On This Day: 30/07
Ray Wilson became the only Everton player ever to win the World Cup ON THIS DAY in 1966.
The Blues full-back, who had won the FA Cup that season with his club, was one of the victorious England side that overcame West Germany 4-2 at Wembley.
Ray was regarded as having an exceptional tournament, making only one mistake throughout: a misplaced header that gifted the Germans their first goal.
Wilson was signed by Harry Catterick in 1964 in exchange for Mark Meagan and Â£35,000.
During his Blues career he made 153 appearances but failed to score. Between 1963 and 1968 he won a total of 63 England caps.
Nick Ross joined Everton from Preston North End ON THIS DAY in 1888.
He spent only one season at the Blues (missing Preston's double winning season) making 19 appearances for the club before returning to Deepdale.
He was only 31 when he died of consumption.