1995 FA Charity Shield

The 1995 FA Charity Shield (also known as the Littlewoods Pools FA Charity Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 73rd FA Charity Shield, an annual football match played between the winners of the previous season's Premier League and FA Cup competitions. The match was played on 13 August 1995 at Wembley Stadium and contested by Blackburn Rovers, who had won the Premier League and FA Cup winners Everton. It was Blackburn's second successive Charity Shield appearance, while Everton were appearing in their eleventh and their first since 1987. Everton won the match 1–0 with a goal from Vinny Samways when he caught Tim Flowers off his line and lifted the ball over him from the left of the penalty area and into the right corner of the net. Dave Watson lifted the trophy for Everton.

1995 FA Charity Shield
1995 Charity Shield
The match programme cover
Blackburn Rovers Everton
0 1
Date13 August 1995
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeDermot Gallagher (Oxfordshire)

Match details

Blackburn Rovers0–1Everton
Samways Goal 57'
Blackburn Rovers
GK 1 England Tim Flowers
RB 3 Republic of Ireland Jeff Kenna Substituted off 31'
CB 25 England Ian Pearce
CB 16 England Chris Sutton
LB 6 England Graeme Le Saux
RM 7 England Stuart Ripley Substituted off 68'
CM 23 England David Batty
CM 4 England Tim Sherwood (c)
LM 8 Scotland Kevin Gallacher Substituted off 80'
CF 10 England Mike Newell
CF 9 England Alan Shearer
GK 13 England Bobby Mimms
DF 12 England Nicky Marker Substituted in 80'
MF 26 Republic of Ireland Gary Tallon
MF 14 England Lee Makel Substituted in 68'
MF 22 England Mark Atkins Substituted in 31'
England Ray Harford
GK 1 Wales Neville Southall
RB 2 England Earl Barrett
CB 6 England Gary Ablett
CB 4 England David Unsworth
LB 3 England Andy Hinchcliffe
RM 20 England Tony Grant Substituted off 46'
CM 18 England Joe Parkinson
CM 10 Wales Barry Horne (c)
LM 11 Sweden Anders Limpar
AM 16 England Vinny Samways
CF 8 England Paul Rideout
GK 13 Australia Jason Kearton
DF 5 England Dave Watson Substituted in 46'
DF 15 England Matt Jackson
MF 14 England John Ebbrell
FW 12 Nigeria Daniel Amokachi
England Joe Royle

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • Penalty shootout if scores level
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions

See also

Anders Limpar

Anders Erik Limpar (born 24 September 1965) is a Swedish former professional footballer and coach who played as a winger.Limpar featured for clubs IF Brommapojkarna, Young Boys, Cremonese, Arsenal, Everton, Birmingham City, AIK, Colorado Rapids and Djurgårdens IF. Limpar was as well capped 58 times by Sweden, scoring 6 goals altogether.

Barry Horne (footballer)

Barry Horne (born 18 May 1962) is a Welsh former professional footballer, former chairman of the Professional Footballers' Association and sports television pundit.

As a player, he was a midfielder from 1984 until 2002, notably playing in the Premier League for Everton. He also played in the Football League for Wrexham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Walsall and Kidderminster Harriers before playing in Non League for Belper Town. He was capped 59 times by Wales, scoring twice.

David Unsworth

David Gerald Unsworth (born 16 October 1973) is an English former professional footballer who was most recently caretaker manager of Everton. As a player, Unsworth played as a centre-back or left-back from 1991 until 2009.

Unsworth is best remembered for his time at Everton during the 1990s, where he was part of their FA Cup-winning team of 1995 and acquired the nickname "Rhino". He earned one full England cap in 1995. He also played in the Premier League for West Ham United, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic, and in the Football League for Ipswich Town, Burnley and Huddersfield Town.

After retiring, he moved into coaching with Preston North End where he was twice appointed caretaker manager. He returned to Everton in September 2013 as assistant to Everton U21s head coach Alan Stubbs, and succeeded him in 2014. He was twice named caretaker manager of the club in 2016 and 2017.

Jason Kearton

Jason Brett Kearton (born 9 July 1969) is an Australian former professional soccer player who played as a goalkeeper from 1987 until 2004.After starting his career with Brisbane Lions, he moved to England to play in the Premier League for Everton. He also played in England with Stoke City, Blackpool, Notts County, Preston North End and Crewe Alexandra. He finished his career with Brisbane Strikers and now owns his own goalkeeping coaching school.

List of Blackburn Rovers F.C. seasons

This is a full list of Blackburn Rovers standings within the English football league system.

Mark Walters

Mark Everton Walters (born 2 June 1964) is an English former professional footballer who played as a Midfielder from 1981 to 2002.

He notably played for Liverpool, Rangers and Aston Villa, and later went on to play for Stoke City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Southampton, Swindon Town and Bristol Rovers. He was capped once by England.

Neville Southall

Neville Southall MBE (born 16 September 1958) is a Welsh former international footballer. He has been described as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation and won the FWA Footballer of the Year award in 1985.He joined Bury from Winsford United for a £6,000 fee in 1980, and turned professional in his early 20s after a number of years as a semi-professional and amateur player. During his teenage years he worked as a binman, waiter and hod carrier. He moved on to Everton for £150,000 in 1981 and established himself as the club's first-choice goalkeeper by the 1983–84 season. He went on to make a club record 578 appearances in the Football League and Premier League (750 in all competitions); his honours with the club consist of a European Cup Winners' Cup medal in 1985, a First Division championship medal in 1984–85 and 1986–87, an FA Cup winners medal in 1984 and 1995, and an FA Charity Shield winners medal in 1984, 1985, and 1995. He also played in the 1985 and 1989 FA Cup finals, the League Cup final in 1984, and helped Everton to a second place in the league in 1985–86. After leaving Everton in 1998, he became Torquay United's regular goalkeeper for two years. He also made a handful of appearances for numerous other clubs.

He played internationally for Wales, winning 92 caps between 1982 and 1998, though he did not feature in any major international competitions. As an individual, he was named on the PFA Team of the Year four consecutive times, and was listed as one of the world's top ten goalkeepers by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics on four occasions. He is a member of the Gwladys Street's Hall of Fame. He has been named as one of the 100 'Greatest Players of the 20th Century' by World Soccer magazine. In the 1996 Birthday Honours, he was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to football.Since his retirement as a player, Southall has briefly managed Dover Athletic, Hastings United and Margate, and has coached at numerous clubs as well as the Welsh national youth teams. He has also worked extensively with disadvantaged children, and set up his own educational consultancy.

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