Everton football club have competed in the top division of English football for a record 107 seasons. The Merseyside club have played more top-flight league matches than any other in English history and have also won nine league titles (the fourth highest for any team so far). Since 1954 Everton have managed to sustain their place in the top division and in 1992 were found members of the Premier League.
Following their success of lifting four league titles and two FA Cup’s, the club experienced a period of underachievement post world war II. Everton soon began their revival in the 60’s by capturing an FA Cup and two league titles.
The mid 80’s became one of the club’s most successful periods. The club managed to secure two League Championships, an FA Cup, and the 1985 Cup Winners Cup (their first ever European trophy). As well as that, the Blues goalkeeper, Neville Southall picked up the Footballer of the Year award.
The clubs most recent silverware came in 1995 where they beat Manchester United 1-0 at Wembley stadium.
Goodison Park, holds a capacity of 40,157 and has been the home ground of Everton football club since 1892. Goodison was the first ever stadium in the entire world to install undersoil heating in 1958 and was the only ground in England outside of Wembley to host a World Cup match between West Germany and Soviet Union in 1966.
Many palyers have donned the famous royal blue and white shirt, players in this category include Dixie Dean, Bobby Collins, Roy Vernon, Tony Kay, Alan Ball, Bob Latchford, Gary Lineker, Tony Cottee and of course Duncan Ferguson.
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