It appears that the highest ever Everton attendance at Goodison Park will never be beaten.
Even the new stadium, with its increased capacity, won’t get near the numbers during the days of standing room.
But what are Everton’s highest ever home attendances of all time? We’ve put together the top ten, which have stood the test of time.
All stats via Evertonresults.com:
- 78,299 vs Liverpool on September 18 1948
- 77,920 vs Manchester United on February 14 1953
- 76,839 vs Preston on August 28 1954
- 75,818 vs Blackburn on January 29 1958
- 74,867 vs Burnley on December 27 1960
- 74,782 vs Charlton on January 28 1959
- 72,921 vs Tottenham on February 11 1950
- 72,569 vs Wolves on January 31 1948
- 72,488 vs Liverpool on September 22 1962
- 72,000 vs Liverpool on January 29 1955
That record attendance for the Merseyside derby came as crowds returned to normal following the end of World War II.
Everton selected a team containing six players who had won the league a decade earlier and stunned their visitors with a strong performance, earning a 1-1 draw.
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Willie Fagan put Liverpool ahead before Jock Dodds equalised from the penalty spot with six minutes remaining.
Everton have had crowds of over 70,000 on 16 occasions, the most recent of which was the 1960 clash with Burnley mentioned above.
Nigel Martyn speaking to Everton News: Archive