Andy McEvoy

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Andrew McEvoy
Personal information
Full name Andrew McEvoy
Date of birth (1938-07-15)15 July 1938
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 7 May 1994(1994-05-07) (aged 55)
Playing position Wing half, inside forward
Youth career
Shamrock Rovers
Bray Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956-1967 Blackburn Rovers 183 (89)
1967-1972 Limerick 114 (38)
National team
1961-1967 Republic of Ireland 17 (6)
Teams managed
Bray Wanderers F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andy McEvoy (15 July 1938 – 7 May 1994 in Bray) was an Irish professional football player.

A native of Dublin, Andy McEvoy played for Bray Wanderers before joining Blackburn Rovers in October 1956.

He marked his English First Division debut by scoring twice against Luton Town in 1959 and two years later made his debut for the Republic of Ireland national football team against Scotland.

McEvoy didn't play in Blackburn’s FA Cup final defeat by Wolves in 1960.

In the 1963-64 season, he was the First Division’s leading scorer with 32 goals and at the end of the 1964-65 campaign he shared the same title with Jimmy Greaves with 29 goals.

Blackburn were relegated in 1966 and after one season in Division Two, he returned to Ireland to join Limerick F.C. and won an FAI Cup medal with them in 1971.

He won his 17th and last cap for the Republic of Ireland against Czechoslovakia in 1967 and scored six goals for his country.

Later he managed Bray Wanderers and played a major role in the club’s accession to the League of Ireland.

Andy McEvoy died at the age of 55.

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References[edit]

  • Andy McEvoy, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database
  • Andy McEvoy at National-Football-Teams.com