Evans, Richard

Birth Date

12th April 1968


Ebbw Vale



Biographical Text

Formerly with Newport County and Cardiff City, Evans attended a coaching course in Cardiff along with officials from a Cypriot club, who signed him!

Evans is the son of Brian, who played for Swansea City and Hereford United as well as winning seven full caps for Wales.

On returning to England, Evans played for Weymouth and it was from there that he was signed by Bristol Rovers for £30,000 in August 1991.

He only made a handful of league appearances for them though, scoring one goal in 15 matches.

He moved to Exeter City on loan in October 1992 and scored on his debut in a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth at St James’ Park.

He was to net once more before returning to Bristol Rovers, in a 2-0 home win over Mansfield Town. Evans left Bristol Rovers for Yeovil Town in in the summer of 1993. He left Yeovil in 1995.

After retiring from playing professional football Evans studied towards a Sports science BSc (Hons) at Loughborough University (1997–1999) and later a Physiotherapy BSc Hons at Brunel University (2002–2005)

He held the position of Head Physiotherapist at Swansea City A.F.C. (1999–2009) and also Head of Sport Science at Wigan Athletic F.C. (2009–2013).

In 2013, he was appointed Head of Performance at Everton Football Club.

In August 2016, he joined the Belgium national football team backroom staff.






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