Hibbert ‘grateful’ for Everton years
The Huyton-born 30-year-old has played more than 260 times since
making his debut in a 2-0 win at West Ham a decade ago, is the
Toffees’ longest-serving player, holds the record for European
appearances and is the sole survivor of manager David Moyes’ first
match in charge. But even after all that, the former Academy
graduate is just grateful for the time he has had at Goodison Park.
“It’s great to have been here this long. It has gone so quickly
that you don’t realise it’s been 10 years,” he told evertonfc.com.
“I have never wanted to leave and I am just grateful to the club
for letting me stay all this time. It is my home. “From day one,
I’ve loved Everton – this is just the club where I’ve always wanted
to be. But to be here for 10 years is a big number for me and I’m
really grateful for that.”