Evans, Rhys

Birth Date

27th January 1982

Birthplace

Swindon

Occupation

Goalkeeper

Biographical Text

Rhys Evans started his career in 1998 at Chelsea, with whom he stayed until he was released in 2003, having never played a game.
However he had loan spells at Bristol Rovers (February 2000), Queens Park Rangers (November 2001 to April 2002) and Leyton Orient (August to November 2002).

In 2003 Rhys joined Swindon Town on a free transfer. After relegation to League Two at the end of the 2005/6 season, he joined Blackpool, but lost his place at the start of the 2007/8 season, following promotion to the Championship.

In October 2007 he joined League Two Bradford City on a month’s loan, before joining Millwall in January 2008 on a free transfer until the end of the season.
The 2008/9 season saw Rhys back at Bradford City on a permanent basis, but he was released at the end of the season as part of cost-cutting measures.
He spent the 2009/10 season at Bristol Rovers, joining Southend United the following season after being released by Rovers during the summer. He suffered the same fate after one season at Southend, joining Conference South Staines Town in the 2011/12 season.

June 2012 saw Rhys join Exeter City but he failed to establish himself as first choice goalkeeper and was released after one season to join Hereford United. May 2015 saw him take on a coaching role with the club.

He was sentenced to 120 hours unpaid work in November 2015  after attacking his wife, who he had split from, and her new boyfriend.


Rhys signed for Swindon Supermarine at the start of the 2018-19 season, having previously been goalkeeping coach at Wimborne Town and Salisbury City.

In October 2020, Rhys became goalkeeping coach at Barnet.

He has represented Engalnd at Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 level.

Appearances

4

Appearances as Substitute

1

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