2004–05 Everton F.C. season

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Everton
2004–05 season
Chairman Bill Kenwright
Manager David Moyes
Premier League 4th
FA Cup Fifth round
League Cup Fourth round
Top goalscorer League:
Tim Cahill (11)
All:
Tim Cahill (12)
Home colours
Away colours

During the 2004–05 English football season, Everton competed in the Premier League.

Competition Result Top scorer
Premier League 4th Australia Tim Cahill, 11
FA Cup Fifth round Scotland James McFadden, 2
League Cup Fourth round Scotland Duncan Ferguson, 1
England Nick Chadwick, 1
Republic of Ireland Lee Carsley, 1
England Marcus Bent, 1
Denmark Thomas Gravesen, 1

Season summary[edit]

Many pundits had tipped Everton for relegation that season: having escaped relegation from the Premier League by six points the previous season, Everton's task to stay in English football's top flight only seemed harder after the multi-million pound transfer of teenage striker Wayne Rooney to Manchester United after setting the summer's European Championships alight. However, the season turned out to be Everton's most successful in Premier League history as they placed fourth in the league with 61pts. Everton kept pace with the likes of Chelsea (95pts) and Arsenal (83pts) at the Premier League summit for the first half of the season, finishing 2004 only a few points adrift of leaders Chelsea. Although Everton's title challenge eventually fizzled out following the sale of out-of-contract midfielder Thomas Gravesen to Spanish giants Real Madrid, they were able to see off competition from arch-rivals Liverpool (58pts) and fellow northwesterners Bolton Wanderers (58pts) to finish in fourth place, three points ahead of both teams. This secured the Toffees qualification to the 2005-06 Champions League, in which they would enter the tournament in the third qualifying round. In the summer, manager David Moyes splashed the cash on the likes of Netherlands and Inter Milan winger Andy van der Meyde in a bid to keep Everton in a position to make a serious challenge for European qualification the following season.

Despite their high league finish, Everton had the unwanted distinction of finishing with a negative goal difference, as a result of an embarrassing 7-0 humbling at Arsenal in the penultimate game of the season.

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Richard Wright
2 England DF Steve Watson
3 Italy DF Alessandro Pistone
4 England DF Alan Stubbs
5 Scotland DF David Weir (captain)
6 Spain MF Mikel Arteta (on loan from Real Sociedad)
7 England FW Marcus Bent
8 England FW James Beattie
10 Scotland FW Duncan Ferguson
11 Scotland FW James McFadden
14 Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Kilbane[1]
No. Position Player
15 Scotland DF Gary Naysmith
17 Australia MF Tim Cahill
20 Nigeria DF Joseph Yobo
21 England MF Leon Osman
22 England DF Tony Hibbert
23 Australia DF Eddy Bosnar
24 France MF Guillaume Plessis
25 England GK Nigel Martyn
26 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Carsley[2]
31 England FW James Vaughan

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
9 England FW Kevin Campbell (to West Bromwich Albion)
16 Denmark MF Thomas Gravesen (to Real Madrid)
18 England FW Wayne Rooney (to Manchester United)
No. Position Player
19 England FW Nick Chadwick (to Plymouth Argyle)
27 England DF Peter Clarke (to Blackpool)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
12 China MF Li Tie
32 England DF Daniel Fox[3]
33 Republic of Ireland DF Anthony Gerrard[4]
37 Scotland GK Iain Turner
No. Position Player
England DF Mark Hughes
England DF Laurence Wilson
England FW Paul Hopkins

Statistics[edit]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

  • Plymouth Argyle 1–3 Everton (attendance 20,112)
  • Everton 3–0 Sunderland (attendance 33,186)
  • Everton 0–2 Manchester United (attendance 38,664)

League Cup[edit]

  • 22 September 2004: Bristol City 2–2 Everton (3–4 pen.)
  • 27 October 2004: Everton 2–0 Preston North End

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kilbane was born in Preston, England.
  2. ^ Carsley was born in Birmingham, England.
  3. ^ Fox was born in Winsford, England, and has represented England at U-21 level, but also qualified to represent Scotland internationally and made his full international debut for Scotland in November 2009.
  4. ^ Gerrard was born in Huyton, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally and has played for them at youth level.
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