Evans, Johnny

Birth Date

13th March 1938





Biographical Text

Johnny Evans played for Exeter City in the mid-1960s scoring just twice in a dozen appearances. He joined the club from Carlisle United and later played for Barnsley where he continued a career that was to total 113 goals from 312 league appearances.

He commenced his professional playing career by signing a contract with Liverpool in May 1958 but, without playing a first team match, moved on to Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic where he again failed to make a league appearance. Switching to Stockport County in October 1962, Johnny finally made his Football League debut as he went on to score twenty times from 52 league starts. Transferring to Carlisle United in February 1964, he continued to score regularly with 37 goals in 77 league appearances.

Having failed to sign Johnny during the summer of 1965, Exeter City eventually secured his services on transfer deadline day in March 1966 for a fee of £2,000 plus a further £500 if the club avoided relegation. Making his debut in the 2-2 home draw with Mansfield Town on 19 March 1966, he featured in 8 games that season without scoring as City were relegated. Remaining at St James’ Park into the following season, Johnny played in played in four consecutive matches in September 1966 scoring twice against Bradford City before being dropped. Asking for a transfer, he signed for Barnsley in November 1966 - for a small fee - where he enjoyed success scoring 54 league goals in 170 outings before retiring from the game at the end of the 1970/71 season.

Johnny Evans died in Liverpool on 6 January 2004.



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