Tim Howard made more than 350 Premier League appearances for Everton between 2006 and 2016, before leaving to join current club Colorado Rapids.
The United States international made 45 Premier League appearances for Manchester United before joining Everton – initially on loan, before making the move permanent in the summer of 2007.
The 39-year-old enjoyed a brilliant career at Goodison Park, and it was not long until he became a favourite with the supporters due to his all-action style of goalkeeping.
It was Howard’s birthday on Wednesday, and Everton’s official Twitter account took the chance to have a look at some of the great saves that the American made during his time with the Merseyside club, who have recently been lasted by a well-known pundit for their current struggles.
As expected, the Everton fans were on hand to hail the experienced goalkeeper, who is still going strong in the professional game despite his advancing years.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Everton (@Everton) March 6, 2018
Near enough every Everton keeper through history has been legendary. 😁
— Mike Flaherty (@Flickamatuta) March 6, 2018
— Jordan (@JKenny99____) March 6, 2018
great goalkeeper for us
— Tim (@UpperBullen) March 6, 2018
I'd say the one you've put in second is the pick of the bunch. Happy birthday Tim!
— #MUFCholic (@Timo_Utd) March 7, 2018
You are the man … happy birthday man
— Jesudian Chelliah (@Jesudian15) March 7, 2018
Happy birthday big man.
— Cairo Kearney 🇬🇧⚽🎮 (@Look_at_em123) March 6, 2018
— Mark Pendleton (@sunscreemer) March 6, 2018
my legend 💙
— يزيــّد (@yazeed789) March 6, 2018