“Sport drives away the dark clouds to bring sunshine”

Neville Southall

Neville Southall MBE is a former Welsh International footballer and all-timer Everton cult hero. Neville’s playing honours are vast.  They include the First Division title, FA Cup, FA charity shield, European Cup Winners Cup, FWA Footballer of the Year, PFA Team of the Year and 92 Wales Caps.

Neville is an advocate for good mental health and a supporter of various charitable causes and LGBT rights.

Neville is a [me]united and Mental Health Footballer Association ambassador. [me]united ambassadors support the use of ‘Sport as Therapy’ for participants with mental health illnesses or for people who want to improve their mental well-being.

Personal information
Full name Neville Southall
Date of birth 16/09/1958
Place of birth Llandudno, Wales
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 Bury 39 0
1981–1998 Everton 578 0
1983 → Port Vale (loan) 9 0
1997–1998 → Southend United (loan) 9 0
1998 → Stoke City (loan) 3 0
1998 Stoke City 9 0
1998 Doncaster Rovers 9 0
1998–2000 Torquay United 53 0
1999 → Huddersfield Town (loan) 0 0
2000 Bradford City 1 0
2001 York City 0 0
2001 Rhyl 3 0
2001 Shrewsbury Town 0 0
2001 Dover Athletic 0 0
2001–2002 Shrewsbury Town 0 0
2002 Dagenham & Redbridge 0 0
Total 710 0
National team
1982–1997 Wales 92 0
Teams managed
1999 Wales (caretaker manager)
2001–2002 Dover Athletic
2004–2005 Hastings United
2009 Margate (caretaker manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.