Everton FC News

Everton FC play their home games out of Goodison Park in Liverpool, a stadium that has a capacity of 39,571 spectators and plenty of history. The club itself is more commonly referred to as Everton, or The Toffees, which is a nickname that derives from the club’s history and its local placement with toffee shops in the area. Everton FC have a very rich history in English football that dates back much further than the current players and stadium.

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Everton’s History 

Everton are a founding member of the Premier League, and have never been relegated from the EPL in its 32 seasons of running. To further this, they have not been relegated from the top flight of English football in almost 70 years, although they frequently come close to the drop zone.

Everton FC was founded in 1878, and are known by fans as the ‘Clubs of Firsts’ thanks to how many records they have set by being the first to do something. Possibly the most shocking of these is that Everton were the first club to wear shirts with numbers on them, back in 1933 for the FA Cup final. They were also the first club to install dugouts at their stadium, and before that, were the first to build a purpose-made football stadium, too.

Who Owns Everton Football Club? 

The majority shareholder of Everton FC is a British-Iranian businessman named Farhad Moshiri. Recently, with the club frequently risking relegation and not making any huge changes to their squad, Moshiri has been speaking to some American companies to try and get further investments and capital injections.

Everton FC’s total market value is estimated to be around €365 million, which consists of a combination of players, the stadium, the merchandise, and all other aspects that make the club.

Everton’s Manager 

Possibly the most well-known names to have managed Everton FC are Carlo Ancelotti and Sam Allardyce, who managed the club in 2019-21 and 2017-18 respectively. Carlo Ancelotti was at the club for 3 years and 67 matches, managing an average of 1.6 points per game.

The current manager, Sean Dyche, is a recognisable face in English football management. Sean Dyche is more well-known for his stint with Burnley in which he saw them promoted to the top flight, topping the EFL Championship table. Dyche was appointed at Everton in January of 2023, having been at the wheel for only 18 games of the 2022/23 season. He will take Everton by the reins for the upcoming season and look to perform better than their 17th-place, 2-point survival from last year.

Biggest Everton Transfers

Although arguably not the most famous club in English football, or even in Liverpool, Everton have had some huge incomings and outgoings in relation to transfers. Some of the transfers that have passed through Everton FC are shocking. First, here are some of their biggest outgoing transfers:

  • Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United in 2017/18 for €84.7 million
  • Richarlison to Tottenham Hotspur in 2022/23 for €58 million
  • John Stones to Manchester City in 2016/17 for €55.6 million
  • Anthony Gordon to Newcastle United in 2022/23 for €45.6 million
  • Wayne Rooney to Manchester United in 2004/05 for €32.4 million

With some big-name players like Wayne Rooney and Romelu Lukaku having played for Everton and made huge money after leaving, it may come as no surprise that some of Everton’s biggest incomings are names you will recognise, too:

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson from Swansea in 2017/18 for €49.4 million
  • Richarlison from Watford in 2018/19 for €39.2 million
  • Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea in 2014/15 for €35.36 million
  • Amadou Onana from LOSC in 2022/23 for €35 million
  • Alex Iwobi from Arsenal in 2019/20 for €30.4 million

Everton Drama 

In March of 2023, Everton FC were charged with a massive breach of the financial fair play rules in which they recorded gigantic losses of almost £400 million over 3 years. To put this into context, the maximum loss allowed over 3 years by FFP rules is £105 million. This meant they were faced with a points deduction similar to the one Reading faced, although the points were never deducted. If they had been, Everton would have been relegated from the EPL, and Leicester would still be a Premier League side.

Who Plays For Everton Now? 

Everton have some recognisable players in their squad for the 2023/24 season, including their main goalkeeper and England international, Jordan Pickford. In defence, names like James Tarkowski, Ben Godfrey, Michael Keane, and Vitaliy Mykolenko hold the backline. Midfield players like Amadou Onana, Dwight McNeil and James Garner are the ones providing chances to strikers Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Neal Maupay. Overall, the squad is quite shallow, but there to keep them afloat for another season, providing Sean Dyche can get them playing good enough football.

What Have Everton Won? 

Before the official Premier League table was created, Everton competed in the Football League First Division. During their time in this division, they won it 9 times, and finished runners up a few more times. They have won the FA Cup 5 times, with their most recent being in 1994/95 instalment. They have also taken part in the Europa League and Champions League a few times, with their last stint in European football being in the 2017/18 season.

In relation to players, both Peter Reid and Gary Lineker have won the Player of the Year award, between 1984 and 1986. Aside from this, there have been no awards for specific players at Everton. Dixie Dean was, however, the first and only player to score 60 goals in an EFL season. This was done before the Premier League, back in 1927/28.

Everton 2023/24 Season Prediction 

Balls Out Bet predict that Everton FC could be relegated this season, after narrowly escaping the drop for a few seasons in a row. Unless Sean Dyche works some miracles and the investors can bring in some better signings and further squad depth, we can see Everton going down. Despite not scoring many goals, we think Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be their main output, assuming he does not get injured again!

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