Everton Football Club were founded in 1878. Ten years after their foundation, the club was one of the Founding Members of the Football League, nowadays better known as the English Premier League. In 1891 they won their first league title. Everton, the second club of Liverpool, was founded before great club Liverpool FC. Everton even used to play at Anfield Road themselves before they moved to Goodison Park, where they still play their home matches. The owner of Anfield Road decided – successfully – to found a new club after the relocation of Everton, which was the beginning of Liverpool FC.
Everton has a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. The match between the two football clubs from Liverpool is also referred to as the Merseyside derby. This local derby has had more players sent off than any other Premier League match.
Everton’s best years were in the mid-1980s. With Howard Kendall as their head coach they won 2 League Championships, 1 FA Cup and the 1985 European Cup Winners’ Cup. Nowadays Everton is a stable club high in the mid-table position of the Premier League. With new head coach Marco Silva and players such as Cenk Tosun, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott, their ambition is to break into the Big Four.
The stadium of Everton, Goodison Park, has a capacity of over 40,000 seats. The stadium is old and still has that true football atmosphere. Everton plan to build a new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock on the banks of the River Mersey. Everton fans are known to be very loyal and fanatical. The great atmosphere alone is worth visiting an Everton-match and is almost on a par with its prestigious big brother Liverpool FC.
Liverpool, the home town of Everton, is a city in North West England to the east of River Mersey. The city expanded throughout the Industrial Revolution, paralleled by the expansion of the major port. Nowadays the city is mostly famous and popular because of – beside of its Premier League football clubs – the many bands and other music groups from the Merseybeat era, such as the Beatles, Gomez, Gerry & the Pacemakers, The La’s and Atomic Kitten. Moreover, the city was nominated as the annual European Capital of Culture. Several areas are granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO, such as the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City. Liverpool also has the best nightlife, with many pubs and clubs.
Therefore, Liverpool is really a great city to visit during your football trip: it’s a perfect way to extend your football trip with a mini city trip by visiting some of the beautiful highlights.
At Number 1 you can book a perfectly organised football trip to Liverpool. We guarantee group seating up to 3 people together with good views of the field. All our hotel accommodations include breakfast and are located in the city centre.
Should you have any further questions regarding the Everton matches please let us know and we’ll be happy to help you.
Wishing you a great football trip to Everton!
Please note that the exact times and dates of the Premier League matches are usually confirmed by the English Football Association 6-8 weeks before the match. Due to European competition and live TV broadcast the time and day of the match can be changed. Therefore our package deals are mostly from Saturday till Monday to cover all possible match dates. Of course it is possible to book 1 night once the dates have been confirmed. You will recognize these confirmed matches by the orange ‘date confirmed’ sticker.