Stephen Evans (footballer)
|Full name||Stephen James Evans|
|Date of birth||25 September 1980|
|Place of birth||Caerphilly, Wales|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|2001||→ Swansea City (loan)||6||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:30, 21 June 2010 (UTC).
Evans began his career as a trainee with Crystal Palace, turning professional in August 1998. He had previously has trials with Norwich City and Cardiff City before being signed by Palace. Evans' league debut came for Palace on 6 February 1999 when he was a late substitute, for Leon McKenzie in a 1-1 draw at home to Birmingham City. He made four further substitute appearances later that season. The following season he played just twice, against Crewe Alexandra in the league and against Colchester United in the League Cup.
He missed most of the 2000-01 season through injury, returning for the final game of the season as a late substitute for Wayne Carlisle in a 4-2 win away to Portsmouth. Evans joined Swansea City on loan in November 2001, playing six times in the league and twice in the FA Cup. He returned to Crystal Palace, but was allowed to join Brentford on a free transfer in March 2002. He was released by Brentford in May 2004.
He joined Woking in August 2004 after a successful trial, leaving to join Crawley Town in January 2007. He struggled to establish himself at Crawley, particularly after his namesake, the manager Steve Evans took over and joined Llanelli in January 2008. He went on to score twice in 7 appearances that season and also played in Llanelli's Welsh Cup final defeat to Bangor City.
2008-2009 started with Steve's European debut, winning a throw in that led to Llanelli's winning goal against Ventspils in the Champions league, the Reds however lost the away leg 4-0 to crash out on aggregate. He played a key part in Llanelli's season, netting 7 goals in 30 appearances but left the club in June 2009 following the departure of manager Peter Nicholas. However, he returned to the club in November 2009 and made seven appearances during the 2009–10 season before leaving the club for a second time in June 2010, joining Carmarthen Town.
- Barry Hugman's Footballers - Steve Evans
- "Defender signs for Swansea". BBC Sport. 2001-11-08. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
- "Evans leads Bees exodus". BBC Sport. 2004-05-13. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
- "Woking snap up Evans". BBC Sport. 2004-08-05. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
- "Llanelli snap up midfielder Evans". BBC Sport. 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-12-03.
- "Morgan adds two more to old gold squad". welsh-premier.com. 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2010-06-21.