Know Your History: How Everton Won Its First League Crown

14 March 1891 is a day etched into Everton's history.

It was, in many ways, the launchpad for every success the Club has experienced since.

Despite a 3-2 defeat at Burnley, that early spring afternoon 129 years ago saw Everton crowned champions of England for the very first time.

Having been one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888, the followers of the club born from church side St. Domingo FC could finally boast not only of being the best in the city but the entire country.

Watch the video below or here to learn how names such as Edgar Chadwick, Fred Geary, Alf Milward and Johnny Holt landed that first crown and why it took a final-day favour from Sunderland to finally seal the championship after an agonising two-month wait to conclude a historic campaign.

Know Your History is a new series - produced in collaboration with the Everton Heritage Society -  telling the stories of key moments from the Club's history in easy-to-follow, bitesize chunks.

Learn how St. Domingo FC became Everton FC here, understand more about the circumstances that prompted Everton's move from Anfield to Goodison Park here or relive Dixie Dean's famous 60-goal season here.

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01:46 Mon 11 May 2020

KNOW YOUR HISTORY: EVERTON'S FIRST LEAGUE CROWN

The story of the Club's 1890/91 title-winning campaign and its nerve-shredding conclusion.