dave Watson Commanding centre-back, team captain and loyal club servant.
6 Terry Phelan Left-back who loves to run forward with the ball.


Marc Hottiger Poor Swiss defender who never produced the goods
21 Craig Short Tall centre-back with a head for important goals.
24 Jon O'Connor Young skillful right-back didn't get a game all season
25 Michael Ball A briefly glimpsed local product of the Everton Youth System.
26 Graham Allen Another youngster competing for a place in the back line.
27 Richard Dunne The young but confident Irish Honey Monster of a centre-back.


Name Comments
10 Gary Speed Player of the Season! makes a vital contribution in midfield
15 Claus Thomsen The enigmatic Danish International of uncertain use and purpose
18 Joe Parkinson Solid midfield ball-winner suffered a critical mid-season injury
20 Tony Grant Promising season ruined by injuries
29 Gavin McCann Local reserve on the fringe of First-team action.


Name Comments
7 Graham Stuart The adopted cockney not scoring that many goals
12 Nick Barmby England International plays best behind the front two.
9 Duncan Ferguson The towering Scot weighed in with his 11 goals
23 Michael Branch Nippy forward still running-in his shooting boots.
28 Danny Cadamarteri Nippy forward made sub debut in last match of the season.

Link to Everton Transfers

No  Name  Destination and Date 
28 Chris Price Released (May 97)
27 Mark Grugel Released (May 97)
34 Eddie Hussin Released (May 97); subsequently joined Northwhich (Aug 97)
30 Richie Townsend Released (May 97)
32 Robbie Tynan Released (May 97)
8 Paul Rideout Cup Ace sold to Huan Dao Vanguards (China) for 250,000 (Apr 97)
33 Jamie Speare Reserve goalie transferred to Darlington for free (Apr 97)
14 John Ebbrell True Blue unfulfilled star sold to Sheffield United for 1M (Feb 97)
17 Andrei Kanchelskis Mercurial striker sold to Fiorentina for 8M (Jan 97)
25 Neil Moore Joined Norwich City on a free transfer (Jan 97)
11 Anders Limpar Off for 100,000 to Birmingham City (Jan 97)
16 Vinny Samways Problematic midfielder sold to Tenerife (Spa) for 700k (Dec 96)
15 Matt Jackson Excellent defender sold to Norwich for 450k (Dec 96)
22 Peter Holcroft Joined Swindon Town for free (Nov 96)
13 Jason Kearton Joined Crewe Alexandra for free (Oct 96)
12 Daniel Amokachi Olympic Gold Medal winner off to Besiktas (Turkey) for 1.75M (Aug 96)

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