England World Cup goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is one of the stars of this club, based on Merseyside and nicknamed the Toffees. Founded 140 years ago as St Domingo FC, and a stalwart of the Premier League, in 2017 the club benefited from the first year of the league’s £5bn TV rights deal, posting a 41% rise in turnover to £171.3m and almost fivefold increase in profits to £25m. Finishing seventh in the league in 2017 also drew in £15m extra income compared with the previous season. Denise BarrettBaxendale, 47, is chief executive.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank168
CompanyEverton Football Club
ActivityFootball club
LocationLiverpool
Sales £m171.3
Operating profit £m25
Main shareholders

Farhad Moshiri (49.9%), Bill Kenwright (12%), other investors (38.1%)

Staff357
Founded1878
Websitewww.evertonfc.com

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