Anthony Gordon enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence in 2019/20 and, after three First-Team appearances from the bench in the campaign, made his first senior start in the scoreless Goodison Park Merseyside derby when football restarted following the coronavirus shutdown.
The forward became the sixth youngest man to play for Everton's first team when, aged 16 years and 286 days, he came on as a substitute in the Toffees' 3-0 Europa League group stage win over Apollon Limassol in December 2017
Gordon waited three years for his next opportunity, playing the closing minutes of a Carabao Cup tie against Leicester City under caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson.
A graduate of Everton's Academy who joined the Club aged 11, Gordon impressed Carlo Ancelotti following the Italian's appointment as boss in December 2020 and featured in games at West Ham United and Chelsea before getting his starting chance.
Gordon was involved in all eight of Everton's remaining matches following the derby, beginning three - including a first start away from Goodison, at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Prolific for Everton Under-18s in 2017/18, Gordon stepped up to David Unsworth's Under-23 side the following season and played his part in the young Blues landing a league and cup double.
Gordon's talent was recognised by the Club when he signed a contract in March 2019 tying him to Goodison Park for at least the following four years.
His ongoing progress was rewarded with a new five-year contract in September 2020. And to gain further senior experience, Gordon joined Preston North End on loan in February 2021, playing 11 games in his three-month spell with the Championship club.
Contracted until: June 2025