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Thursday 11 July 2013

On this day in 1999: Campbell joins Everton

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall a striker signing a permanent deal at Goodison

  • Kevin Campbell scored the winner against Liverpool in September 1999

  • Campbell signed a permanent deal with Everton after impressing while on loan

  • He scored a total of 45 League goals during his six years with the Toffees

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

On this day 14 July 1999 - Campbell signs permanent deal with Everton

Striker Kevin Campbell became the second signing of the summer for Everton when he signed a permanent deal with the Goodison Park club.

Campbell began his professional career at Arsenal, where he scored 22 goals in 97 Barclays Premier League appearances, before three seasons with Nottingham Forest and a spell with Trabzonspor.

He had joined Everton on loan from the Turkish side in March 1999 and had shone in Walter Smith's team, scoring nine goals in eight Barclays Premier League matches to help the Toffees survive the drop. His six goals in four matches during April led to him winning the Player of the Month Award.

After joining the club on a permanent basis, Campbell soon became an important part of the Everton squad and in his first season he scored 12 League goals, including the winner in a 1-0 derby victory over Liverpool.

His highest League finish with Everton was in the 2002/03 season, when he scored 10 goals as the Toffees came seventh.

Campbell made a total of 145 appearances for Everton, scoring a total of 45 League goals, before leaving for West Bromwich Albion in 2005. 

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember the day in 1999 when Kevin Campbell signed a permanent deal with Everton