Everton Football Firsts

    Following on from Hugh McKillop’s: What ever happened to Nil Salis Nisi Optimum post, I wanted to share with you the reason why Evertonians feel very strongly about being Nothing But the Best.  Over the years we have created a number of firsts and listed below are a number of the greatest.


    Founder members of the Football League

    Founder members of the Premier League

    First club to be presented with the League Championship Trophy

    First Club to present medals for winning the Championship

    First Club to stage an FA Cup Final

    First Club on Merseyside to win the FA Cup

    First Club to win a Championship on two different grounds

    First Club to build a purpose built football stadium

    First Club to boast all four sides of the stadium with double-decker stands

    First Club to boast a triple decker stand at a Football Stadium

    First Club to be visited by a reigning Monarch

    First Club to issue a weekly matchday programme

    First Club to wear shirts numbered 1-11

    First Club to employ a Coach / Manager

    First Club to have a church in it’s ground

    First Club to use football nets

    First Club to install Dug-outs

    First Club to install under-soil heating

    First Club to position floodlighting across stands instead of on Pylons

    First Club to win a European Penalty shoot-out

    First Club to play officially in Blue and White (1901)

    First Club to go on an Overseas football tour

    First Club to play 3000 top flight matches

    First Club to achieve 5000 points in the League

    First Club to achieve 100 years in the Top Flight

    First  Club to have a player score 60 league goals in a season

    First English Club to have an England International striker win The Golden Boot at a World Cup (Gary Lineker)

    First British Club to stage a World Cup Semi-Final

    First club to appear in a live, fully televised football match. The fixture was Arsenal versus Everton in 1936

    Everton were the first English club to complete five consecutive years of competing in European competitions – 1962/63-1966/67.

    First Club to have a scoreboard half-time/full-time facility

    First club to play a match with six officials (Europa League 2009)


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