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Everton: Fans pay respects to Blues icon Alan Ball

Everton: Fans pay respects to Blues icon Alan Ball - Everton

As Alan Ball would have been celebrating his 75th birthday, Everton fans have flocked to pay their respects to the ex-player. 

The Lancashire-born former midfielder joined the Merseyside outfit in 1966 and spent five years of his career there before he moved down south to join Arsenal. Ball made 208 league appearances – 249 overall – and scored 78 goals across all competitions (via Toffeeweb).

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His arrival from Blackpool cost the club £110,000, which Everton doubled through his move to the Gunners for £220,000.

Everton fans are sending their birthday messages to the star who should have been celebrating a milestone birthday, but sadly Ball passed away from a heart attack in 2007.

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Many Toffees have taken to Twitter to pay their respects to the Goodison icon on his birthday. One supporter has posted that Ball is a “true legend,” before going on to say that he is ‘maybe Everton’s greatest ever player’.

Everton fans, describe the legend that is Alan Ball in just one word in the comments below!


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