Herbie Evans

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Herbie Evans
Personal information
Full name Herbert Price Evans
Date of birth (1894-08-30)30 August 1894
Place of birth Llandaff, Wales
Date of death 19 November 1982(1982-11-19)
Place of death Llandough, Penarth, Wales
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?-1920 Cardiff Corinthians ? (?)
1920-1926 Cardiff City 93 (1)
1926-1927 Tranmere Rovers ? (?)
National team
1922-1924 Wales 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Herbert Price "Herbie" Evans (30 August 1894 – 19 November 1982) was a Welsh professional footballer.

Career[edit]

Herbie Evans was born in Llandaff. He was playing for Cardiff Corinthians when he was signed by Cardiff City in 1920 as part of the club's first season in the Football League. Despite his signing with the club he remained an amateur player until late into his spell, winning a Wales amateur cap when he played against England in 1922. Later that year he also made his debut for the senior side on 4 February in a 2-1 win over Scotland. He did eventually turn professional for the club but suffered a broken leg shortly after and a long recovery kept him out of league football for nearly two years. When he returned he found his place taken by Harry Wake and he left to join Tranmere Rovers in 1926. Unfortunately he broke his other leg a year later and was forced to retire.

Evans was also a keen cricketer and played first-class cricket for Glamorgan in one match in 1922.

References[edit]

  • Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0.