Billy Scott was an Irish international goalkeeper and part of the first Everton team to win the FA Cup in 1906. On Wednesday 17 May 2017, the EFC Heritage Society honoured Billy with a ceremony at 11am in Anfield cemetery, Priory Road, Walton Liverpool L4 2SL, to dedicate his previously unmarked grave.
Heritage Society Chairman Brendan Connolly said “The Heritage Society is delighted to again have the support of Everton Football Club, with our latest project. We have also worked closely with Sheelagh Peroulis and Kevin Knight, relatives of Billy Scott, and their wishes have been integral to the project.
We hope Sheelagh, Kevin and Billy’s other relatives are pleased with the outcome. “
Billy joined Everton from Linfield in 1904 and played 289 games for the Blues before moving to Leeds City in 1912. In 1914 he returned to Merseyside and joined Liverpool, but following the outbreak of war, only played in non-competitive wartime games. Billy was the brother of Elisha Scott, the famous Liverpool goalkeeper, indeed it was Billy who recommended Elisha to the Reds, following an unsuccessful trial at Goodison.
Billy was capped for Ireland on twenty five occasions and was a member of the first Ireland team to defeat England in 1913.
25 April 2017