The Everton academy has a rich history of developing future first-team players. The likes of Wayne Rooney, Anthony Gordon and Tom Davies have all come through the Toffees’ U21s.

First-team manager Sean Dyche has an Everton academy alumnus in his squad at Goodison Park, as well, in Lewis Dobbin. The winger joined the Toffees at 11 years old and rose through their teams with a sensational strike rate. He was also their 2019/20 U18s Player of the Year.

Everton’s current group of Under-21 prospects represent the Merseyside club in the Premier League 2. It features all 26 teams with a Category 1 academy as of the 2023/24 term. While Paul Tait took over as their U21 manager in July 2022 after five years in charge of their U18s.

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Everton Under-21 Goalkeepers

Name: Billy Crellin

Date of birth: June 30, 2000

Name: Jack Barrett

Date of birth: June 4, 2002

Name: Zan Luk Leban (on loan to Farsley Celtic)

Date of birth: December 15, 2002

Name: Fraser Barnsley

Date of birth: October 6, 2004

Name: Dylan Graham

Date of birth: October 31, 2004

Everton Under-21 Defenders

Name: Kyle John

Date of birth: February 13, 2001

Position: Right-back

Name: Liam Higgins

Date of birth: January 15, 2003

Position: Right-back

Name: Matthew Mallon

Date of birth: February 25, 2004

Position: Right-back

Name: Roman Dixon

Date of birth: December 26, 2004

Position: Right-back

Name: Ryan Astley

Date of birth: October 4, 2001

Position: Centre-back

Name: Reece Welch

Date of birth: September 19, 2003

Position: Centre-back

Name: Elijah Campbell

Date of birth: August 2, 2004

Position: Centre-back

Name: Jack Tierney

Date of birth: January 17, 2005

Position: Centre-back

Name: Edward Jones

Date of birth: March 28, 2005

Position: Centre-back

Everton Under-21 Midfielders

Name: Luke Butterfield

Date of birth: September 29, 2003

Position: Defensive midfielder

Name: Tyler Onyango

Date of birth: March 4, 2003

Position: Central midfielder

Name: Jenson Metcalfe

Date of birth: September 6, 2004

Position: Central midfielder

Name: Halid Djankpata

Date of birth: April 13, 2005

Position: Central midfielder

Name: Mackenzie Hunt

Date of birth: November 14, 2001

Position: Attacking midfielder

Name: Sean McAllister

Date of birth: September 15, 2002

Position: Attacking midfielder

Name: Charlie Whitaker

Date of birth: September 16, 2003

Position: Attacking midfielder

Name: Owen Barker

Date of birth: February 23, 2005

Position: Attacking midfielder

Everton Under-21 Forwards

Name: Stanley Mills (on loan to Oxford United)

Date of birth: October 25, 2003

Position: Right winger

Name: Katia Kouyate

Date of birth: September 9, 2003

Position: Centre-forward

Name: Francis Okoronkwo

Date of birth: September 18, 2004

Position: Centre-forward

Name: Lewis Dobbin

Date of birth: January 3, 2003

Position: Left winger

Name: Isaac Heath

Date of birth: October 28, 2004

Position: Left winger