Corry Evans

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Corry Evans
Corry Evans 1.png
Evans playing for Hull City in 2011
Personal information
Full name Corry John Evans[1]
Date of birth (1990-07-30) 30 July 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Blackburn Rovers
Number 29
Youth career
Greenisland Boys
2005–2009 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Manchester United 0 (0)
2010 Carlisle United (loan) 1 (0)
2011 Hull City (loan) 18 (3)
2011–2013 Hull City 75 (3)
2013– Blackburn Rovers 21 (1)
National team
2006–2007 Northern Ireland U16 3 (1)
2007 Northern Ireland U17 5 (0)
2007–2008 Northern Ireland U19 9 (0)
2008–2009 Northern Ireland U21 10 (0)
2009 Northern Ireland B 1 (0)
2009– Northern Ireland 22 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:00, 5 May 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:42, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Corry John Evans (born 30 July 1990) is a Northern Irish footballer who plays as a midfielder or centre back for Blackburn Rovers. A Northern Ireland under-21 and senior international, he came through the Manchester United youth academy, like his older brother, United team centre back Jonny Evans. Evans is capable of operating in the centre of midfield or defence but was used mostly as a centre back during the 2008–09 season.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Belfast, Evans began his career with Greenisland Boys FC, where fellow Manchester United youth players Craig Cathcart and Conor Devlin also played before moving to England. However, when Evans' brother, Jonny, was signed by Manchester United, the whole family moved to Manchester.

Manchester United[edit]

Evans then joined the Manchester United youth team, and originally played as a schoolboy until he signed a trainee contract with the club on his 16th birthday in July 2006. By then, he had already become a regular in the club's Under-18 side, and he even made his debut for the reserve team on 31 October 2005, coming on as a substitute for Sam Hewson in a 5–1 away defeat by Oldham Athletic. He made 19 appearances and scored one goal for the Under 18s in 2006–07, but his next reserve team appearance did not come until November 2007, when he came on as a second-half substitute for David Gray in a 2–1 away win over Middlesbrough.

After five more appearances for the reserves in 2007–08, Evans established himself as a regular in the reserve team in 2008–09, and was even given the captain's armband at one point. However, despite having been deployed as a central midfielder throughout his earlier career, Evans found himself increasingly used as a centre back during the 2008–09 season. Towards the end of the season, along with James Chester and Tom Cleverley, Evans was nominated by reserve team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær for the Denzil Haroun Reserve Player of the Year award,[2] but lost out to Chester.[3]

Evans received his first call-up to the Manchester United first team on 24 May 2009, when he was named on the bench for the club's last game of the 2008–09 Premier League season against Hull City.[4]

In July 2010, Evans was part of the United squad that toured North America.[5] Although he was an unused substitute in the first match against Celtic,[6] he came on as a substitute in the second half of the second game against Philadelphia Union, joining his brother Jonny on the pitch.[7]

On 22 October 2010, he joined Carlisle United on a one-month loan deal.[8]

Hull City[edit]

On 14 January 2011, he joined Hull City on loan.[9] Making his debut on 22 January 2011, as a replacement for Cameron Stewart, and scoring in the 1–1 away draw against Reading.[10] The move was made permanent following the close of the 2010–11 season.[11]

He made his first appearance since joining City on a permanent deal starting against Ipswich Town on 13 August 2011 at Portman Road, with City winning 1–0.[12] On 10 December 2011 against Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena, a neat move down the left resulted in Dawson sending over a high cross which dropped nicely for Corry Evans, who controlled nicely before sending a low volley past Murphy and into the bottom corner of the net.[13]

On 29 December 2012, Evans scored the first goal in the Tigers' 2–0 victory over Leeds, placing the ball into the bottom corner past Leeds goalkeeper Paddy Kenny. He then performed a celebratory belly-slide by the corner flag, as Ahmed Elmohamady mimed playing a musical instrument while sitting astride him, before a team pile-up ensued.[14]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

After 97 appearances for Hull, Evans left to join Blackburn Rovers in August 2013. Despite a groin injury delaying his debut for the club, Evans passed a medical and signed a three-year contract.[15] On 31 August 2013 Evans scored his first goal for the club with a superb volley from 25 yards.[16]

