Evans, Crad

Birth Date

23rd September 1883





Biographical Text

PC 'Crad' Evans, a Welsh Amateur international, briefly played in the Southern League for Exeter City during 1909/10 having joined from Torquay Town. He also played for Plymouth Argyle and was later player-manager of Torquay United. 

Evans was born in Wrexham in 1883 and began his career with his hometown club. Evans moved to the Torquay area in 1904 from Wales, joining Ellacombe Football Club before moving to the newly formed Torquay Town side. He was Torquay's top goalscorer in five of the following seasons.

Although an amateur when he played in Exeter City first team, Evans made an instant impression by scoring on his debut in a 2-1 home win over Leyton in December 1909 in the Southern League. The former Plymouth Argyle and Ellacombe player, retained his place for the next two matches against his former team, Argyle, in the 1-0 defeat at Home Park and the 2-4 defeat in the return meeting at St James’ Park two days later, in which Evans was on target once again.

Evans played for the Welsh amateur international team in a match against England at Huddersfield Town’s ground in February 1910 and, in 1921, became Torquay United's first ever manager following the merger between Babbacombe and Torquay Town.







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