Richarlison Hits Two On Everton Debut: On This Day

Brazilian forward Richarlison made a goalscoring start to his Everton career ON THIS DAY in 2018.

The Blues were kicking off the new Premier League campaign away to newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers and Richarlison opened the scoring after 17 minutes.

Ruben Neves equalised for the hosts but the new boy struck again in the 67th minute to restore Everton’s advantage.

The game, Marco Silva’s first in charge, eventually finished 2-2 as Raul Jimenez levelled again with 10 minutes remaining.

The Blues were doubtless grateful for a share of the spoils having had captain Phil Jagielka sent off in the first half.


Everton lost away to Malaga ON THIS DAY in 2012.

The Blues were playing at the La Rosalida Stadium and went down to a single goal from long-serving Brazilian defender Weligton in the 75th minute.

Nikica Jelavic had gone close with a first-half free-kick and Leon Osman saw a fine effort after the break well palmed away by Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

Malaga, under the management of Manuel Pellegrini, had finished fourth in La Liga the previous season and it was they who lifted the inexplicably large Costa del Sol trophy at the end of the game!


Former Everton goalkeeper Nigel Martyn was born ON THIS DAY in 1966.

The oldest player to ever represent the Blues in the Premier League was already 36 years old when David Moyes signed him from Leeds United in 2003, initially as second choice behind Richard Wright.

However, when the former England international did get into the side, he stayed there and was a big part of the successful 2004/05 team that finished fourth in the Premier League.

Martyn retired in 2006 after 100 games for Everton… 99 starts and one substitute appearance!