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All About Everton Chile

A brief history of Everton Chile and the Ruleteros Society ahead of Wednesday's historic friendly.

All About Everton Chile

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.

Cason TangThis is more than pre-season. It is meaningful. Hope Toffees can travel to Chile next year and play the cup there. May I suggest if we can even exchange academy players for one season to learn the culture of the two clubs. It will definitely broaden the player's horizon and be a better player not only on skills but the style and culture. That will be very meaningful player development which we are always proud of.

Wednesday 4th August 11:43 Report Comment

Mark LynchReally hoping to be there to be a part of this one off unique occassion, haven't bought tickets as i have a really full on day, so please keep 4 tickets for me ;^) (unrestricted lol)

Wednesday 4th August 11:05 Report Comment

Bill HayesGutted can't make this game, hope and expect it to be a great night for all. Mark Halsey also enjoy yourself

Tuesday 3rd August 22:25 Report Comment

Phil DaviesThis is a fantastic occassion and one that other clubs couldnt put on. Enjoy the game and your education at the school of sicence !

Tuesday 3rd August 12:29 Report Comment

Milin Chandralets all play with heads high and win because this is no rivalry or eneything....its for brother hood!!! cmon everton!!!!!!(england)

Tuesday 3rd August 11:35 Report Comment

Arturo PintoI hope that Everton England will come to Chile someday,because here they have many fans

Tuesday 3rd August 07:23 Report Comment

Mikel ArreguiI've read the history of Everton Chile and it's so nice to play them! This match is history in the making and I hope it turns out to be a great game with a wonderful atmosphere and an opportunity for both clubs to celebrate their bound. COYB and, for our chilean fellows, vivan ambos Everton, espero que sea un gran dĂ­a y un partido digno de ser recordado :)

Monday 2nd August 18:06 Report Comment

Glenn RossWell done to all who have worked to make this match possible. I hope we toffees take the game seriously and put out a worthy side. Wish I could be there. Tim Cahill is a hero in vina del mar, TC to score the winner in a five goal thriller? that would be nice. COYB and viva Everton.

Monday 2nd August 16:50 Report Comment
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