What happened in Everton's history this week?

15 March 1890 -
Everton defeat Derby County 3-0. Read the match programme here. On the same day, Johnny Holt is selected to play for England, becoming Everton's first player to represent the country. Known as the 'Little Everton Devil', Holt joined Everton in 1888 from Bootle and was a regular at centre-half for the next ten years before moving to Reading. See all Johnny Holt memorabilia here.

16 March 1977 - Everton and Aston Villa draw again in League Cup Final replay at Hillsborough. An own goal from Roger Kenyon and a Bob Latchford Everton goal ensured the Final went to a third match replay for the very first time. Read the match programme here.

17 March 1915 - Stanley Bentham born in Leigh. Bentham signed with Everton in February 1934 and finished his playing career at Goodison in 1949. He served on the backroom staff until 1962 when he joined Luton Town. See all Stanley Bentham memorabilia here.


18 March 1933 - Everton defeat West Ham 2-1 in FA Cup Semi-Final at Molineux. Goals from Ted Critchley and Jimmy Dunn ensured Everton reached their fifth Cup Final.

20 March 1893 - Everton reach FA Cup Final for the first time, defeating Preston North End 2-1. The 2nd Semi-Final Replay was played at Trent Bridge with Gordon and Newell scoring both Everton goals. Click here to read the 1893 match programme.


21 March 1925 - Dixie Dean makes his Everton debut at Highbury. Everton went on to defeat Arsenal 3-1. Click here to read the programme from Dixie's Everton debut.

21 March 1953 - Everton lose 4-3 in thrilling FA Cup Semi-Final. Everton found themselves 4-0 down at half-time, but fought back in the second half with goals from Parker, Farrell and Hickson. Everton missed a penalty and could not score an equaliser, allowing Bolton to meet Blackpool in the famous 1953 'Matthews Cup Final' against Blackpool. Click here to read the Semi-Final programme.