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Wainwright, Eddie

Apps: 228 | Goals: 72 | Pos: FW | Debut: 1946/47

Popular post war forward whose prime was wrecked by a broken leg

Wakenshaw, Robbie

Apps: 2 | Goals: 1 | Pos: ST | Debut: 1983/84

Prolific reserve team striker who never quite made the first team grade

Walker, Jack

Apps: 3 | Goals: 1 | Pos: DF | Debut: 1893/94

Reserve defender who deputised occasionally during Goodison’s second season

Walker, Mike

Apps: - | Goals: - | Pos: Mgr | Debut: None

Maligned mid-1990s manager, but is his reputation entirely warranted?

Wall, Alec

Apps: 17 | Goals: 3 | Pos: FW | Debut: 1919/20

Early-1920s inside forward for whom a regular starting berth proved elusive

Wallace, James

Apps: 0 | Goals: 0 | Pos: MF | Debut: 2009/10

England youth international for whom high hopes are held

Walsh, Derek

Apps: 1 | Goals: 0 | Pos: MF | Debut: 1984/85

Teenage midfielder whose solitary appearance came in a Goodison derby victory

Walsh, Micky

Apps: 26 | Goals: 3 | Pos: CF | Debut: 1978/79

Striker who was unable to replicate his goal-of-the-season form at Goodison

Walsh, Mike

Apps: 21 | Goals: 0 | Pos: CB | Debut: 1981/82

Defensive stalwart whose Goodison opportunities were fleeting

Ward, Mark

Apps: 93 | Goals: 7 | Pos: MF | Debut: 1991/92

Feisty midfielder who struggled with life after football

Ward, Mitch

Apps: 22 | Goals: 0 | Pos: MF | Debut: 1997/98

Lower league midfielder who failed to hit the mark

Warmby, Harry

Apps: 1 | Goals: 0 | Pos: CB | Debut: 1888/89

Centre half who played in Everton’s third ever league game before drifting into obscurity

Warzycha, Robert

Apps: 60 | Goals: 8 | Pos: W | Debut: 1990/91

Enigmatic Pole who made it big in America

Watson, Dave

Apps: 522 | Goals: 36 | Pos: CB | Debut: 1986/87

Imperious centre half who captained Everton to FA Cup glory

Watson, John

Apps: 44 | Goals: 0 | Pos: LB | Debut: 1899/00

Left back during the first years of the twentieth century

Watson, John Gordon

Apps: 2 | Goals: 0 | Pos: W | Debut: 1932/33

Young attacker whose Goodison career was limited to a couple of outings

Watson, Robert

Apps: 22 | Goals: 6 | Pos: FW | Debut: 1887/88

Inside forward who was a regular through Everton’s first league campaign

Watson, Steve

Apps: 115 | Goals: 16 | Pos: RB | Debut: 2000/01

Popular right back who filled a variety of roles with commitment and enthusiasm

Watson, Thomas ‘Gordon’

Apps: 66 | Goals: 1 | Pos: UT | Debut: 1936/37

Much loved figure who devoted his life to Everton

Waugh, David

Apps: 7 | Goals: 2 | Pos: FW | Debut: 1888/89

Inside forward who played in Everton’s first ever league match

Weaver, Walter

Apps: 18 | Goals: 3 | Pos: W | Debut: 1924/25

Local winger who failed to break the stranglehold of Alec Troup on the Everton left

Webber, Keith

Apps: 6 | Goals: 1 | Pos: CF | Debut: 1960/61

Welsh centre forward, whose life ended tragically early

Weifeng, Li

Apps: 2 | Goals: 0 | Pos: CB | Debut: 2002/03

One of China’s greatest players, his Everton career was limited to just two outings

Weir, David

Apps: 254 | Goals: 9 | Pos: CB | Debut: 1998/99

Fine centre half who was a stalwart in Everton’s early century renaissance

Weir, James

Apps: 18 | Goals: 0 | Pos: HB | Debut: 1887/88

Defender through Everton’s first years of competitive football

Weldon, Tony

Apps: 74 | Goals: 13 | Pos: FW | Debut: 1926/27

Inside left who partnered Dixie on his 60-goal romp

Weller, Louis

Apps: 70 | Goals: 2 | Pos: DF | Debut: 1909/10

Journeyman defender who received unexpected international recognition

Wessels, Stefan

Apps: 7 | Goals: 0 | Pos: GK | Debut: 2007/08

Former Germany under 21 international who was reserve goalkeeper during the 2007/08 season

West, Gordon

Apps: 402 | Goals: 0 | Pos: GK | Debut: 1961/62

Talented and charismatic goalkeeper who was Everton’s last line during the sixties

Westerveld, Sander

Apps: 2 | Goals: 0 | Pos: GK | Debut: 2005/06

Former Liverpool goalkeeper who joined on a short term loan deal

White, Tommy

Apps: 204 | Goals: 66 | Pos: UT | Debut: 1927/28

Utility man whose versatility was crucial to Everton’s 1930s successes

White, Walter 'Wattie'

