Everton First's

Everton is a club that is steeped in history throughout the footballing world. Since it’s formation in 1878, the club has gone on to win many honours and has it’s place as one of England’s most successful teams ever.

Off the pitch, the club has been a pioneer of modern football, and below is a list of some of the things that Everton were the first to do:

  • Founder Members of the Football League in 1888
  • Founder Members of the FA Premier League in 1992
  • First club to be presented with the League Championship trophy
  • First club to present medals for winning the championship
  • First club to host and FA Cup Final – Notts County vs Bolton Wanderers in 1894
  • First club on Merseyside to win the FA Cup in 1906
  • First club to go an overseas football tour
  • First club to construct a purpose built football stadium – Goodison Park in 1892
  • First club to have two-tier stands on all four sides of the ground
  • First club to have a stadium with a three-tier stand
  • First club to issue regular Match Day Programmes at home matches
  • First club to have a player score 60 league goals in a single season –  William Ralph (Dixie) Dean
  • First club to wear numbered shirts – 1 to 11 in the FA Cup Final in 1933
  • First club to install dugouts
  • First club to install undersoil heating
  • First club to play 4000 top flight games
  • First club to amass 500 league points
  • First club to play 100 seasons in the top-flight
  • First club, and only club, to host a World Cup Semi-Final in Britain

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