Cerebral palsy sufferer George was invited to the game as a guest of Gerard Deulofeu's after an inspiring video of him playing football in the Spaniard's number 19 shirt went viral across the internet.
After meeting Gerard and the players before the match, George then took to the pitch during the interval to net a heartwarming goal in front of the Gwladys Street - and it is this strike that has seen off rival attempts from Ross Barkley, Aaron Lennon, Kevin Mirallas and Joe Williams by taking a whopping 86 per cent of the votes cast.
Quotes sourced from evertonfc.com
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1 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:13:15
2 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:17:21
3 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:26:16
4 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:28:11
5 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:33:19
6 Posted 09/02/2016 at 21:42:24
7 Posted 09/02/2016 at 22:05:17
8 Posted 09/02/2016 at 22:12:18
Touching and makes ya wanna cry, well done George lad, you have beaten some big names there...not even Hibbo has ever won that!
9 Posted 09/02/2016 at 22:25:31
10 Posted 09/02/2016 at 23:21:29
11 Posted 09/02/2016 at 23:36:46
12 Posted 10/02/2016 at 08:17:18
13 Posted 10/02/2016 at 10:05:50
Was going to post that no-one was ever going to vote for anything else once it was an option... but 14% did!
14 Posted 10/02/2016 at 10:13:32
Well done, George.
Best wishes for the future.
15 Posted 10/02/2016 at 10:26:32
The smile on him after he scores in the St End is priceless and as Mike says, he's now a little part of Everton's history.
Well done to everyone who had a hand in making it happen.
16 Posted 10/02/2016 at 20:37:27
Just seen the video of him being told he won, had me filling up, makes you proud to be a blue.
Well done to all at Everton for giving George, what must have been a very special day, and to all the fans who voted for his goal.
I find it a bit disappointing that when Everton play badly there is over 300 comments on here slagging off players, manager and chairman, yet when there is a heartwarming story on here where the club and fans deserve a lot of credit, theres only 15 comments. Maybe its just me...
17 Posted 10/02/2016 at 20:45:02
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19 Posted 10/02/2016 at 20:55:34
Social media working at it's best.
Huge credit to Geri for responding so brilliantly to something that many top players, I'm sure, would have simply ignored.
Congratulations George, you're a superstar!
20 Posted 10/02/2016 at 21:13:08
I have to say our club really excels with things that maybe other clubs don't do. This for me is in the same category as Everton's tribute over the Hillsboro tragedy when we had a boy and a girl in blue and white. One wore the number 9 and the other number 6, they were accompanied by the Hollies song, He's my Brother.
21 Posted 10/02/2016 at 21:57:33
Such a simple thing to do, but so rare to see it done, it's left everyone with a smile on their face, especially young George, who was probably given the greatest day of his life.
WELL DONE EVERTON FC!
22 Posted 10/02/2016 at 22:21:31
23 Posted 10/02/2016 at 23:07:03
24 Posted 11/02/2016 at 12:33:31
I must admit, however, that the one site that doesn't seem to find this news appears to be the BBC! Someone please tell me that they have put it out there and I don't mean the local BBC news...
25 Posted 11/02/2016 at 12:44:28
26 Posted 11/02/2016 at 12:52:37
29 Posted 11/02/2016 at 12:56:23
30 Posted 11/02/2016 at 13:10:56
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33 Posted 11/02/2016 at 16:14:08
34 Posted 11/02/2016 at 19:36:26
35 Posted 12/02/2016 at 00:48:27
When you see other club's supporters giving us a thumbs up for us - it makes me do proud. Well done to all the players and even (dare I say it) Roberto for showing the class I always expect from our team. As with previous media articles about Baines and Naismith, we really are rather special.
Well done, George, I'm so proud of you and our wonderful club. CLASS IS PERMANENT! COYBs
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