Former Everton star Frank D’Arcy dies aged 77, as Toffees pay tribute to their title-winning defender

  • Former Everton defender Frank D’Arcy has died at the age of 77 
  • The Toffees confirmed the news on social media on Sunday morning 

Everton have confirmed the passing of their former defender Frank D’Arcy at the age of 77.

D’Arcy won the league with the Toffees in 1969-70, making five appearances during the campaign.

Everton announced his death on Sunday morning as they paid tribute to D’Arcy.

A club statement read: ‘Everyone at Everton Football Club is deeply saddened at the passing of our title-winning defender Frank D’Arcy, who passed away on Saturday, aged 77.’

Born in Liverpool in December 1946, D’Arcy joined Everton’s academy and was part of the team that won the club’s first FA Youth Cup in 1964-65.

Former Everton defender Frank D’Arcy (pictured) has died at the age of 77

He soon progressed to the senior side, and went on to play 18 times for the first team across a five-year spell.

In his five outings during Everton’s title-winning season – the seventh in their history – D’Arcy was never on the losing side.

D’Arcy moved to Tranmere Rovers in 1972 before finishing his career at non-league side Kirkby Town. 

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