1961 - 1980
Stories of the Era
The mid-60s was a boom-time for English football, reaching its zenith of course in the summer of 1966, and that particularly golden year was also one for Evertonians to enjoy at club level.
Sunderland, Bedford Town, Coventry City, and the two Manchester clubs were all beaten during a glorious FA Cup run that carried Everton through to a Wembley final meeting with Sheffield Wednesday.
The match still rates as one of the best Cup Finals ever seen at Wembley.
The Yorkshire side, whom Everton had beaten 5-1 in the League earlier in the season, raced into a 2-0 lead and the Blue dream looked shattered until a most unlikely hero took centre-stage.
The hitherto unheralded Cornishman, Mike Trebilcock, hadn't even been mentioned in the official match programme but he scored twice to level the score, and then Derek Temple grabbed the most dramatic of winning goals.
The win gave Ray Wilson a unique achievement - the only Englishman to win the FA Cup and the World Cup in the same season.
Unfortunately though, the following season's European Cup Winners' Cup campaign didn't last long as Everton bowed out to Real Zaragoza in the 2nd Round.