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.

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 29 8 1 72 15 +57 95 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Arsenal 38 25 8 5 87 36 +51 83
3 Manchester United 38 22 11 5 58 26 +32 77 2005–06 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Everton 38 18 7 13 45 46 −1 61
5 Liverpool 38 17 7 14 52 41 +11 58 2005–06 UEFA Champions League First qualifying round 1
6 Bolton Wanderers 38 16 10 12 49 44 +5 58 2005–06 UEFA Cup First round 2
7 Middlesbrough 38 14 13 11 53 46 +7 55
8 Manchester City 38 13 13 12 47 39 +8 52
9 Tottenham Hotspur 38 14 10 14 47 41 +6 52
10 Aston Villa 38 12 11 15 45 52 −7 47
11 Charlton Athletic 38 12 10 16 42 58 −16 46
12 Birmingham City 38 11 12 15 40 46 −6 45
13 Fulham 38 12 8 18 52 60 −8 44
14 Newcastle United 38 10 14 14 47 57 −10 44 2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup Third round
15 Blackburn Rovers 38 9 15 14 32 43 −11 42
16 Portsmouth 38 10 9 19 43 59 −16 39
17 West Bromwich Albion 38 6 16 16 36 61 −25 34
18 Crystal Palace (R) 38 7 12 19 41 62 −21 33 Relegation to the 2005–06 Football League Championship
19 Norwich City (R) 38 7 12 19 42 77 −35 33
20 Southampton (R) 38 6 14 18 45 66 −21 32

Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Though they failed to qualify for the Champions League as one of the top four English clubs at the end of the season, Liverpool were given a special dispensation to compete as they were defending champions of the European competition. They were, however, forced to enter in the first qualifying round. See Liverpool F.C. 2005–06 UEFA Champions League qualification
2. Since the finalists of the 2004–05 FA Cup, Arsenal and Manchester United, as well as Chelsea, who won the 2004–05 Football League Cup, were confirmed to qualify for the 2005–06 UEFA Champions League, and the fifth-placed team (Liverpool) were moved to the Champions League, the sixth and seventh-placed teams in the Premier League were rewarded with entry to the 2005–06 UEFA Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

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

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK England Richard Wright 12 0 6+1 0 2 0 3 0
25 GK England Nigel Martyn 33 0 32 0 1 0 0 0
Defenders
3 DF Italy Alessandro Pistone 39 0 32+1 0 2+1 0 2+1 0
4 DF England Alan Stubbs 36 1 29+2 1 3 0 2 0
5 DF Scotland David Weir 37 0 34 0 0+2 0 1 0
15 DF Scotland Gary Naysmith 15 0 5+6 0 3 0 1 0
20 DF Nigeria Joseph Yobo 33 0 19+8 0 3 0 3 0
22 DF England Tony Hibbert 40 0 35+1 0 1 0 3 0
Midfielders
2 MF England Steve Watson 28 0 12+13 0 0 0 3 0
6 MF Spain Mikel Arteta 13 1 10+2 1 1 0 0 0
14 MF Republic of Ireland Kevin Kilbane 43 1 37+1 1 3 0 2 0
17 MF Australia Tim Cahill 38 12 33 11 1+1 1 2+1 0
26 MF Republic of Ireland Lee Carsley 41 5 35+1 4 3 0 2 1
Forwards
7 FW England Marcus Bent 42 7 31+6 6 2+1 0 1+1 1
8 FW England James Beattie 13 2 7+4 1 2 1 0 0
10 FW Scotland Duncan Ferguson 37 6 6+29 5 0 0 2 1
11 FW Scotland James McFadden 29 3 7+16 1 3 2 3 0
31 FW England James Vaughan 2 1 0+2 1 0 0 0 0
Players transferred out during the season
9 FW England Kevin Campbell 7 0 4+2 0 0 0 0+1 0
16 MF Denmark Thomas Gravesen 23 5 20+1 4 0+1 0 1 1
19 FW England Nick Chadwick 5 2 0+1 0 0+2 1 0+2 1

Last updated: 30 May 2005
Source: Competitions

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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