- Address: Goodison Road, Liverpool
- Country: United Kingdom
- Capacity: 39,000
- Opened: 24 August 1892
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Everton (football)
Extra stadium info – Goodison Park
The stadium, also known as The Grand Old Lady, was one of the 1966 FIFA World Cup venues. The venue hosted its first FIFA World Cup match on 12 July 1966. The national football team of Brazil won the game against Bulgaria 2-0. Everton Football Club, the second sports club from Merseyside with 1 million followers on its main social media page, have been tenants of the stadium since 1892. They are also known as The Blues and The Toffees. Everton was founded in 1878 under a different name. They were tenants of the stadium named Anfield in the 19th century. A dispute over rent resulted in Everton moving to their current home. The venue named Anfield became the home of Liverpool FC, the arch-rivals of Everton, in 1892.
Everton in the English top-flight football league
In 1888, Everton played in the inaugural English top-flight football league. 12,000 people attended the first-ever domestic top division home game of the club. In 1891, Everton were crowned English football champions for the first time in their history. They drew an average home league attendance of 11,000 in that domestic league season. In 1993, Everton FC finished 13th place in their inaugural Premier League season. They drew an average attendance of 20,000 in 21 home games in that domestic league season.
The English football star Wayne Mark Rooney started his professional football career with Everton FC in 2002. He won the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup with Manchester United. Rooney scored the only goal in the final of the tournament. He played hundreds of games for Manchester United before he returned to Everton in 2017. Wayne Rooney also played for DC United from the United States before he ended his professional football career with Derby County FC. He became the first football player who scored 50 goals for the national football team of England.