100 Blue Moments

We’re proud to be Blue, and here are 100 reasons why! We’re not saying they’re all “happy” moments, but they are 100 of the moments that make Everton Football Club, well, Everton Football Club.

Goodison ParkThe opening of Goodison Park in August 1892

Everton beating Liverpool 3-0 in the first derby in 1894

Dixie Dean’s first hat-trick for Everton against Leeds in October 1925

Andy Gray’s header past Steve Sherwood in the 1984 FA Cup Final

Wayne Rooney’s first goal at Goodison against Arsenal in October 2002

Paul Rideout’s winning FA Cup Final goal in 1995

Dixie’s 60th against Arsenal in May 1928

Bob LatchfordThe Latch’s 30th against Chelsea in 1978.

The sight of 18-year-old Joe Royle tying his bootlaces before scoring a penalty at Molineux in a 3-1 win

Gareth Farrelly’s wonder goal against Coventry in 1997

Johnny Carey getting sacked in the back of a taxi by Sir John Moores

The centenary game against Bayern Munich in 1988

Alan Harper’s screamer at Stamford Bridge in 1987

Alex Parker timing his slide tackles to perfection

Graeme Sharp’s volley against Liverpool at Anfield in 1984

Kevin Ratcliffe lifting the European Cup Winners’ Cup in Rotterdam

Pele playing at Goodison Park during the 1966 World Cup Finals

Barry Horne’s thunderbolt against Wimbledon in 1994 to help Everton remain in the Premiership

Everton’s first game – and first win – 6-0 against St. Peter’s in 1879

Dave Hickson’s winner in the FA Cup Fifth Round against Manchester United in 1953, as his face was pouring with blood.

The sight of Wayne Rooney jumping for joy in front of the fans as the Elland Road jinx was broken in November 2002.

The meeting in which the decision was taking to abandon Anfield in 1892

Jimmy Gabriel playing for time in the 1966 FA Cup Final as Everton held out for a 3-2 victory

Daniel Amokachi’s semi-final goals against Tottenham Hotspur in 1995

Gary LinekerGary Lineker being presented with the Golden boot during his brief stay at Goodison

Andy King’s goal against Liverpool in 1978 – and the policeman intruding on the BBC post-match interview

The entire performance against Bayern Munich in the semi-final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1985

Alan BallAlan Ball leaving for Arsenal in 1971

Francis Jeffers and Sander Westerveld squaring up at the Anfield derby in 1999

Dixie Dean, passing away at Goodison, fittingly during a Merseyside derby in 1980

The Championship Win at Carrow Road, Norwich in 1987 as Kevin Ratcliffe hoisted the Championship trophy aloft.

Kevin Sheedy’s free-kicks against Ipswich Town in the 1984-85 season. He scored a free-kick which was disallowed, but also netted the retake!

Sam Chedzgoy dribbling the ball in from a corner kick…forcing a change in the rules!

Dixie DeanDixie Dean lifting the FA Cup at Wembley in 1933…our first win at the Twin Towers.

The record crowd of more than 78,000 at Goodison against Liverpool in 1958

A 2-0 win over Liverpool in 1955 – the first time floodlights were used at Goodison

Gordon West receiving handbags from the Kop

Tomasz Radzinski’s goal against Southampton in 2003…and David Moyes’ reaction!

Neville Southall sitting with his back to the post during half-time of the opening day of the season against Leeds in 1993.

Joe Royle’s outburst to the media after the FA Cup semi-final in 1995

Kevin Campbell’s goal against Liverpool in September 1999

Everton’s first cup success – a 1-0 victory over Earlestown in the Liverpool Cup of 1884

Gazza signing for Everton

Promotion from Division Two with a 4-0 win at Oldham in 1954

Colin Harvey’s semi-final winner v Man United in 1966

Derek Temple’s FA Cup winning goal against Sheffield Wednesday in 1966

Tommy Eglington scoring five against Doncaster in 1952

Adrian Heath’s equaliser after Kevin Brock’s backpass in the Milk Cup game with Oxford in 1984

Andy Gray’s two headed goals against Sunderland in 1985

The Everton fan with the ‘Sack Cattrick – Keep Young’ placard at Goodison in 1964

