The Everton Football Club has a history that stems back for decades. The club was originally founded in 1878 and was formally known as the St. Domingo Football Club. The age of this club is noteworthy as there is only one other F.C that surpasses Everton’s age. While Everton may be one of the older F.C, the fanbase during the life of the club has shown their unwavering dedication and support – no matter the year.
The club has won several titles during its lifetime, many of them stemming back to 86’ and onwards. Though what truly makes this league stand out is that they are the founders of the Football League, which was formed in 1888, and then impressed even more as they managed to win their first league championship two seasons after the formation. This win was combined with the addition of two FA cup wins. However, their steady stream of success slowed down due to World War II. For a few years, the F.C suffered and eventually stopped playing until the mid-1960’s. The club was prominent during the 1980’s where they seem to be consistently winning, and the addition of another FA Cup win, as well as a League Championship, helped Everton gain a hefty following.
Other than having constant wins that seemed to overshine the loses, Everton was able to recruit some of the top football players that have made the news quite a few times, in recent years and in the past. As of now, the current team seems to be dedicated to the sport and ensuring that Everton keeps its high-status name. As in any sport though, the coaching is just as important as the team players and won their most recent FA Cup trophy in 1995 due to the impressive work of Joe Royle.
While the club may not have one any major trophies in the last decade, they still have racked up a notable size of receiving high honours as well as runner-up titles which both have been respectfully earned. Some of the most recent being the FA Cup Rubber Up award during the 2008-2009 season. Before that, the club has won two participation awards for both the UEFA Cup and the Champions League.
Everton F.C Coaches
Marco Silva is the current head coach of Everton. Silva is a Portuguese based football player who played for a variety of clubs in his origin country before retiring and going to coaching the sport he once played for. Before managing Everton, Silva oversaw five other clubs, such as Estoril and Watford to name a few. He is joined by João Pedro, who has taken the position of being the assistant manager.
The coaching staff is faster than the manager and assistant manager. The head of goalkeeping management is Hugo Oliveira, who has worked with three other teams in the past: Hull City, Watford, and Benfica – two of which were managed by Silva. In addition, there are several other coaches in the team that oversees specific areas to ensure that all the player’s needs are met fully.
Everton F.C Stadium
When the club was first formed, they played at Stanley Park where their first official match took place. Their stadium was gifted to them amid a generous donation by J. Cruitt. Although, the team now calls Goodison Park their home. It is in Walton, Liverpool and has been Everton’s stadium since 1892. The stadium can hold a hefty crowd of people – 39,572 – which has been filled out during one of the highly anticipated home games. The team trains in a different area, however. Since 2007, Everton has used Finch Farm as the clubs official training arena.
To date, Everton officially plays for the Premier League and has only won two titles since its membership begun. In addition, the team has also won the FA Cup a total of five times. Additionally, the team has won the English Champion nine times, the 1X Cup one time, and the 9x English SuperCup a total of none times. Along with this, the team has their fair share of honourable mentions as well.