Mickey Evans (footballer, born 1947)

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Mickey Evans
Personal information
Full name Michael Graham Evans
Date of birth (1947-06-04) 4 June 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth Llanidloes, Wales
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1963–1964 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1966 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
1966–1979 Wrexham 383 (19)
Teams managed
1983–2007 Caersws
2009– Caersws
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Michael Graham "Mickey" Evans (born 4 June 1947) is a Welsh former footballer who had a long playing career in the Football League with Wrexham.[1]

Career[edit]

Evans was born in Llanidloes and joined Wolverhampton Wanderers as a 15-year-old apprentice in 1963, signing professional forms on his 17th birthday under Stan Cullis.[citation needed] However, he never managed to break through into Wolves' first team and left for Wrexham in 1966.

His Wrexham career lasted 13 seasons. He made some 500 first-team appearances, appeared in five Welsh Cup Finals, including one as captain, and won two promotions, which took the club to the second tier in the late 1970s for the first time in their history.[citation needed] He also played for Wrexham in the Cup Winners' Cup in 1976; they reached the quarter-final before losing by the odd goal to Anderlecht.[2] He also represented Wales at Schoolboy, Youth and Under-23 levels before his playing career was ended by a back injury sustained during a match at Fulham in 1978/79.

He joined Caersws in 1983, initially as player-manager. He served as manager for 24 seasons, taking the club to three Welsh League Cup triumphs and, in 2002, a place in the InterToto Cup. He resigned in June 2007, continuing to work for an oil company[3] while scouting for former club Wrexham, but returned to the post two years later.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wrexham : 1946/47 – 2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Struthers, Greg (14 October 2007). "Caught in Time: Wrexham in the European Cup Winners’ Cup, 1976". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Bicknell, Gareth (21 June 2007). "Good Evans it's tough to break up a love affair". Daily Post (North Wales). Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mickey returns as Bluebirds' boss". Welsh Premier League. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2010.