David Moyes’ halcyon days at Everton seem a long time ago now.

When he left for Manchester United in 2013, after 11 years at Goodison Park, it seemed he was a manager on the up, making the step up to the elite and preparing to fight it out with the likes of Arsene Wenger and Manuel Pellegrini.

It didn’t work out for Moyes. He was sacked after one season at United, having finished seventh in the Premier League. And he has since failed to hit the heights of his time at Everton, whether with Real Sociedad, Sunderland or West Ham.

Moyes can still look back on his time at Goodison Park fondly, though. His final game in charge was a 2-1 defeat at Chelsea, a result that left Everton in sixth place in the final standings of the 2012-13 season.

“It's emotional because it's the last time I walk away from the players,” Moyes said. “But part of the job is you move on.”

Moyes has moved on, and so too have many of the players involved in that game at Stamford Bridge. Here we take a look at what became of Everton’s starting XI on that day.

Tim Howard

The irascible, bearded goalkeeper who was such a dependable performer for Everton is still playing at the age of 41.

Howard is now at Memphis 901 in the second tier of US football, having spent four years with the Colorado Rapids in MLS.

He made over 400 appearances for Everton during his ten years at the club and has an impressive 121 USA caps to his name.

Seamus Coleman

Coleman was a young and relatively inexperienced right-back towards the end of Moyes’ tenure. By now, he is the opposite.

Seven years on, Coleman is about as reliable as full-backs come in the Premier League. Barring a couple of injury-hit seasons, the Irish international has been exceptional since his arrival from Sligo Rovers in 2009.

Phil Jagielka

An Everton legend and a player who rarely put a foot wrong, Jagielka stayed at the club until last summer, when he returned to former team Sheffield United at the age of 36.

The centre-back made 385 appearances over 12 years at Goodison Park.

“From the day he joined us in July 2007, he has epitomised what it is to be an Evertonian and will remain someone who embodies the spirit and values of the Blues,” said chairman Bill Kenwright after Jagielka’s departure.

He will be 38 in August, but there are no signs of Jagielka retiring just yet.

Phil Jagielka

Sylvain Distin

An imposing but equally cultured defender, Distin remained at Everton until 2015, joining newly promoted Bournemouth for the 2015/16 season.

That was his final campaign as a professional footballer, though he never officially announced his retirement.

At 41, though, it seems unlikely that Distin will make a comeback. Nevertheless, the Frenchman enjoyed an excellent career at the top level.

Leighton Baines

Like Jagielka, Baines is by now an iconic figure at Everton. He has been at the club since 2007, when he was brought in as a young, technically-gifted left-back from Wigan.

That proved an inspired signing. Baines is 35 now, and often a backup option under Carlo Ancelotti, but there has been no significant regression.

“He is still as good as he was early on,” Moyes said of Baines in 2018. “Maybe not quite at his peak when he was younger, but I have got to say he is still a very steady left-back.”

Kevin Mirallas

Mirallas was capable of the sublime and the downright frustrating in equal measure during his time at Everton.

The Belgian winger impressed in his first few seasons at the club, scoring often and linking up intelligently with Everton’s other attacking players. His 11 goals in the 2014-15 season were a highlight.

Mirallas faded towards the end of his time in the Premier League, though, sent out on loan to Olympiacos and then Fiorentina, before joining Belgian side Royal Antwerp last year.

Kevin Mirallas

Darron Gibson

Gibson looked set for a good career in the Premier League while at Everton, and stayed at the club until 2017.

It went downhill from there, though: the Irish international spent two disappointing years at Sunderland, before moving on to Wigan.

Most recently, Gibson was playing for Salford City in League Two, but he has now been released.

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Marouane Fellaini

Moyes, having failed to secure a number of transfer targets in his first summer at United, made what appeared to be a slightly desperate move and signed Fellaini for £27.5m towards the end of the window.

Player and manager were reunited, but the Belgian could do little to help Moyes’ cause at United. Over six years with the club, Fellaini was used as a defensive midfielder and, increasingly in the later seasons, a target man, a battering ram in attack when United had run out of ideas.

When he left for Chinese club Shandong Luneng last year, Fellaini had split opinion amongst United fans.

Marouane Fellaini during his Everton days
Marouane Fellaini during his Everton days

Steven Pienaar

Pienaar was another reliable player of the Moyes Everton era, spending eight seasons across two spells at the club.

The South African winger left for Sunderland in 2016, where he made just 17 appearances. Then it was onto Bidvest Wits, and retirement followed in 2018.

Steven Naismith

A hard-working, dogged striker, Naismith was not prolific at Everton but often proved a menace for opposition defenders.

After four years on Merseyside, he moved to Norwich in 2015. Naismith returned to Scotland two years later, signing for Hearts.

Victor Anichebe

The powerful forward left Everton shortly after Moyes, joining West Brom in the summer of 2013.

Anichebe, now 32, has since played for Sunderland and Beijing Enterprises, but is currently without a club.