Everton in 1930s

The 1930/31 season saw Everton bounce straight back up from Division 2 to the 1st Division at the first attempt finishing the season as 2nd Division champions. Charlie Gee & Cliff Britton joined the club. A remarkable turn around of Everton’s fortunes saw them finish top of the heap again at he end of the 1931/32 season this time as League Division 1 Champions. Archie Clark joining the blues from Luton Town. 1932/33 saw the new Champions slide down the table finishng 11th for that season however they did pick up the FA Cup after a 3-0 victory against Manchester City. That final made Dixie Dean the first British No. 9 as numbers were introduced for the first time on players shirts. Albert Geldard & Billy Cook joined the blues & Joe Mercer made his debut at the end of the season. 1933/34 saw Everton only manage 14th Alex Stevenson & Jackie Coulter were added to the squad. Everton rose up the League Division 1 table to end the 1934/35 season 8th. Tommy Johnson crossed Stanley Park to join Liverpool & Ted Critchley joined Preston North End. 16th Place was all the Blues could manage at the end of the 1935/36 season with Jimmy Dunn leaving Eveton and Jackie Coulter missing the season through injury & the club added Torry Gillick to its ranks for £8,000 from Rangers. This was to prove Dixie Dean’s last season with Everton who finished 17th in 1936/37. In the December of the 1937/38 season Everton signed another goalscoring legend in the shape of Tommy Lawton however they lost THE goalscoring legend of Dixie Dean who joined Notts County. Everton finished in 14th place during that season. The last season before WW2 1938/39 saw Everton finish as Champions sitting top of the table for the 5th time in their history