Brett Evans (Australian footballer)

Brett "The Birdman" Evans (born 26 May 1972) is a former Australian rules footballer who played with Richmond in the Australian Football League (AFL).[1]

Brett Evans
Personal information
Full name Brett Evans
Date of birth (1972-05-26) 26 May 1972
Original team(s) Springvale
Draft No. 6, 1997 Pre-Season Draft
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb)
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1997–2000 Richmond 28 (26)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2000.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Evans, a forward, played for Narre Warren and Springvale, before being picked up by Melbourne in the 1993 Mid-Season Draft. He was a member of Melbourne's 1993 reserves premiership team but didn't play a senior league game and ended up returning to Springvale.[2]

Richmond offered him a second chance when they secured him at pick six in the 1997 Pre-Season Draft.[3] He made 28 appearances for Richmond over four seasons, all but four of them in 1998 and 1999.[4]

He finished his career back at Narre Warren, where he played in five Mornington Peninsula premierships.[5]

References

  1. Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia Of AFL Footballers. BAS Publishing. ISBN 9781920910785.
  2. "Brett Evans". Demon Wiki.
  3. Lovett, Michael (2004). AFL 2004 - The Official Statistical History Of The AFL. AFL Publishing. ISBN 0-9580300-5-7.
  4. AFL Tables: Brett Evans
  5. Herald Sun, "Flag favourite", Craig Hutchison, p. 74
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