Author: Andrew Younger
Published: 12:41 16/11/2014
Everton is a club that is steeped in history with the structure of Goodison Park constantly providing a reminder of the great strikers from the clubs past. The current crop are doing their best to emulate the likes of Dixie Dean and Joe Royle and have found goals easy to come by under boss Roberto Martinez.
However, with the bookies not fancying Everton to make the step into the top 4 this year, Martinez would be wishing he could have one of these five players in his current squad to give the team that boost they need to reach the next level.
5. Joe Royle – 119 Goals
Throughout the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Joe Royle was the main man at Goodison Park as he banged in goals for fun. He played for Everton for ten years between 1955-65 but it was from 1967 to 1971 where Royle really peaked as a player. In that time, he hit the 20 goal mark in every season, scoring a total of 95 goals in those four years.
4. Alex ‘Sandy’ Young – 125 Goals
Young made the move from Scotland to England in 1901 as he signed for Everton from Falkirk. Young scored the only goal in the 1906 F.A Cup final as Everton beat Newcastle United in the final. Young would go on to play 314 times for Everton during a ten year spell at the club before signing for Tottenham in 1911.
3. Bob Latchford – 138 Goals
Latchford was a then British record signing for Everton when he signed from Birmingham for a fee of £350,000. It was money well spent as far as Everton were concerned, as Latchford would dominate the teams scoring charts throughout the mid to late 1970’s. Latchford was the clubs top scorer every season from 1975-1979 but failed to fire Everton to any silverware. The League Cup in 1977 was the closest he got to winning anything, however Everton were beaten by Aston Villa in the final.
2. Graeme Sharp – 159 Goals
The second Scot to feature in this list, Sharp scored over 150 goals for the club during his 11 year stay at Everton. Despite featuring alongside great strikers such as Andy Gray and Gary Lineker, Sharp was never one to play second fiddle, finishing top of Everton’s scoring charts in four seasons between 1981-88. Sharo won two First Division titles, one F.A Cup and the Cup Winner’s Cup during this time at Everton with his most successful season coming in 1984-85 where he scored 30 goals in 45 games.
1. Dixie Dean – 383 Goals
A record that will quite simply never be beaten. Dixie Dean scored 383 goals in just 433 games meaning that not only does he have the most goals here, he also has the best goals to game ratio than anyone on this list. Dean played for Everton for 12 years and his goals helped the club win the First Division twice and the F.A Cup in 1933. In 1927-28, Dean set another record with his 60 goals the most scored by an Everton player in a single season, another record that will never be matched.