Cedric Evina

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Cedric Evina
Personal information
Full name David Cedric Yannick Evina-Si[1]
Date of birth (1991-11-16) 16 November 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Cameroon
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Doncaster Rovers
Number 3
Youth career
2000–2010 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Arsenal 0 (0)
2010–2011 Oldham Athletic (loan) 12 (1)
2011 Oldham Athletic 15 (1)
2011–2014 Charlton Athletic 23 (0)
2014– Doncaster Rovers 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:57, 30 July 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

David Cedric Yannick Evina-Si (born 16 November 1991) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for Doncaster Rovers.

Club career[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

As a nine-year-old playing district football in Barnet, Evina was invited by Liam Brady's scouting team for a trial. He then signed up and made his way up through the club's youth teams.[3] He signed professional terms with the club in August 2009 and then followed this up with captaining the club's 2009–10 FA Youth Cup side,[4] as well being a key part of the FA Premier Academy League winning team. He also played 11 times for the Reserves.

On 5 October 2010, he joined Oldham Athletic on loan until 4 January 2011.[5][6] He made his Football League debut on 9 October 2010 in a League One match against Brentford.[7] He scored his first ever professional goal against Rochdale on 27 November 2010.

On 28 January 2011, he was released by Arsenal and signed a six-month contract with Oldham Athletic, whom he had previously been on loan to.

Oldham Athletic[edit]

On 28 January 2011, Evina was signed on a free transfer by Paul Dickov after being released from Arsenal and impressing on his loan.[8] Evina's first goal came on his second debut after signing for the Latics permanently against Hartlepool United with a strike in the top right hand corner. Evina went on to make a further 14 appearances for Oldham, predominantly occupying the left-back spot and occasionally left-wing. His impressive performances whilst on loan and after signing permanently earned Evina Oldham's Young Player of the Year award.[9][10] At the end of the 2010–11 season he was offered a new contract by Oldham.[11] On 9 June it was confirmed by the club that Evina had rejected a new contract[12] due to personal reasons.[13][14] Evina stated in an interview with the club that "Manchester is a long way from home and I decided I wanted to be closer to my family", and went on to state it was nothing to do with the club or the monetary contract.[15]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

Evina signed a two-year contract at Charlton Athletic in June 2011.[16] He found first team opportunities limited at Charlton in the 2011–12 season and made only one start for the club. However, following an injury to regular left-back Rhoys Wiggins against Crystal Palace at the start of the season, Evina was subsequently handed a run of games in the side. Unfortunately, he too picked up an injury which left him out of the side for almost two months. With Wiggins still sidelined, Evina returned to the fold and impressed the fans with some solid performances. On 19 July 2013, Evina signed a new one year deal.[17] On 22 May 2014, he was released from Charlton Athletic.[18]

Doncaster Rovers[edit]

Evina signed for Doncaster Rovers on 30 July 2014 on a two-year contract.[19]

International career[edit]

Evina is eligible to play for three countries, Cameroon, where he was born, France, where he grew up and England, where he has lived for several years.[20] He was named in the provisional squad for France's Under-20 team for the 2011 Toulon Tournament, however he did not make the final cut and was not chosen for the final squad.[20]

Honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

correct as of 30 April 2014

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Continental Other[21] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oldham Athletic (loan) 2010–11 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Oldham Athletic 2010–11 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
Charlton Athletic 2011–12 3 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 9 0
2012–13 12 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 14 0
2013–14 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 50 2 7 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 63 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Temporary Transfers of Players under Written Contract Between 01/10/2010 and 31/10/2010" (PDF). The Football Association. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 23 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cedric Evina profile". ESPNsoccernet. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Barlow, Matt (18 December 2009). "Inside Arsenal's talent factory: Cedric Evina case study". The Daily Mail (London). Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Evina – Belief got us through shoot-out". Arsenal F.C. 17 December 2009. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Cedric Evina joins Oldham Athletic on loan". Arsenal F.C. 5 October 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Cedric Evina extends Oldham Athletic loan". Arsenal F.C. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "Brentford 1–3 Oldham". BBC Sport. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  8. ^ "Latics sign Evina on free.". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 28 January 2011. Archived from the original on 31 January 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Second Half Report". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011. [dead link]
  10. ^ Chambers, Matthew (28 April 2011). "Lee’s simply the best". Oldham Evening Chronicle. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lactics offer new contracts". Sky Sports. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Cedric Evina rejects Oldham Athletic contract offers". BBC Sport. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Evina Rejects New Latics Contract". Oldham Athletic AFC. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011. [dead link]
  14. ^ "Evina Rejects New Latics Contract". Latics Player. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2014. (subscription required)
  15. ^ "Why I'm Leaving Latics – Evina". Oldham Athletic AFC. 9 June 2011. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  16. ^ "Cedric signs". Charlton Athletic F.C. 21 June 2011. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "Evina signs on for another year". Charlton Athletic. 19 July 2013. 
  18. ^ "Charlton announce list of released players". Charlton Athletic. 22 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Cedric Evina: Doncaster Rovers sign former Charlton full-back". BBC Sport. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014. 
  20. ^ a b "Evina, Tounkara Miss Out on French Call Up". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 26 May 2011. Archived from the original on 22 August 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  21. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the FA Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, Football League Trophy

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