Everton is an English professional football club from Liverpool, Merseyside. Home matches are held at the stadium “Goodison Park”. Performs in the Premier League.
Currently, the club holds the 116th season in the top division of the championship of England, which is a record figure among all English clubs. The club also became the champion of England 9 times, which is the fourth result among English clubs. Everton has continuously played in the top division of English football since 1954 and is one of the founding clubs of the Premier League in 1992.
Everton was founded in 1878 and is one of the founding clubs of the English Football League in 1888. Their first champion title “toffee” won in the season 1890/91. The most recent trophy for Everton is the 1995 FA Cup.
The team’s head coach is Marku Silva, who took this position on May 31, 2018 after Sam Allardyce’s resignation. The current captain of the team is Phil Jagelka, who replaced Phil Neville, who retired in 2013, in 2013.
During the first decade of its history, Everton had several different versions of the form.
Initially, Everton footballers performed in striped white and blue T-shirts. However, at the end of the 19th century, many footballers switched to the toffee camp from other teams, while continuing to use the sets of their former clubs, which caused confusion. Then the club management decided that Everton would play in black T-shirts, to which a red diagonal strip was added a little later.
Everton’s traditional royal blue shirts were first used after moving to Goodison Park in the 1901/02 season. In 1906, the club played in blue shirts, but after the protest of the fans, it was decided to return to the bright blue. Sometimes Everton played in the form of a lighter shade (for example, in the seasons 1930/31 and 1997/98), but these options were not popular with the fans of the team.
At the end of the 1937/38 season, Everton secretary Theo Kelly, who later became the head coach of the club, decided to design a club tie. It was decided that the colour of the tie would be blue, and Kelly was given the task of creating an emblem. Kelly worked on it for four months, until the decision to restore the Prince Rupert Tower.
The tower was firmly connected with the Liverpool Everton district since its construction in 1787. She initially served as a prison for petty criminals and a sobering-up centre. On both sides of the tower are laurel wreaths that symbolize victory and success. From below, the logo is accompanied by the Latin motto “Nil Satis Nisi Optimum”, which means “Only the best is good enough.”
For the first time the logo was demonstrated in 1939. He appeared on the players’ T-shirts later, in 1978 (the abbreviation EFC was depicted on the form before), and with insignificant changes has reached the present day.
On May 25, 2013, Everton announced a logo change, but in just two days, more than 14,000 fans have already signed an online petition calling for the management not to touch the emblem. The new logo lacks the club’s motto “Nil Satis Nisi Optimum” (“Only the best is good enough” in Latin), which has been present on the logo since 1938, as well as the long-term symbol of Everton – a pair of wreaths that were added in 1978. But Everton listened to its fans and a few days later stated that this emblem would be used only during one season – and only for the reason that the new form with this emblem was already put into production.
The most common nickname for “Everton” – “toffee”. It appeared after moving “Everton” to “Goodison Park”. The appearance of such a nickname has several explanations. According to one of the legends, a candy store was located next to the stadium, in which candies of the same name were sold, and according to another version, the club’s original meeting place was Everton Toffee House.
Everton also has a number of other nicknames. The main club colour is blue. This contributed to the appearance of the simple nickname “blue” . His other nickname is “People’s Club” – “Everton” is obliged to former team head coach David Moyes, who called the club this way at his first press conference after being appointed head coach of the club from Liverpool
Everton collaborates with the Ballyoulster United Irish Football Academy in Selbridge, the Football Association of the Province of Ontario in Canada and the Football Association of Thailand. The club also has a football academy in Limassol, Cyprus, and collaborates with the American team Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
The club also owned and managed the Everton Tigers professional basketball team for some time, but before the 2010/11 season, Everton turned down the funding for the team and it was renamed the Mercy Tigers.
In addition, “toffee” have links with the Chilean club “Everton” from the city of Viña del Mar, which was named after the English club. On August 4, 2010, two Everton held a match at Goodison Park as part of a friendly Brotherhood Cup tournament (Eng. Brotherhood Cup, Spanish Copa Hermandad) to mark the centenary of the founding of the Chilean team.
Goodison Park is a football stadium in Liverpool, England. Opened on August 24, 1892, the match between the Everton local team and the Bolton Wanderers Bolton club ended with a 4-2 victory. I received my name from the address of the location – Gudison Road. Fans are often referred to as the “Grand Old Lady” stadium.
In addition to Everton’s matches, the stadium hosted several games in the 1966 World Cup, ten half-finals and two FA Cup finals, matches with the England national team, its youth and youth team. Also at the stadium was the first professional baseball game in England outside of London. In 1924, New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox played here. The record for attendance at Goodison Park was recorded during the Marchisaid derby in September 1948 and amounted to 78,29 fans.
The stadium was conceived in unusual circumstances. Two political parties wanted to manage Everton, thus increasing their support among the population. Therefore, the transfer of Everton to Goodison Park became one of the first in the history of football, which was planned for commercial purposes. Also, the arena became one of the first in England, where the heating of the field appeared.
