Nigel Martyn made 97 appearances for Everton between 2003 and 2006.
The goalkeeper, who appeared 23 times for England, started his professional career with Bristol Rovers, before moving to Crystal Palace in 1989.
Martyn spent seven years with Palace ahead of a move to Leeds United, and was once again a favourite of the supporters during his time at Elland Road.
By the time that Martyn arrived at Everton, the stopper had already put a serious number of appearances on the board.
The now 52-year-old was actually forced into retirement in 2006, with an ankle injury preventing him from making more than 100 appearances for Everton.
Martyn was perhaps one of the most underrated goalkeepers of the Premier League era when considering what he brought to both Leeds and Everton.
Everton currently have England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford between the sticks, but the Merseyside club’s fans miss Martyn, who has been hailed on social media.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s fans can be seen below:
Didn’t Moyes once say he was his best ever signing? Other than Cahill and Arteta you can’t argue with that.
— dave callingham (@daveyc99) September 18, 2018
He was a great signing. One of the best I’ve ever seen
— Andy Wiseman (@aw1878) September 18, 2018
2nd finest goalie I’ve seen after Nev. Far better than Pickford
— neil brimage (@bluebrim) September 18, 2018
One of my favourite players to ever have pulled on an England shirt. Really should have been given more chance in an England shirt, for me better than Seaman!!!
— David Bennett (@mightywhite1981) September 18, 2018
What a keeper he was! One of my first EFC heroes.
— Everton FC Brasil (@EvertonFC_BRA) September 18, 2018
what a keeper 😍
— Zac hibbert (@hibboz) September 18, 2018
One of the best we have had
— blue is the colour (@DJC1953) September 18, 2018
Was always an idol of mine growing up. Top class goalkeeper,fairly unfortunate to be overlooked for England. Very consistent performer who rarely had a bad game.
— Kevin Mullen (@kevinmullen1981) September 18, 2018