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