On This Day: 07/02
Ted Sagar was born in Moorend ON THIS DAY in 1910.
On January 18, 1930 he made the first of what was to become a record-breaking 463 League appearances, against Derby County.
After his first full season ended with a League Championship medal in his pocket, in 1933 he added an FA Cup winner's medal to his collection - when he kept a clean sheet at Wembley against Manchester City.
In 1938/39 he became a League Champion again - and only the outbreak of War prevented him adding to that haul.
Sagar's last appearance came at Goodison Park against Tranmere Rovers in May 1953, in the final of the Liverpool Senior Cup.
After his retirement he served as landlord of the Blue Anchor pub in Aintree, where nothing pleased him more than regaling the regulars with stories of his playing days.
He died in 1986, aged 76, and at his funeral another Everton legend, the great Joe Mercer, declared: "He was a spectacular player who was truly out on his own. I can't compare him with any of today's players - I can only describe him as an original, a one-off."