7 Reasons Why Everton Are the Best Club in the World
Book a room
For exclusive offers
Best Price Guarantee Let us know and we'll beat it by 10%
Call us on 0151 459 3383 for Exclusive deals and offers

7 Reasons Why Everton Are the Best Club in the World

Can?t convince your mates that Everton Football Club are the best in the world? We?ve compiled seven reasons why the Blues are simply the best or, as Dave Hickson once said: ?I?ve played for some great clubs and I would have broken every bone in my body for them, but I?d have died for Everton.?

From Everton?s fascinating history and incomparable sense of community to the club?s best ever players, take a read of our countdown below.

Everton Have Been There Since the Beginning

Football officially became a professional sport in 1885. The first ever Football League was founded in 1888 by just 12 clubs. Remarkably, over 100 years later 11 of the teams are still going today. Everton Football Club were?one of 12 founding members of the Football League.

The 11 other members were Preston North End, Notts County, Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Accrington, Bolton Wanderers, Stoke, West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The opening day of the Football League saw Everton beat Accrington at Anfield with a 2-1 win. If that doesn’t make Everton the best club in the world, we don’t know what does.

Everton Football Club Introduced the World to Dixie Dean

One of the most iconic players of all time, it was Everton that introduced the world to Dixie Dean. The legendary striker scored a staggering 60 goals for the club in just one season. Today, he remains Everton’s all-time leading goal scorer, with a total of 383 goals in his 433 appearances.

One of football’s true gentleman, Dixie Dean left behind a lasting legacy for ambitious young players. Alongside his skilful talents, he was much loved for his great sportsmanship. So much so that Barbara Dean – Dixie’s daughter – said he was “a?humble man who stood up for the underdog, even to his own detriment.” Everton’s football great even managed to avoid being sent off throughout the entirety of his career.

The Academy Offers the Boys a Fair Chance

Everton’s world famous Academy has become one of the most respected in the world, and is the best in the country. This could be due to the strong values of the club, which are authenticity, ambition, family and determination.

Academy Manager Joel Waldron has said that “these values are implemented from top to bottom of the organisation and employed as a tool to help develop good footballers and well-rounded individuals.”

Club ambassador Graham Stuart emphasises: “If you look at all the academy players who have gone on to make a debut for Everton, then it?s impressive. Everton have that reputation of giving young players a chance … If you show the ability and work ethic, you will get one.?

The Blues are Known for Showing They Care

Everton Football Club has a deeply rooted sense of community. The club are known for showing they care, from their array of charity projects to special tributes. Everton In The Community is recognised as one of the top sporting charities in the UK.

The organisation is best-loved for its wide range of charity programmes. Established in 1988, the charity have covered everything from health and employment to poverty, youth justice, disability, crime and dementia. The club also place a heavy focus on education. Notably, Everton was the first club to open the doors of its own free school.

Everton are also known for heartfelt tributes. In 2017 Goodison Park hosted a charity match in memory of courageous six year old Bradley Lowery, who sadly lost his battle with cancer. Funds raised from the match went to The Bradley Lowery Foundation and Everton in the Community.

In early 2018, the club paid tribute to longtime fan Anthony Condron, who tragically lost his life aged 29. Everton fans helped to spread the word to fellow supporters and Crystal Palace fans via social media. At the 29th minute of the game, all four sides of Goodison Park stood in applause.

Everton Are Pioneers of the Beautiful Game

Consistent pioneers of football, there have been an impressive number of ‘Everton Firsts’ over the years.

Some of the most notable firsts include being the first club in the country to have a purpose built football stadium. Goodison Park was also the first four-sided stadium with two tier stands.

Not forgetting, Everton were the first football club to host a World Cup semi-final in Britain, and the first team to feature in a televised game in 1936.

Players Never Forget Their Time with the Club

Everton Football Club

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Everton players never forget their time with the club. It’s been pointed out that many return to be involved in the club even when their days of playing for the team have come to an end.

