Everton players celebrate
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Everton Football Club was founded in Liverpool in 1878. The club was one of the founding members of the Football League. They played at Stanley Park for a few years before they moved to a brand new ground at Anfield. Everton stayed there for ten years before moving to Goodison Park which has been their home ever since. Goodison Park was the biggest football ground in the country when it was built and has staged more top-flight football matches than any other stadium. Today, it can hold 40,216 fans.

Everton striker, Romelu Lukaku.

In the late 1800s, there was a sweet shop that made special toffee mints to sell to the football fans on their way to the stadium. You can still buy 'Everton mints' today and Everton's nickname is the 'Toffees'. 

When Everton play at home, they wear blue shirts and black shorts. Their club badge has a picture of Prince Rupert's Tower which was built in 1787 in Everton. The tower was built to be used as a lock-up which was a little jail for criminals accused of minor crimes.

Everton have won 9 league titles, only Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal have won more league titles than Everton in the history of English football. But, Everton’s last title was in 1987 and the highest they have finished in the Premier League is 4th, in 2005. Everton have also won the FA Cup 5 times, the League Cup twice and have won 1 European trophy. Everton’s most successful time in modern football was in the mid-1980s when they won 4 trophies.

Kevin Mirallas celebrates.

Everton was a small village a long time ago but is now part of the city of Liverpool. There is a strong rivalry between Everton and Liverpool football clubs, but the rivalry is mainly friendly. ‘The Merseyside Derby’, which is the match between Everton and Liverpool is sometimes called ‘The Friendly Derby’. In the past, it was common for friends, neighbours and relatives of the two teams to watch the ‘Derby’ together.

If you live in Liverpool, you have to decide who you support. There aren’t really parts of the city that are devoted to one team rather than the other. You’ll find just as many Everton supporters living close to Anfield (Liverpool’s ground), as there are Liverpool supporters living near Goodison Park (Everton’s). Most often it’s just down to whether someone’s dad, brother or uncle supports Liverpool or Everton.

‘Ross Barkley reminds me of Andres Iniesta and Xabi, he has the same mentality.’  Ex-Everton manager, Roberto Martinez.

In 2015/16, Everton finished 11th in the Premier League for a second consecutive season. It was a disappointing season for The Toffees and it resulted in Roberto Martinez losing his job as manager. The new manager is Ronald Koeman who arrived from Southampton after a successful spell on the south coast. Everton’s top scorer was Belgian international Romelu Lukaku with 18 goals. Lukaku is Everton's star striker, but they have many goals in the team with players like Kevin Mirallas and Ross Barkley in the team. Koeman will try to get Everton to play attractive football and will look to add to the squad in the transfer market, especially after selling John Stones to Manchester City for nearly £50 million. Under Everton's new owner, the Iranian Farhad Moshiri, Everton will be looking to challenge for the Champions League places soon. Will it be this season?

Prediction 2016/17: 10th

Key player: Romelu Lukaku

Did you know....?

Everton experienced the biggest jump in Premier League positions, from one season to the next. In 2003-04, Everton finished 17th but in 2004-05 they finished 4th!

Learn about Everton

The following activities will help you learn about Everton football club. The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of the answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Everton's manager, a past player, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

Everton fans in Singapore.

Nil satis nisi optimum

This is Everton's motto. It means only the best is good enough

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Toffees?

Activity 2: In this activity, you have to match the years with the famous event in Everton's history.
Match the year with the event.

Activity 3: In this final activity, there is a video guide to Everton. Watch the Everton club video and learn more about ‘The Toffees’. See how much you understand by trying the activities that are after the video. The video is difficult to understand and is for intermediate learners and above.
Watch the Everton Club Video.

Are you an Everton fan? 

This section is for you!
Try the quiz then tell us why you love Everton, tell us about your favourite Everton player, tell us about a match that you have seen or your predictions for Everton games.


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Rema's picture
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Rema Fri, 28/11/2014 - 16:52

Something is wrong with 6. question in QUIZ tab.
In my modest opinion, you could replace this question with another one, because I think that 6.question has not nothing similar with Everton fan page.

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Rich Sun, 30/11/2014 - 21:51

Hi Rema, We've got a new question now - I don't think it's too difficult! Thanks again.

