When did Everton last get relegated from the top flight?


    Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
    Everton are enduring a miserable campaign (Picture: Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

    Everton are involved in a fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League for the second successive season.

    Frank Lampard eventually guided them to safety last spring, but was sacked just under a year into the job after leaving them languishing down in 19th position in the table this campaign.

    Everton have an illustrious pedigree in the first division, winning the league title a total of nine times in their history.

    But with the club scrapping to avoid relegation to the Championship, talk has been building that their long stay at the top table of English football might be coming to an end.

    But when exactly was the last time Everton were relegated from the top flight?

    Here is everything you need to know.

    When was the last time Everton were relegated?

    Everton were last relegated from the top flight of English football in the 1950/51 season.

    The Toffees finished bottom of the league with 32 points from their 42 games, registering just seven victories across their campaign.

    Former Everton manager Frank Lampard
    Lampard has been shown the door at Goodison Park (Picture: Visionhaus/Getty Images)

    Everton spent three seasons in the second tier, before gaining promotion back to the first division in 1954/55.

    And the club have remained in the top flight ever since, meaning that they have not been relegated in the Premier League since it began in 1992 – and from the top flight in general for 72 years.

    Only Arsenal have a longer uninterrupted stay in the first division, with the Gunners last suffering relegation in the 1912/13 season.

    Before the 1950s, the only other occasion Everton suffered relegation was in the 1929/30 season.

    Their stay in the second tier was short lived, winning promotion the following season after finishing first in the table.

    Thus, since the club was founded in 1878, Everton have spent all but four years of their history in the top flight of English football.

    Everton narrowly survived relegation to the Championship last year, finishing just four points above the drop zone in 16th place.

    As well as Everton and Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham are the only other clubs to have not been relegated in the Premier League era.

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