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07
2013
Captain Tom Booth 1901-1904
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An' if, yer know yer 'istory..............

The next Captain of Everton Football Cub was Tom Booth.

Tom replaced Jimmy Settle as Captain.

Tom Booth was an Everton stalwart in the days when the last century was in its infancy. He was desperately unlucky to miss both the 1906 and 1907 FA Cup Finals through injury.

Everton first claimed the FA Cup in 1906 and Tom missed out again 12 months later.

Thomas Booth was born in Ardwick, Manchester, on 25th April 1874. He played local football for Hooley Hill and Ashton North End.  

A centre-half, Booth signed for Blackburn Rovers in 1896.Tom Booth won his first international cap for England in 1898. England beat Wales 3-0. It was another five years before Booth played for his country again.

In 1900 Tom Booth joined Everton. In his time at Blackburn Rovers he had scored 10 goals in 111 games. Booth helped his Everton to do well in the First Division of the Football League: 1901-02 (2nd), 1903-04 (3rd) and 1904-05 (2nd). In 1903 Booth played for England against Scotland.

He lived in Manchester but no-one ever doubted his commitment to Everton.

When Everton met Manchester City in a vital clash at the end of the 1904/05 season, Tom was involved in an infamous of the ball incident with his City namesake Frank Booth when both were cautioned.

Our centre half and captain went on to make 185 appearances for Everton scoring 11 goals. Tom picked up 2 England caps.

Tom left Everton for Preston North End in 1908.

Tom Booth: April 1874 - Sept 1939

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It must have been his grandson who scored for City in the 1969 semi final. :o(
Spectator, Crosby, 2:51 PM 7/01/2013
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