1878 - 1930
Stories of the Era
With players such as Harold Makepeace, Harold Hardman and Jack Sharp in the squad, Everton entered the 20th Century positively, but it was 1906 before the FA Cup trophy finally ended up at Goodison.
Alex 'Sandy' Young scored the only goal against Newcastle United at Crystal Palace in the showpiece final. Having tasted Cup success for the first time after such a long wait, Everton were back in the final again just 12 months later, only to lose 1-2 to Sheffield Wednesday.
In 1914-15, inspired by Bobby Parker's impressive return of 36 goals in 35 matches, Everton clinched the Football League title again and the outbreak of World War I left the side as Champions for four years.
The War disrupted Everton's development but one particular signing during the 1924-25 season was to have a bigger impact on the club's fortunes than anyone could dared have hoped for.