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Gordon West Passes Away

Gordon West Passes Away
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Everton legend Gordon West has died at the age of 69.
 
The former Blues goalkeeper passed away peacefully on Sunday following a long illness.
 
West, one of the most popular Everton players of all-time, joined the Toffees from Blackpool in 1962 for a then British record fee for a goalkeeper of £27,000.
 
In total he made 402 appearances for the club, winning the League title in 1963 and 1970 and the FA Cup in 1966.
 
He also represented England on three occasions.
 
After leaving Everton he appeared briefly for Tranmere Rovers but his heart was always firmly at Goodison Park.
 
In later years he was a strong supporter of the Everton Former Players' Foundation and would regularly thank the organisation for the help they gave him.
 
Graeme Sharp said this on hearing of West's passing: "It's dreadfully sad. I met Gordon many times and he was a real larger-than-life character who loved Everton.

"All Evertonians will be distressed at this news and my thoughts are with his family."

Gordon West becomes an Everton GiantGordon is named an Everton Giant in 2008

alan briggsRest in peace Big man with a big Smile you were my First real Hero up there now with your great Friend Big Brain Labone Rip

Monday 11th June 16:13 Report Comment

patrick liddaneRIP Gordon, such sad news. A true Everton legend!!!

Monday 11th June 11:10 Report Comment

james battyHow sad, i met the man, so genuine, a great keeper for our club, and a legend indead.

Monday 11th June 10:43 Report Comment

Colin HafezSadly missed, a great keeper, remember his debut, he was one of the first keepers to prefer to throw the ball out, which everton adapted to very well

Monday 11th June 09:13 Report Comment

Alan BowersRIP Westy, it was a privilege to have been able to watch you play. The word legend is used all too easy these days, but you were a real legend and a true blue! God bless.

Monday 11th June 09:08 Report Comment

James YoxallOne of Everton's "Greats", what a character on and off the field. No doubt he'll reform his double act with "Labby". RIP Gordon

Monday 11th June 06:46 Report Comment

lance fillinghami remember the crowds saying ''hey where's your handbag Gertrude'' but all in good fun

Monday 11th June 01:22 Report Comment

lance fillinghamR.I.P Gordon (also effectionately known as ''Gertrude'') thanx for the memories

Monday 11th June 01:20 Report Comment

john millsRIP Gordon West Evertonian thanks for the memories

Monday 11th June 00:08 Report Comment

David ClarkWesty was one of my idols as a young kid and he was the reason I used to play in goal. I loved pulling on the green jersey imagining I was him. God bless & RIP. A true Everton Legend.

Sunday 10th June 23:23 Report Comment

Mike WoodRIP Gordon, You were my childhood hero, and truly an Evertonian GREAT.

Sunday 10th June 23:14 Report Comment

Jasmine LeeRIP. A true legend who will be greatly missed by all Evertonians. He will surely be looking over the team from the great pitch in the sky.

Sunday 10th June 22:33 Report Comment

Colin BlakemanR.I.P Westy i am so sorry i never seen you play but my dad told me all about Westy another LEG-END has gone to Goodison Heaven. Colin (EFC 180) Blakeman

Sunday 10th June 22:33 Report Comment

Ray BrownRest in peace big fella', a true blue, he took and gave lots of stick to the Gwladys Street enders especially about his 'handbag'.

Sunday 10th June 22:22 Report Comment

Paul IddonR.I.P. Gordon, you were a true blue...

Sunday 10th June 22:08 Report Comment

Maggie VicarageGordon was the first goalie I saw play for Everton. Fond memories of standing behind his goal inthe 69/70 season. Condolences to your family and friends. RIP.

Sunday 10th June 22:04 Report Comment

Colin TrevittTruly a great blue Always remembered for his sense of humour (and the handbag gift from a Kopite)

Sunday 10th June 21:50 Report Comment

Pauline MaryonR.I.P Gordon I'm so proud to have seen you play many many times A True Blue.God Bless You and Your Family.

Sunday 10th June 21:41 Report Comment

KevinJoseph CollinsonWesty was a great charachter and will be sorely missed. He loved Everton and Evertonians loved him. One consolation is that he will be with his best mate Labby. God bless him.

Sunday 10th June 21:23 Report Comment

Barry DavidLike most keepers, Westy was a real character and he did a great job between the sticks, for most of the 60's. RIP Gordon

Sunday 10th June 21:20 Report Comment

Joanne NockRIP Gordon, never saw you play, but privileged to have listened to the stories via the EFPA dinners, a gentleman and a legend, thank you and goodbye xxx

Sunday 10th June 21:01 Report Comment

so sad to hear of gorden west a true everton legend will be sadly missed, thoughts go to the family rip gorden gone but never will be forgotten at goodison

Sunday 10th June 20:46 Report Comment

Ajamu MutumwaMy thoughts are with the family of Gordon West. Great Evertonian, great keeper, deserved legend. Rest in peace Gordon.

Sunday 10th June 20:44 Report Comment

Graeme StokesRIP Westy real Everton legend, My Dad spoke very highly of you, keep a clean sheet when you run out for God's first eleven. Westy truly was an Evertonian and will always be an Evertonian

Sunday 10th June 20:38 Report Comment
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