Adrian Heath

Adrian Heath
Position:
FW
D.o.B: 11/01/1961
Birthplace: Stoke
Appearances: 278 (29)
Goals: 94
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Heath was a Club record signing when he joined Everton from Stoke City in January 1982 for £700,000.

He quickly became a Toffees favourite. In his first full season at Goodison Park he finished as the Club’s top scorer with 18 goals in all competitions and he continued to provide a source of consistency, netting double figures in every campaign up until 1987/88 despite a couple of serious injuries during period preventing him from playing as many games as he would have liked.

Indeed, his form and goals were about to earn him an England call-up when he was badly injured during the 1984-85 campaign, forcing him to miss out on both on an international call-up but also a playing role in the closing months of the season as the side chased treble glory. Andy Gray stepped into the side in Heath's absence as the Blues won the league and European Cup Winners' Cup before losing out on the hat-trick with a Cup final defeat to Manchester United.

After returning to fitness, Heath's goals were to prove crucial as Howard Kendall's side secured their second league title success in three season in 1986/87. He scored 11 times during that season.

The attack-minded midfielder who had an eye for goal made 307 appearances, scoring 93 goals.

He eventually left the club and headed for Spain, signing for Espanyol in 1988.

Career Stats - Adrian Heath (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
1981 1982 22 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 6
1982 1983 37 (1) 10 5 1 4 0 0 0 46 (1) 11
1983 1984 36 12 7 2 11 4 0 0 54 18
1984 1985 17 11 0 0 4 1 0 0 26 13
1985 1986 24 (12) 10 2 (4) 2 3 1 0 0 32 (18) 15
1986 1987 41 11 3 0 4 3 0 0 52 16
1987 1988 23 (6) 9 7 (1) 1 5 (2) 2 0 0 38 (9) 13
1988 1989 6 (1) 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 (1) 2
Total 206 (20) 71 24 (5) 6 33 (2) 11 0 0 278 (29) 94
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 19/01/1982 30/10/1988 278 (29) 94

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