A cultured centre-half, O'Connor made his debut against Manchester United in February 1996. He played five times for the first team before moving to Sheffield United. O'Connor won England youth and Under 21 honours during his stay at Goodison Park and later in his career he joined Blackpool.
Liverpool-born Branch was rated as a 'hot prospect' when he made his bow at the age of 17 but he never hit the heights that all Evertonians had hoped for. After a loan spell at Manchester City, the centre-forward eventually left Everton for Wolves in 1999 and had further spells at Reading, Hull City, Bradford City, Chester City and Halifax.
A commanding central defender, Allen had to cross the Mersey to really give his career a kick-start. After making his debut in 1996, he played just half-a-dozen matches before moving to Tranmere Rovers, where he played over 200 games. He later has spells at Rushden & Diamonds and Chester City. He now plays for Bradford Park Avenue.
Cadamarteri first played for Everton on the last day of the 1996-97 season, at Goodison against Chelsea, but it was the start of the following campaign that really marked his arrival. He scored a memorable goal against Liverpool at Goodison but he failed to build on that and made more substitute appearances than starts. He has had spells with Leeds United, Sheffield United, Bradford City and Leicester City but now turns out for Huddersfield Town.
Republic of Ireland international defender, Dunne became Everton's youngest-ever FA Cup player when he appeared against Swindon Town in January 1997. He was part of the 1998 FA Youth Cup-winning squad but failed to win a regular starting position in the first-team. He moved to Manchester City for £3million in October 2000 and has made over 250 appearances for the Citizens.