George Evans (footballer, born 1994)

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George Evans
Personal information
Full name George Evans[1]
Date of birth (1994-12-13) 13 December 1994 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Cheadle, England
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Reading
Number 8
Youth career
2003–2013 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Manchester City 0 (0)
2013–2014 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 23 (1)
2015 Scunthorpe United (loan) 16 (1)
2015–2016 Walsall (loan) 12 (3)
2016– Reading 46 (3)
National team
2011 England U17 4 (0)
2012 England U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:51, 28 August 2017 (UTC).

George Evans (born 13 December 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or a centre-back for Reading.

Career[edit]

Evans was born in Cheadle, Greater Manchester[2] and joined Manchester City at the age of six.[3] After several seasons in Manchester City's academy, Evans first came to prominence with several appearances on the bench for City during the 2012–13 season, although he was ultimately not given a debut for the senior team. In the following season, Evans began playing for the Elite Development Squad before being loaned to Crewe Alexandra at the end of October.[4] Within a week he was given his first senior cap, being named in the starting line-up for Crewe's home league game against Bradford City,[5] against whom he played a full 90 minutes. Evans' first goal for Crewe Alexandra came on 23 November against local rivals Port Vale.[6]

On 30 January 2015, he joined Scunthorpe United on loan until the end of the season.[7] Evans made 16 appearances during his loan spell, scoring once. On 22 September 2015, Evans made his First Team debut for Manchester City when he came on as a substitute during a 4-1 win against Sunderland in the League Cup.[8] In doing so, he became the second Manchester City player to represent the club at all levels from under-8s right through to the senior team, after Chris Chantler.

On 20 October 2015, Evans joined League One club Walsall on a one-month loan deal. He made his Walsall debut on the same day against Barnsley and scored the opening goal in a 0–2 away win.[9] On 24 November 2015, after "playing week in, week out", he extended his loan at Walsall until 9 January 2016[10] and was then extended again until 26 January 2016, the maximum allowed time for an emergency loan deal.[11] On 16 January 2016 he was recalled by parent club Manchester City as an offer had been made for a permanent move away from the club.

On 19 January 2016, Evans joined Championship club Reading on a three-and-a-half-year deal until 2019.[12] Evans scored his first goal for the club in a 1–1 draw with Derby County on 1 October 2016.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 August 2017.[14]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City 2013–14 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2013–14 League One 23 1 2 0 0 0 - - 25 1
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2014–15 League One 16 1 0 0 0 0 - - 16 1
Walsall (loan) 2015–16 League One 12 3 4 1 0 0 - - 16 4
Reading 2015–16 Championship 6 0 0 0 0 0 - - 6 0
2016–17 35 2 1 0 4 0 - 3 0 43 2
2017–18 1 0 0 0 1 0 - - 2 0
Total 42 2 1 0 5 0 - - 3 0 51 2
Career total 93 7 7 1 6 0 0 0 3 0 109 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Club retained and released lists published". English Football League. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "George Evans". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  3. ^ http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/evans-bidding-make-man-city-8448952
  4. ^ "Crewe Alexandra: Man City's George Evans joins on loan". BBC Sport. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Crewe 0 – 0 Bradford". BBC Sport. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Crewe 1 – 2 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "GEORGE EVANS SIGNS ON LOAN". Scunthorpe United. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sunderland 1 – 4 Man City". The Guardian. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Barnsley 0 – 2 Walsall". Walsall FC. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015. 
  10. ^ "George Evans: Walsall extend Manchester City midfielder's loan". BBC Sport. 24 November 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  11. ^ "Manchester City midfielder George Evans extends Walsall loan". BBC Sport. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016. 
  12. ^ "Evans signs from Manchester City". Reading F.C. 19 January 2016. 
  13. ^ "Reading 1-1 Derby County". BBC Sport. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  14. ^ George Evans at Soccerbase

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