While often painted as something of a villain, Everton fans will often tell you the opposite is the case when it comes to Jordan Pickford.

The England number one is well loved at Goodison Park, both for his ability on the pitch but also his personality and the way he interacts off the pitch.

EL Deportivo provide a story on that front today, which should help to further strengthen that love for the Everton number one.

They detail the life of one Carlos Espinoza, a ‘historic soccer player’ from the Valparaíso region in Chile.

He was a goalkeeper in the 1950, playing for just two teams, Everton de Viña del Mar and Santiago Wanderers, winning the title with both sides in 1950, 1952 and 1959 respectively.

Now 95-years-old he is the last living member of the Everton squad which won the title in 1950 and 1952, something which Pickford was made aware of. And it seems the current Toffees star was keen to recognise him, sending him a shirt with his best wishes.

“Hello Carlos, it has come to my attention that you are the last living player from Everton’s championship squad in 1950 and 1952,” Pickford wrote.

“It is a tremendous achievement for you, and I hope you are keeping well. From one goalkeeper to another, I wish you the best from everyone at Everton FC.”

It’s a lovely touch from the Everton goalkeeper, who, despite his outward appearance, regularly shows he has a heart of gold beneath it, and this is further proof of it.