Everton in History

Events in Sport

  • 1948-01-21 Three of the greats of cricket make their debut in a drawn 1st Test match at Bridgetown, Barbados; Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes for the West Indies, and Jim Laker for England
  • 1949-01-03 West Indian cricket batsman Everton Weekes scores 101 in 3rd Test against India in Calcutta; his world record fifth consecutive Test century
  • 1985-05-15 Everton of England wins 25th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 3-1 in Rotterdam
  • 1993-01-26 Everton scores a 3-1 away win over Wimbledon at Selhurst Park in London; lowest ever attendance at an EPL fixture, 3,039
  • 1995-04-01 Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton scores fastest goal in English Premier League history when he nets after 12.94 seconds in 2-1 win at Everton
  • 2005-04-10 At 16 years, 271 days James Vaughan scores for Everton in a 4-0 win against Crystal Palace at Goodison Park; becomes youngest goalscorer in EPL history
  • 2009-05-30 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,391): Chelsea beats Everton, 2-1; Frank Lampard scores 72' winner
  • 2013-05-09 Everton Manager David Moyes is announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United (he only lasts 10 months)

Sports History

2017-07-09 English international footballer Wayne Rooney announces he will leave Manchester United after 13 years to rejoin his original club, Everton


Birthdays in Sport

  • 1907-01-22 Dixie Dean, English soccer striker (16 caps; Everton), born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England (d. 1980)
  • 1914-08-09 Joe Mercer, English soccer midfielder (5 caps; Everton, Arsenal) and manager (Manchester City, Aston Villa, England 1974), born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire (d. 1990)
  • 1920-10-22 Harry Potts, English soccer forward (Burnley, Everton) and manager (Burnley, Shrewsbury Town, Blackpool), born in Sunderland, England (d. 1996)
  • 1931-02-16 Bobby Collins, Scottish soccer midfielder (31 caps; Celtic, Everton, Leeds), born in Govanhill, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • 1931-08-05 Billy Bingham, Irish soccer forward (56 caps Northern Ireland; Sunderland, Luton Town, Everton) and manager (Northern Ireland, Greece, Everton), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2022)
  • 1934-07-13 Gordon Lee, English soccer manager (Port Vale, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Everton, Preston NE, KR Reykjavik), born in Cannock, England (d. 2022)
  • 1935-11-23 Steve Burtenshaw, English soccer manager (Sheffield Wednesday, Everton, QPR, Arsenal) and midfielder (Brighton & HA 237 games), born in Portslade, England (d. 2022)
  • 1940-10-10 Jimmy Gabriel, Scottish soccer midfielder (2 caps; Everton, Southampton) and coach (Seattle Sounders; SJ Earthquakes, Seattle Storm, Everton), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • 1946-05-22 Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), born in Ryton, County Durham (d. 2015)
  • 1947-09-24 Jorge Spedaletti, Chilean soccer forward (5 caps; Everton Viña del Mar, Universidad de Chile Santiago, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2022)
  • 1948-02-24 Walter Smith, Scottish football manager (Rangers, Everton; Scotland 2004-07), born in Lanark, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • 1957-10-15 Marco Cornez, Chilean soccer goalkeeper, (20 caps; FC Deportivo Palestino, Universidad Católica, Everton de Viña del Mar), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 2022)
  • 1963-09-06 Pat Nevin, Scottish soccer winger (28 caps; Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere Rovers), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1966-08-11 Nigel Martyn, English soccer goalkeeper (23 caps; Crystal Palace, Leeds, Everton), born in St Austell, Cornwall
  • 1967-05-27 Paul Gascoigne, English soccer midfielder (57 caps; Newcastle United, Tottenham H, Lazio, Rangers, Middlesbrough, Everton), born in Gateshead, England
  • 1977-02-01 Kevin Kilbane, Irish soccer left back, winger (110 caps Republic of Ireland; WBA, Sunderland, Everton), born in Preston, England
  • 1977-09-18 Li Tie, Chinese footballer and coach (Everton), born in Shenyang, China
  • 1979-09-21 Richard Dunne, Irish soccer defender (80 caps, Republic of Ireland; Everton, Manchester City, Aston Villa, QPR) and broadcaster (BT Sport), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1979-12-06 Tim Cahill, Australian soccer forward (108 caps, 50 goals; Everton), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1984-12-11 Leighton Baines, English soccer left back (30 caps; Wigan Athletic, Everton 348 games), born in Kirkby, England

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney (37 years old)

1985-10-24 English soccer midfielder (England 119 caps, Man U, Everton), born in Liverpool, England

  • 1989-09-08 Gylfi Sigurdsson, Icelandic footballer (Everton, Iceland), born in Reykjavík, Iceland

Deaths in Sport

  • 1980-03-01 Dixie Dean, English soccer striker (16 caps; Everton), dies from a heart attack at 73
  • 1990-08-09 Joe Mercer, English soccer midfielder (5 caps; Everton, Arsenal) and manager (Manchester City, Aston Villa, England 1974), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 76
  • 1996-01-16 Harry Potts, English soccer forward (Burnley, Everton) and manager (Burnley, Shrewsbury Town, Blackpool), dies at 75
  • 2014-01-13 Bobby Collins, Scottish soccer midfielder (31 caps; Celtic, Everton, Leeds), dies at 82
  • 2015-10-17 Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), dies at 69
  • 2021-07-10 Jimmy Gabriel, Scottish soccer midfielder (2 caps; Everton, Southampton) and coach (Seattle Sounders; SJ Earthquakes, Seattle Storm, Everton), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 80
  • 2021-10-26 Walter Smith, Scottish football manager (Rangers, Everton; Scotland 2004-07), dies at 73
  • 2022-02-17 Steve Burtenshaw, English soccer manager (Sheffield Wednesday, Everton, QPR, Arsenal) and midfielder (Brighton & HA 237 games), dies at 86
  • 2022-03-08 Gordon Lee, English soccer manager (Port Vale, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United, Everton, Preston NE, KR Reykjavik), dies at 87
  • 2022-05-21 Marco Cornez, Chilean soccer goalkeeper, (20 caps; FC Deportivo Palestino, Universidad Católica, Everton de Viña del Mar), dies from stomach cancer at 64
  • 2022-06-09 Billy Bingham, Irish soccer forward (56 caps Northern Ireland; Sunderland, Luton Town, Everton) and manager (Northern Ireland, Greece, Everton), dies at 90
  • 2022-06-10 Jorge Spedaletti, Chilean soccer forward (5 caps; Everton Viña del Mar, Universidad de Chile Santiago, Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata), dies at 74