Gareth Evans (footballer, born 1967)

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Gareth Evans
Personal information
Full name Gareth John Evans
Date of birth (1967-01-14) 14 January 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 Coventry City 7 (0)
1986–1988 Rotherham United 63 (13)
1988–1996 Hibernian 257 (30)
1990 Stoke City (loan) 5 (1)
1990–1991 Northampton Town (loan) 2 (0)
1996–1998 Partick Thistle 49 (14)
1998–2000 Airdrieonians 54 (10)
2000–2004 Alloa Athletic 52 (4)
Total 489 (72)
Teams managed
2011 Hibernian (caretaker)
2012–2013 Livingston
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gareth John Evans (born 14 January 1967) is an English former footballer, who played for Coventry City, Rotherham United, Hibernian, Stoke City, Northampton Town, Partick Thistle, Airdrie and Alloa Athletic.[1] He is currently coach of the Scotland women's under-19 national team.

Career[edit]

Evans was born in Coventry and played for his local club Coventry City making ten appearances for the "Sky Blues" in two seasons before dropping down to the Third Division to play for Rotherham United. At Millmoor Evans played 39 times in 1986–87 scoring 11 goals as the "Millers" finished in a mid-table position of 14th however a poor season under John Breckin and Dave Cusack saw Rotherham relegated to the Fourth Division. With Rotherham heading for relegation Evans moved to Scottish Scottish Premier Division side Hibernian.[1]

It was at Easter Road where Evans enjoyed the most success in his career where he spent nine seasons. In total he played 301 matches for Hibs scoring 37 goals helping the Edinburgh side to lift the Scottish League Cup in 1991. In the 1990–91 season Evans spent time out on loan at Stoke City where he played seven times scoring twice, which came in a 1–0 win over Bolton Wanderers and in a 2–1 defeat against West Ham United in the Football League Cup.[1] In the same season he also played twice for Northampton Town.[1] He left Hibernian in 1996 and later played for Partick Thistle, Airdrieonians and Alloa Athletic before moving into coaching.

Managerial career[edit]

After ending his playing career in 2004, he joined the Alloa Athletic coaching staff. He eventually became assistant manager, before taking a similar position at Brechin City, where he assisted former Hibs teammate Michael O'Neill. Evans then moved back into full-time football in 2007 by accepting the position of reserve team coach at Hibs.[2] Following the departure of John Hughes on 4 October 2010, Evans was appointed caretaker manager at Hibernian alongside fellow coach Alistair Stevenson.[3] Evans left Hibernian in November 2011, as new manager Pat Fenlon assembled his coaching staff.[4]

Livingston appointed Evans as first team coach in July 2012.[5] After John Hughes left Livingston to manage Hartlepool United in November, Evans and Richie Burke were placed in caretaker charge of the team.[6] Evans left the club on 28 February 2013.[7]

Evans was appointed as Scotland women's under-19 national coach in June 2013.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As a player[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Coventry City 1985–86 First Division 6 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 9 1
1986–87 First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 7 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 10 1
Rotherham United 1986–87 Third Division 34 9 3 1 0 0 2 1 39 11
1987–88 Third Division 29 4 3 0 4 3 2 0 38 7
Total 63 13 6 1 4 3 4 1 77 18
Hibernian 1987–88 Scottish Premier Division 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
1988–89 Scottish Premier Division 35 5 4 0 3 1 0 0 42 6
1989–90 Scottish Premier Division 28 3 1 0 2 0 4 1 35 4
1990–91 Scottish Premier Division 15 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 17 2
1991–92 Scottish Premier Division 41 6 3 1 4 1 0 0 48 8
1992–93 Scottish Premier Division 39 6 4 0 2 2 2 0 47 8
1993–94 Scottish Premier Division 38 4 2 0 4 0 0 0 44 4
1994–95 Scottish Premier Division 26 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 29 2
1995–96 Scottish Premier Division 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2
Total 257 30 18 1 20 6 6 1 301 38
Stoke City (loan) 1990–91 Third Division 5 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 2
Total 5 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 7 2
Northampton Town (loan) 1990–91 Fourth Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Partick Thistle 1996–97 Scottish First Division 29 9 0 0 3 3 0 0 32 12
1997–98 Scottish First Division 20 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 22 5
Total 49 14 0 0 4 3 1 0 54 17
Airdrieonians 1998–99 Scottish First Division 26 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 28 6
1999–2000 Scottish First Division 25 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 28 4
2000–01 Scottish First Division 3 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6 0
Total 54 10 2 0 5 0 1 0 62 10
Alloa Athletic 2000–01 Scottish First Division 22 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 3
2001–02 Scottish Second Division 10 0 3 2 1 0 5 2 19 4
2002–03 Scottish First Division 14 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 18 1
2003–04 Scottish Second Division 6 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
Total 52 4 7 2 4 0 7 2 70 8
Career Total 489 72 33 4 40 14 21 4 583 94
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Full Members Cup, Football League Trophy, Scottish Challenge Cup and UEFA Cup.

As a manager[edit]

As of 28 February 2013
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Livingston 22 November 2012 28 February 2013 14 6 3 5 42.86

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  2. ^ "Evans heads in as Kozelsky waits". BBC Sport (BBC). 20 June 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Alistair Stevenson and Gareth Evans to Guide Hibs". BBC Sport (BBC). 12 October 2010. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Club Statement". Hibernianfc.co.uk (Hibernian FC). 28 November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "The Rumour Mill: Wednesday’s football transfer news and gossip". sport.scotsman.com (Johnston Press). 18 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012. "Former Hibs coach Gareth Evans has been reunited with John Collins and John Hughes at Livingston after being named as first-team coach. (Mail)" 
  6. ^ "Livingston's Evans and Burke continue as management duo". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  7. ^ McLauchlin, Brian (28 February 2013). "John Collins and Gareth Evans leave Livingston". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Evans appointed women's under-19 national coach". Scottish Football Association. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
General
  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2. 

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