Everton, who are known as the Toffees, are based on the other side of Stanley Park to their city rivals Liverpool. Domestically Everton have won 9 league titles, 5 FA Cups and 9 Charity Shields. Everton have also won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1985, when they completed the double as well as winning the First Division title.
Founded in 1878 as St Domingo FC as part of a Methodist Chapel, the club changed their name in 1879 to Everton after the local area to allow other people a chance to play and follow the club. Everton were founder members of the Football League, and participated in the first ever season in the 1888-89 season. Everton’s 1st league title followed shortly afterwards, winning the First Division in the 1890-91 season. Everton have played at their current stadium, Goodison Park, since 1892, making it the oldest football ground in the country. After originally starting at Anfield, Everton left there due to an increase in rent, meaning Goodison was the 1st major football ground in the country.
Everton have played in their famous Royal Blue home shirts since the 1901-02 season, however they started in blue and white stripes and also experimented in the early years wearing black shirts and also pink and blue stripe home shirts.
Fact: Everton have spent the most seasons in the top flight of English football since the Football league was founded and have spent only 4 seasons out of the top flight since 1888-89. The only seasons in their history where they haven’t played in the top flight were 1930-31 and consecutive seasons between 1951 and 1954.