Everton legend Gordon West dies
The first signing of Harry Catterick, Gordon West arrived at Goodison Park from Blackpool in March 1962.
At the time the transfer fee of £27,000 was the highest ever paid for a goalkeeper, but it proved to be an astute piece of business.
Technically brilliant, the Yorkshire-born stopper was also a superb athlete and went onto make 399 appearances for the Toffees. In that time he won two league titles and an FA Cup.
We here at SOS1878 would like to pass on our condolences to Gordon’s family and hope Evertonians come together to celebrate the life and achievements of a true Everton great.