In 1878, the young club also played its first game, which was won 6-0. In 1883 the club moved to a field on Priory Road, but not long after that the club moved to Anfield Road. That’s where the successes started for Everton. In 1888 it was one of the ‘Founding Members’ of the Football League and in 1891 they became champions for the first time. A year later, however, the club left Anfield Road after an argument with the owner of the field (who set up a new club that year: Liverpool). Everton left for Goodison Park, where she is still sitting.
Dixie Dean played at Everton between 1925 and 1938. In 431 games for the club, he scored 377 goals. In March 1980 Dixie Dean died in the Goodison Park stand during the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton.
In the mid-eighties Everton was one of the great powers of English football. Under the guidance of trainer-coach Howard Kendall, the championship was won twice (1985 and 1987) and the FA Cup won (1984). In 1985, the European Cup II was won by beating 3-1 in De Kuip Rapid Wien. The eighties were the times of Gary Lineker, Neville Southall, Peter Reid, Graeme Sharp and Trevor Steven, among others.
In 1995, Everton won the FA Cup for the fifth time. The team of coach coach Joe Royle defeated Manchester United with 1-0 in the final. Paul Rideout scored. The victory was remarkable, as Everton fought three quarters of the season against relegation. Trainer Mike Walker had to leave in November due to poor performance. With his substitute Royle, Everton won the English Supercup at the start of the 1995/96 season thanks to a 1-0 victory over Dutch champion Blackburn Rovers. The only goal came in the name of Vinny Samways.
Before the 1995/96 season in Everton it was possible to strengthen quite well. The team was joined by Andrei Kanchelskis, Nick Barmbi, Gary Speed, which helped Everton to take a high sixth place compared to other team results in this decade. However, next season the team again faced the struggle for survival. Only a draw in the final round with Coventry City allowed the team to remain in the elite.
The next season was marked by another arrival at the Howard Kendall Club. This time, he worked in the club for 1 season, in which the team managed to remain only in the difference between the goals scored and missed goals in the Premier League.
The team was invited Scottish specialist Walter Smith. Under his leadership, the season 3 team fought for “survival”, invariably taking places in the lower half of the tournament table
The management of the club ran out of patience in March 2002, when Everton flew out of the cup, losing to Middlesbrough, and was also on the verge of relegation from the Premier League. As a result, Smith was fired, and in his place was invited a young mentor, “Preston North End” David Moyes, who led the club to a safe fifteenth place.
The following season, Everton, unexpectedly for many, finished seventh. More than all of the composition of “Everton” stood young striker Wayne Rooney.
The 2003/04 English Championship was unsuccessful for Everton, but taking the “salutary” seventeenth place, “toffee” still managed to stay in the Premier League.
The best in the first decade of the 21st century for Everton was the 2004/05 season. Before its start, Australian Tim Cahill, who became the leader of the «toffee» for many years to come, joined the team. Wayne Rooney for 23 million pounds was sold to Manchester United, which did not prevent the “blue” to take fourth place in record for many years.
The 2005/06 season was not the best for Everton: in the championship the club took only eleventh place, and in the Champions League and the UEFA Cup was knocked out in the early stages by Villarreal and Bucharest Dynamo, respectively.
In the 2006/07 English Championship, Everton finished seventh and qualified for the UEFA Cup.
In the 2007/08 championship, the “blue ones” were in the first four for a long time, but eventually they dropped to fifth place. In the UEFA Cup, Everton was able to successfully hold a group stage, where all the matches were won, including the future tournament winner – Zenit Petersburg, and 1/16 final matches against Brann, but in 1/8 final in Everton’s post-penalty shoot-out gave way to Fiorentina.
The following year, the club reached the final of the FA Cup, where it lost to Chelsea, and in the championship again finished the season on the fifth line of the standings.
The 2009/10 season was extremely uneven for the club. The first round for Everton was a failure. In the first match, “toffee” at “Goodison Park” lost to Arsenal with a score of 1: 6, and after the first round the team moved only 15th place, 11 points behind the Europa League zone. However, in the second half of the championship, the club managed to win a victory over the future Chelsea champion and the vice-champion of Manchester United. As a result, on points scored in the second half of the championship, Everton took third place. True, the spectacle lead was not eliminated, and, 2 points behind Liverpool, the team finished in eighth place, leaving the club in the 2010/11 season without European cups.
The 2010/11 season started again for Everton unsuccessfully: after several rounds, the team was in last place. Then the results as in the previous season began to improve, and the “toffee” finished the championship in seventh place, failing to make it into the European Cup for the second year in a row.
The 2011/12 season has already, by tradition, begun to fail, but the “toffee” gradually got out of the crisis, ending the season in seventh place.
On May 9, 2013, it was announced that Moyes will replace Manchester United head coach Alex Ferguson, who has completed his coaching career. Moyes has signed a six-year contract with the club. At the end of the 2012/13 season, Everton ranked sixth.
On June 5, 2013, Everton officially confirmed that ex-boss Wigan Athletic Roberto Martinez, who signed a contract for 4 years, became the new head coach of the team. The debut season of the Spanish mentor in Everton was successful: the team scored the maximum number of points in the history of the Premier League, took fifth place in the championship and 4 years later made it to the Europa League. However, the next two seasons (2014/15 and 2015/16) the team did not rise above 11th place, and Everton fired Martinez.
In June 2016, it was announced that it had signed a contract with the new head coach of the team, who was Ronald Koeman. At the end of the 2016/17 season, Everton took the seventh place in the Premier League and after a two-year break, returned to European cups.
Summer 2017 was marked for the team by significant changes in the composition. So for a record 75 million pounds sterling for the club without taking into account possible bonuses, the club left Romela Lukaka, who joined Manchester United. They added to the team Gilfi Sigurdsson (40 million pounds excluding bonuses), Michael Keane (25 million pounds excluding bonuses), Jordan Pickford (25 million pounds excluding bonuses). In addition, Wayne Rooney returned to the club for free and a few more new players came. Nevertheless, the team started the season very poorly, which led to the resignation of Cuman on October 23, 2017. On November 30, 2017, Sam Allardyce was appointed as the new head coach of the team. The new coach was able to slightly improve the results of the team, however, the Everton season finished only in eighth place in the championship, after which, on May 16, 2018, Allardyce was dismissed.
On May 31, 2018, it was announced that the Portuguese team, Marco Silva, was the new coach.
- Champion (9): 1890/91, 1914/15, 1927/28, 1931/32, 1938/39, 1962/63, 1969/70, 1984/85, 1986/87
- Vice Champion (7): 1889/90, 1894/95, 1901/02, 1904/05, 1908/09, 1911/12, 1985/86
- Champion: 1930/31
- Vice champion: 1953/54
- Winner (5): 1906, 1933, 1966, 1984, 1995
- Finalist (8): 1893, 1897, 1907, 1968, 1985, 1986, 1989, 2009
Football League Cup
- Finalist (2): 1977, 1984
Super Bowl of England
- Winner (9): 1928, 1932, 1963, 1970, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1995
- Finalist (2): 1933, 1966
Full Members Cup
- Finalist (2): 1988/89, 1990/91
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
- Winner: 1985
The best club of the world according to World Soccer Magazine
- Winner: 1985