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Everton Squad, 1997-98


Below, the players in Everton's 97-98 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
13 Paul Gerrard The 'keeper with good touch and bad nerves. Unlikely to establish himself.
31 Thomas Myhre  The new discovery from Norway makes a brilliant first impression.


Name Comments
5 Dave Watson Commanding centre-back, ex-captain and loyal club servant.
6 Terry Phelan Left-back who loves to run forward with the ball.
12 Craig Short Tall centre-back with a head for important goals.


Tony Thomas Versatile right-back and life-long Evertonian from Tranmere.
23 Carl Tiler  One of Kendall's slightly better purchases
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.
28 Slaven Bilic Classy and committed Croatian defender adds great depth and skill.
32 John O'Kane  Capable young right back from Manchester United.


Name Comments
4 Danny Williamson Big ex-Hammer midfield prospect was injured for most of the season
10 Don Hutchison  Is he the midfield stopper we need to replace Parkinson?
14 Tony Grant Excellent vision and ball skills for a future role as the creator.
17 Gareth Farrelly Promising left-sided Irishman Aston Villa were reluctant to lose.
18 Joe Parkinson Solid midfield ball-winner was out for the whole season.


John Oster The kick-ball kid from Grimsby who loves to skip past defenders.
21 Mitch Ward  Not around long before he was injured.
22 Gavin McCann Local reserve on the fringe of First-team action.
24 Matt McKay The deadline-day charity transfer from beleaguered Chester City


Name Comments
7 Mickael Madar The flashy fiery Frenchman's 6 goals saved our bacon.
8 Nick Barmby England International plays best behind the front two.
9 Duncan Ferguson The towering Scot, made Captain, weighed in with his 11 goals
11 John Spencer A strange signing by Kendall who never proved worth his big salary.
15 Peter Beagrie Back on loan from Bradford City for a pointless cameo appearance.
16 Michael Branch Nippy forward still running-in his shooting boots.
29 Danny Cadamarteri Young striker with pineapple hair and a flair for goals.
30 Phil Jevons  Tall striker playing and scoring for the youth/reserve teams 
34 Francis Jeffers  Back in the reserves/U-19s after a 4-match suspension from last season

Link to Everton Transfers

No  Name  Destination and Date 
1 Neville Southall The Legend. 750 games for Everton before joining Stoke City (12 Mar).
2 Earl Barrett The erratic defender finally went to Sheffield Wednesday (23 Feb)
3 Andy Hinchcliffe The England international sold to Sheffield Wednesday (30 Jan)
7 Graham Stuart Kendall swaps our adopted cockney to Sheffield United (27 Nov)
10 Gary Speed The "traitor" who wanted out finally joined Newcastle United (6 Feb).
15 Claus Thomsen The Danish International returned home to AB Copenhagen (5 Mar)
24 Jon O'Connor Young skillful right-back given away to Sheffield United (27 Feb)
33 John O'Toole  Released from his contract (12 May)
32 Chris Lane Finally released after looking in vain for a new club (12 May)
35 John Hills Royle's young protg returned to Blackpool (10 Feb)

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