- Born: 01/11/1994
- Birthplace: Shrewsbury
- Nationality: English
Highly-rated shot-stopper Mason Springthorpe signed for the Toffees from League Two outfit Shrewsbury Town at the age of 16.
Springthorpe, who stands at 6ft 2ins, joins his hero, England international Joe Hart, in switching to a Premier League club from the Shropshire side.
He signed a scholarship with the Blues in July 2011 and has his sights set on one day filling the boots of favourite first-team player Tim Howard.
He forced his way into the Under-21 side when Mateusz Taudul was injured before being named on the subs bench against Reading in March 2013 when Tim Howard was injured.
Ahead of the 2012/13 campaign, Mason sat down with evertonfc.com to tell us a bit more about himself...
Name: Mason Springthorpe
Nickname(s): Mase, Bigman
Date of Birth: 1 November 1994
Place of Birth: Shrewsbury
Previous clubs: Shrewsbury
What countries are you eligible to represent?: England
Have you made any international appearances?: No
What are your strengths?: Handling, communication, distribution
What aspect of your game do you need to improve most?: Decision-making, kicking with my left foot
What age were you when you joined Everton?: 16
Favourite artist/band: Oasis
Favourite film: The Warrior
Favourite video game: FIFA
Favourite place in the world: The Caribbean
Best stadium you have played at: Elland Road, Leeds
Dream job if you weren't a footballer: I would have joined the army
Favourite Everton first-team player: Tim Howard
Boots: Adidas Predators
Aims for the year: To be successful and play a lot of games
Contracted until: June 2014.