Listen to our David France interview. Dr. Everton reveals more about his fascinating collection of Everton memorabilia.

David France, a football philanthropist and collector of the world’s largest football memorabilia collection, is the guest on the latest episode of the World Soccer Talk Podcast. France has an incredible story to tell about the 20 years he spent traveling the world and assembling the most comprehensive collection of any English football club. It’s a wonderful story and a must-listen.

David Harry France OBE (born 30 June 1948) is an author, football historian, and philanthropist. He is also the founder and Life President of Everton FC Heritage Society.

David France – Doctor Everton; Background

Throughout the past two decades, he has been the driving force behind numerous initiatives related to Everton Football Club including Gwladys Street’s Hall of Fame, the Everton Former Players’ Foundation, the Founding Fathers of Merseyside Football and the David France Collection (now known as the Everton Collection). In January 2011, Liverpool’s Freedom of the City panel rewarded David France with the prestigious title of Citizen of Honor.

David was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2012 New Year Honors for services to football in the United Kingdom and Europe.

David ‘Dr Everton’ France is a man who has travelled the equivalent of four times the distance to the moon and back following his beloved football club.

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