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Mick Buckley 1953-2013

Former Everton midfielder has sadly passed away.

Mick Buckley 1953-2013

Former Everton midfielder Mick Buckley has died at the age of 59.

Buckley, who played 158 times for the Blues, scoring 12 goals, passed away after a long illness.

An England youth international, the Manchester-born player came through the ranks at Everton and made his first-team debut in a 2-2 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Goodison Park in March 1972.

He scored his first goal two weeks later – netting the only goal of the game against Southampton at Goodison.

His last appearance for the club was the iconic afternoon in May 1978 when Everton defeated Chelsea 6-0 with Bob Latchford getting the two goals he needed to reach 30 in the First Division for that season.

Buckley moved to Sunderland that summer and later had spells at Hartlepool, Carlisle United and Middlesbrough.

Shaun MyersOne of my first Everton heroes. RIP Mick.

Thursday 10th October 23:58 Report Comment

Paul RimmerVery underrated player, one of my first EFC heroes. RIP Mike.

Wednesday 9th October 12:14 Report Comment

peter eganMick Buckley RIP. A fine player.

Wednesday 9th October 11:54 Report Comment

Barry O'ConnorWonderful comments about a great Evertonian, just shows how popular he was.

Wednesday 9th October 10:16 Report Comment

william edgebig sock gave his all.very good player.thoughts are with his family.big loss

Wednesday 9th October 09:07 Report Comment

Stephen MooreRest in Peace Mick Buckley remember him as a player of promise from the early 70's.

Tuesday 8th October 19:35 Report Comment

Peter McCannRemember him well if I am not mistaken he hit the crossbar in our first ever Sunday match in the fa cup versus WBA God bless RIP

Tuesday 8th October 18:58 Report Comment

JOHN POULTNEYI remember Mick from the 70s. Good player. Neat and tidy on the ball. Much too young for heaven.Thoughts and prayers are with his family. R.I.P. Mickey

Tuesday 8th October 14:19 Report Comment

Charles HillVery Sad news.....Great player in the 70's

Tuesday 8th October 13:27 Report Comment

tony hammondremember him well always gave his all ,R I P

Tuesday 8th October 12:12 Report Comment

Barry O'ConnorToo young and way too soon. Remember him well from the 70's. Very underrated. There's a cracking blues team in heaven. RIP to all and thought's are with MB'S family.

Tuesday 8th October 10:57 Report Comment

Paul JenningsGood little player Mick very tidy. RIP Mick

Tuesday 8th October 10:55 Report Comment

barry heyesR.I.P Mick a marvellous underrated player who should have represented England on many occasions!

Tuesday 8th October 10:01 Report Comment

patrick waineI remember him as a nice tidy player who was good on the ball. a bit light and was bullied off the ball a bit. RIP

Tuesday 8th October 09:27 Report Comment

Moira McDonoughSuch sad news, RIP

Tuesday 8th October 09:21 Report Comment

John BennettSad news thoughts are with his family and friends

Tuesday 8th October 08:35 Report Comment

Alf BerringtonA committed midfielder and a sound servant for the clib. My condolenes to Mick's family & friends.

Tuesday 8th October 06:44 Report Comment

andy yatesSad news about mick got to see him play always 100%. Thoughts to his family &close friends

Tuesday 8th October 03:35 Report Comment

JOHN CONNORalways gave everything for the blue cause r,i,p, Mickey

Monday 7th October 23:48 Report Comment

John LawtonGod Bless Mick

Monday 7th October 21:33 Report Comment

frank hillanother golden blue boy sadly passes on

Monday 7th October 19:55 Report Comment

alan morrisVery sad to hear about the death of Mick Buckley.

Monday 7th October 19:32 Report Comment

Martyn Nationalways gave 100%. R.I.P.

Monday 7th October 19:18 Report Comment

Jeri Ilaovery sad indeed

Thursday 10th October 07:25 Report Comment

stephen rogersvery sad news much underrated player our thoughts are with his family

Monday 7th October 19:15 Report Comment
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