Allan Evans (footballer)

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Allan Evans
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Personal information
Full name Allan James Evans [1]
Date of birth (1956-10-12) 12 October 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) [2]
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1973–1977 Dunfermline Athletic 98 (14)
1977–1989 Aston Villa 380 (51)
1989–1990 Leicester City 14 (0)
1990 Victoria Vistas 27 (7)
1990–1991 Darlington 1 (0)
Total516(72)
National team
1982 Scotland [3] 4 (0)
Teams managed
2000 West Bromwich Albion
2000–2001 Greenock Morton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Allan James Evans, (born 12 October 1956) is a Scottish former footballer who played for Dunfermline Athletic (1973–77), Aston Villa (1977–89), [4] Leicester City (1989–90) and Darlington (1990–91).

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Playing career

Evans began his senior career as a forward, at his home town club, Dunfermline Athletic. His career peaked at Aston Villa, where he formed a pivotal centre back partnership with Ken McNaught. They won the English league title in 1980–81 and was part of Villa's 1982 European Cup winning team. They also beat Barcelona over two legs to win the Super Cup in the following season. [5] [6] Evans later became Villa club captain and helped them win promotion back to the First Division in 1988.

He finished his playing career with short, uneventful spells at Leicester City, Victoria Vistas, [7] [8] and Darlington before retiring in 1991.

Evans won four caps for Scotland, all in 1982, and was a member of their 1982 World Cup squad.

Coaching

Evans returned to Aston Villa as assistant manager in 1995.

Evans also managed Torpoint Athletic F.C. where he invited Aston Villa to Torpoint's home ground during the pre-season of 1995/96.

Evans also managed Saltash United (dates?)

On 19 May 2007, Evans was appointed as a youth team coach at Plymouth Argyle F.C.

Evans is the first team coach of Truro College's Football Development Programme.

Career honours

Aston Villa

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References

  1. "Allan Evans". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  2. Rollin, Jack, ed. (1980). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1980–81 . London: Queen Anne Press. p.  54. ISBN   0362020175.
  3. Allan Evans at the Scottish Football Association
  4. "Aston Villa FC – English Premiership League". Archived from the original on 6 September 2010. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  5. Plowright, Frank. "Scott's Man." In Always Next Year No. 3. Guildford, UK: WSC Books, 2001. 60.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 April 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. "Alan Evans soccer Statistics on StatsCrew.com". statscrew.com. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  8. https://www.timescolonist.com/sports/draws-with-mls-sides-put-bounce-in-cpl-s-step-as-pacific-fc-gears-for-forge-1.23884475 [ bare URL ]
  9. "1981/82 Charity Shield". footballsite.co.uk. Retrieved 4 November 2019.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dennis Mortimer
Aston Villa F.C. Captain
1984–1989
Succeeded by
Stuart Gray