Gordon West Passes Away
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."