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Everton's 80s heroes

28 May - 19 September 2004

Please note that this exhibition has now closed

The Everton team pose for photographs to celebrate winning the League Championship in 1985. An Everton supporter dressed in a Bluebird costume during the 1985 FA Cup Final at Wembley. A group of Everton supporters including local radio DJ Billy Butler gathered in Rotterdam town centre before the European Cup Winners Cup Final in 1985. Everton supporters join local policemen in an impromptu game of football before 1985's European Cup Winners' Cup Final in Rotterdam. Peter Reid, flanked by Trevor Steven, holds the European Cup Winners' Cup trophy aloft following the 3-1 victory over Rapid Vienna in the final. Graeme Sharp leaps to head the Championship winning goal against Queens Park Rangers at Goodison Park, 6 May 1985. Andy Gray runs to congratulate Graeme Sharp on his Championship-clinching goal against Queens Park Rangers at Goodison Park, 6 May 1985. Supporters use the equestrian statue of Queen Victoria on St George's Plateau to gain a better view of the Everton victory parade. Everton victory parade 1985. Everton's open top bus crawls through the crowds in Lime Street with the season's three trophies visible at the front of the bus - from left to right, the European Cup Winners' Cup, the Charity Shield and the League Championship.

All photographs are from the archives of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.

The heady days of Everton football club during the 1980s were featured this exhibition, which marked the 20th anniversary of the start of Everton Football Club's most successful spell in their long and distinguished history.  

Although Everton had previously won seven titles and three FA Cups, the period 1984 to 1987 was the club's greatest era. In the space of these four seasons the FA Cup, two League Championships and the European Cup Winners Cup all resided in the trophy room as Howard Kendall's heroes magnificently redressed the balance of power on Merseyside.

This was a team packed full of skill, power, vision and togetherness, a side that fulfilled the club's famous 'Nil Satis Nisi Optimum' motto - Only The Best Is Good Enough.

The exhibition included the legendary players, the influential goals, the loyal fans and the inspirational manager who all helped to make it happen. It was based on Everton's Z Stars by Ken Rogers, Executive Editor, Trinity Mirror Sport Media (available from Trinity Mirror Sport Media, £17.50).