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Everton's highest appearance makers of all-time

Longevity is an often underrated quality when discussing footballers.

Some players may burn brightly and briefly but it takes something special to last year in year out in the top flight.

Maintaining that quality and motivation at a club where expectations are as high as they are at Everton is not easy at all.

Below is a list of Everton’s top 20 appearance makers of all time, topped by Neville Southall, who is by far the Toffees’ most capped player.

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Everton’s all-time top appearance makers

  1. Neville Southall – 751
  2. Brian Labone – 534
  3. Dave Watson – 528
  4. Ted Sagar – 497
  5. Kevin Ratcliffe – 493
  6. Mick Lyons – 473
  7. Jack Taylor – 456
  8. Peter Farrell – 453
  9. Graeme Sharp – 447
  10. Leon Osman & Dixie Dean – 433
  11. Tommy Eglington – 428
  12. Leighton Baines – 417
  13. Tim Howard – 414
  14. TE Jones – 411
  15. Wally Fielding – 410
  16. John Hurst – 404
  17. Gordon West – 402
  18. Colin Harvey – 388
  19. Phil Jagielka – 385
  20. Tommy Wright – 374
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Dean used his appearances very productively, netting 383 times to be the club’s record goalscorer.

Of the team’s current players, Seamus Coleman is closest to joining this list – he’s currently on 310.

That means he needs at least another two Goodison Park seasons to have a realistic chance.

It doesn’t seem like anyone will get close to Southall’s record any time soon, underlining what an outstanding servant he was to the club.

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