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Rema Mon, 01/12/2014 - 08:28

You're welcome.
I think that again crept error. Everton last season was qualified for the Europa League and not for World Cup as set out in the answer of the 6. question.
Sorry for interupt.

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Rich Mon, 01/12/2014 - 09:55

Thanks. I must be tired :) I think the last team from the Premier League to qualify for the World Club Cup was Chelsea but they lost to Corinthians from Brazil.

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Josuè Mon, 04/05/2015 - 15:08


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kharmxas Wed, 20/05/2015 - 11:23


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Abdallah Wed, 23/09/2015 - 19:17

I really love and enjoy the friendly rivals

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Salloum Fri, 02/10/2015 - 19:28

Everton is a fantastic team and I'm excited when the Reds and the Toffes play the Derby

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almirpereira Sun, 18/10/2015 - 21:02


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aragorn1986 Fri, 23/10/2015 - 18:51

The most beautiful derby is Merseside derby. All the fans are passioned and loyal. Still, I have never seen hard scenes. I only heard football chants and saw beautiful choreography. This is an example of how derby should be like. Can't wait to see the next Merseyside derby!

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Rich Fri, 23/10/2015 - 20:49

I would have to agree and say the best derby in the world is the Merseyside Derby :)

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MUGEMANYI Fri, 20/11/2015 - 06:04

Merseyside derby! It's so good

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nikosonris Wed, 25/11/2015 - 10:19

I can't help admiring the football fan culture in the UK! And the Merseyside Derby is a further proof of it.

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aragorn1986 Mon, 07/12/2015 - 22:11

Also, Everton played so many FA cup finals. That is a fact that witness the quality and reputation of this club. Great club, tough players..

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nikosonris Mon, 21/12/2015 - 16:37

They are currently in form and their lone striker is now coming closer to equal Jamie Vardy's record))

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aragorn1986 Sun, 24/01/2016 - 14:26

Sincerely, I'm not satisfied with Everton this season. I expected to see better performances on the pitch, a team ready to chase the place for Europa League or maybe more..Not so good on Goodison Park in 2015. I think they might do smth.in the FA cup though. 'The toffees' will beat Carlisle Utd. and qualify for the 5th round.

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nikosonris Mon, 25/01/2016 - 08:22

It was a real disappointment at Goodison Park this weekend, to say the least of it!

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Tigrann Sun, 31/01/2016 - 19:55

Always admire Everton for its academy and beautiful, fast football. Leighton Baines is one of the most effective defenders in Premier League

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HakanUslu1881 Sat, 05/03/2016 - 21:45

I like Romelu Lukaku.

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nikosonris Mon, 07/03/2016 - 12:21

He is a very tough forward: good composure and striking ability.

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nikosonris Thu, 24/03/2016 - 08:42

Can somebody explain me why their performance this season is so frustrating in front of their own fans?

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assemjuve Wed, 06/04/2016 - 18:44

No i am not,i think they will finish the season in the second half of the table but i think they will play in the Europe League by winning the FA Cup.

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Josuè Wed, 04/05/2016 - 15:28

chelsea going from bad to worse now in the middle of the table

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kwesimanifest Sat, 18/06/2016 - 06:15

I love Everton style of play

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kwesimanifest Sat, 18/06/2016 - 06:40

I was particularly sad when David Molesey left the team for man United
I thought he was the perfect coach for Everton.

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Jane Lost
Jane Lost Wed, 13/07/2016 - 19:41

That wasn't their best perfomance last season,definitely,however,I except them to do much better next season.

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assemjuve Tue, 26/07/2016 - 11:28

Everton is one of the most historic clubs in the premiere league.

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LiamLiverpool Sun, 06/11/2016 - 08:09

Romelu Lukaku is the best in Everton.

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Martinr35 Tue, 15/11/2016 - 19:10


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sensash Wed, 16/11/2016 - 15:28

not bad

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i.tsulaia21 Wed, 25/01/2017 - 20:04

Not bad

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Mehmed92 Sun, 29/01/2017 - 06:46

Everton is good club.

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Mehmed92 Sun, 29/01/2017 - 06:51

For Everton plays Muhamed Basic, BIH.

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Mehmed92 Sun, 29/01/2017 - 06:55

Everton popular name is toffees.

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Caco Sun, 29/01/2017 - 14:06


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daki439 Tue, 21/02/2017 - 21:15

After Chelsea, I like Everton the most.


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