New Boy Virginia Inspired By Howard Heroics

When Tim Howard was busy making his record 15 saves in a single World Cup match for USA against Belgium back in 2014, little did the then Everton goalkeeper know he was capturing the imagination of a Blues stopper of the future.

Teenager Joao Virginia moved to Goodison Park from Arsenal last week, capping a fine summer that has also seen him sample his own international success with Portugal Under-19s.

The 18-year-old discusses his nation's Euro Under-19 triumph, the motivations behind his switch to the Toffees and why Howard’s heroics in Brazil four years ago have stuck with him in his exclusive first interview with evertontv. 


Virginia’s first interview is available for free to Season Ticket holders and We Are Everton Members and is part of a wide range of exclusive content throughout the 2018/19 campaign which includes live streams of Under-23s and Under-18s games, exclusive features and more.

To sign up as a Member and gain access to this and many more benefits - for just £30 for adults for the season and between £5 to £15 for under-18s - or for more information about Memberships, click here.