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 George Mahon, also known as "The Blue Moses"


Mahon was the visionary who told John Houlding, AKA The First Redshite, to stuff it, and brought Everton to Goodison Park in 1891. Houlding can still be heard hissing in the bowels of Anfield on Derby days.

Alf Milward: 1888-1897 

 Alf was a left winger, playing in two FA Cup finals with Everton without getting a winner's medal.

Milward scored in exactly half of Everton's matches when they won the League Title in 1891.

The hard-charging southerner made four appearances for England, scoring thrice and ended his time on the Merseyside with 85 goals for the Blues.

 Fred Geary:  1889-1894



First Everton player to score at Goodison and member of Everton's first League Winning Side. He ended the 1889-'90 season with 21 goals in eighteen games. One of the greatest goal scorers of the era.



 Edgar Chadwick: 1888-89--1898-99


Chadwick was a piss-taking left sided midfielder, who stood 5'6. Chadwick scored 97 goals for Everton in league play and 13 goals in 30 appearances in the FA Cup.


Richard Boyle: 1890-1902

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Dickie Boyle played halfback, scoring 8 times in 243 appearences including once in the 1897 Cup Final. He took part as well in the first league game played at Goodison Park.




             Jack Sharp


England capped Jack in Cricket and football multiple times. The winger was nick-named, "Pocket Hercules," for his rocket speed and bull-like strength.

He may have been Everton's first, true superstar, with 14 cigarette cards created in his honour. He scored 81 goals for the club and starred in Everton's first ever FA Cup Trophy.

   Tom Fern: Goal Keeper  

Tom Fern was purchased from Lincoln County in 1913 to hopefully put an end to the revolving door that had been the goal keeper position for Everton throughout the early part of the century.

He not only solidified the position, but he nailed it, and in only his second season with the Toffees, received a League Champions medal. However, as always, the Germans started a world war because they were sucking at football.

After the war Everton never quite got their edge back, but Fern remained a mainstay with Everton until 1924 when he signed with Port Vale, at age 36. He is considered one of the greatest ever goalkeepers to never have been capped. He appeared in 219 league matches for Everton, and 12 FA Cup matches

    SAM CHEDGZOY: Right       Winger; 1911-1926 

Sam bided his time for his first three seasons on Merseyside, but the year this non-league signing finally broke into the first team, Everton won the league. He was known for his beautiful looping crosses tailor-made for big centre forewards to get their heads to.

Sam's career was on the wane when Dixie Dean was just getting loose in the side, and Chedgzov provided Dean with plenty of ammo as the young star began his ascent. Brash Sam was also the one responsible for the modern rule for the corner kick. In 1924 the FA over-diddled, and did a shoddy rewrite on the rules of the corner kick.  Urged on by a journalist, Sam shredded the existing holes in the rule, and against Spurs, during a corner, instead of kicking it, he dribbled it in, himself, right at the befuddled Spur's 'Keeper for a goal.

Bert Freeman--1908-1911


Although Bert scored 67 goals in his short time with Everton, the Blues never accomplished anything, and at age 26 he was sold. 67 goals in three years should get you some recognition, and The School of Science Salutes not a scorer of great goals for Everton, but a great scorer of goals who is all too often a mere echo in the hushed halls of the greats. 




     Ted Critchley 1926 - 1934

Critchley played out wide on the right and was the player who spent his career feeding William Dean the crosses that turned into goals. It was said that Critchley played such excellent crosses to Dean that the laces always faced away from Dean when the ball arrived near his head.

Ted played in 229 matches for the Blues, and when Dean needed a break from scoring, Ted added 42 goals of his own.

 Ted Sagar 1929-1953 

The years listed may look like a DOB-DOD, but they are actually the years Ted played for Everton; 24 FREAKING years. Hey saw the only two relegations-touch wood-Everton ever suffered, but played on two title winning teams and an FA Cup winner as well. 


Cliff Britton: 1930-1939 


   Charlie Gee: 1931-1938 

Cliff Britton played a dazzling right midfield for Everton from 1930-1939. While only scoring three goals in 240 appearances, it was his defence-crushing crosses that kept him in the team and won him nine England Caps to boot. 

It wouldn't matter how many goals Dixie or Tommy scored, if there was no spine to the team. 

Charlie Gee was a stalwart, hard-nosed central defender for the team during those years. He made 212 appearances, had three caps and scored a couple of goals himself.   


                                          Tommy Lawton1937 - 1940

Tommy was brought in to be the heir apparent to Dean. While he only served four years for Everton, he also served his country during the war, and managed to pop in about 70 league goals for the Toffees as well. One is left wondering what would have been had this goal-scoring machine stayed with Everton for the span of his entire career.