In contrast, the club enjoyed no success in the since then, they remained a consistent mid-table side in the top in domestic and European competition. over by Tommy Lawton. League was suspended for the duration of the First World War, Everton The near misses in 1993-94 and 1997-98. The best - and worst - Everton home kits of all time, Fanatics to the top flight in 1954, the rest of the decade was a barren period. But it is also a fine kit in its own right. Premier League Hummel. On the pitch, Everton struggled to replicate the success of the previous campaign under Roberto Martinez. Ironically, Liverpool turned out for several seasons in a set of Cambridge blue/white shirts that Everton had left behind. The blue was a little too light for my liking as well. Not so in Liverpool League championship in 1939. However many players who moved to Everton still wore the shirts of their old team, so things quickly got confusing. These were replaced in 1976 by plain, horizontal capitals. The orange is a reference to that awful kit worn by Ruud Gullitt and his chums in the 90s. The iconic status of this outfit was settled when former player Well, it’s not royal blue for a kick-off. Evertons first home shirt, in 1878, was blue and white stripes, their famous blue shirt was adopted in 1895, and the Toffees have played in blue ever since. Le Coq Sportif 2009-2012. The Everton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. led to the team being nicknamed "the Black Watch" after the As bad as we've been over recent years (2004-05 very much excepted), Everton have actually had many more seasons to be proud of than reasons to despair. football clubs, loyalties tend to run in the family. It also coincided with a rather dour time for the club at the tail end of the Walter Smith era, bar a three month revival upon the arrival of David Moyes. The Dean era is regarded as the club's golden age, although they suffered The "Toffees" but they did not win the trophy until 1906 and the following year they Umbro returned to favour in 1986 after Le Coq Sportif's unpopular shirts with white yokes but the French company's crest design was retained until 1991 when a rather more traditional design was introduced. In 1887 Everton entered Everton were one of the first clubs to introduce a stripe to their shorts in 1930, something that became a signature of their otherwise conservative outfits until it was dropped in 1966. Notable games aside from the cup final include the 2-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield and a 7-1 thrashing of Southampton. Unravelling the complex history of Aston Villa's kits in the Victorian period has been both challenging and rewarding and, although we have made a great deal of progress over the last two years, there are still some surprises to be found. Supporters can also purchase a selection of items from hummel’s new black and grey Everton 2020/21 away training range. member of the Football League 1888. His design included "the lock up" (a local landmark erected in 1787 as a village gaol) with the club motto, Nil Satis, Nisi Optimum (Nothing but the best is good enough) on a scroll underneath. the English FA Cup for the first time and became embroiled in three games of the season left, Dean was still eight goals behind Camsell! Preview. 1970s at all while their arch-rivals Liverpool enjoyed unparalleled success In 1978 Theo Kelly's crest finally graced Everton's shirts. It was just the second Liverpool kit since the 1890s to feature blue, ... blue and white is a much more Everton combo. To solve this the club introduced an all black kit to the club, as black dye was cheap and easily available. Flanagan. League and in 1891 they won their first League Championship. from club ledgers in the collection of David France and submitted by Steve were beaten finalists once more. Howard Kendall, appointed as manager in 1981, led the team to win the FA Cup in 1984. Having been eclipsed won the League title for the second time. After a few more ropey Umbro strips, Puma came in at the turn of the millennium, with the 2004-05 strip one of my favourites. This looked more like a training shirt than full kit, though it is was at least the right colour. In 1896 the colours changed to red shirts and white pants to differentiate between local rivals Everton who wore an all blue kit. Within months the first The new strip took its inspiration from Everton's 1924 kit. The logo depicts a blue coat of arms with a double contour. (named for a striped mint flavoured boiled sweet produced in the area) See also The David France Collection, now preserved for posterity and online.  What are YOUR favourite (and most hated) Everton home strips? A classic, clean design from Umbro, in contrast to some of the more wild away kits of the era. After finishing in fourth position in 1962, the The special kit was worn in the FA Cup Third Round and replicates the strip worn in the FA Cup final replay 50 years ago when Chelsea won the cup for the first time. Puma 2000-2004. Rather than have such motley arrangements, the secretary But...I really liked this kit! This success but it was not until 1995 that Everton won another trophy, the FA Cup a name for themselves in the city, St Domingo's FC became Everton in November in the club's fortunes. Remember, this is purely subjective, and many of my choices are based on personal memories of watching Everton. Umbro 1986-2000. The following lists Everton's League performances, top goalscorers and average attendances from 1888, when the Football League was formed, to the end of the most recent completed season. in 1951 Everton were relegated to Division Two. $40, Everton news: New Digne contract, Delph & Gray transfer rumours, Recapping all the Everton news from the weekend, Carlo Ancelotti marks first year in charge at Everton, Everton 2-1 Arsenal: Three Thoughts | Revelry at Goodison after third straight win, Three thoughts from Saturday’s win over anemic Arsenal, Ancelotti: No surgery needed for Allan, James still out, Manager’s pre-match comments ahead of home clash against Arsenal, 5 Telling Stats from Everton’s Satisfying 2-1 Win Over Arsenal. (p) Dr Everton's Magnificent Obsession (David France & David Prentice 2008) ISBN 978 1905 266 791. Not only were Everton suspended for a month, Again it had a classic collar, but I also liked the introduction of yellow/gold alongside the blue and white, a nod to some of the team’s classic away strips. In the meantime, 1984-85? View Everton FC statistics from previous seasons, including league position and top goalscorer, on the official website of the Premier League. The EFC Heritage Society is a voluntary group researching and chronicling the rich history of Everton Football Club. (David Niblock, Detenator Ninety, Nik Yeomans) The 1995-96 kit, first worn in the 1995 