Everton fans overwhelmingly believe that Leighton Baines should be crowned as the club’s best player of the decade.
Baines, who joined the club from Wigan Athletic in 2007, has become an iconic figure at Goodison Park over the years and is considered a fan favourite by the Gwladys Street faithful.
His stay at the Merseysiders was almost cut short, as he previously spoke out about a move to Manchester United that did not materialise. However, old-fashioned principles of loyalty kept him at Everton.
Best Everton player this decade?#EFC
— The Gwladys Street (@TheGwladysSt) December 25, 2019
He recently scored a 91st-minute screamer that drew his side level against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup to take the game to penalties, only to miss his spot-kick in the shootout as his side bowed out.
Supporters were adamant with their suggestions about Baines and made their feelings clear on social media. One fan believed that any answer other than the Crosby-born icon was “wrong”.
Here you will find some of the best comments from Everton fans:
Baines, not even debatable
— Richard Kerr (@trickytoffee78) December 25, 2019
Baines for me! consistently reliable and always gave his best.
— Andy (@panther86ajv) December 25, 2019
Leighton Baines. Not just the decade but in the last 30 years.
— Hayden (@HJJ92_) December 25, 2019
— beergutblue (@thecloggsofwar) December 25, 2019
Leighton Baines any other answer is wrong
— Aniket Kesarkar (@askEvertonian08) December 25, 2019
Baines. Anything else is wrong.
— Rob Coppell (@coppelli1878) December 25, 2019
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