Everton Favourite Inducted Into US Hall Of Fame

Former Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has been rewarded for his distinguished career by being named in the USA's National Soccer Hall of Fame.

The Blues favourite, who sits 14th in the Club's all-time appearances list after playing 414 matches for Everton, was unveiled in the 2024 Hall of Fame class this weekend alongside Francisco Marcos, Josh McKinney and Tisha Venturini-Hoch. The quartet will be officially inducted at a ceremony on 4 May next year at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

Howard and McKinney were elected from the player ballot, with the ex-Toffees shot-stopper receiving 95.8 per cent of the vote from the 48-member Player Voting Committee.

Howard starred for both Everton and the US national team, earning 121 caps for his country between 2002 and 2017, including eight games at the World Cup in 2010 and 2014.

He initially moved to Goodison Park from Manchester United on loan in 2006 before making the switch permanent in February 2007, going on to enjoy a decade on Merseyside and establishing himself as a fans' favourite.

One of his highlights as a Blue came in April 2009 when he was the penalty shootout hero against his old club Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley to send Everton through to the showpiece event.

Established in 1950, the National Soccer Hall of Fame is dedicated to growing the sport of soccer in America by celebrating its history, preserving its legacy, inspiring its youth and honouring its heroes for generations to come.