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In Remembrance

July 9, 2013 by phil divider image
In Remembrance

If you would like to pay tribute to Dave Hickson you can do so using this page.

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DAVE HICKSON

1929-2013

 

Chairman of the Everton Former Players’ Foundation Laurence Lee: “I was devastated to hear this tragic news. Dave Hickson epitomised the fighting spirit of Everton F.C. I am too young to have ever seen him give his all for the Blues but I will always remember his undying love for the Club as an unrivalled Ambassador.
He conducted the Club Tours as enthusiastically as if he were showing you around his own home – which indeed Goodison Park was. He is irreplaceable and will be missed by Evertonians Worldwide.”

Fellow teammate and Everton Legend Derek Temple said this about Dave: “I was Dave’s inside forward and he was a very very Good Footballer. I got a few goals as his partner as he would take the knocks for me to score the goals. He’ll be sadly missed.”

Tony McNamara who made his Everton debut in the same game as Dave: “He was a real tear away type player but off it he was a real gentleman. He didn’t worry about getting injured he just gave his all for the cause and was great teammate and great friend. A great loss to Everton.”

Team mate John Sutherland paid him this tribute: “Dave was a very very good player always got stuck in and was a trier who never gave up. Everton always meant so much to him.”

Kenny Birch another teammate said this: “He was a gentle giant he could play football with the best of them and he could play the rough stuff if it needed to be played. He will be greatly missed.”

Jimmy Harris who took over from Dave when he first left the club: “He was the Centre Forward I took over from and when he came back I moved to the wing. We struck up a good playing relationship. He was a head down very strong very direct sort of player.”

A fellow legendary No.9 Joe Royle made this tribute: “He was my first Everton idol I stood in the Paddock and marvelled at his bravery and his tricky and skill. For all his Passion and such Aggression on the field when you met him off it he was a true true gentleman. He will be a great loss to all Evertonians and will be sadly missed by us all”


3 Responses to In Remembrance

  • Dave you where a true evertonian it was nice talking to you on the phone a few months ago, chatting about all the goals you and john willie scored together, it is a sad day for evertonians,and while your looking down watching the match knock a few more goals in for us. R.I.P. A True Everton Legend, thoughts go to the family you leave behind who im sure are very proud xxx

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  • My family and i was really saddened to hear the news that davey hickson has passed away what a true gentalmen and such an insperation he was to fans both young and old goodnight and godbless dave. Julie and family

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  • so sad to hear about the loss of dave what a legend.and was very proud to be in his presence on match days im truly gutted he will leave a big gap to fill at the club.R.I.P MR HIGSON…SLEEP TIGHT

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