Everton (The Toffees)

Overview: Everton was founded in 1878 and was one of the founding members of the Football League in 1888. They have won the League Championship nine times and the FA Cup five. They won the European Cup Winner’s Cup in 1985, their only European Trophy. They were also one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992. Liverpool is their biggest rival, and they compete in the Merseyside Derby. Their last trophy was the FA Cup in 1995. Their current manager is Ronald Koeman.

Stadium: Goodison Park

Notable players:

Romelu Lukaku, F (Present)

Neville Southall, GK (1981-1998)

Brian Labone, D (1958-1971)

Bob Latchford, F (1974-1981)

Dixie Dean, F (1925-1937)

Fun facts:

Competed in the top English division for a record 114 seasons

Record transfer fee: 28mil euros Romelu Lukaku (2014)

They are known as the Toffees because of a local toffee shop called Mother Noblett’s, leading to the Toffee Lady tradition where a girl walks around the field throwing candy before a home game

Club’s badge has a reproduction of Prince Rupert’s Tower, located in Everton district

The final fight season from Creed (2015) was filmed in Goodison Park

Their club motto, “Nil Satis Nisi Optimum,” means “Nothing but the best is good enough”