Everton FA Cup Triumph 1906

In 1906 Everton F C succeeded in winning the FA Cup, this being their third appearance in the final. In a somewhat uneventful game they beat Newcastle United 1-0 with a 77th minute goal from Alex 'Sandy' Young. The match was played in front of 75,609 spectators at Crystal Palace. Their names are now largely forgotten by all but the most ardent Evertonians yet there are some fascinating stories to be discovered and insights into a world of professional sport far removed from today's Premier League.

Click on the pictures below to find out more about the men who posed with the FA Cup in 1906.

alfred riley wade

1858-1936 Player and director

harry makepeace

Played football for Everton and England and cricket for Lancashire and England.

will cuff

Secretary and Chairman

alexander 'sandy' young

Scorer of the winning goal sadly burdened with mental health problems which had dire consequences.

edward askew bainbridge

Everton director who crossed to the red side.

jack taylor

Captain of the team and one of only six players top have reached 400 league appearances.


The key man in taking Everton to Goodison Park.

billy scott
Irish goalkeeper who recommended his brother Elisha to play for Liverpool.
benjamin kelly

Club Chairman and Director whose building firm constructed much of the original Goodison Park


One of two brothers who played for the blues and uncle of Liverpool's Jack Balmer.

john 'jock' elliott

Served the club for over 40 years as player, trainer, groundman and scout.

JAMES clement baxter

Served as club doctor and board member for nearly 40 years.

jack sharp

Footballer, cricketer, businessman, Everton director.


Played in the cup final against Newcastle just a few months after leaving them for Everton

walter abbott

Birmingham-born half-back who played over 250 games for Everton

james settle

Inside-forward who played for England against Scotland in the 1902 Ibrox Disaster game.

jack crelley

Locally born full-back who had two spells with the club

harold  hardman
Olympic Gold-medallist who went on to become chairman of Manchester United.


Irish-born doctor and Everton director

daniel kirkwood

Player who served as director and chairman


Long-serving director