Not far from the centre of Liverpool the stadium Goodison Park is located. Which is the home grounds for the English Premier League (EPL) Club, Everton. That has been the home arena since 1892 when the building was completed. Yet, the Club as such date much further back than the grounds they call home. However, from its start in 1878 the Club vent by the name, St Domingo FC. Although the name only persisted until late 1879, when they renamed the Club to Everton. Due to the interest of the sport of local residents that liked to compete, but were not part of the St Domingo congregation. And the new name as such was a direct link to the district, Everton. Now that you perhaps learned something new, let’s head out on the grass and explore the Clubs other facts linked to them.
UEFA club coefficient ranking
If we look closer at UEFA’s ranking (2020), we find that Everton F.C is in a comfortable 87th place. Just before Southampton FC (88th) and one position after Burnley FC
(86th). And on a 10-year comparison, the situation is more or less the same. Where they still are on 87th position, the only real differenced is the team coming from the rear, Leicester City F.C (88th), while Burnley FC still has the edge over them.
How many times have Everton won the Premier League title?
Everton has proven themselves time after time in the top-flight competition, the First Division. And they actually won 9 times (1890/91, 1914/15, 1927/28, 1931/32, 1938/39, 1962/63, 1969/70, 1984/85, 1986/87). However, they are still in pursuit of adding an EPL title to its achievements. If you like to know more of the official date of the first season of the EPL, please read our topic, Premier League
. And if we take out an average of the Clubs performance since the start of the EPL, they are smack in the middle on a 10th position. With best finishing performance 6th place and worst 17th.
Titles, Trophies, and Triumphs by Everton
You are already aware of the First Division wins, buts it’s far from the final story about the Club. And they also hold 1 Second Division win (1930/31), 5 FA Cup victories (1905/06, 1932/33, 1965/66, 1983/84, 1994/95). And 9 FA Charity Shield first place positions (1928, 1932, 1963, 1970, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1995). But also 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup (1984/85). plus some memorable runner-up positions, like 2 Football League Cup (1976/77, 1983/84), 1 Football League Super Cup ( 1985/86), and 2 Full Members Cup (1989, 1991).
Kit and colours
Everton first started its professional football career with an all-black kit with a red stripe across the chest. That was scrapped for season 1882/84 when the chased for the identity started. And they tried out numerous combination of pink, salmon, white, dark and light blue, black, and even red. However, from 1901 the Club took on the combination of royal blue and white, until this day. For season 2019/20 the away kit tributes the Clubs first First Division title in 1890/91. And bringing back the salmon-coloured kit in a modern way, where they like to call the colour living coral. For the third kit and colour, is suppose to give the nod to its origin and represent the St Domingo days, with dark navy, black with purple accents.
Everton’s social responsibilities
You don’t’ have to be a fan of the Club to appreciate it’s endless effort to give back and offer support to the community. In fact, the Clubs has earned themselves the credit of being “The People’s Club.” And its reputation has even rewarded them some prizes, like women in business, best sports charity, and community sport and recreation awards. Other than having a strong presence in the community. The Club also organises soccer schools and different diversity project, to mention a few.
Stadiums and capacity
It soon old news, but currently the Goodison Park holds an all-seated capacity of 39,572 visitors. Though, in December 2019 the Club handed in a plan to expand the stadium. By which are apparently fully approved by the Liverpool City Council and expect to break ground on the new development in the middle of 2020. When the construction is finished, the new capacity should reach 52,888. Now, looking at current average attendance, that lands around 39,000. It should not be that difficult for the Club to fill out the added seats in the new and improved stadium.
Everton transfers and rumours
Everton’s fan base
First, of, Everton and its supporters have some nicknames they listen to, it’s all depending on the context. That includes “The Toffees”, “Blues”, and “Evertonians”, or “The Toffeemen.” And as expected, with such a long history the Clubs has plenty of support. Not only domestically but also internationally. In fact, Everton has the 8th biggest support crowds in the entire EPL. With the large portion comes from Merseyside, West Lancashire, and Cheshire. Plus record shows that many travels from Ireland and North Wales to support the team on match days.
Women football in Everton
The women football in Everton is a force to reckon with, where they play in the top division, FA Women’s Super League in the UK. And have plenty of first-place positions to boast with. Like 1 FA WSL 2 Spring Series win (2017), 1 FA Women’s Premier League National Division victory (1997/98). Plus a proven Cup record with 2 FA Women’s Cup (1988/89, 2009/10), 1 FA Women’s Premier League Cup (2007/08), and 3 Liverpool County FA Cup wins (2006, 2007, 2008).
Stakeholders and other financial interests in Everton
The main shareholder of the Club is the British-Iranian investor and businessman, Ardavan Farhad Moshiri. That through his company, Blue Heaven Holdings Limited holds 77.23% of the shares. But the Club also has other stakeholder and partners that deliver app-style games, online gambling, but also a mining company that holds one of the largest copper reserves in the world.
Fun facts and other pub quiz trivia
Did you know that Everton has a big list of firsts in football in the UK? For instance, the First Club to stage an FA Cup final
(1894), first Club to have a stadium with a three-tier stand, and the first Club to wear shirts with numbers 1 to 11 (1933 FA Cup final). But also the first Club to play 100 seasons in the top-flight in the UK. In fact, Everton has close to 30 “first” to there name on the UK football scene. Also, the name Everton comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “Eofor.” Meaning wild boar that lives in forests, an easy point on any pub quiz night.