David Evans (footballer)

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David Evans
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-04-04) 4 April 1967 (age 50)
Place of birth Chester, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
c.1980–1983 Manchester United
1983 Chester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1985 Chester City 16 (1)
1985–19?? Bangor City ? (?)
National team
c.1982–1983 Wales U15
c.1983–1985 Wales U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Evans (born 4 April 1967, Chester) is a former professional footballer who played in The Football League for Chester City as a defender.

Evans was the product of a football family, as his father Bernard Evans and uncle Dennis Evans had both played professionally for clubs including Tranmere Rovers and Wrexham.[1] and his older brother Gary had been an apprentice at Liverpool FC. As a youngster he joined Manchester United on schoolboy terms and went on to play for Wales at under 15 and under 19 level.[1]

After leaving school in 1983, Evans joined Chester City as an apprentice and his debut arrived aged just 16 years and 236 daysin a 0–0 draw against Doncaster Rovers on 26 November 1983.[1] Over the next two years he made 16 league appearances and played three cup games for Chester, with his only goal coming in a 5–2 win over Darlington on 23 February 1985.[2]

Evans remained at the club for the start of the 1985–86 but did not make any appearances under new manager Harry McNally and moved into non–league football with Bangor City.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Focus on David Evans, Chester City v. Colchester United matchday programme, 20/10/84, pg. 13
  2. ^ Chas Sumner (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997. Yore Publications. pp. stats section. ISBN 1-874427-52-6. 
  3. ^ Chas Sumner (1997). On the Borderline: The Official History of Chester City 1885-1997. Yore Publications. p. 137. ISBN 1-874427-52-6.