The oldest players in Everton's history
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The oldest players in Everton's history


Who are the oldest players to ever make an appearance for Everton in the club’s history?

We’ve got the answers, with all data via Everton Results.

1. Ted Sagar

Sagar was 42 years and 282 days old when he played for Everton away at Plymouth.

The goalkeeper started that Division 2 match on 15 November 1952, which unfortunately ended in a 1-0 defeat.

2. Ted Taylor

Taylor was almost two years younger than Sagar at 40 years and 341 days when he kept goal for the Toffees against Tottenham.

That game, on 11 February 1928 ended in a 5-2 home defeat in Division 1.

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3. Nigel Martyn

Everton News has spoken to the third oldest player in the club’s history on plenty of occasions this season.

Martyn was 39 years and 163 days old when he started between the sticks in a 1-0 win over Arsenal in the Premier League.

That game was on 21 January 2006, the season after Everton made it into the top four with former England international Martyn in the side.

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4. Neville Southall

Martyn just edged out another goalkeeper, Neville Southall.

The Welsh legend was 39 years and 74 days old when he started his final Toffees game – also in a home defeat against Tottenham.

That one was on 29 November 1997. Southall is, by some distance, Everton’s record appearance maker with 751.

5. Richard Gough

Defender Gough is the only outfield player in this top five.

He played at home in a Premier League 2-1 win over Bradford in April 2004, at the age of 39 years and 23 days.

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