Dixie Dean’s most cherished medal is coming home to Goodison Park – David Prentice

Dixie Dean’s most cherished medal is coming home to Goodison Park – David Prentice

Dixie Dean's most cherished medal comes home to Goodison Park The 1927/28 League Championship medal presented to Dixie Dean will be back at Goodison Park on eve of anniversary   One of the most cherished medals in Everton’s history is coming home. The League Championship medal presented to Dixie Dean after his record-breaking 60-goal season in 1927-28 will be back at Goodison Park - on the eve of the 90th anniversary of the legendary And fans are being invited to see it at a special celebration event. Saturday May 5, when Everton entertain Southampton, will be the 90th anniversary of the occasion Dixie scored a hat-trick against Arsenal to break the top flight scoring record. Dixie Dean footage from 1928. Courtesy of the British Film Institute   The night before, on Friday, May 4, at the People’s Club Lounge at Goodison Park, the medal presented to Dixie will be back at the stadium for the first time in decades. Poignantly, with Everton planning a move to a new stadium, it...
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Andrew Hannah, The only man to Captain Everton & Liverpool – David Prentice

Andrew Hannah, The only man to Captain Everton & Liverpool – David Prentice

Everton Heritage Society and Everton Football Club rededicate grave of important football figure The only man in history to captain Everton and Liverpool lies in a marked grave for the first time thanks to the efforts of the Everton Heritage Society and Everton Football Club. Andrew Hannah, who captained Everton to their first League Championship success in 1891, then led Liverpool to Lancashire League and Football League Division Two titles, had lain in an unmarked grave at Kilbowie Cemetery in Clydebank since his untimely passing in 1940. On Saturday Everton Heritage Society Chairman Brendan Connolly and former Echo Sports Editor Ken Rogers attended a ceremony at Kilbowie Cemetery along with Everton FC ambassador Ian Snodin to rededicate the grave and ensure that one of football’s most important figures had his achievements duly recognised.                                                                     Everton's 1891 champions, captained by Andrew Hannah (front left) Born...
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Everton’s ‘Hall of Fame’ Events through the Decades – Rob Sawyer

Friday, 10 March, 2017 sees the staging of a Gwladys Street’s Hall of Fame event after an eight year hiatus. At The Hilton Hotel John Bailey, Pat Van Den Hauwe, Nigel Martyn, Ian Snodin and Kevin Campbell will join the 120-plus previous inductees in the pantheon of Blues greats. The concept of an independent Everton Hall of Fame was the brainchild of Dr David France, the uber Toffees fanatic, who was inspired by the veneration afforded ex-baseball players in the USA.  It was the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. In 1998, a panel of ex-players (including Brian Labone and Alex Young), shareholders, Merseyside sports journalists, Sir Philip Carter, season-ticket holders and other Evertonians convened by “Dr Everton” considered the claims of over 900 past-players for inclusion in the first draft of inductees. The benchmark was to have made a significant positive contribution to the Blues cause through ability, determination and sportsmanship across all eras of the club’s history....
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Take your foreign currency to St Lukes today for charity

The EFC Heritage Society and The Ruleteros Society are still collecting foreign currency in support of the Former Players  Foundations of the United Kingdom and Chile. We have had former players come and support us and some fans have already donated at St Lukes church before every home game. Thank you to all those who have helped so far. We are also collecting kits for Kit Aid, which can be deposited at St Luke’s church as well. KitAid now has Regional Co-ordinators around the country collecting kits, boots and equipment from Grass Roots level to the Premiership. We also receive kit from major suppliers including new kit that cannot be resold in the UK which would otherwise end up in landfill, recycling approximately 15 tonnes of unwanted kit annually. Every month KitAid volunteers collect, sort and box sets of kit and then arrange the distribution of over a hundred boxes through our charity partners. Through these partners, it not only provides shirts and football equipment but encourages inclusion, drawing people together as...
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