Where is Graeme Sharp now?
Ex Everton and Oldham Athletic striker Graeme Sharp finally hung up his boots in 1997 after spells as player-manager at Oldham and then Welsh side Bangor City.
Adored by the Everton faithful for his goal-scoring abilities, Sharp still holds the record for the most goals (159) scored in the post-war era.
During his time at Goodison Park, Sharp won the League title twice, the FA Cup and also the European Cup Winner’s Cup as they swept aside all before them in the mid-1980’s.
Sharp took over as player-manager of Oldham in 1994 following their relegation from the Premier League and had three largely disappointing seasons before leaving the club in March 1997 with the club on the verge of relegation.
He then spent a year as manager of Welsh side Bangor City in 1998 where he led his side to the Welsh Cup.
Sharp made a return to Everton in 1999 where he works as a club ambassador alongside former Goodison favourites Ian Snodin and Graham Stuart promoting the club and its award-winning charity both locally and globally.
In 2020 Sharp was appointed as Everton’s player’s life president where he will be an advisor to the club’s board of directors and will provide a point of contact for the academy, club captain and the first-team management staff.
Sharp has also worked as a pundit and commentator across radio, television and print including the BBC, Radio City and BT Sport.
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Graeme Sharp’s #One2Eleven
Graeme Sharp was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in October 2015 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – Neville Southall – the only choice for me, I thought he was the best goalkeeper in the world at the time.
RWB – Gary Stevens – originally brought in as a left back, he had amazing energy levels and could get up and down the pitch all day long.
CB – Martin Keown – came in from Aston Villa but struggled so Howard Kendall let him go which I thought was a mistake. He was very good, tough, aggressive and quick.
CB – Dave Watson – he was Mr Everton and would be the first to admit that he wasn’t the best on the ball but was a great old-fashioned defender.
CB – Kevin Ratcliffe – became a top player when he changed position from left-back to centre-back. Lightening quick and tough with it. Not the tallest either but was decent in the air.
LWB – Trevor Steven – could play anywhere. He struggled at first to adapt to Everton but what a fantastic player he was.
CM – Peter Reid – everyone wondered what Howard Kendall was doing when he brought him in but he had drive, desire and could win tackles. He was integral to Everton’s success in the 80s.
CM – Graeme Souness – I only played with him a couple of times when we both played for Scotland but he was incredible. He had an aura about him and he could win a tackle, spray passes everywhere and score a goal.
AM – Kevin Sheedy – I couldn’t leave him out, he was a fantastic player renowned for his left foot.
Striker – Kenny Dalglish – probably the best player I have played with. What a fantastic footballer he was.
Striker – Gary Lineker – he only had one season with us at Everton but scored 30 goals. He didn’t too much outside of the box but in and around the penalty box he would score.
Graeme Sharp: Premier League Statistics
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Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com