Gemma Evans (footballer)

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Gemma Evans
Personal information
Full name Gemma Jayne Evans [1]
Date of birth (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 (age 25)
Place of birth Gelli, Rhondda, Wales
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Position(s) Defender, Forward
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 5
Youth career
Ton & Gelli
Ferndale Fillies/Cambrian/Valleys United
Port Talbot Town
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2015–2017 Cardiff City 52 (4)
2017–2018 Yeovil Town 22 (1)
2018–2021 Bristol City 51 (2)
2021– Reading 21 (0)
National team
2014 Wales U19 3 (1)
2016– Wales 30 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 5 May 2022 (UTC)

Gemma Jayne Evans (born 1 August 1996) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a defender and forward for the Wales national team. She currently plays for Reading F.C. Women in the FA WSL. [2]

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Early life

Evans was born and raised in Gelli, Rhondda. [3] [4] She starting playing football at age 10 for a local team named Ton & Gelli. [5] At 13, she switched to playing for an all-girls team, Ferndale Fillies which was later renamed Cambrian and then subsequently changed to Valleys United. She then went on to play for Port Talbot Town Ladies for two years [5]

Playing career

Club

Evans played for Cardiff City L.F.C. from 2015–2017. She joined FA WSL 1 side Yeovil Town on 6 September 2017, alongside Welsh international teammate Chloe Lloyd. [6] [7]

She signed for FA WSL side Bristol City on 20 July 2018. [8] [9]

She signed for FA WSL side Reading F.C. Women on 5 July 2021.

International

Evans competed for Wales in the qualifying stages of the UEFA Women's Euro 2016. [10] In 2017, she played in Wales' 1–0 wins over Kazakhstan and Bosnia and Herzegovina in UEFA Group 1 of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification. [10]

Personal life

Evans holds a degree from the University of South Wales. [11]

Career statistics

As of match played 1 May 2022 [12]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupLeague CupContinentalOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Yeovil Town 2017–18 FA Women's Super League 1800041221
Bristol City 2018–19 FA Women's Super League1912040--251
2019–20 1202050--190
2020–21 2011061--271
Total51250151----712
Reading 2021–22 FA Women's Super League2102031261
Career total72270181----973

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    11. "USW Women In Sport". southwales.ac.uk. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
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