photo backgold.jpg  photo twitterloveevertonforum.png photo next button.png

Kevin Sheedy - (No longer at Everton)

For Kevin Sheedy, opportunities proved limited at rivals Liverpool and after just a handful of appearances, he joined Everton for a fee of £100,000 in 1982.

In making the transfer he became the first player to swap a red shirt for a blue one since Johnny Morrissey 20 years earlier.

It was to prove a switch that would prove hugely successful for both Sheedy and the Blues - with the wide player proving on countless occasions why the Reds were hasty to let him go.

During his decade at Goodison Park, Sheedy played 369 times for Everton, scoring 97 times and winning three major domestic honors - the Division One Championship in 1984/85 and 1986/87, and the FA Cup in 1984.

He assisted in the European Cup Winners’ Cup success in 1985 and netted in the 3-1 triumph over Rapid Vienna in Rotterdam.

Outstanding performances during a trophy-laden period for Everton, deservedly saw Sheedy named in the PFA Team of the Year, both in 1984/85 and 1986/87.

Despite being born in Wales, Sheedy was capped 46 times for the Republic of Ireland.

He netted nine international goals and became the first player to score for his country at a World Cup finals when he put the ball past Peter Shilton in a 1-1 draw with England at Italia’ 90.

Sheedy left Everton in 1992, going on to play for both Newcastle and Blackpool before working in the backroom setup at Tranmere Rovers and Hartlepool.

After a 14 year absence, Sheedy returned to Goodison in 2006, taking up a role in the Club's Academy, coaching the u18 players.

Kevin led the u18's to a Dallas Cup victory in 2016.

Alas, all good things come to an end, and in July 2017 it was announced that Kevin had left Everton to accept a coaching role with Saudi team Al Shabab FC.

Good luck to Kevin from all at Love Everton Forum.

Source :

U18's win Dallas Cup 27th March 2016

photo backgold.jpg  photo twitterloveevertonforum.png photo next button.png