Neville Southall was born on September 16, 1958 in Llandudno, Wales. He began his career at Bury, but moved to Everton in 1981 for £150,000, where he was to become a true Goodison legend.
Southall made 578 league appearances for the Toffees and was a lynchpin in the famous Everton side of the Eighties.
He won the FA Cup in 1984, the First Division league championship in 1985 and 1987 and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1985.
Southall was named Football Writers Footballer of the Year in 1985, one of only four goalkeepers to win the award.
Everton went into decline in the early-Nineties, but Southall remained a fixture at Goodison. His loyalty was rewarded in 1995 when he turned in a man of the match performance to thwart Manchester United in the FA Cup final and claim his first silverware for eight years.
At international level, Southall played 92 times for his beloved Wales, which is an appearance record that remains to this day.
His first cap came against Northern Ireland at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham on 27 May 1982 in the 1982 British Home Championship; Wales won 3-0. Fifteen years later, a month away from his 39th birthday, he won his final cap, a World Cup qualifying game against Turkey on August 20, 1997.