Adam Evans

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Adam George Evans (born 3 May 1994) is an Irish footballer who plays as a midfielder for League of Ireland First Division side Longford Town.

Adam Evans
Adam Evans and Jake Keegan.jpg
Adam Evans of Bohemians and Jake Keegan of Galway United in action at Eamon Deacy Park
Personal information
Full name Adam George Evans[1]
Date of birth (1994-05-03) 3 May 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Longford Town
Number 11
Youth career
Belvedere
2010–2012 Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Burnley 0 (0)
2012Droylsden (loan) 4 (1)
2013–2014 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2 (0)
2014–2016 Bohemians 35 (6)
2016–2018 Shelbourne 64 (15)
2019– Longford Town 13 (2)
National team
2013 Republic of Ireland U19 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 October 2019

CareerEdit

Born in Dublin, Evans joined the youth system of Burnley in 2010 on a two-year scholarship, having previously played for Irish side Belvedere.[2] He was part of the youth team that reached the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup in 2012, eventually losing to rivals Blackburn Rovers.[2] In May 2012, Evans signed a professional one-year contract following the completion of his scholarship.[3] In September 2012, Evans joined Conference North side Droylsden on an initial one-month loan.[4] He made his debut for the club in a 2–1 league defeat to Worcester City.[5] His first goal for the club, a superb shot from outside the box, earned the Bloods three points against Gloucester City in a 1–0 win.[6] His loan was later extended, with Evans playing his final game for Droylsden in December in a 5–1 defeat to Boston United.[5] He made a total of six appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring once. In May 2013, Evans was released by Burnley due to the expiry of his contract.[7]

In June 2013, he joined Scottish Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a free transfer.[7] His professional debut for the club came in January 2014, in a 1–0 away win at Aberdeen, where he replaced Billy McKay as a substitute.[8]
Though not included in the first team, Evans would spend his playing time at the club's reserve, making an impressive display.[9]

Evans was released by Inverness at the end of the 2013–14 season.[10]

After returning home, Evans immediately joined Bohemians in the League of Ireland Premier Division where he spent 2 years before making the short move to northside rivals Shelbourne in July 2016. Following two-and-a-half seasons with Shels, Evans moved to Longford Town in November 2018 ahead of the 2019 season.

International careerEdit

Evans has represented the Republic of Ireland at under-15, under-16 and under-19 level.[11] He made his debut for the under-19's in a friendly against Czech Republic in February 2013, which ended in a 2–1 win. He also played in the corresponding fixture a week later which finished 1–1.[12] His competitive debut came in the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship elite qualification match against Slovakia which ended in a 2–2 draw.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional retain lists & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. May 2013. p. 55. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Under 19 Squad". FAI. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Burnley youngsters handed pro contracts". Football League. 8 May 2012. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  4. ^ "Evans joins Coleman at Droylsden". Claretsmad. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Games played by Adam Evans in 2012/2013". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Needless red for Hogg adds insult to defeat for Gloucester City". Gloucester Citizen. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Premier League deal for released young Claret". Claretsmad. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Aberdeen 0–1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Fourteen for '14: Adam Evans, Inverness CT's new speedy forward". STV Sport. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Christie signs new ICT deal". Inverness Courier. Scottish Provincial Press. 16 May 2014. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  11. ^ "Ireland U16 beat Belgium in seven goal thriller". FAI. Archived from the original on 4 July 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  12. ^ "Republic of Ireland U19s draw with Czechs in friendly". FAI. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  13. ^ "Slovakia U19 2–2 Ireland U19". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 February 2014.

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