Everton Heroes E-H

Everton Heroes E-H

TOMMY EGLINGTON
Eglington was one of Everton's greatest ever servants, making over 400 appearances during an 11-years career. He joined the club in 1946 from Shamrock Rovers, in a joint deal with Peter Farrell that cost the club just £10,000. Eglington was a talented, match-winning winger who won 24 caps for the Irish Republic. He once hit 5 goals in one match when The Toffees defeated Doncaster Rovers 7-2 in 1952. He left for Tranmere Rovers in 1957.
Apps: 428 Goals: 82


PETER FARRELL
Farrell joined Everton from Shamrock Rovers in a £10,000 deal with his close friend Tommy Eglington and he played more than 450 games for The Blues, many as captain. He played 28 times for the Republic of Ireland, including the famous 2-0 win at Goodison against England in 1949. The Irish became the first 'overseas' team to beat England on English soil and Farrell scored one of the goals. In October 1957 he left Goodison to become player/manager at Tranmere Rovers.
Apps: 453 Goals: 17

 

WALLY FIELDING
Alfred Walter Fielding was born in London and signed professional terms with Everton in 1945. He was a terrific ball-player with a great engine and he served Everton in over 400 games. He proved to be lethal from time to time in front of goal but he was always regarded as being more of a supplier than a taker of goals. Surprisingly for a player of his undoubted ability he was never capped for England but did play for the national team against Scotland in an unofficial match for the Bolton Disaster Fund in 1946.
Apps: 410 Goals: 54


JIMMY GABRIEL
The image of Gabriel protecting the ball at Wembley as time ebbed away in the 1966 FA Cup final will live in the memory forever! He was one of the most expensive teenagers in British football when he joined Everton from Dundee for £30,000 in March 1960 and he played a pivotal role in the 1962-63 Championship winning team. He left the club to join Southampton in 1967 but later returned to Goodison in a coaching capacity - even managing the club in a caretaker role at one stage.
Apps: 301 Goals: 36


FRED GEARY
Geary had a terrific goalscoring record and netted 20 goals in Everton's first ever Championship campaign of 1890-91. He came to Everton from Grimsby Town in 1889 and scored twice on his debut. He also bagged a hat-trick for England against Ireland in 1890. He led the forward line with a distinctly robust style but he left Everton in 1894 to sign for Liverpool.
Apps: 98 Goals: 86


ALBERT GELDARD
Geldard's claim to fame was that he played in a Football League match for Bradford in 1929 when he was just 15-years old. He was one of the most highly rated young players in the country and was still only 18 when he joined Everton. Described by Tommy Lawton as 'the fastest thing on two legs' Geldard played in the 1933 FA Cup final win over Manchester City at Wembley. He joined Bolton in 1938 and was a member of the Magic Circle!
Apps: 179 Goals: 37


ANDY GRAY
One of the most influential signings Everton ever made, Gray joined the club in November 1983 from Wolves. It proved to be a shrewd bit of business as Gray helped the team win the FA Cup in 1984 and the League title and ECWC the season after. His personality, bravery and commitment rubbed off on the squad and Everton conquered heights that were hitherto unimagined. Gray scored some vital goals during his brief stay and contributed to 'Goodsion's Greatest Night' when he helped to defeat Bayern Munich in April 1985 in the ECWC semi-final. It was a real shock when he was allowed to leave in July 1985 to rejoin Aston Villa.
Apps: 68 Goals: 22


BRIAN HARRIS
Born in the Wirral, Harris joined Everton from Port Sunlight in 1954. He was an extremely versatile player and during his eleven season with the club he operated in every position except goalkeeper! He played the first half of the Championship season of 1962-63 before losing his place to Tony Kay and he was a star of the 1966 FA Cup winning team. Five months after winning his Wembley medal, Harris left Everton for Cardiff City.
Apps: 358 Goals: 29


HUNTER HART
Glasgow-born Hart joined Everton from Airdrie for £4,000 in 1922. He made most of his 300 Everton appearances at left-half but switched to the centre of defence towards the end of his career. He was a regular in the 1927-28 Championship winning team but as the team slipped to relegation two years later, Hart was forced to retire just after Christmas.
Apps: 300 Goals: 5


ADRIAN HEATH
Heath was a club record signing when he joined Everton from Stoke City in January 1982 for £700,000. During his early Everton days he struggled under the weight of expectancy brought on by the size of the fee but he soon settled to become a key figure in the team. His form and goals were about to earn him an England call-up when he was badly injured during the 1984-85 campaign, forcing him to miss out on the glory nights that followed. He fought back magnificently though and was a regular when Everton won the League title again in 1987. He eventually left for Spanish outfit Espanyol in 1988.
Apps: 293 Goals: 89


JOHN HURST
Born in Blackpool, Hurst was a product of the Everton youth system and he broke into the first team during the 1965-66 season. He was originally a striker but Harry Catterick transformed him into one of the finest wing-halves in the country. Hurst won an FA Youth Cup winners medal in 1965 and played for Everton in the 1968 FA Cup final at Wembley. He left the club in 1975 to join Oldham Athletic.
Apps: 399 Goals: 34

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