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Mike Trebilcock

Mike Trebilcock

Clubs played for: Plymouth, Everton, Portsmouth, Torquay, Weymouth, Northern Lions (Darwin, Australia, Coach)

Born: 1944

Birthplace: Gunnislake, Cornwall

Position: Winger

Biography: Trebilco' etched his name in the history books with two goals for Everton in the 1966 FA Cup Final and in doing so became the first black player to score in an FA Cup final. Originally from Cornwall, he played for Plymouth Argyle before moving to Goodison Park in a £23,000 transfer in December 1965. His stay on Merseyside lasted thee years but only saw him play 11 games for the first team. He moved to Pompey for a fee of £40,000 and scored a creditable 37 goals in his 123 appearances. The likable Cornishman returned to the south-west to play for Torquay and Weymouth before emigrating to Sydney, Australia. Wrote an autobiography entitled "Dream, Believe, Achieve"

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Trebilcock, Mike I remember queueing for tickets to watch Pompey play Arsenal in the FA Cup the year that Arsenal went on to win the double (Charlie George scoring the winner) and seeing Mike on the corner of Carisbrooke Road smoking a pipe. Also remember him scoring two hat tricks in consecutive weeks and being dropped the following week because he didn’t like training. Still a legend to me
25-11-21 Mike Elliott

Trebilcock, Mike I was at Wembley for the 1966 Cup Final as a 9 year old. My cousin was a Wednesday fan so to be opposite. I supported Everton and have been a life long Evertonian as a result.
09-04-21 Robert Holmes

Trebilcock, Mike I played alongside Mike for a short spell in Sydney for Western Suburbs with Iswadi, an Indonesian international also in the side. It was a privilege to play with both. Mike was captain & led by example. He was held in high esteem both on & off the field. Happy days.
21-02-21 Roger Mostyn

Mike Lived in Tavistock 50's / early 60's - now aged 78. Played football for Tavistock - not at Mike's standard. Married a Calstock girl, Janet Barry, who knew Mike quite well. Good standard footballers in that area at the time - Graham Southcott, Malcom Pender, Dave Ewings, Maurice Craze come to mind. We were very proud of Mike's achievements and so very, very pleased that his personal life turned out well in the end. Can still see him now playing for Plymouth Argyle - have supported them all my life. All the best, Mike.
07-09-20 Brian Downing

Trebilcock, Mike Haven't seen Mike since Sydney1975.want to get in touch

Trebilcock, Mike In 1966 I could not a ticket for the 1966 Cup Final. Everton v Sheffield Wed. We left on the coach outside St George Hall at Midnight with my mate from work.We arrived at 6.30am, first we got a ticket from one of the barrow boys for ????6.00 then we headed up to Wembley to try and get another one. We looked at the clock and it 2.00pm .We agreed that if we did not get another ticket we would toss up for it. We then entered our last pub and a voice from the other side of the room said, Billy have you got a ticket it was a friend who lived in our street and he said this man has one to sell, it's 12 pound Price on the Ticket 5/6p I thought I might not see Everton here again, so between us we just got the money up and we were both made up and I had to work overtime to pay him back. But it was all worth while to see Mighty MIKE IT THAT DOUBLE and the Derek Temple hitting the WINNING GOAL.

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