Star goalkeeper for the Wales national team from 1982 to 1995. He was named Winsford United Player of the Year in 1980, Bury FC Player of the Year in 1981 and FWA Footballer of the Year in 1985.
He received his start with his hometown team, Llandudno Swifts, which, because of their weakness defensively, gave him plenty of practice stopping shots.
He led Everton to First Division titles in 1985 and 1987 and FA Cup Championships in 1984 and 1995.
He grew up the second of three boys in Llandudno, Wales.
He and Joe Hart both excelled as goalkeepers in the English leagues.