Everton 1985 : Where are they now?

The photo: Everton pose for the traditional pre-match squad snap ahead of their European Cup Winners Cup final against Rapid Vienna: (back row, l-r) Derek Mountfield, Andy Gray, Trevor Steven, Graeme Sharp, Kevin Sheedy, Pat van den Hauwe; (front row, l-r) Gary Stevens, Neville Southall, Kevin Ratcliffe, Paul Bracewell, Peter Reid.

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Derek Mountfield
Whilst being perfectly capable in his own area, the defender had an uncanny knack in the opposition box that every striker dreams of - being in the right place at the right time. It resulted in 14 goals in all competitions during the 1984-85 season. He now works as part of the PE staff at a specialist sports college in Wirral - Pensby High School.
Andy Gray
Joining the Blues in November 1983 for £250,000, the Scot came to Goodison at a late time in his career and made a crucial contribution. Brave, combative and clinical, Gray scored nine league goals and 14 in all competitions in the 1984-85 campaign. He is now synonymous with Sky Sports' football coverage with his punditry and summarising on almost all the high-profile English Premier League and Champions League games.
Trevor Steven
From the right-hand side of midfield, Berwick-born Steven provided goals and assists aplenty. Netting 16 times in all that season, the former Burnley man's accurate crossing and direct-running style gave the Blues another weapon. Since retiring from the game in 1997, 'Tricky Trev' has been a pundit for Irish television station RTE and is currently a football agent.
Graeme Sharp
Sharp was not to know that he would become the Blues post-war record goalscorer when he joined from Dumbarton in 1980. But during the 1984-85 season, he netted 30 goals including one in the title-winning game over QPR. He is currently Fans' Liaison at the Club and regularly contributes to evertonfc.com
Kevin Sheedy
The man with the golden left-foot. 'Sheeds' possessed unerring accuracy from a dead-ball and scored crucial goals throughout the season. None more so than the third goal in the European Cup Winners' Cup final against Rapid Vienna to seal the trophy. Sheedy is back at Everton working as a coach at the Club's Academy.
Pat van den Hauwe
'Psycho Pat' was a trusty and swashbuckling left-back - although right-footed - solid in the tackle, as his moniker suggests and a dependable member of the back-four. Kendall went back to one of his former clubs, Birmingham City, to purchase the Belgian-born full-back for a fee of £90,000. It turned out to be a shrewd buy as the Welsh international played 201 games in all competitions. He now lives in South Africa.
Gary Stevens
Stevens was a pacy player and a tremendous athlete. When Kendall brought him to the Club, he was left-sided midfielder. But when he moved him to the right-back position he excelled so much, that he was capped 46 times by England. He now works as a physio at Ellesmere Port Cottage Hospital.
Neville Southall
The Blues' record-appearance holder and former binman, 'Big Nev' joined from Bury in 1981. Some of his performances literally defied the rules of gravity at times and since, ex-Everton defenders have often commented that although they didn't like to be passed by opposition players, they felt a little bit of security when Southall was between the posts. He currently teaches academy football at Chaucer Technology School in Kent.
Kevin Ratcliffe
'Rats' was the Blues' captain and although he started his career as a left-back, he was another player that Kendall changed position. A fantastic leader, he forged a great partnership with Mountfield and was fortunate enought to be skipper during the Club's trophy-laden era. Often a visitor to Goodison on a matchday, he is a football summariser for BBC Wales and Channel 5.
Paul Bracewell
'Brace' was a brilliant workhorse who fitted in well to the Blues' midfield with cohort, Peter Reid. A very intelligent player, the number 10 was capable of switching play easily and also taking the heat out of the game at the drop of a hat. He took over at Halifax Town but resigned after less than a year and now works for a company which specialises in the provision of indoor football centres.
Peter Reid
Tigerish and influential midfielder 'Reidy' was a key member of the Everton engine room. He came to Goodison after a catalogue of injuries at his previous club, Bolton Wanderers and was something of a gamble. But the Huyton-born player became an inspiration and a key cog in the well-oiled Everton machine. He is now assistant manager under Tony Pulis at Stoke City


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