Everton Football Club is an English football club based in the city of Liverpool. They currently feature in the English Premier League and have played the most seasons in the English top flight.
Everton were founded in 1878 as St. Domingo and one year fast forward they were rechristened as Everton FC. They were one of the twelve founding members of the Football League and won the title in 1890-1891. Everton are one of the five most successful English football clubs and have won the League Championship on nine occasions. Everton have also won the FA Cup five times and the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup once.
Everton’s most successful era was in the 1980s when manager Howard Kendall led the club to FA Cup triumph in 1984, the league twice in 1985 and 1985 and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1984-1985.
The Toffees have long punched above their weight in the English Premier League and achieved regular top 10 finishes during David Moyes’ tenure from 2002 to 2013. These days Everton are led by Roberto Martinez and are considered one of the stiff challengers for a Europa League spot from the league and are also tipped by many to break into the Top Four in the Premiership before long.
Everton play their home matches at Goodison Park, which can hold 40,569 people and are nicknamed as the Toffees, the Blues and the People’s Club. Everton foster a very volatile rivalry with local Merseyside rivals Liverpool.
- First Division Champions (9): 1890–91, 1914–15, 1927–28, 1931–32, 1938–39, 1962–63, 1969–70, 1984–85, 1986–87
- Second Division Champions (1): 1930–31
- FA Cup Winners (5): 1905–06, 1932–33, 1965–66, 1983–84, 1994–95
- FA Charity Shield Winners (9): 1928, 1932, 1963, 1970, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1995
- European Cup Winners’ Cup Winners: (1): 1984–85
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