Everton v City: Connections part II
- 14 March 2013 10:45
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
Five more links between the Blues and the Toffees ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash...
With spells at both clubs as player and manager, Joe Royle is probably familiar with the M62.
As a manager, he spent three years at each, which included taking charge of City’s unforgettable playoff win against Gillingham in 1999 and then securing promotion to the Premier League the following year.
His record at Everton wasn’t too shabby either – he picked up the club’s last piece of silverware, winning the FA Cup in 1995.
During an eight year spell as a Toffees player he contributed 102 goals for his home town club, while he made 99 appearances at Maine Road during a three year association in the 1970s.
At 33, Paul Power picked up his first championship winners medal with Everton, playing all but two games in the 1986-87 season.
But he spent the majority of his career in a sky blue shirt, making more than 350 appearances for City in an 11-year period in either defence or midfield.
He also had a Wembley appearance to savour with the Blues, starting the 1981 FA Cup final.
Voted PFA Player of the Year in 1985, Peter Reid enjoyed a distinguished seven year playing career with Everton which yielded two league championships, an FA Cup and a European Cup Winners’ Cup.
During his time with the Toffees he also excelled on the international stage for England in the 1986 World Cup.
As a manager, he guided City to two fifth place finishes in the top division before leaving in 1993.
Scooping an Everton Player of the Year and two Players’ Player of the Year awards in three years on Merseyside, Joleon Lescott was a favourite in the Goodison Park stands and the dressing room.
A long running transfer saga killed the adulation, but Lescott finally moved to City in August 2009, making his debut two days later and grabbing a first goal in October.
His partnership at the heart of defence with Vincent Kompany was a vital component in City’s first title win for 44 years, and the Blues recording the meanest defence in the Premier League for the last two years.
Somersaulting his way into supporter hearts at Maine Road and Goodison Park, Peter Beagrie made over 100 appearances for Everton in the early 1990s.
A creative left winger on the pitch, he also made headlines off it during a preseason tour to Spain, requiring 50 stitches after driving a motorcycle through a hotel’s glass door.
Beagrie arrived at City in 1994 for a £1.1m fee, and became an integral part of Brian Horton’s side in his first season. But he suffered relegation with the Blues in 1996 and moved on after a year in the First Division.
He found time to make another six appearances for the Toffees while on loan from Bradford City in 1998.