Ceri Evans

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Ceri Evans
Personal information
Full name Ceri L Evans
Date of birth (1963-10-02) 2 October 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1981 Nelson United 29 (6)
1981 Wellington Diamond United 11 (1)
1982 Christchurch United 21 (2)
1983 Dunedin City 21 (2)
1984–1987 Christchurch United 91 (5)
1988 Otago University AFC
1989–1994 Oxford United 116 (3)
1994–1995 Marlow ? (1)
1995–1996 Aberystwyth Town 2 (0)
National team
1980–1993 New Zealand 56 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Ceri Evans (born 2 October 1963 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand association football player who frequently represented his country as a central defender in the 1980s and 90s. Evans attended Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, where he studied Experimental Psychology and played for Oxford United FC.[1] He is the son of Gwyn Evans who played professionally for Crystal Palace, for Christchurch United and Nelson United in New Zealand and who also became a senior official in the New Zealand Football Association.[2]

He currently works as the sports psychologist for the New Zealand Warriors.[3]

International career[edit]

Evans made his full All Whites debut in a 5-1 win over Kuwait on 16 October 1980[4] and ended his international playing career with 56 A-international caps and 2 goals to his credit,[5][6] his final cap coming in a 0-3 loss to Australia on 6 June 1993.[4]

Professional career[edit]

  • MBChB MA MSc Dip ForMH MRCPsych PhD.: University of Otago MBChB;
  • University of Oxford MA (Experimental Psychology);
  • Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (and Gaskell Gold Medal winner);
  • Career in forensic psychiatry;
  • Founder of 'Gazing', a motivational psychology consultancy


  1. ^ "Kiwis in the football league". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 15 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Maddaford, Terry (30 June 2000). "Obituary: Gwyn Evans". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Warriors Gubb learning how to harness the 'red mist'". New Zealand Herald. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  5. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "A-International Scorers - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 13 February 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 

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