Statue unveiled to celebrate Everton's 'Holy Trinity'

A statue of Everton's 'Holy Trinity' Alan Ball, Colin Harvey and Howard Kendall, has been officially unveiled ahead of the club's final home game of the season.

Everton Fans' Forum has worked closely with the Club to create and locate the new statue outside St Luke's Church on Goodison Road.

The figures of the three Everton legends are mounted on a triangular base, set against re-used cobbles from the existing street to reference how the area looked when the trio played at the Club in the 1960s and '70s.

The statue has been sculpted by Tom Murphy

"I think that the statue will become a new meeting place for fans before the game.

Gary Evans, Everton Fans' Forum

Harvey joined Everton as an apprentice in 1960. Ball signed from Blackpool in 1966 - the same year he was part of England's World Cup-winning side - while Kendall joined from Preston North End a year later.

Ball, Kendall and Harvey were widely regarded as the best England midfield trio of the late 1960s and early '70s and were integral members of the team which brought Everton league title glory in 1970

After success on the pitch, Kendall and Harvey went on to become the most successful managerial team in Everton's history, leading the Club to two league titles (1984-85 and 1986-87), an FA Cup (1984) and winning the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1985.