Alan Ball, who was signed to Everton in 1966 famously said: “Once Everton has touched you, nothing will be the same.?Once it gets a hold of you, and you realise what it means to the supporters … people say football is a matter of life and death but it really is here.”

Similarly, Dave Hickson once said: “I’d have broken every bone in my body for any club I played for, but I’d have died for Everton.” While Andy King exclaimed: ” I love Everton and I want to be known as an Evertonian because I love them, simple.”

The Future of Everton FC Looks Bright

everton football club

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Last but certainly not least, the future certainly looks bright for The Blues. Indeed, with Everton’s U23s on the cusp of yet another Premier League 2 title,?World Cup favourite Jordan Pickford in goal and a new stadium around the corner, it’s an exciting time to be a fan of Everton Football Club.

The Dixie Dean Hotel is set to pay tribute to the one and only Dixie Dean. Head over to our Facebook page and take a look inside our new restaurant: No. 9 situated within the hotel.?

Related news

Blog | 10th June 2019

The Lionesses to Look Out For at the Women’s World Cup

Much has been made of England?s supposed transition from perennial newbies to World Cup favourites. The women?s game is having its moment and England?s team, the Lionesses, are tipped for success at the Women’s World Cup in France. Confident, courageous and ground breakers, the Lionesses...

Blog | 30th May 2019

Opening Date Set for Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool

We?re excited to announce that the date is set for the grand Dixie Dean Hotel?opening. Officially taking place on Friday 5th July, everyone is invited to come along and join in the fun! Commemorating the outstanding life and footballing career of Everton legend Dixie Dean,...

Blog | 22nd May 2019

World Football Transfers: The Most Controversial Transfer Deals

With the 2019 summer transfer window well and truly open until 8 August,?we thought we’d take a look back over some of the most controversial football transfers of all time. Many of the greatest clubs in football history have had at least one transfer move...

Blog | 22nd November 2018

The 7 Best Everton Matches Ever

Emblazoned on the ironclad paneling that surrounds Goodison is a maxim that epitomises an array of Everton matches. Nil Satis Nisi Optimum avows that nothing, but unparalleled greatness is good enough. Throughout their 138 turbulent years of existence, Everton have been involved in a slew...

Blog | 9th October 2018

Everton FC: Discover Some Fascinating Goodison Park History

Goodison Park, or The Grand Old Lady as it?s affectionately known, has been the home of the Toffees for more than 120 years. First opened on 24 August 1892, this revered ground was the first major football stadium built in England. From being the first...

Blog | 24th October 2019

The Ultimate Everton Gift Guide

Ah, Christmas. The season of generosity. Whether it’s for your husband, neighbour, sister or secret Santa, you’ll almost certainly have an Everton gift to buy this Christmas. And, if you’re anything like us, you’ll be stampeding through Liverpool One asking yourself whether or not your...

Bar & Restaurant Blog | 8th October 2019

The Dixie Dean Hotel Invites You to a Roaring 1920’s Afternoon Tea

In celebration of the roaring 1920’s, The Dixie Dean Hotel is hosting a 1920?s Afternoon Tea of epic proportion; boasting the type of thriving atmosphere with added elegance for which Jay Gatsby himself would be proud of. We?ve decked out the restaurant so you can...

Blog | 24th September 2019

The Career of Mick Lyons – A Stalwart Evertonian

Here at the Dixie Dean hotel we like to celebrate our club and its heroes. Our restaurant is called No. 9?s in honour of those who have worn the famous shirt and over time we shall highlight some of these players via a series of...



What would you like to book?

We offer luxury rooms and unforgettable dining experiences

Book a room

Book direct for the best price guaranteed

With the Signature Price Promise you won't find our rooms cheaper anywhere else*





Please select the required amount of guests

For groups of 7 or more please contact us on
0151 459 3383