Evans, Richard

Birth Date

12th April 1968


Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire



Biographical Text

Richard Evans, a loan signing from Bristol Rovers, scored twice in a five-match stay with Exeter City. He later played for Yeovil Town and gained sports science and physiotherapy qualifications before working alongside Roberto Martinez in various capacities for Swansea, Wigan, Everton, Belgium and Portugal. 

On the books of both Newport County and Cardiff City without appearing at first-team level, Richard had also played in Cyprus before joining Weymouth where he caught the eye of Bristol Rovers. Signing in a £30,000 deal in August 1991, Richard made fifteen league appearances for Rovers either side of a loan transfer to Exeter City in October 1992. 

Making his Grecians debut against Bournemouth on 3 October 1992, Richard scored City’s goal in a 1-1 draw and scored again in the win over Mansfield Town a fortnight later. Returning to Bristol Rovers after a month, Richard moved to Yeovil Town at the end of the season where he was to spend two years.

He then retired from playing to pursue a sports science degree at Loughborough University followed later by a physiotherapy course at Brunel University. Working initially as a physiotherapist at Swansea City, Richard became part of Roberto Martinez’s ‘backroom team’ as head of sport science at Wigan Athletic and head of performance at Everton. He later followed Martinez into international football taking on roles initially with Belgium and then Portugal. 







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