Goodison Park is a memorial complex, because on its territory buried binoculars with ashes of fans who forever wanted to stay with the team. In addition, on the perimeter of the stadium are plaques bearing the names of the buried.
Everton is the oldest English first-team. It was founded in 1878 under the name St. Domingo FC, but a year later transformed into Everton Football Club. In 1888, together with eleven other clubs, he founded the English first league. Two years later he became the runner up in England, and in 1891 he won the competition for the first time. For the first time in the FA Cup games, Everton won in 1906, defeating in the 1-0 victory against Newcastle United after Alex Young’s goal. They won the national championship for the second time in the 1914/15 season. Once again, Everton won the title in the 1927/28 season. Dixe Dean contributed to this achievement, scoring 60 goals in 39 matches this season. After 42 years of play in the highest league in England, the club dropped in the 1929/30 season to the second division. After one season in the Second Division he was promoted with a championship title and a record number of goals scored in the second league (121 goals). The next season (1931/32) in Division One, also finished in the first place, winning for the fourth time the championship of England. In 1933 Everton increases the pull of his gains for the FA Cup. At Wembley Everton F.C. defeated in the final of Manchester City, 3: 0. Success in the 1930s ended, winning the fifth England championship in the 1938/39 season. The outbreak of World War II again led to the suspension of the competition, and when the official competition resumed in 1946, Everton was no longer the same team as before the war. For the second time Everton dropped to the Second Division in the 1950/51 season and played there for three years. In the 1953/54 season, he took second place and again found himself in the English elite. The last triumph in the top division is 1987. The last time Everton won the FA Cup in 1995, after defeating at Manchester United Wembley 1: 0.
The only success so far in the European Cup was to win the Cup Winners’ Cup in the 1984/85 season. First he defeated University College Dublin, then Inter Milan, Fortuna Sittard and Bayern Munich. In the final, Everton defeated Rapid Vienna. In the 1985/86 season, the club did not participate in the European Cup because English teams were excluded from the European Cup five years after the tragedy at the Heysel stadium in Brussels, which killed 39 people.
In 2002, the club was taken over by David Moyes. In the 2002/03 season, the club took 7th place in 2003, and a year later it placed in position 17. In the summer of 2004, the club left Wayne Rooney, who moved to Manchester United for 20 million. In the 2004/2005 season, the club took the highest place in the Premier League for years (in how many places), placing 4th in the qualification for the Champions League. Everton was not doing well in the league table, after 8 rounds the club scored only 3 points. It was not until the new year that The Toffees lost one eleven game and placed in the ninth position. Before the 2006/07 season, Everton broke his record for transfers, buying 8.6 million Crystal Palace striker Andy Johnson. At the end of the competition, he managed to advance to the UEFA Cup. Before the next season, David Moyes again beat the club record of £ 11.25 million for the Nigerian striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni.
The 2007/08 season was one of the best The Toffees performed in recent years. After an average start, Everton’s players recorded a series of 13 meetings without a defeat, including a high 7-1 victory against Sunderland. In the UEFA Cup, he managed to get out of the group, but in the next round the club lost after a penalty kick with Fiorentina. In the 2008/2009 season, Belgian Marouane Fellaini joined the club, the sum of which amounted to 15 million pounds. That season, Everton lost to Chelsea in the 2: 1 FA Cup Final. In the 2010/11 season, Everton finished 7th in the league with 54 points. The next season was very similar for The Toffees because they took the same position.
In the 2013/14 season, manager David Moyes left the club and accepted a job offer at Manchester United. Spanish coach Roberto Martínez took his position. On January 4, the club played the first match in the FA Cup under the leadership of a new manager; Everton won the meeting with Stevanage 4: 0. On January 28 Everton lost to Liverpool with 0: 4; is the biggest failure in the Merseyside Derby Everton since 1982. Eventually Everton took 5th place and did not qualify for the Champions League. On July 30, 2014, Romelu Lukaku, who was previously loaned to the club, passed. The Belgian cost 28 million, which is the Everton transfer record. Finally, Everton finished 11th, which was one of the biggest disappointments of the Premier League. After the season, Martínez was dismissed, and the new manager was Ronald Koeman.
- The Championship of England (9): 1891, 1915, 1928, 1932, 1939, 1963, 1970, 1985, 1987
- Runner up in England (7): 1890, 1895, 1902, 1905, 1909, 1912, 1986
- England Cup (5): 1906, 1933, 1966, 1984, 1995
- The FA Cup Finalist (8): 1893, 1897, 1907, 1968, 1985, 1986, 1989, 2009
- Finalist of the English League Cup (2): 1977, 1984
- Charity Shield (9): 1928, 1932, 1963, 1970, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1995
- Youngsters’ Cup of England (3): 1965, 1984, 1998
- Cup Winners’ Cup (1): 1985