Tim Evans (footballer)
Tim Evans (born 13 August 1953) is a former Australian rules football player who played for Port Adelaide in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and Geelong in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
|Date of birth||13 August 1953|
|Place of birth||Tasmania|
|Original team(s)||Penguin (NWFU)|
|Height||189 cm (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||96 kg (212 lb)|
|Position(s)||Full forward, half back|
|1975–1986||Port Adelaide||232 (1019) |
|Representative team honours|
|1979–1983||South Australia||10 (41)|
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1986.
|Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com|
Evans was recruited by Geelong in 1971, where he spent four seasons at half back.
Port Adelaide (1975-1986)Edit
In 1975, he joined Port Adelaide and went on to play 232 games for the club. He won the club's goalkicking with 64 that year.
After a season used in defense, he was moved to full forward in 1977 by coach John Cahill and was an immediate success, leading the league with 87 goals, including 7 in Port Adelaide's Grand Final win over Glenelg. He repeated the performance in 1978, kicking 90 for the season.
Evans first kicked over 100 goals in 1980 when he kicked a then SANFL record 146 goals, and would win the leagues inaugural Ken Farmer Medal in 1981 kicking 98 for the season.
Evans retired at the end of the 1986 season. He had kicked 1,019 goals, the second highest total in SANFL history behind North Adelaide's Ken Farmer (who kicked 1,419 between 1929 and 1941), and 1,045 in his career.
He played in Port Adelaide's 1977 and 1979-81 premiership teams as well as playing full back in the losing 1976 Grand Final to Sturt in front of the SANFL record crowd of 66,897 at Football Park, and also in the losing 1984 Grand Final.
Evans topped the SANFL's goalkicking six times, and was Port's leading goalkicker ten times.
He was an inaugural inductee into the South Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2002 and was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Tim Evans is also a Port Adelaide Life Member, an SANFL player Life Member (for having played 200 games) and was selected at full forward in Port Adelaide's Greatest Team of players from 1870-2000.
- These totals refer to premiership matches (home-and-away and finals matches) only.
- Devaney, J. "Tim Evans (Geelong and Port Adelaide)". Accessed 13 October 2010.
- Tim Evans's playing statistics from AFL Tables