Everton legend scores on debut for French minnows after joining aged 40

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Everton legend Tony Hibbert has scored for his new French side ES Louzy on debut on Sunday, sending Toffees fans wild.

Hibbert, who earned a cult following on Merseyside, hung up his boots in 2016 as a one-club man with 328 appearances for the Toffees.

The full-back infamously never scored a competitive goal for the Toffees, promoting the ‘Hibbert scores we riot’ chant.

After hanging up his boots, Hibbert moved to France, where he had purchased a 33-acre carp fishery in the French village of Villiers-en-Prayeres.

However, with football proving to be an itch that needed to be scratched he joined ES Louzy and accomplished what he never did at Everton.



Hibbert now play for ES Louzy in the French tenth tier
Hibbert now play for ES Louzy in the French tenth tier

One fan joked: “Think we let Tony Hibbert go too soon? Riots in France apparently!”

“I’m off out to riot a promise is a promise,” a second joked.

“Can we have him back, please? We will trade you a Venezuelan international and a Nigerian International,” a third asked.

A fourth joked: “Shall we go and watch Hibbo instead of that shower of s***?”

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Hibbert moved to France to purse his intrest in Angling
Hibbert moved to France to purse his intrest in Angling

Hibbert does technically have one goal for Everton.

While it didn’t come in a competitive fixture, Hibbert was able to find the net with a free kick from just outside of the area, in his own testimonial match against AEK Athens.

The strike prompted a pitch invasion from the joyous Everton fans.