Peter Farrell

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D.o.B: 16/08/1922
Birthplace: Dublin
Appearances: 453
Goals: 17
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Peter Farrell was signed in a £10,000 deal that saw Shamrock Rovers pair Farrell and Tommy Eglington move to Everton in July 1946.

The Irish duo quickly became integral members of the team over the next decade and Farrell was known as the Blues’ linchpin.

The tough, no-nonsense wing-half was able to operate on either flank as well as inside-left on occasion.

He was idolised by Evertonians during his 11-year stay at Goodison, nine of which he was the Club’s captain.

It was a rollercoaster ride for Farrell during his time as skipper – overseeing relegation in 1950/51 but then leading the Toffees back to the top-flight in 1953/54.

He made a total of 453 appearances for the club, 422 of which were in the league – a figure only Neville Southall, Ted Sagar, Brian Labone and Dave Watson have bettered. He also scored 17 goals.

Farrell also won 26 Ireland caps and seven Northern Ireland caps during his time at Everton, including a goal in the Republic’s famous 2-0 win over England at Goodison in 1949 to resign England to their first ever home loss to a non-UK side.

Tranmere Rovers swooped for Farrell in October 1957 as he became the Club’s player-manager.

Career Stats - Peter Farrell (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
1946 1947 27 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 0
1947 1948 38 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 41 3
1948 1949 38 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 40 0
1949 1950 41 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 46 2
1950 1951 42 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 43 3
1951 1952 40 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 42 0
1952 1953 38 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 43 2
1953 1954 39 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 42 1
1954 1955 41 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 43 0
1955 1956 42 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 46 2
1956 1957 36 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 38 4
Total 422 13 31 4 0 0 0 0 453 17
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 23/11/1946 27/04/1957 453 17

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