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Hibbo Testimonial Announced

by Andy Lewis @efc_andylewis

Everton have announced a testimonial for loyal servant Tony Hibbert.

The stalwart full-back’s 10 years' of first-team service will be marked when AEK Athens visit Goodison Park on August 8 as part of the Blues’ pre-season schedule.

And for fans, there will surely be no better chance to see the defender finally score!

Born on Merseyside, Hibbert joined his beloved Everton at youth level and was a member of the Toffees' 1998 FA Youth Cup-winning side.

He went on to make his full debut in March 2001 as Everton defeated West Ham 2-0 at Upton Park and last season surpassed a personal milestone of 300 appearances for the Club.

The only previous meetings with AEK Athens came that during the Europa League group stage in the 2009/10 season.

A 4-0 win at Goodison was followed by a 1-0 victory in Greece – a game in which Hibbert made his 18th European appearance and thus equal a Club record.

The kick-off time and ticketing details will be announced on as soon as they are available.

Everton's confirmed pre-season schedule to date:

14 July - Morecambe (A) - 2pm
18 July - Dundee United (A) - 7.45pm
21 July - Motherwell (A) - TBC
5 August - Blackpool (A) - 3pm
8 August - AEK Athens (H) - TBC


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