A referee bringing Everton and Leeds off the field after a bad tempered game at Goodison in the mid-Sixties

The World Cup trophy, the League Championship and the FA Cup trophy paraded around Goodison in 1966

Graeme Sharp’s goal that clinched the Championship over QPR in 1985

Whenever Z-Cars is played

Harry CatterickEverton legend Harry Catterick passing away at Goodison Park

The sight of Derek Mountfield with a black eye celebrating after his goal in the semi-final against Southampton

Gareth Farrelly’s goal against Coventry on the final day of the season to keep us in the Premiership

Joe Harris snapping the corner flag during a match, prompting a 10 minute break in the game

David Moyes address that ‘Everton are the People’s Club oof Liverpool.’

The unforgettable night in 1991 when Everton drew 4-4 against Liverpool

Bob Latchford learning from the master Dixie Dean at Bellefield in 1974

Graham Poll refusing to allow the goal which rebounded off Don Hutchison’s backside at Goodison.

Wayne Clarke’s goal that ended Liverpool’s unbeaten run in 1988 at Goodison in 1988

March 14th 1891 – the date when Everton clinched their first Championship

Gary Lineker’s hat-trick against Manchester City in 1986

Duncan Ferguson’s header in the 2-0 win over Liverpool in Joe Royle’s first game in charge in 1995

Tommy Clinton missing a penalty in the 1953 FA Cup Semi-Final against Bolton Wanderers

Howard Kendall saluting the fans after the 1984 FA Cup Final win over Watford

The scoreboard when Everton defeated Southampton 8-0 reading ‘79798997’ – indicating the scorers!

Roy Vernon netting a hat-trick as the Blues beat Fulham 4-1 in 1963 to win the Championship.

Stuart McCall’s 90th minute equaliser in the 1989 FA Cup Final

Wayne Rooney’s hands-on-hips moment against West Brom in the 2002-3 season

Adrian Heath’s goal at Highbury in the last few minutes of extra time in the 1984 FA Cup Final against Southampton

Brian Labone’s comment that ‘one Evertonian is worth twenty Liverpudlians’

Colin Harvey’s goal as Everton defeated West Bromwich Albion to win the title on April 1, 1970

The Millennium Giants presentation at the first home game (v Leicester) in the year 2000

Neville Southall’s breathtaking save from Mark Falco at White Hart Lane in 1985

Eddie Cavanagh’s dash across the Wembley turf in 1966

Duncan McKenzie’s mazy dribble through the muddy Maine Road turf in the FA Cup Semi-Final against Liverpool in 1977

75,000 spectators in Goodison for a cup tie with Charlton, which was played in dense fog – we won 4-1!

John Bailey’s goal from the half-way line against Luton Town in 1982

Dave Watson’s face as he lifted the FA Cup in 1995

Alex Young’s only Everton hat-trick against Sheffield Wednesday at Goodison in 1965

David Ginola arriving at Goodison Park

Mike Lyons’ headed goal in the 3-2 win against Leeds.

The sight of Bob Latchford scoring at Derby on a waterlogged pitch – prompting the chant ‘Bobby Latchford Walks On Water’

Alan Ball’s fortunate goal against Liverpool in 1971

Catching a sweet from the Toffee Lady before the game

Andrei Kanchelskis scoring twice in front of the Kop in 1996.

Andy Rankin’s penalty save from Muller in the European Cup game with Borussia Monchengladbach in 1970

Kevin Ratcliffe’s goal at Anfield

Bob Latchford’s 100th League goal for Everton against Stoke in March 1980

Howard Kendall’s return to Goodison in 1990…and in 1997!

Everton players turning in disbelief to referee Clive Thomas after his disallowed Bryan Hamilton’s goal in 1977

The 1985 squad on the Terry Wogan show singing ‘Here We Go’

The 1906 FA Cup Final victory – the first time we won the famous competition

Sheedy’s salute to the Kop after his wonderful free kick

Scoring 20 goals in three games against Derby, Brentford and Plymouth in 1954

Neville Southall snubbing a Zenith Data Systems Cup Runners Up Medal in 1991

Ian Marshall and Mick O’Brien lifting the FA Youth Cup for the Blues in 1984 and 1998 respectively

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