Ex Men: Everton

by Kate Smith

A look at three players who've featured for both SAFC and Everton.

Billy Bingham

Former Northern Ireland international Billy Bingham played for the Black Cats between 1950 and 1958 after moving to Wearside from Glentoran.

In eight years on Wearside the pacey outside-right made 227 appearances and scored 47 goals, reaching two FA Cup semi-finals in his time with the Black Cats.

In 1958, Billy signed for Luton Town for £15,000 and spent one season with the Hatters before Everton paid the same fee in October 1960.

Bingham scored 26 goals in 98 appearances for the Toffees between 1960 and 1963 before moving to Port Vale where he would finish his playing career.

Billy had a successful career in management following his retirement, taking on high profile jobs such as the Greek national side and also his native Northern Ireland whilst he also returned for a spell as Everton boss between 1973 and 1977.

Ian Snodin

Yorkshire-born midfielder Ian Snodin is a fans’ favourite at Goodison Park after helping the Toffees to the title in his debut season.

Snodin moved to Everton after impressing in spells with Doncaster Rovers and Leeds United and his hard-working performances made him an integral part of the Merseyside outfit’s success.

He made 148 league appearances in his eight years with the Toffees before moving to Sunderland on loan in 1994.

Ian made six league appearances during his spell on Wearside before moving to Oldham Athletic in 1995.

The former England youth international then had a spell with Scarborough before returning to Doncaster Rovers where he would finish his career and also later manage.

Thomas Myhre

Norwegian goalkeeper Thomas Myhre got his break in English football with Everton after impressing for Norwegian Tippeligaen side Viking in 1997.

Myhre made 82 appearances for the Toffees before moving to Turkish side Besiktas in 2001.

After a year in Turkey, Myhre joined Sunderland in 2002 and played 40 times during his time on Wearside, proving an able replacement for Thomas Sorensen as the Black Cats returned to the Premier League.

He left Sunderland in 2005 and spent time with Charlton Athletic before returning to Viking prior to his retirement in 2011.