2007–08 Everton F.C. season

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Everton
2007–08 season
Chairman Bill Kenwright
Manager David Moyes
Premier League 5th
FA Cup Third round
League Cup Semi-finals
UEFA Cup Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (15)

All:
Yakubu Aiyegbeni (21)
Highest home attendance 40,049 (vs. Liverpool, 20 October)
Lowest home attendance 31,885 (vs. Middlesbrough, 30 September)
Home colours
Away colours

Season summary[edit]

After a sluggish start, Everton climbed the table and stood fourth with ten games left to play. Unfortunately, Everton only won three of these ten games and finished the season in fifth, with 65 points.[1] In many other seasons this would have been good enough to clinch fourth place and Champions League qualification - indeed, Everton finished with more points than they had in 2004–05, when they had finished fourth - but, due to the good form of arch-rivals Liverpool, Everton were forced into fifth, consigning them to UEFA Cup football. Nonetheless, this was a great result for a club with limited financial resources, and served to enhance manager David Moyes' reputation as one of the best managers in England.

Squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[2]

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

No. Position Player
2 England DF Tony Hibbert
3 England DF Leighton Baines
4 Nigeria DF Joseph Yobo (vice-captain)
5 England DF Joleon Lescott
6 Spain MF Mikel Arteta
7 Netherlands MF Andy van der Meyde
8 England FW Andrew Johnson
10 Denmark MF Thomas Gravesen (on loan from Celtic)
12 Scotland GK Iain Turner
14 England FW James Vaughan
15 England DF Anthony Gardner (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
16 England DF Phil Jagielka
17 Australia MF Tim Cahill
18 England MF Phil Neville (captain)
No. Position Player
19 Portugal DF Nuno Valente
20 South Africa MF Steven Pienaar
21 England MF Leon Osman
22 Nigeria FW Yakubu Aiyegbeni
23 Portugal MF Manuel Fernandes (on loan from Valencia)
24 United States GK Tim Howard
26 Republic of Ireland MF Lee Carsley[3]
28 Nigeria FW Victor Anichebe
29 Scotland DF Patrick Boyle
30 England GK John Ruddy
32 England DF Dan Gosling
33 Germany GK Stefan Wessels
34 England DF John Irving
37 England DF Jack Rodwell

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
11 Scotland FW James McFadden (to Birmingham City)
15 England DF Alan Stubbs (to Derby County)
25 Brazil MF Anderson da Silva (to Barnsley)
27 England FW Lukas Jutkiewicz (on loan to Plymouth Argyle)
29 Scotland DF Patrick Boyle (on loan to Crewe Alexandra)
No. Position Player
30 England GK John Ruddy (on loan to Stockport County)
31 Iceland MF Bjarni Viðarsson (on loan to FC Twente)
36 England MF John Paul Kissock (on loan to Gretna)
38 England FW Stephen Connor (on loan to Partick Thistle)
England FW Scott Spencer (on loan to Macclesfield Town)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee Ref
17 March 2007 FW England Lukas Jutkiewicz England Swindon Town Undisclosed [4]
4 July 2007 DF England Phil Jagielka England Sheffield United £4m [5]
7 August 2007 DF England Leighton Baines England Wigan Athletic £5m [6]
21 August 2007 GK Germany Stefan Wessels Germany 1. FC Köln Free [7]
29 August 2007 FW Nigeria Yakubu Aiyegbeni England Middlesbrough £11.25m [8]
14 January 2008 MF England Dan Gosling England Plymouth Argyle £1m [9][10]

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref
14 May 2007 DF Italy Alessandro Pistone Released [11]
14 May 2007 GK England Richard Wright Released [11]
5 July 2007 DF Scotland Gary Naysmith England Sheffield United £1m [12]
4 August 2007 FW England James Beattie England Sheffield United £4m [13]
18 January 2008 FW Scotland James McFadden England Birmingham City £5m [14]
31 January 2008 DF England Alan Stubbs England Derby County Free [15]
31 January 2008 MF Brazil Anderson de Silva England Barnsley Undisclosed [16]

Loan in[edit]

Date from Date to Pos. Name From Ref.
24 July 2007 30 June 2008 MF South Africa Steven Pienaar Germany Borussia Dortmund [17]
30 August 2007 30 June 2008 MF Denmark Thomas Gravesen Scotland Celtic [18]
12 January 2008 30 June 2008 MF Portugal Manuel Fernandes Spain Valencia [19]
31 January 2008 30 June 2008 DF England Anthony Gardner England Tottenham Hotspur [20]

Loan out[edit]

Date from Date to Pos. Name To Ref.
3 August 2007 30 January 2008 FW England Stephen Connor Scotland Partick Thistle [21]
2 January 2008 30 June 2008 FW England Lukas Jutkiewicz England Plymouth Argyle [22]
7 January 2008 4 February 2008 FW England Scott Spencer England Yeovil Town [23]
21 January 2008 20 April 2008 DF Scotland Patrick Boyle England Crewe Alexandra [24][25]
25 January 2008 30 June 2008 MF England John Paul Kissock Scotland Gretna [26]
29 January 2008 30 June 2008 MF Iceland Bjarni Viðarsson Netherlands FC Twente [27]
22 February 2008 30 June 2008 GK England John Ruddy England Stockport County [28][29]
7 March 2008 7 April 2008 FW England Scott Spencer England Macclesfield Town [30]

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

UEFA Cup[edit]

First round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Everton 4 4 0 0 9 3 +6 12
Germany Nuremberg 4 2 1 1 7 6 +1 7
Russia Zenit St. Petersburg 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 5
Netherlands AZ 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1 4
Greece Larissa 4 0 0 4 4 10 -6 0

Round of 32[edit]

Everton won 8–1 on aggregate.

Round of 16[edit]

Fiorentina 2–2 Everton on aggregate. Fiorentina won 4–2 on penalties.

FA Cup[edit]

Kick-off delayed by 30 minutes to 3.30pm due to a fire outside the ground.

League Cup[edit]

Disciplinary record[edit]

Disciplinary records for 2007–08 league matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.
No. Nat. Player Yellow card.svg Yellow cards Red card.svg Red cards
2 England Hibbert, TonyTony Hibbert 3 1
3 England Baines, LeightonLeighton Baines 1 0
5 England Lescott, JoleonJoleon Lescott 3 0
6 Spain Arteta, MikelMikel Arteta 2 1
8 England Johnson, AndrewAndrew Johnson 1 0
10 Denmark Gravesen, ThomasThomas Gravesen 1 0
11 Scotland McFadden, JamesJames McFadden 1 0
16 England Jagielka, PhilPhil Jagielka 2 0
17 Australia Cahill, TimTim Cahill 4 0
18 England Neville, PhilPhil Neville 6 1
19 Portugal Valente, NunoNuno Valente 1 0
20 South Africa Pienaar, StevenSteven Pienaar 5 0
21 England Osman, LeonLeon Osman 1 0
22 Nigeria Aiyegbeni, YakubuYakubu Aiyegbeni 1 0
24 United States Howard, TimTim Howard 1 0
26 Republic of Ireland Carsley, LeeLee Carsley 6 0
28 Nigeria Anichebe, VictorVictor Anichebe 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/everton/2007-2008
  2. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/2007-2008/faprem/everton.htm
  3. ^ Carsley was born in Birmingham, England.
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  19. ^ "Fernandes joins Everton on loan". BBC Sport. 12 January 2008. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
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  29. ^ "STOCKPORT KEEP RUDDY". Everton FC. 22 March 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
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