Captain Richard 'Dickie' Boyle 1894 - 1896
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The fifth Captain of Everton Football Cub was Richard 'Dickie' Boyle.

Dickie replaced Bob Howarth as Captain.

Dickie was another of Everton's famous Scottish imports, joining Everton from Dumbarton, he made his debut in September 1892 and was Captain within a couple of years.

Described as a sturdy half-back who led by example, strong in the tackle and renowned for his ability to deliver a pinpoint pass over any distance. There was said to be no more stirring sight than seeing Boyley (as he was known to his mates) robbing a forward and then proceeding to canter half the length of the field before releasing one of his own front men with a simple, yet incisive pass.

Dickie was also one of the first defenders to specialise in taking free-kicks in and around the opposition goal area, the majority of his 8 goals were from a dead ball situation.

He played for Everton in both the 1893 and 1897 FA Cup Finals, losing on both occasions. In the 1897 final against double winners Aston Villa, Dickie scored Everton's second goal to put us ahead after 28 mins, only to see us go in 3-2 down at half time and the score did not change.

Dickie also appeared in Everton's first competitive match at Goodison Park, 3rd September 1892, a 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest. Forest went ahead (Horace Pike scored the first ever goal at Goodison) only for Fred Geary and Alf Milward to put Everton ahead before Forest got the equaliser.

Richard 'Dickie' Boyle played 242 times for Everton scoring 8 goals.

Richard Boyle, born Dumbarton, Scotland 24.09.1869

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Comments about Captain Richard 'Dickie' Boyle 1894 - 1896
Wow I thought this was Phil Neville dressed up as an old player !!! LMAO the way he played also fits Phil to a T .Btw I hope your rednose mate had the decency to either give it or sell it to an Evertonian or to the Everton Museum.
Marc, Clarksville, TN, 3:21 PM 2/03/2012
A number of years ago a rednose mate of mine was working in a house in Anfield. He ripped out the fireplace and found a load of old stuff including an Everton season ticket from the late 1800's. Although covered in soot it was in a leather binder and had an inscription on the back saying player and lad. Inside it by none other than R Boyle. The season ticket contained dates of all the fixtures for the first team and reserves.
Ahamme, Skem, 9:50 PM 1/03/2012
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