Elfed Evans

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Elfed Evans
Personal information
Full name Elfed Ellison Evans
Date of birth (1926-08-28)28 August 1926
Place of birth Ferndale, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
Date of death 13 May 1988(1988-05-13) (aged 61)
Place of death Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1952 Cardiff City 46 (18)
1951 Torquay United (loan) 12 (6)
1952–1955 West Bromwich Albion 17 (3)
1955–1956 Wrexham 34 (16)
1956–1957 Southport 13 (0)
Caernarfon Town
Burton Albion
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Elfed Ellison Evans (28 August 1926 – 13 May 1988) was a Welsh professional footballer.

Career[edit]

Evans, an inside-forward, joined Cardiff City in May 1949 from Treharris, having previously played for Trelewis and Glamorgan side Nelson. He made his league debut the following season in a 1–1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday and, even though he played in less than half of the clubs matches that season, he finished as the teams top scorer. He joined Torquay United on loan in March 1951, scoring 6 goals in 12 league games. He returned to Cardiff, playing one more season to finish his Ninian Park career with 18 goals in 46 games.[1]

In June 1952 he moved to West Bromwich Albion for a fee of £5,000 and played 17 times the following season. However, he didn't appear in Albion's league side for the next two seasons and in June 1955 joined Wrexham for £1,250. In December 1956 he moved on again, after scoring 16 times in 34 league games for the Robins, joining Southport for £600. He played 13 games for Southport without scoring to finish his league career.[2] He subsequently played for non-league sides Caernarfon Town and Burton Albion.

Elfed Evans died in May 1988 aged 61.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  2. ^ "Elfed Evans". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 4 April 2010.