International career[edit]

Evans began his international football career as a schoolboy international, playing for the Northern Ireland under-16 side; he scored one goal in three appearances for the team. In 2007, he progressed to the under-17 side, playing in five fixtures in the space of two months. However, the team went winless in those five matches, losing three and drawing the other two. By the end of 2007, Evans had joined the under-19 team, but they were just as the under-17s, losing four and winning just one of the six matches that Evans played in between October 2007 and October 2008. He made his debut for the under-21 side on 19 August 2008, but he was substituted after 72 minutes of the 1–0 defeat to Poland. He has since made four more appearances for the under-21s. Although the U21's failed to qualify for the Euro 2009, he was recalled for several Euro 2011 qualifiers.

Evans received his first call-up to the Northern Ireland senior team on 20 May 2009; he was named in a 19-man squad that contained nine other uncapped players for the match against Italy in Pisa on 6 June 2009.[17] He made his debut in that very game, playing 78 minutes of the 3–0 defeat before being replaced by Shane Ferguson.[18] On 3 September 2010, Evans scored his first international goal as he scored the winner with his first touch after coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 away win over Slovenia in the first UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying game.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 10 May 2014[20]
Club Season League Cup[21] Continental[22] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 2008–09[23] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10[24] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[25] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carlisle United (loan) 2010–11[26] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Hull City (loan) 2010–11[27] Championship 18 3 0 0 0 0 18 3
Total 18 3 0 0 0 0 18 3
Hull City 2011–12[28] Championship 43 2 2 0 0 0 45 2
2012–13[29] Championship 32 1 2 0 0 0 34 1
Total 75 3 4 0 0 0 79 3
Blackburn Rovers 2013–14[30] Championship 21 1 0 0 0 0 21 1
Career total 115 7 4 0 0 0 119 7


International[edit]

Northern Ireland[31]
Year Apps Goals
2009 1 0
2010 7 1
2011 7 0
2012 4 0
2013 3 0
Total 22 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Northern Ireland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 September 2010 Ljudski vrt, Maribor  Slovenia 1–0 1–0 Euro 2012 qualifier

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 16. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Bostock, Adam (1 April 2009). "Reserve Player of the Year". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 1 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Hibbs, Ben (17 May 2009). "Vidic does the double". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 24 May 2009. 
  4. ^ Hughes, Ian (24 May 2009). "Hull 0–1 Man Utd". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Thompson, Gemma (9 July 2010). "Tour squad announced". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Thompson, Gemma (16 July 2010). "Celtic 1 United 3". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Thompson, Gemma (21 July 2010). "Philadelphia 0 United 1". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Carlisle sign Manchester United midfielder Corry Evans". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 22 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  9. ^ "Evans joins Hull City on loan". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). 14 January 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2010. 
  10. ^ "Reading 1–1 Hull". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 22 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Manchester United's Corry Evans to complete Hull move". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 14 April 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "Ipswich 0–1 Hull". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 13 August 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "City Win on the Road". Hull City (Hull City Official Website). 10 December 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2011. 
  14. ^ "Hull 2–0 Leeds". BBC Sport (BBC). 29 December 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Corry Evans: Blackburn Rovers sign Hull City midfielder". BBC Sport (BBC). 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "FULL TIME: Blackburn Rovers 4 Bolton Wanderers 1". Lancashire Telegraph. 31 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  17. ^ "Irish League quintet in NI squad". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 20 May 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2009. 
  18. ^ "Italy 3–0 Northern Ireland". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 June 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  19. ^ "Slovenia 0–1 Northern Ireland". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 3 September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  20. ^ "Corry Evans carry statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  21. ^ Includes FA Cup and English League Cup
  22. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  23. ^ "Corry Evans career stats 2008-09". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Corry Evans career statistics 2009-10". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  25. ^ "Corry Evans career statistics 2010-11". Socerbase. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  26. ^ "Corry Evans career stats 2010-11". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  27. ^ "Corry Evans career stats 2010-11". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  28. ^ "Corry Evans career stats 2011-12". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  29. ^ "Corry Evans career stats 2012-13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  30. ^ "Corry Evans career statistics 2013-14". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  31. ^ "Corry Evans statistics". National football teams. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

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