All About Everton Chile
A brief history of Everton Chile and the Ruleteros Society ahead of Wednesday's historic friendly.
It appears to be a game Everton cannot lose. But that depends on which Everton you are talking about. The one that has been crowned champions of Chile four times, most recently in 2008, or the Premier League club that has been champions of England nine times.
Above: Everton Chile captain Gustavo Tulo Dalsasso talks about the game.
One was named after the other, a century ago. To celebrate this fact - and to extend the hand of friendship across the Atlantic, Andes and Amazon - they meet at Goodison Park to play for the Brotherhood Cup.
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It was in 1909 that Everton and Tottenham Hotspur were invited to South America to play a series of exhibition games against each other and against the strongest teams Argentina and Uruguay could muster.
The trip for the two English clubs involved a three-week voyage each way, with stops on the way that included Lisbon, Madeira and Rio de Janeiro.
Obviously, it was a marvellous experience for the players who included England's centre forward, Bert Freeman of Everton. He was the star of the tournament, helping the Blues' score 14 goals in five games that included wins over the Argentinean League XI, the Uruguyan League XI and Spurs.
A few weeks later, after news of the games had spread, a group of Anglo-Chilean teenagers met in the port of Valparaiso and formed a football club which they named Everton.