Jimmy Gabriel

Jimmy Gabriel
Squad No: 0
Position:
MF
D.o.B: 16/10/1940
Birthplace: Dundee
Appearances: 303 (1)
Goals: 37
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Everton signed Jimmy Gabriel from Dundee in March 1960 for a fee of £30,000 - and the right-half made an immediate impression at Goodison Park.

The tall, powerful, tough-tackling defender quickly became one of the first names on the teamsheet, much to the delight of the Evertonians who fell in love with his committed style of play.

Gabriel was pretty much an ever-present for the Toffees and played a key role in the glorious spell during the early 1960s.

He made 303 appearances, scoring an impressive 37 goals, earning a league championship medal from the 1962/63 season and FA Cup honours in 1966.

Only the formidable Dave Mackay denied Gabriel from gaining more than his two caps for Scotland.

The arrival of Howard Kendall is March 1967 would ultimately spell the end of Gabriel’s Everton career, as he was allowed to leave for Southampton just four months later.

But his bond with Everton remained strong and he returned to Goodison Park in June 1990 to become assistant manager to Colin Harvey. Gabriel later had two spells as caretaker manager of the Toffees, following the exits of Harvey and then Kendall.

Career Stats - Jimmy Gabriel (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
1959 1960 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
1960 1961 40 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 46 1
1961 1962 42 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 45 6
1962 1963 40 5 3 1 0 0 2 0 45 6
1963 1964 33 5 5 1 0 0 1 0 41 7
1964 1965 37 4 4 0 0 0 5 0 46 4
1965 1966 24 6 6 0 0 0 3 1 33 7
1966 1967 31 (1) 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 39 (1) 6
Total 255 (1) 33 25 2 5 0 11 1 303 (1) 37
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 05/03/1960 16/05/1967 303 (1) 37

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