1931 - 1960
Stories of the Era
Predictably, Dixie Dean was a riot in the Second Division and he plundered 39 league goals in 37 appearances as Everton stormed to promotion at the first time of asking.
The rollercoaster period continued in the very next season of 1931-32 when Everton regained the First Division title, with Dean, by now a footballing superstar, scoring another 45 league goals to crown a glorious return to the top flight.
The Championship was followed with the memorable 1933 FA Cup triumph - the club's first at Wembley with a 3-0 thumping of Manchester City.
Appropriately, at Wembley, Dean became Everton's first ever Number 9.
Shirt numbers were introduced for the first time that afternoon with Everton wearing 1-11 and Manchester City 12-22.