Tim Evans

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Tim Evans
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-08-13) 13 August 1953 (age 61)
Place of birth Tasmania
Original team Penguin (NWFU)
Height/Weight 189 cm / 96 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1971–1974
1975–1986
Geelong
Port Adelaide
059 00(26)
248 (1044)
Representative team honours
Years Team Games (Goals)
South Australia 7 (25)
1 Playing statistics correct to end of 1986 season.
Career highlights

Tim Evans (born 13 August 1953 in Tasmania) is a former Australian rules football player who played for Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL) and Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL).

Originally from Tasmania, Evans played for Penguin Football Club in the North West Football Union[1] before being recruited by Geelong in 1971, where he spent four seasons at half back.

In 1975 he joined Port Adelaide and went on to play 248 games for the club. Initially used in defense, he was moved to full forward in 1977 by coach John Cahill and was an immediate success leading the league with 87 goals, including 7 in the 1977 SANFL Grand Final win over Glenelg. He repeated the performance in 1978 kicking 90 for the season.

Evans first kicked over 100 goals in 1980 when he kicked a then SANFL record 146 goals, and would win the leagues inaugural Ken Farmer Medal in 1981 kicking 98 for the season. Evans went on to kick 1,044 goals before his retirement at the end of the 1986 season, the second highest total in SANFL history behind North Adelaide's Ken Farmer who kicked 1,419 between 1929 and 1941. He also kicked 25 goals in seven games for South Australia in interstate football.

Tim Evans played Port Adelaide's 1977, 1979-81 premiership teams as well as playing full back in the losing 1976 Grand Final to Sturt in front of the SANFL record crowd of 66,897 at Football Park.

Evans topped the SANFL's goalkicking six times and was Port's leading goalkicker ten times. He was an inaugural inductee into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Tim Evans is also a Port Adelaide Life Member, an SANFL player Life Member (for having played 200 games) and was selected at full forward in Port Adelaide's Greatest Team of players from 1870-2000.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Devaney, J. "Tim Evans (Geelong and Port Adelaide)". Accessed 13 October 2010.

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