Everton Icons Pay Tribute To Late Chairman

Duncan Ferguson

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Everton Chairman and True Blue, Bill Kenwright. He loved the club with a passion, and he loved the players who wore the famous Royal Blue jersey, every one of them. None more so than The Cannonball Kid, Dave Hickson, his childhood and forever hero. He was my Chairman for many years and he was also a confidant. You were loved, Bill, and you will be missed. Rest In Peace, God bless.

Tim Cahill

I'm devastated to hear about the passing of Mr Everton, Bill Kenwright. I can't thank you enough Chairman for giving me the opportunity to play for our club and the support throughout my career on and off the park. I'll miss our calls and stories about Everton. One thing for sure is I'll make sure your spirit will live on in our football club forever. My thoughts and prayers go to Lucy and all the family. Rest in peace CHAIRMAN.

Trevor Steven

I was very saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. No one loved the club more. I thank him personally for support he has given me over the years. I look forward to our fans at Goodison showing their appreciation of a fellow True Blue. RIP, Bill 

Wayne Rooney

Devastated to hear the sad news about Bill Kenwright. Known Bill since I was young and he's had a huge impact on me as a person and my career. Great man and a big inspiration. Thoughts are with all Bill's family and friends.

Mikel Arteta

I had a really personal and strong relationship with Bill. I cannot be more grateful for the way he treated me, the advice he always gave me and how close he and his family were with me. I know he has been through a lot in the past few years and his passing is a big loss for Everton and for me personally as well.

Leon Osman

He was a man who just loved the club, through and through. You could tell that from the minute you met him, you probably thought he was a fan first and chairman second. He was a man that made every decision with real passion and drive for the football club. He was a man that wanted to be a part of your life. As a player he wanted to get to know you but never overstepped the line by coming into the dressing rooms. All of his conversations were off the field and helped our families all feel a part of what was Everton. You measure people by how they treat people and he always made you feel like you were the centre of their world. That's an art. When you talk about Everton as The People's Club, you think of that man.

Kevin Campbell

Bill was always a gentleman, who was sharp and funny. One thing that I realised early on was that he really was a devout Blue and his love for Everton Football Club was incredible. I know Everton blood ran through his veins and may Bill Kenwright R.I.P

Neville Southall

RIP Bill Kenwright. A sad day when any blue dies and must be respected. An end of an era.

Phil Neville

R.I.P, Mr Chairman and thank you for everything you did for Everton Football Club.


RIP, Mr Bill! I'll always be grateful for what you did for me.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Thank you, Chairman, for all your love and support. I will forever be grateful!

Ashley Young

RIP Mr Chairman. Thank you for the welcome you gave me when I joined our club.

Michael Keane

RIP, Chairman. Thank you for everything.

Tom Davies

Rest in peace, Mr Chairman. Thank you for everything.

Tony Cottee

So sad to hear of the passing of Bill Kenwright. Everton have lost a great Evertonian and I have lost a friend… RIP, Bill.

Victor Anichebe

What a legend of a man. Nicest man ever... Honestly what a gentleman and a proper Evertonian. Known him since I was a child... even when I left the message he sent me brought me to tears. What a man! He did everything for the club and only wanted the best.


What a great man. RIP, Bill.

Gerard Deulofeu

BILL, REST IN PEACE. You always believed in your magic guy.

Shane Duffy

Such sad news for a great man . RIP bill thank you for everything you have ever done for me and my family.

Alex Iwobi





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