Nicky Evans (footballer)

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Nicky Evans
Personal information
Full name Nicholas John Evans
Date of birth (1958-07-06) 6 July 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Bedford, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1977 Queens Park Rangers 0 (0)
1977–1978 Peterborough United 0 (0)
1978–1983 Kettering Town ? (?)
1983–1989 Barnet 176 (89)
1989–1991 Wycombe Wanderers 29 (14)
1991–1994 Barnet 54 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nicholas John Evans (born 6 July 1958 in Bedford) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League, as a forward.

Career at Barnet

Nicky played at Peterborough and Q.P.R as a youngster and was plying his trade at Kettering Town when Barry Fry signed him for Barnet in the Summer of 1983. He made his Barnet debut on Tuesday 13th September 1983 at Underhill in fine style scoring two goals in a 10-0 trashing of Trowbridge Town in the Alliance Premier League Cup, only 432 spectators witnessed it!

Line Up: Gary Phillips – Peter Brown, Kevin Millett, Bill Baldry, Chris Kinnear – John Docker, Edwin Stein, John Margerrison – Steve Ragan, Steve Mahoney, Nicky Evans. Sub Bob Pittaway Two weeks later he scored a hatrick in a 4-0 win at Trowbridge in an Alliance Premier League fixture.

After playing 295 games in all competitions for Barnet and scoring 144 goals Nicky was sold to Wycombe Wanderers in March 1989 for a transfer fee of £32,000. He had won the Player of the Year in 1986-87 and had became an icon of the Underhill terraces earning the nickname "God"

He returned to Barnet in January 1991 to a team challenging once again for the GM Vauxhall Conference, Barry Fry forked out around £25,000. He was welcomed with open arms by the fans and soon reopened his goal account with a brace in a 3-1 win at Boston United. Playing in a deeper role behind strikers Gary Bull and Mark Carter he played in the side that beat Fisher Athletic 4-2 to secure Barnet a place in the Football League. His final game in a Bees shirt was at Hartlepool United 2nd November 1993. Barnet lost the game 2-1 but Nicky Evans scored the goal.

Barnet rewarded Nicky for his outstanding contributions for over 10 years with a Testimonial versus Birmingham City on the 13th May 1994. In 1997 in a Barnet Football Club Supporters Association poll he was voted Barnet Player of the Decade 1980's,