Everton: The International Records

First Everton Player to be Capped: Job Wilding (Wales) 

Born in 1862, Wilding was among the first full-time professional footballers in England. He scored on his international debut against Northern Ireland in his hometown of Wrexham in February 1886.
Interesting fact: Wilding never played a league or cup game for Everton!

First England Players: Johnny Holt and Fred Geary 
The pair made their England debuts in separate games on the same day in March 1890. On three occasions between 1890 and 1892, the FA decided to play two internationals on the same day, with all the games being awarded “full” international status. Holt played against Wales in Wrexham, while Geary played against Northern Ireland in Belfast (and scored a hat-trick!)

(Fred Geary)

First Scotland Player: John Bell (vs England in Glasgow, April 1896 - he also scored!)

First Northern Ireland Player: Jimmy Sheridan (vs England in Wolverhampton, February 1903)

First Republic of Ireland Player: Joe Kendrick  (vs Italy B in Dublin, April 1927)

Interesting fact: Kendrick never played a competitive first-team game for Everton.

First Player From Outside The UK: Robert Warzycha (for Poland against Czechoslovakia  in Olomouc, March 1991)

Total Number of Everton Players Earning an International Cap: 218
Total Number of Caps Earned by Everton Players: 2,369              
Total Number of Goals Scored by Everton Internationals: 278

Most Caps as an Everton Player (50 or more)
93 Tim Howard (USA)
91 Neville Southall (Wales) (plus one more while on loan at Port Vale)
58 Kevin Ratcliffe (Wales)
55 Joseph Yobo (Nigeria)
53 Tim Cahill (Australia)

(Tim Howard)

Most International Goals as an Everton Player (10 or more)
18 Tim Cahill (Australia) - from 53 caps as an Everton player
18 Dixie Dean (England) - from 16 caps as an Everton player
15 Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) - from 29 caps as an Everton player
12 James McFadden - from 33 caps as an Everton player

Total Number of Capped Everton Players by Country
67 England
32 Scotland
27 Wales
25 Republic of Ireland
20 Northern Ireland
4 Nigeria
4 Sweden
3 Belgium
3 Denmark
3 Netherlands

(Phil Jagielka)

Most Capped Players by Country
England – 40 Phil Jagielka
Scotland – 43 David Weir
Wales – 91 Neville Southall (plus one more whilst on loan at Port Vale)
Northern Ireland – 16 Billy Scott
Republic of Ireland – 43 Seamus Coleman
Rest of the world – 93 Tim Howard (USA)

Most Everton Players in One International Fixture: Five

Republic of Ireland (Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy, Aiden McGeady) v England (Ross Barkley, Phil Jagielka) in Dublin, June 2015. (McCarthy was subbed off at half-time; Barkley came on after 66' and Jagielka came on after 74'.  There were never 5 Everton players on the pitch at the same time).

(John Heitinga)

Everton Players Appearing in the Final of a Major International Tournament
Ray Wilson (England) – 1966 World Cup (England 4-2 Germany)
Tim Howard (USA) – 2007 Concacaf Gold Cup (USA 2-1 Mexico)
Tim Howard (USA) – 2009 Confederations Cup (USA 2-3 Brazil)
John Heitinga (Netherlands) – 2010 World Cup final (Netherlands 0-1 Spain)
Tim Cahill (Australia) – 2011 Asia Cup (Australia 0-1 Japan)
Tim Howard (USA) – 2011 Concacaf Gold Cup (USA 4-2 Mexico)
Christian Atsu (Ghana) – 2015 African Cup of Nations (Ghana 0-0* lvory Coast)
Ramiro Funes Mori (Argentina) – 2016 Copa America (Argentina 0-0* Chile)

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