Apps: 52 | Goals: 13 | Pos: UT | Debut: 1908/09

Versatile Scottish international who filled a variety of positions

Whitehead, John

Apps: 2 | Goals: 0 | Pos: GK | Debut: 1893/94

Goalkeeper who turned out for a trio of Merseyside clubs

Whiteley, Jack

Apps: 14 | Goals: 0 | Pos: GK | Debut: 1902/03

Reserve goalkeeper who went on to serve as Chelsea’s custodian

Whiteside, Norman

Apps: 35 | Goals: 13 | Pos: MF | Debut: 1989/90

Irish firebrand whose career was prematurely wrecked by injury

Whittle, Alan

Apps: 88 | Goals: 28 | Pos: FW | Debut: 1967/68

Prodigy whose goals fired Everton to their 1970 League Championship success

Wignall, Frank

Apps: 38 | Goals: 22 | Pos: CF | Debut: 1959/60

Underrated centre forward who hit his stride beyond Goodison

Wildman, William

Apps: 2 | Goals: 0 | Pos: FB | Debut: 1904/05

Reserve full back who was limited to just two Everton appearances

Wilkinson, Jonathan Montague ‘Monty’

Apps: 12 | Goals: 2 | Pos: W | Debut: 1929/30

Reserve outside right who made cameos in Everton's early 1930s relegation and promotion seasons

Wilkinson, Paul

Apps: 31 | Goals: 15 | Pos: CF | Debut: 1984/85

Young centre forward whose Goodison grounding provided a solid career

Williams, Ben

Apps: 139 | Goals: 0 | Pos: RB | Debut: 1929/30

Former coalminer and Welsh international who captained Everton to the Second Division Championship

Williams, Ben

Apps: 24 | Goals: 5 | Pos: W | Debut: 1894/95

Winger whose form twice earned him league representative honours

Williams, Bill

Apps: 24 | Goals: 5 | Pos: W | Debut: 1894/95

Winger whose form twice earned him league representative honours

Williams, Billy

Apps: 32 | Goals: 13 | Pos: FW | Debut: 1922/23

Talented inside forward whose life ended before he saw his thirtieth birthday

Williams, Owen

Apps: 2 | Goals: 0 | Pos: WH | Debut: 1919/20

Welsh defender limited to a couple of Everton appearances

Williams, Richard

Apps: 70 | Goals: 0 | Pos: GK | Debut: 1891/92

Goalkeeper who kept guard of the Everton nets through Goodison’s first years

Williamson, Danny

Apps: 17 | Goals: 0 | Pos: MF | Debut: 1997/98

Injury plagued midfielder whose Goodison career was cut short

Wilson, Alan

Apps: 2 | Goals: 0 | Pos: MF | Debut: 1971/72

Homegrown midfielder who later served Southport over two spells

Wilson, David

Apps: 5 | Goals: 0 | Pos: DF | Debut: 1906/07

Scottish defender who provided cover through the 1906/07 season

Wilson, George

Apps: 34 | Goals: 4 | Pos: FW | Debut: 1906/07

Maverick forward, controversially omitted from the 1907 FA Cup Final

Wilson, Ian

Apps: 37 | Goals: 2 | Pos: MF | Debut: 1987/88

Underwhelming understudy to Kevin Sheedy

Wilson, Ramon 'Ray'

Apps: 144 | Goals: 0 | Pos: LB | Debut: 1964/65

World Cup winning left back, he belongs among the Everton greats

Wilson, Walter

Apps: 1 | Goals: 0 | Pos: LB | Debut: 1888/89

Full back who played a single game during Everton’s debut league season

Winterhalder, Arthur

Apps: 4 | Goals: 0 | Pos: W | Debut: 1907/08

Young winger who cameoed during the 1907-08 season

Wolstenholme, Sam

Apps: 170 | Goals: 8 | Pos: HB | Debut: 1897/98

England international half back who was part of Everton’s early-twentieth-century revival

Wood, George

Apps: 126 | Goals: 0 | Pos: GK | Debut: 1977/78

Popular custodian who defied the Scottish goalkeeper stereotype

Woodhouse, Ronald

Apps: 2 | Goals: 0 | Pos: FW | Debut: 1926/27

Experienced forward who never settled into the Goodison groove

Woods, Maurice 'Matt'

Apps: 8 | Goals: 1 | Pos: CB | Debut: 1952/53

Defender who went on to provide many years of fine service to Blackburn Rovers

Wright, Bernie

Apps: 10 | Goals: 2 | Pos: CF | Debut: 1971/72

Lower league centre forward who has entered Goodison notoriety

Wright, Bill

Apps: 2 | Goals: 0 | Pos: CF | Debut: 1914/15

Rookie centre forward who played a cameo role during the Blues’ 1915 title triumph

Wright, Billy

Apps: 196 | Goals: 11 | Pos: CB | Debut: 1977/78

Local defender who followed an Evertonian family tradition

Wright, Mark

Apps: 1 | Goals: 0 | Pos: CB | Debut: 1989/90

Mancunian defender who enjoyed a brief lower league career before dropping out of the professional game

Wright, Richard

Apps: 69 | Goals: 0 | Pos: GK | Debut: 2002/03

Accident prone goalkeeper who proved to be David Moyes’s costliest transfer error

Wright, Robert

Apps: 1 | Goals: 0 | Pos: CF | Debut: 1905/06

Stand in centre forward who made a single appearance in the 1905-06 season

Wright, Tommy

Apps: 373 | Goals: 4 | Pos: RB | Debut: 1964/65

Sixties great whom many consider Everton’s finest right back

Wylie, Tom

Apps: 21 | Goals: 5 | Pos: W | Debut: 1890/91

Dashing winger whose four goal spree helped Everton to their first League Championship

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