JUN
01
2015
Andy King Funeral At St Lukes
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The Funeral Of Andy King will take place At St Luke's On Thursday 4th June 2015 at 2.30pm.

Andy King joined Everton in April 1976 for a fee of £35,000 from Luton and became a crowd favourite. A skillful midfielder with a knack for scoring goals. Most notably he scored a spectacular goal to win Everton's first Merseyside derby for seven years in 1978.

Mick Pejic crossed and the ball came out to Andy King, just outside the box. He volleyed it into the top corner with Clemence in a heap on the floor. Goodison Park exploded. Everton continued to dominate and win all the 50-50's. Gordon Lee's team won 1-0.

The scenes at the end were unbelievable. The game is remembered for an interview Andy King did at the end of the game. The BBC reporter grabbed Andy, as he was coming off the pitch and shoved the microphone in his mouth asking him how he felt? Before he could answer a copper pushed both off the pitch towards the tunnel. 

Everton fans used to taunt the kopites by asking, "Do you know where King's Drive is?" The answer: "In the back of Clemence's net."

At Everton he won two England under-21 caps. He joined QPR in September 1980 and made his debut against Sheffield Wednesday. King returned to Everton in July 1982 for two seasons.

In all Andy scored 67 goals in 248 games.

See our Interview with Andy King from 2013

 

 

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Comments about Andy King Funeral At St Lukes
 
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Always a sad day when we lose one of our own Great memories of that day COYB
eddieparkend, real world, 6:57 PM 8/06/2015
 
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I can remember were I was when Andy scored that goal in 1978 and never forget listening to the game on the radio on board a boat off the coast of Borneo
John, australia, 12:33 PM 2/06/2015
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