Evans, Rhys

Birth Date

27th January 1982





Biographical Text

Goalkeeper Rhys Evans played a handful of games for Exeter City in the 2012/13 season. Starting at Chelsea he played most of his football for Swindon Town and Bradford City. He joined non-league Hereford after Exeter. 

Rhys started his career in 1998 at Chelsea where - although he represented England at under-18, under-20 and under-21 level - he never played a first-team game before his release in 2003. He did, however, spend time on loan at Bristol Rovers, Queens Park Rangers and Leyton Orient. After Stamford Bridge, Rhys joined Swindon Town where he played 120 league games prior to signing for Blackpool in 2006. He then moved to Bradford City on loan in October 2007 before joining Millwall on a  free transfer in January 2008. 

Staying just a few months at the New Den, Rhys was then a virtual ever-present for Bradford City in 2008/09 before being released - as part of a cost-cutting exercise - to spend a season at Bristol Rovers followed by another at Southend United. Leaving Roots Hall in May 2011, Rhys then played a season for Staines Town prior to signing for Exeter City in June 2012. 

At St James Park, Rhys was very much second-choice behind Artur Krysiak and he didn’t make his debut until the game at Barnet on 2 October 2012. Thereafter he only played in another four games up until February 2013. Rhys was then released in May 2013 and subsequently signed for the now non-league Hereford United.

Rhys remained at Hereford for several seasons taking up a coaching role with the club in May 2015 ahead of playing for WImborne Town, Royal Wootton Bassett Town and Swindon Supermarine. Rhys became a goalkeeping coach at Barnet in 2020.    


Exeter City

League 5



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