1989–90 Everton F.C. season

1989–90 season
Manager Colin Harvey
Stadium Goodison Park
First Division 6th
FA Cup 5th round
League Cup 4th round
Top goalscorer League: Cottee (13)
All: Cottee (15)
Highest home attendance 42,453 vs. Liverpool (23 September 1989)
Lowest home attendance 6,512 vs. Wimbledon (3 March 1990)

During the 1989–90 English football season, Everton F.C. competed in the Football League First Division. They finished 6th in the table with 59 points. The Toffees also advanced to the 5th round of the FA Cup and the 4th round of the League Cup.

Final League Table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA W D L GF GA GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Liverpool 3813513815105440227837+4179Excluded from
the 1990–91 European Cup [notes1 1]
2 Aston Villa 381333362084721185738+1970 UEFA Cup 1990–91
First round
3 Tottenham Hotspur 381216352475724235947+1263
4 Arsenal 3814323811451016275438+1662
5 Chelsea 38874312485627265850+860
6 Everton 3814324016351117305746+1159
7 Southampton 381054402755931367163+855
8 Wimbledon 38586222388325174740+755
9 Nottingham Forest 38946312165824265547+854 [1][2]
10 Norwich City 387102241464920284442+253
11 Queens Park Rangers 38946272247818224544+150
12 Coventry City 3811262425351115343959-2049
13 Manchester United 388652614531120334647–148 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1990–91
First round
14 Manchester City 38946262138817314352–948
15 Crystal Palace 388742723521215434266–2448
16 Derby County 38919292146914194340+346
17 Luton Town 388832418251219394357–1443
18 Sheffield Wednesday 388652117341214343551–1643
19 Charlton Athletic 384691825331313323157–2630
20 Millwall 384692325151316403965–2626
  1. Liverpool were banned by UEFA from its competitions from the season 1985–86 on for 10 years, because of the Heysel Disaster in 1985, involving Liverpool fans. The ban was eventually lifted for the season 1991–92.
League Champions, excluded from the European Cup
FA Cup winners, qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup
League Cup winners


Everton's score comes first[3]


Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division

19 August 1989CoventryA0-217,981
22 August 1989TottenhamH2-134,402Newell, Sheedy
26 August 1989SouthamptonH3-027,807Whiteside, Newell, McCall
30 August 1989Sheffield WednesdayA1-119,657Sheedy
9 September 1989Manchester UnitedH3-237,916Newell, Nevin, Sharp
16 September 1989Charlton AthleticA1-011,491Newell
23 September 1989LiverpoolH1-342,453Newell
30 September 1989Crystal PalaceA1-215,943Newell
14 October 1989MillwallH2-126,125Sheedy (pen), Whiteside
21 October 1989ArsenalH3-032,917Nevin 2, McDonald
28 October 1989Norwich CityA1-118,627Cottee
5 November 1989Aston VillaA2-617,637Cottee, McGrath (og)
11 November 1989ChelseaH0-133,737
18 November 1989WimbledonH1-121,561Sheedy (pen)
25 November 1989Nottingham ForestA0-120,709
2 December 1989CoventryH2-021,171McCall, Watson
9 December 1989TottenhamA1-229,374Cottee
17 December 1989Manchester CityH0-021,737
26 December 1989Derby CountyA1-021,314McCall
30 December 1989Queens Park RangersA0-111,683
1 January 1990Luton TownH2-121,743Whiteside, Sharp
13 January 1990SouthamptonA2-219,381Whiteside 2
20 January 1990Sheffield WednesdayH2-025,545Sheedy 2
3 February 1990LiverpoolA1-238,730Sharp
10 February 1990Charlton AthleticH2-121,442Cottee, Whiteside
3 March 1990WimbledonA1-36,512Sheedy
14 March 1990Manchester UnitedA0-037,398
17 March 1990Crystal PalaceH4-019,274Sharp, Cottee 2, Whiteside
21 March 1990MillwallA2-111,495Pointon, Cottee
24 March 1990Norwich CityH3-121,707Cottee 2, Sharp
31 March 1990ArsenalA0-135,223
4 April 1990Nottingham ForestH4-017,795Cottee 2, Whiteside
7 April 1990Queens Park RangersH1-019,887Cottee (pen)
14 April 1990Luton TownA2-29,538Cottee, Sharp
16 April 1990Derby CountyH2-123,933Atteveld, Sheedy
21 April 1990Manchester CityA0-132,144
28 April 1990ChelseaA1-218,879Nevin
5 May 1990Aston VillaH3-329,551Cascarino (og), Newell, Sheedy

FA Cup

Main article: 1989-90 FA Cup
36 January 1990MiddlesbroughA0-02,075
3 (replay)10 January 1990MiddlesbroughH1-124,352Sheedy (aet)
3 (2nd replay)17 January 1990MiddlesbroughH1-023,866Whiteside
428 January 1990Sheffield WednesdayA2-131,754Whiteside 2
517 February 1990Oldham AthleticA2-219,320Sharp, Cottee
5 (replay)21 February 1990Oldham AthleticH1-136,663Sheedy (pen) (aet)
5 (2nd replay)10 March 1990Oldham AthleticA1-219,346Cottee (aet)

League Cup

2:119 September 1989Leyton OrientA2-08,214Newell, Sheedy
2:23 October 1989Leyton OrientH2-210,128Whiteside, Sheedy (agg 4-2)
324 October 1989Luton TownH3-018,428Newell 2, Nevin
422 November 1989Nottingham ForestA0-121,324


[4] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Wales GK Neville Southall
Scotland MF Stuart McCall
Republic of Ireland MF Kevin Sheedy
England DF Dave Watson
England DF Neil McDonald
Scotland FW Graeme Sharp
England DF Ian Snodin
Northern Ireland MF Norman Whiteside
Wales DF Kevin Ratcliffe
England FW Tony Cottee
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Pat Nevin
England FW Mike Newell
England DF Martin Keown
England DF Neil Pointon
Netherlands MF Raymond Atteveld
England MF John Ebbrell
England MF Peter Beagrie
Sweden MF Stefan Rehn
England DF Mark Wright


  1. Because of the 1985 UEFA ban, no English clubs played European matches between the 1985/86 and 1989/90 season, and England was therefore ranked as 25th for the 1990/91-season in Europe which gave England only 1 spot in UEFA Cup.
  2. Nottingham Forest won the 1989 League Cup
  3. http://www.evertonresults.com/198990.htm
  4. http://www.11v11.com/teams/everton/tab/players/season/1990
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