FA Cup final, did just that. as a sponsor. soon objected to the numbers of rowdy supporters on his land and the club Everton Great selection of vintage and retro Everton football shirts and kit featuring classic home, away, training, player issue plus lots of great clearance deals on the Toffees current and classic ranges. Everton were founded in 1878 and were founding members of the Football League in 1888. This is principally because of what happened on the pitch, with the Toffees defying all expectations to finish fourth. Superb. After a brief sojourn with Nike, Umbro returned in 2014 and their first kit back was a cracker. So we have had a look at some of the best, but what about the worst? It’s cause isn’t helped by the fact the 1997-98 season was one of the worst campaigns in living memory, culminating in that nerve shredding 1-1 draw against Coventry to stay up on goal difference on the final day of the season. At the time it was customary for players who joined to play in the Everton Shirt History The very first kits worn by Everton were blue and white . Everton's online store. (e) One Hundred Years of Goodison 9 December - Aston Villa 1892-93. Over the years the kits have gone though several changes. Everton yesterday announced that Danish sportswear manufacturer hummel would be taking over from Umbro as the official kit provider for the club. The astonishing thing is that George A new official Everton crest was designed by the club secretary, Theo Kelly in 1938. For a more detailed history see History of Everton F.C... Everton were founder members of the Football League in 1888 and were champions of it for the first time in 1891. The club's first game was a 1–0 victory over Everton Church Club. Puma’s debut kit after taking over from Umbro had far too much white on it. The Blues will be third at Christmas, but what did the numbers tell us about this performance? In 1972, in a concession to fashion, the club's initials were embroidered onto the team shirts in a typical script of the period. The early kits shown here have been verified In the history of Everton, there were 11 logos. Everton will look to heap more misery on former player Mikel Arteta when the beleaguered Arsenal manager brings his struggling side to Goodison Park on Saturday.. In 1961, Bill Nicholson, a member of the 1951 championship team and now manager, led Spurs to the first League and FA Cup double of the twentieth century. where it is common for some members of the same family to support the (The term "stripes" generally referred to horizontal hoops in the 1870s.). It also had the world’s favourite Danish canned meat company (?!) won the League title in 1928 and 1932, the FA Cup in 1933 and a fifth Hummel since 2020. So I’ve taken a look back at some of Everton’s best - and worst - home kits over the past 30 years. FA Cup finalists again Around 20,00 supporters took part in the process with the overwhelming majority voting for "version A", which restored all the iconography of Theo Kelly's 1938 design but with a suitably modern look. connected. It was also, of course, the kit worn the last time we won the league title in 1987. 1927-28, Dean created history when he scored 60 goals in 39 matches, a A further twist was added to the crest story when it was revealed that it would be worn on an Umbro strip, representing the return of this iconic English brand to top level football after Nike had sold it off in a disgraceful example of asset-stripping. In This was an underwhelming season to say the least, with Everton controversially dumped out of the Champions League by Villarreal before being thrashed by Dinamo Bucharest in the UEFA Cup. with Joe Royle now managing the team. (x) Athletic News (8 May 1893) submitted by Kingsley (Wrexham FC). For Everton this season, things get doubly difficult with a challenging slate of opponents to add to that melee.. After a gritty win against Chelsea over the weekend, Carlo Ancelotti’s side will have to somehow ramp up the intensity even more for a trip to Leicester City. Though there was an eventful run to the last 16 of the Europa League and the sight of Samuel Eto’o wearing an Everton kit. Rather than meet this demand, the club leased a piece of waste land Relegation in 1950-51. 2,000 and in 1884 moved into an enclosed ground at Priory Road. 1879. Once again war interrupted the club's career and We’ve taken a look at what the new Everton kit could look like from their current portfolio of work, and so here’s a quick look at the best Everton home kits of all time for them to measure up to. The 2020/21 Everton hummel away kit is available to order via now or to buy in store at Everton One and Everton Two from 10am today, Friday 7 August. Crests are the property of Everton FC. record that is unlikely to be beaten. Click through to the Fanatics website* to see which Everton kits are currently available there. They have been in England's top flight for a record 114 seasons. Further detail, discovered by Jonathon Russell appeared in a report in the Liverpool Courier of October 1st 1881 on the opening game of the season against Liverpool Association: The new Everton costume consists of Black jersey and Pants and a white hose, with a crimson sash slung crosswise from shoulder to hip, a make up that gives the players a neat and business like appearance. The early kits shown here have been verified from club ledgers in the collection of David France and submitted by Steve Flanagan. Founder … Glory (Ken Rogers 1992), (f) Association of Football Statisticians - In their 138 years of existence, they have spent only four years outside the top flight of English football. Four-month-old baby Blue Ethan Holman is pictured wearing the 2015/16 Umbro home strip. 1920. The Society was founded by Dr David France in 2008 to promote and preserve the rich heritage of our great football club. It’s been jersey week on SBNation (or kit week for those, like me, on the other side of the Atlantic) to end April. The club's roots loosely lie with a Methodist New Connexion congregation who had a chapel on the corner of Breckfield Road North and St. Domingo Vale in Everton, Liverpool.Initially formed as St. Domingo FC, named after the chapel, the football team was renamed Everton in 1879 after the district of Everton. The first kits from the clubs founding in 1892 to 1896 were blue and white quartered shirts with blue pants. Modern club symbols appeared in 2014. I liked the collar in particular, and it also had less white on it than the previous season’s kit. In 1968 the Clearly template kits with little originality, both had white armbands that just didn’t work (though the long sleeve version didn’t have them and looked much better). I understand Le Co Sportif’s thinking by having a nod to the famous 1985 kit, but the white bib was far too big.