The November edition of Everton
magazine is out now!
The cover star is and the subject of our main interview this month is Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with a look into the forward’s unconventional and rapid route to the top of English football.
spoke to some of the people who know Calvert-Lewin best - and discovered the secrets underpinning his startling two-year rise from League Two loanee to Goodison Park favourite.
We also tell the story of Beni Baningime, who recently enjoyed a fortnight to remember by making his senior, Premier League and European debuts for the Toffees.
Baningime discusses growing up in Kinshasa, DR Congo, and first playing football bare feet in the sand with his friends, adapting to moving to the north west of England despite not speaking a word of the language, and his rise through the ranks at the Club’s Academy.
Ray Wilson is the subject of our former player interview, with wife Pat describing how the World Cup winner - and one of Everton’s finest ever players - still “absolutely loves Goodison”, despite being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease 13 years ago.
Leighton Baines talks about his penalty record after becoming the Club’s most successful spot-kick taker after his winning effort from 12 yards in a dramatic 3-2 win over Watford.
Meanwhile, Lewis Gibson goes into detail about his international exploits following his return from winning the World Cup with England Under-17s.
Fellow Under-23s Joe Williams and Matthew Pennington provide updates on their loan spells at Barnsley and Leeds United respectively after stopping by at USM Finch Farm during the recent international break.
Elsewhere, former Everton youngster Steven Schumacher talks about his return to his boyhood Club as an Academy coach ahead of the 2017/18 season, while also reflecting on his upbringing at Everton and journey in the professional game.
We also caught up with George Pilkington, who also discussed how coming through Everton’s youth system stood him in good stead for a successful career.
For all this and much more - including an interview with new goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly, an injury update from Yannick Bolasie and insight into playing Everton in the pre-Premier League era from former defender Viv Anderson - pick up your copy of Everton magazine, priced £3.95, now!
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