Evans, Crad

Birth Date

13th July 1883





Biographical Text

Peter Caradoc '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. 

Crad was born in Wrexham in 1883 and began his career with his hometown club before moving to the Torquay area in 1904 where he initially played for Ellacombe. Switching to the newly-formed Torquay Town, he was top goalscorer in five of the following seasons. The 1911 census records Crad as working as a piano mechanic.

Appearing as an amateur, Crad made six Southern League appearances (scoring twice) for Plymouth Argyle between April 1908 and October 1909. He then performed on a similar basis for Exeter City and made a goalscoring debut in the 2-1 home win over Leyton on 18 December 1909. Retaining his place for the two Christmas games against Argyle, Crad scored in the home game on 27 December. 

Making no further appearances for the Grecians, Crad played  for the Welsh amateur international team in a match against England at Huddersfield Town’s ground in February 1910 (with some record books recording him as a representative of Exeter City at the time) and, in 1921, became Torquay United's first-ever manager following the merger between Babbacombe and Torquay Town.

Crad died in South Devon in 1949.







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