Allan Evans (footballer)

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Allan Evans
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Personal information
Full name Allan James Evans[1]
Date of birth (1956-10-12) 12 October 1956 (age 61)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1977 Dunfermline Athletic 98 (14)
1977–1989 Aston Villa 380 (51)
1989–1990 Leicester City 14 (0)
1990–1991 Darlington 1 (0)
National team
1982 Scotland[2] 4 (0)
Teams managed
2000 West Bromwich Albion
2000–2001 Greenock Morton
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Allan James Evans, (born 12 October 1956) is a Scottish former footballer who played for Dunfermline Athletic (1973–77), Aston Villa (1977–89),[3] Leicester City (1989–90) and Darlington (1990–91).

Playing career[edit]

Evans began his senior career at his home town club, Dunfermline Athletic. His career peaked at Aston Villa, where he formed a pivotal centre back partnership with Ken McNaught. They won the English league title in 1980–81 and was part of Villa's 1982 European Cup winning team. They also beat Barcelona over two legs to win the Super Cup in the following season.[4][5] Evans later became Villa club captain and helped them win promotion back to the First Division in 1988.

He finished his playing career with short, uneventful spells at Leicester City and Darlington before retiring in 1991.

Evans won four caps for Scotland, all in 1982, and was a member of their 1982 World Cup squad.


Evans returned to Aston Villa as assistant manager in 1995.

On 19 May 2007, Evans was appointed as a youth team coach at Plymouth Argyle F.C.

Evans is the first team coach of Truro College's Football Development Programme.

Career honours[edit]

Aston Villa
  • 1980/81 League Championship
  • 1981/82 European Cup
  • 1982/83 European Super Cup


  1. ^ "Allan Evans". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Allan Evans at the Scottish Football Association
  3. ^ Aston Villa FC – English Premiership League
  4. ^ Plowright, Frank. "Scott's Man." In Always Next Year No. 3. Guildford, UK: WSC Books, 2001. 60.
  5. ^

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Dennis Mortimer
Aston Villa F.C. Captain
Succeeded by
Stuart Gray