EFCSA Annual Dinner – Peter Reid

Alex Young Suite, Goodison Park on Saturday April 7th 2018 from 7:30pm.

Our special guest this year is former player Peter Reid.

Despite being born in Huyton and being seduced by the dark side in his youth Peter had spent 8-years at Bolton Wanderers before signing for Everton in 1982 for the original sixty-grand (£60,000) after his transfer value was greatly reduced due to a succession of injuries.

He joined the Blues at the perfect time and was an integral part of our most successful team in the mid to late 1980’s winning the Championship twice, the FA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup. He also won individual honours, in 1985 he was the PFA Footballer of the Year and also 4th in the World Soccer Player of the Year behind such greats as Platini and Maradona. He was elected to the Greatest Ever Everton XI in 2003, and became an Everton Giant in 2006.

After leaving Everton, nothing is ever the same; he played for five other teams before ending his playing career in the 90’s and moving in to management. As a manager he followed the great Howard Kendall in to Manchester City before leaving at the request of the club and joining Sunderland were he stayed for seven years and twice winning the First Division and promotion to the Premier League. Later he managed a variety of clubs, including the England U21’s, in England, Thailand and India.

In recent years Peter has forged a successful career as a pundit, advisor and after dinner speaker. He is top quality, very good value and has many a story to tell about his illustrious career. Peter was of course the man Maradona ran way from to score THAT goal and was the victim of a reckless challenge that resulted in the first player ever being sent-off in an FA Cup Final. But these are mere appetisers, if you have the chance to hear Peter speak you really should and what a better time and place could there be but at Goodison Park hours after a Merseyside Derby.

Tickets are available from the [email protected] or via @EFCSA on Twitter