Everton Football Club where crowned champions of the English game during the 1962-1963 English Football League Division 1. This was their first League Championship since before the Second World War. They were managed by Harry Catterick who had taken the managerís position during the 1960-61 English Football League 1st Division season. Everton were inspired in no small way by Roy Vernon who scored 24 goals and by Alex Young who hit 22. Roy Vernon was a Welsh International, he hit 8 goals in 32 games, his overall Everton record was much more impressive in 179 games he stuck a goal 101 times. Alex Young known as 'The Golden Vision', he was blessed with excellent touch and was said to glide over the pitch whatever state it was in. He would stay at Everton till 1968; Young would also win the 1966 English FA Cup.
The 1962/63 English Football Writers Association player of the season was won by Stoke Cityís Stanley Matthews. Sir Stanley Matthews is considered by many Football Writers to be one of the greatest talents to every come from England. Incredibly he was the very first FWA Player of the season during the 1947-48 season, an amazing 15 year gap; a football statistic that could be gambled will never happen again Matthews was also the very first European Footballer of the year in 1956 beating Real Madridís Di Stefano. His final game was in February 1965 at the age of 50. The leading goal scorer during the 1962-63 season was once again Jimmy Greaves. Greaves hit 37 for Tottenham Hotspur. This season he would win the European Cup-Winners Cup with Tottenham Hotspur scoring in a 5-1 demolition of Athletico Madrid.
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