|Date of birth||16 December 1980|
|Place of birth||Carmarthen, Wales|
|Playing position||Defender, Midfielder|
|Current club||Sunshine Coast|
|2000||→ Swansea City (loan)||2||(0)|
|2002||→ Boston United (loan)||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Kevin Aherne-Evans (born 16 December 1980) is a Welsh football manager and former professional footballer and Wales Under-21 international. He is currently manager of Sunshine Coast. Prior to 2003 he was known as Kevin Evans.
Born in Carmarthen, Evans began his career at Leeds United as a central defender but was unable to break into the first team at the club and instead joined Swansea City on loan in 2000, making two appearances in matches against Lincoln City and Cheltenham Town. He returned to Leeds after the end of his loan spell was released at the end of the 1999–2000 season. Having spent time training with the club, he signed for Cardiff City.
On his arrival at Ninian Park, Cardiff manager Bobby Gould switched Evans to a midfield role where he made all of his appearances for the side. Making his debut on 2 September 2000 in a 1-1 draw with Rochdale, he went on to make a total of 35 appearances in all competitions during his first season, scoring five times, as Cardiff finished second in Division Three and were promoted to Division Two. However following promotion, Evans was unable to win a place in the side and, after not making an appearance during the first half of the season, he joined Boston United on loan. After returning from his loan spell, he remained with the side until September 2002 when his contract with the club was cancelled by mutual consent.
Evans joined non-league side Merthyr Tydfil where he spent two years before signing for Newport County in June 2004 after a successful trial. He made fourteen appearances before being released after five months and then joined his hometown club Carmarthen Town. He later emigrated to Australia, having an unsuccessful trial with A-League side Brisbane Roar before joining Rochedale Rovers.
After spending time as a commentator for BBC Wales, in February 2011, Aherne-Evans was appointed manager of Noosa Lions at the age of just 31. He had originally joined the club as a player-coach with the plan of coaching the clubs reserve side but was handed the job following the departure of manager Richard Hudson. He went on to achieve his UEFA B coaching license, taking the course alongside Patrick Vieira and David Ginola during a week long session in Cardiff.
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