Andy King 1956-2015

Everton Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former midfielder Andy King.

King, who scored 67 goals in 248 appearances over two spells at Goodison Park, was a crowd favourite and will forever be remembered for netting a spectacular Merseyside derby winner in October 1978.

He passed away on Wednesday, aged 58, after suffering a heart attack.

King joined Everton from Luton Town in 1976 when he was 19, scoring that famous derby goal two years later to halt the Club's seven-year wait for a victory against Liverpool. He left for Queens Park Rangers in 1980 before returning in 1982 and eventually moving on again in 1984.

He played for a string of clubs, including stints in Ireland, Holland and Sweden, before turning to management after finishing his playing career back in the North West with Southport.

King was in charge at Waterford, Mansfield Town, Swindon and Grays Athletic and was also part of the back room staff at Northampton Town and MK Dons before his untimely passing.

The thoughts of everyone at Everton are with Andy’s family and many friends at this sad time.



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