Additional information about this, Everton F.C. vinyl art.
Everton F.C. – The Artist/s
Everton Football Club is an English professional football club based in Liverpool that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. The club has competed in the top division for a record 117 seasons, missing only four top-flight seasons (1930–31, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54) since the creation of the Football League, of which it was a founding member. Everton are the second-longest continuous serving club in English top flight football and has won nine league titles, five FA Cups, one European Cup Winners’ Cup and nine Charity Shields. Formed in 1878, Everton won their first League Championship during the 1890–91 season. After winning four more League Championships and two FA Cups, the club experienced a post-World War II lull until a revival in the 1960s. A period of sustained success came in the mid-1980s, when Everton won a further two League Championships, one FA Cup, and the 1985 European Cup Winners’ Cup. The club’s most recent major trophy was the 1995 FA Cup. The club’s supporters are colloquially known as “Evertonians” or “Blues”. Everton’s main rivals are Liverpool, whose home stadium at Anfield is just under one mile away from Everton’s home at Goodison Park, and the two clubs contest the Merseyside derby. Everton has been based at Goodison Park since 1892, having moved from its original home at Anfield following a disagreement over its rent. The club’s home colours are royal blue shirts with white shorts and socks.
Everton take their name from the district of Everton in Liverpool where it was originally formed. Everton’s nickname is the Toffees, or sometimes the Toffeemen. This comes from one of two toffee shops that were located in Everton village at the time the club was founded. Both Ye Anciente Everton Toffee House and Old Mother Nobletts Toffee Shop claim to have started off the nickname. At first Ye Anciente Everton Toffee House was very popular with fans because it was near to their stadium in the Everton district. Old Mother Nobletts Toffee Shop sold sweets called ‘Everton mints’, which proved even more popular. Faced with going out of business, Ye Anciente Everton Toffee House got a licence to throw free toffees to the crowd inside the ground before the match. This tradition continues even today. A teenage girl is chosen from the crowd to throw mints to the crowd before the match.
Everybody’s Cheering The Blues – The Song
‘Everybody’s Cheering The Blues’ is a 1986 song by Everton F.C. The club entered the UK pop charts on four occasions under different titles during the 1980s and 1990s, when many clubs each released a song to mark reaching the FA Cup Final. “The Boys in Blue”, released in 1984, peaked at No. 82. The following year, the club scored its biggest hit when “Here We Go” peaked at No. 14. In 1986, Everton released “Everybody’s Cheering the Blues”, which reached No. 83. “All Together Now”, a reworking of a song by Liverpool band The Farm, was released for the 1995 FA Cup Final and reached No. 27. By the time the club reached the 2009 FA Cup Final, the tradition had largely been abandoned by all clubs and no song was released.
The Football / Soccer Shirt – The Shape
In association football, kit (also referred to as a strip or uniform) is the standard equipment and attire worn by players. Footballers generally wear identifying numbers on the backs of their shirts. Originally a team of players wore numbers from 1 to 11, corresponding roughly to their playing positions, but at the professional level this has generally been superseded by squad numbering, whereby each player in a squad is allocated a fixed number for the duration of a season. Professional clubs also usually display players’ surnames or nicknames on their shirts, above their squad numbers. Football kit has evolved significantly since the early days of the sport and advances in clothing manufacture and printing allowed shirts to be made in lighter synthetic fibres with increasingly colourful and complex designs. With the rise of advertising in the 20th century, sponsors’ logos began to appear on shirts, and replica strips were made available for fans to purchase, generating significant amounts of revenue for clubs.
Need Help? Contact Us