Everton L.F.C.

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This article is about the women's football club. For the men's football club, see Everton F.C. For the Chilean men's football club, see Everton de Viña del Mar.
Everton Ladies
Everton's crest
Full name Everton Ladies Football Club
Nickname(s) The Toffees, The Blues
Founded 1983 (as Hoylake WFC)
Ground Select Security Stadium, Widnes
Ground Capacity 13,350
Manager Andy Spence
League FA WSL 2
Website Club home page

Everton Ladies Football Club are a women's association football team from the city of Liverpool, who compete in the FA WSL 2, the second division of women's football in England. Formed in 1983 as Hoylake WFC they are now part of Everton F.C., but play their home games at the Select Security Stadium, previously known as Halton Stadium in Widnes, home of Widnes Vikings. The team have won the Premier League National Division once, the Premier League Cup once, and the FA Women's Cup twice. From 2002 until 2012 they were managed by former captain Mo Marley and are now managed by former Assistant Manager Andy Spence.


The club started life as Hoylake WFC in 1983. They merged with Dolphins YC to become Leasowe, then added Pacific to their title in a sponsorship deal. In 1987–88 they came to prominence winning the North West League and reaching the 1988 Women's FA Cup final, losing to Doncaster Belles 3–1. They were back the following year and this time they beat Friends of Fulham, this time on the right end of a 3–2 scoreline. By 1991–92 they had won their regional league five years running, and when the regular national competition was expanded the next season they were admitted to Division One North and promptly finished top to join the FA Women's Premier League.

In 1995 the club became known as Everton Ladies and continued to make their mark. In 1997 they reached the final of the Premier League Cup only to lose to Millwall Lionesses 1–2. The following year, however, Everton Ladies were crowned National Premier League Champions which is their biggest success to date.

In 1999 the club again lost in the League Cup final, 1–3 to Arsenal Ladies, and in 2005 reached the FA Women's Cup final only to lose 0–1 to Charlton Athletic after a disappointing display. Revenge of sorts came two years later when Everton pipped Charlton to second place in the Premier League, which as champions Arsenal had already won the UEFA Women's Cup, meant a European debut for the Toffees in 2007–08. In 2008 they won the Premier League Cup, by beating Arsenal in the final. Arsenal was unbeaten in England two years then.[1]

Laudehr of Duisburg scores against Everton in the Champions League

The ladies' first foray into UEFA competition saw them win their opening game against local Lithuanian side Gintra 4–0. They won further group games against Glentoran and Zulwil without conceding and scoring 20 goals in the process. The campaign was to end in disappointment at the second group stage. Despite beating Valur 3–1 in their final group game, Everton only finished third and failed to progress into the quarter–finals amidst much controversy.[1]

On 10 May 2009, Everton needed only a draw against Arsenal Ladies in the last match of the season to win the Women's Premier League for only the second time in their history, but lost 1–0 to finish runners–up on goal difference. Due to the reformatting of the European Cup into the UEFA Women's Champions League, however, they still qualified for Europe, although they had to enter at the qualifying group stages and were eliminated in the Round of 32 by Norway's Roa IL. In 2010 Everton beat Arsenal 3–2 to win the FA Women's Cup with Natasha Dowie (niece of Iain) scoring the winner deep into extra time.[2]

In 2011 the club advanced to the quarter–finals of the Champions League; where their best run so far was stopped by German side FCR Duisburg. Everton were one of eight founding teams in the FA WSL in March 2011.[3]

In 2014 after 21 years of top flight football they were relegated into the WSL 2.[4]

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 May 2016[5]

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

No. Position Player
7 England FW Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah
13 England GK Alexandra Brooks On loan from Man City
23 England DF Gabrielle George
8 England MF Michelle Hinnigan (Captain)
11 England MF Kelly Jones
2 England DF Vicky Jones (footballer)
3 England DF Danielle Turner
21 England MF Millie Turner
18 England MF Claudia Walker
12 England MF Georgia Brougham
20 England MF Megan Finnigan
10 Northern Ireland FW Simone Magill
28 England MF Lauren Davies
25 Wales FW Emily Hollinshead
1 England GK Kirstie Levell
9 England FW Krystle Johnson
5 England DF Ellie Stewart
15 England FW Chloe Kelly On loan from Arsenal
4 England MF Jenna Dear
19 England MF Rosalla Ayane On loan from Chelsea
6 England DF Lindsay Johnson

Former players[edit]

For details of current and former players, see Category:Everton L.F.C. players.


Everton Ladies celebrate the 2010 Cup win


  • -2002: Keith Marley
  • 2002-2012: Mo Marley[6]
  • 2012–present: Andy Spence

Player of the year[edit]

Supporters player of the year[edit]

  • 2015 Danielle Turner
  • 2014 Nikita Parris
  • 2013 Toni Duggan & Elizabeth Durack (Tied)
  • 2012 Toni Duggan
  • 2011 Fara Williams
  • 2010 Fara Williams
  • 2009 Danielle Hill

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Toffee ladies make Everton history". liverpoolecho.co.uk. 29 February 2008. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Everton upset Arsenal to win FA Women's Cup". BBC. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Lincoln Ladies FA Women's Super League bid success". BBC. 22 March 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Women's Super League: Tears flow as Everton are relegated". BBC. 28 September 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Player Stats". Everton LFC. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Philip Kirkbride (21 May 2009). "Everton Ladies boss Mo Marley sacked husband so she could be manager". The Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 

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