Everton Football Club is an English professional football club based in Walton, Liverpool. The Premier League club has missed the top division only four times in history and has continue to be relevant in the league.
The club, which is owned by Farhad Moshiri, began its journey during the latest quarter of the 19th century. Everton was formed in 1878 and the club was put together by founding members of the Football League in 1888. The club won its first League Championship two seasons later.
Everton are also known as the Toffees or the Merseyside Blues. The club’s home ground is called the Goodison Park and has competed in the top division for a record 115 seasons. Everton fans have endured years of no silverware since 1996, and one finish over sixth in the last decade.
This led some fans protesting against the underperforming side, with an FA Cup defeat to a young Liverpool side. Some angry fans invaded the club’s training ground in an attempt to confront players following the loss. The club sacked Portuguese manager Marco Silva days later for non-performance after spending a huge sum of signings.
It was learned that the fans believe that some players are joining the club to pick up big-money wages without buying into the club’s long-term ambitions. The club appointed former player Duncan Ferguson as the interim manager, who stabilised the club before the appointment of former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.
Everton are considered one of the clubs to break into the top four in the nearest futures. And as a mid-table club, their wage budget can be considered as an average one. It is neither too high nor too low. The club also did some good business in the summer. They brought in the likes of Andre Gomes, Alex Iwobi, Moise Kean, Fabian Delph.
Gomes, who sustained a horrific injury earlier in the season, joined the Toffees from Spanish giant FC Barcelona for £22million. The club also signed Danish goal stopper Jonas Lossl on a free transfer from Huddersfield Town.
The club’s weekly wage for their current squad is £1.57million. In addition to this, their yearly expense behind the players’ basic salary reads as much as £81.8million. It is comparatively lower than the top table giants but definitely higher than the mid-table sides.
Surprisingly, Brazilian left-winger, Bernard, and Colombian centre-back Yerry Mina are the joint highest-paid player at Goodison Park. The two Latin American footballers earn £120,000-a-week and pocket £6.2million per year. They are followed by Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes who receives £110,000-per week.
Young striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who is in superb form for the Toffees this season, is among the lowest rewarded stars – with a pay packet of £20,000-a-week.
Everton F.C. 2019-20 Payroll (Weekly Wages & Annual Salary)
|PLAYERS||POS.||AGE||ANNUAL SALARY||WEEKLY SALARY|
|Richarlison de Andrade||F||22||£4,680,000||£90,000|