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Name: Brian Labone  
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Date of Birth: 23rd January 1940
Place of Birth: Liverpool
Profession: Footballer
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Brian Labone (born 23 January 1940 in Liverpool) played football for Everton between 1958 and 1971.

Labone chose to join Everton at 17 in July 1957 instead of going to university. His debut for the first team was in 1958. He was widely regarded as one of the best central defenders of his era. He was a strong tackler, good in the air, adequately fast but he rarely used his left foot.

Labone made 451 League appearances for Everton and a total of 534 in all competitions. He scored two league goals. Labone played in the championship teams of 1962-63 and 1969-70, in the FA Cup winning team of 1966, and in the FA Cup final of 1968.

Labone played 26 times for England between 1962 and 1970. He withdrew from England's 1966 World Cup squad because of his imminent marriage but played in three of the four games in the World Cup in 1970 in Mexico.

In 1970-71 Labone sustained an serious injury to his Achilles tendon and retired from playing.

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