Graeme Sharp

Everton confirmed the appointment of Club legend Graeme Sharp to its Board of Directors in January 2022.

The double league title winner became a non-executive Director, while remaining as the Club’s Players’ Life President.

In his role as a director, Sharp utilises the wealth of knowledge of the game – which he has amassed over more than four decades – to provide valuable input into the Club’s football strategy.

The second-highest goal scorer in Everton history behind the legendary William Ralph ‘Dixie’ Dean, Sharp won four major trophies during his playing career at Goodison, playing 447 times between 1980 and 1991.

A talismanic striker, he was top-scorer in Howard Kendall’s 1984/85 title-winning side and an integral member of the team when Everton reclaimed the championship two years later. He scored in the final when Everton won the FA Cup in 1984 and was on target on Goodison Park’s most famous night, the semi-final victory over Bayern Munich in the Blues’ triumphant 1984/85 European Cup Winners’ Cup campaign.

Signed by Oldham Athletic in 1991, he went on to manage the Boundary Park club for more than two years after replacing Goodison-bound Joe Royle in November 1994.

In 2000, he returned to Everton in an Ambassadorial role which he combined with media duties for both the Club and national and international broadcasters.

He was inducted as an Everton Giant in 2005 and in 2020 became Everton's first Players’ Life President.

Upon being appointed to the Club's Board, Sharp said:  “This Club is in my blood. I have enjoyed many great days as a Blue - and joining the Board and being able to play a part in shaping Everton’s future is one of the greatest honours of all."