Richard Evans (footballer, born 1983)

Richard Evans (born 19 June 1983) is a Welsh professional football player. He has been capped by Wales U21s and is currently playing for Chippenham Town.

Richard Evans
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-06-19) 19 June 1983
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Chippenham Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Birmingham City 0 (0)
2003–2006 Sheffield Wednesday 10 (1)
2006 Shrewsbury Town 6 (0)
2006–2008 Newport County 67 (5)
2008–2010 Bath City 30 (3)
2010–2011 Haverfordwest County
2011 Port Talbot Town
2011–2012 Aberaman Athletic
2012– Chippenham Town
National team
Wales U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:18 10 May 2010

Career

Evans began his career as a trainee with Birmingham City, but left having never made the first team. An injury-hit three-year spell at Sheffield Wednesday followed, in which he made just 10 appearances for the Yorkshire club, scoring a solitary goal against Burnley in the 47th minute of a 7–2 victory in the penultimate game of the 2002–03 season on 26 April 2003 at Turf Moor.

Evans made his Shrewsbury Town debut shortly after signing on a free transfer in the January 2006 transfer window, in a 2–1 Football League Two defeat to Notts County on 21 January 2006. A hamstring injury reduced his 2005–06 season to just six appearances.

Evans was released by Shrewsbury on 9 May 2006, having failed to prove his value to manager Gary Peters.[1]

Evans was signed by Newport County three months later. He seemed to overcome his injury problems in his first season as he played 42 times, scoring three goals. Evans contract with Newport was cancelled in October 2008 by mutual consent. After his release, he signed with Bath City where he spent two seasons before moving to Haverfordwest County.[2]

He is the younger brother of Mark Evans who played for Newport County in the 1990s.[3]

In the summer of 2011 he joined Port Talbot Town but although he played in pre-season matches, he left on 31 August 2011 without playing a competitive game, deciding to join Aberaman Athletic.[4]

In February 2012 he joined Chippenham Town.[5]

Honours

Bath City

References

  1. Evans handed Shrews exit – Shrewsbury Town FC News from Football.co.uk
  2. "Bluebirds swoop for utility man Evans". welsh-premier.com. 2010-06-30. Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  3. Newport County AFC The Official Website
  4. "Winger leaves Port Talbot for Aberaman". welsh-premier.com. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  5. "Evans Joins Bluebirds". NonLeagueDaily.com. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
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