David Unsworth

David UnsworthUnsworth played alongside Dave Watson and behind the famed Dogs of War and helped to pull the club out of the mire before embarking on a successful Cup run. Nevertheless he was sold to West Ham, but after a year in London, sought a move back north. He got as far as Aston Villa and had played one game for their reserves before Walter Smith brought him home.

Born : Chorley, 1973

Previous Club : Everton Academy and Aston Villa

Everton career : 1990/91 to 96/97 and 1998/99 to 2003/04

League : 272 (32) appearances, 34 goals

Total : 314 (36) appearances, 40 goals


totally comitted

blue-blooded rhino

fa cup winner


As a youngster, Unsworth dispatched full-blooed tackles as well as unstoppable spot kicks to great applause. However his popularity gradually eroded. His preference was for punting hopeful long balls up to Duncan Ferguson was often booed just about every time he touched the ball. The Goodison faithful found their love for Unsworth on David Moyes’ arrival at Everton, as the defender welcomed the new boss with a goal after just 27 seconds.

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