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This article is all about the Toffees’ greatest ever goal-getters and hopefully the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be found in the upper reaches by the time they leave Goodison Park.
1. Dixie Dean – 383
Dean made 431 appearances in an Everton career which twelve years between 1925 and 1937.
He signed for £3,000, which then was a record fee paid to Tranmere Rovers.
Dean is still the only player in English football to score 60 league goals in one season (1927–28) – when he was aged just 21.
Everton won the league that season too and there is no doubt that Dean is one of the all-time Goodison greats.
2. Graeme Sharp – 159
Sharp signed for Everton from Dumbarton in 1980 and was integral to the success of the club under Howard Kendall.
He helped win the Division 1 title in 1985 and 1987 as well as the 1984 FA Cup and 1985 Cup Winners’ Cup.
The Scotsman was very good at holding the ball up and bringing others into play as well as finding the net himself.
He was so important to the last truly great Everton side.
3. Bob Latchford – 138
Latchford was with Everton between 1974 and 1981, and was the top scorer in 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.
He played just 12 times for England, scoring an impressive tally of five goals.
Latchford was strong in the air despite being just 6ft and quick across the ground.
Unfortunately, he never won a trophy with Everton. The closest he came was the 1977 League Cup final when the Toffees were beaten by Aston Villa.
4. Sandy Young – 125
Young joined Everton 120 years ago in 1901 and stayed until he joined Tottenham in 1911.
He scored the only goal to win the 1906 FA Cup final, against Newcastle United.
Young won just the two caps for his native Scotland and played in the Everton side beaten in the final of the 1907, which Sheffield Wednesday won 2-1.
5. Joe Royle – 119
Royle broke into the Everton first team in 1966 and left for Manchester City in 1974.
He was of course Toffees boss between 1994 and 1997, overseeing the most recent trophy the club won when they beat Manchester United in the 1995 FA Cup final.
He held the record of Everton’s youngest player before James Vaughan surpassed it on 10 April 2005 by 11 days.
Royle was also the top scorer in the Everton side which won the First Division in 1970, bagging 23 goals.
Nigel Martyn speaking to Everton News: Archive