Michael Evans (Australian footballer)

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Michael Evans
Personal information
Full name Michael Evans
Date of birth (1992-07-13) 13 July 1992 (age 24)
Original team(s) Claremont, WAFL
Draft 31st overall, 2011
Melbourne
Height/Weight 180 cm / 75 kg
Position(s) Midfielder
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
2011–2014 Melbourne 16 (7)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2014.

Michael Evans (born 13 July 1992) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL).

He was drafted to Melbourne from the Claremont Football Club in the West Australian Football League with the 31st selection in the 2011 Rookie Draft. He was then elevated to the senior list when Jake Spencer was placed on the long-term injury list.[1]

In May 2011 he was named to make his debut with the Melbourne football club in the Round 9 match against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.[1][2] In a disappointing loss for the Demons, Evans had an impressive debut, gathering 27 disposals and seven inside 50s;[3] named as one of Melbourne's best players and his good form was one of the few positives Melbourne could take away from the match.[4]

Evans was delisted in November 2014, he and the club were in discussions in the weeks leading up to his delisting regarding re-drafting him as a rookie due to him still having a year left on his contract,[5] however, he subsequently retired after deciding not to nominate for the draft.[6]

Statistics[edit]

[7]
Legend
 G  Goals  B  Behinds  K  Kicks  H  Handballs  D  Disposals  M  Marks  T  Tackles
Season Team # Games G B K H D M T G B K H D M T
Totals Averages (per game)
2011 Melbourne 50 4 0 0 36 23 59 20 17 0.0 0.0 9.0 5.8 14.8 5.0 4.3
2012 Melbourne 50 0
2013 Melbourne 32 9 6 4 89 51 140 42 22 0.7 0.4 9.9 5.7 15.6 4.7 2.4
2014 Melbourne 32 3 1 1 19 6 25 5 8 0.3 0.3 6.3 2.0 8.3 1.7 2.7
Career 16 7 5 144 80 224 67 47 0.4 0.3 9.0 5.0 14.0 4.2 2.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hooper, Mark (19 May 2011). "Melbourne call up Evans". The West Australian. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Landsberger, Sam (16 May 2011). "Michael Evans in the mix for Melbourne". Herald Sun. Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Witham, Jennifer (21 May 2011). "Relieved Saints survive Dees". Australian Football League. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Niall, Jake (22 May 2011). "Saints take small steps to old form". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Peter (13 November 2014). "Contracted Demon Evans in a pickle after delisting". AFL.com.au (Bigpond). Retrieved 17 November 2014. 
  6. ^ Ryan, Peter (21 November 2014). "Demon Evans retires after rookie placement". AFL.com.au (Bigpond). Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  7. ^ http://afltables.com/afl/stats/players/M/Michael_Evans.html

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