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Graeme Sharp & Derek Mountfield

Graeme Sharp

Graeme Sharp is quite simply an Everton legend and Football Aid are proud to have him onside as an Ambassador.

Graeme Sharp (centre, backrow) playing for Everton in 2007

(Graeme is pictured above, standing centre, playing for our Everton, Game 1 Home team in 2007)

Second only to the immortal Dixie Dean as the club's top goal scorer, the tall, pacy striker netted 159 goals in 447 appearances for the Toffees. Sharp became a Goodison Park hero during the heady days of the '80s, when Everton won two League Championships, the FA Cup, the European Cup-Winners' Cup and came within an ace of a historic treble in 1984-85. Partnered first by fellow Scot Andy Gray and then by England's Gary Lineker, Sharp established a reputation as one of the finest strikers in the Country. Sharp also played 12 times for the Scottish National side, appearing at the 1986 World Cup Finals.

After he left Everton he went on to play for Oldham, who he also managed between 1994 and 1997. Still active in the game today, Graeme is prominent in the Merseyside media and has returned to Goodison Park where he is the fans' liaison officer. 

In his first game for Football Aid back in 2003, Graeme was actually on the score sheet - rolling back the years by netting at the Gwladys Street end during his team's 3-1 victory.

After the game, Sharpy explained, "I was determined to score in the Street End again and it's still a fantastic feeling! I'll probably be suffering for it in the morning, but it will have been worth it!"

Just goes to show Football Aid means as much to the former players as it does the fans...

Graeme is pictured below (centre, standing) playing for our Everton, Game 1 Home team in 2007. Football Aid Ball

Read about Graeme Sharp's career on Wikipedia. 

Derek Mountfield

At just £30,000, Derek Mountfield proved to be quite a bargain when Everton's Manager Howard Kendall snapped him up from Tranmere Rovers in the summer of 1982. A powerful defender with an excellent goalsoring record (he scored 19 times in his Everton career), he went on to form a rock solid partnership with Kevin Ratcliffe at the heart of the Toffees defence.

Derek Mountfield (backrow, 3rd from the Left) with the Everton Home team in 2007

(Derek Mountfield is pictured below (back row, 3rd from the left), Managing the Everton Game 2 Home side in 2007)

His spell at the club was highly successful, with his Everton team winning the FA Cup in the 1983/84 season, then following that up with a League and UEFA Cup double the following year. He went on to win a further League title in 1987 before signing for Aston Villa where he finished 2nd in the League in 1990. Derek played for another 5 clubs before retiring in 1999 and went on to manage Scarborough and Cork City for short spells.

Away from the professional game Derek has worked for Merseyside station Radio City, discussing Liverpool, Everton and Tranmere Rovers and is now a Motivational Sports Coach at Pensby High School and can be seen at Goodison Park on match days, where he works in the hospitality areas, no doubt regaling those lucky fans with stories from his playing days.

Derek is a great supporter of Football Aid and was delighted to be appointed an Ambassador for Everton. When available he's always been an enthusiastic addition to our matches, using his experience and coaching skills to get the best out of our players. Football Aid Ball 

Read about Derek Mountfield's career on Wikipedia.