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Bob Evans

Sheffield United FC

4 appearances, 1 goal

P 4 W 3 D 1 L 0 F 8: A 2
88% successful

1911-12

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
360

Profile

Full name Robert Ernest Evans
Born 19 October 1885 in Chester, Cheshire [registered in Chester, December 1885].

Census Notes

based on the only Chester-born Robert Evans in 1885

According to the 1891 census, Robert is the only son and third child of five to Robert and Jane. They live at 7 Mold Junction in Saltney, Chester, along with the Rhoden children. His father was a loco engine driver. 

According to the 1901 census, Robert is a cabinet maker, still living with his parents and now six sisters, and his Rhoden cousins.  They all live at 67 Ewart Street in Saltney. His father is still a railway engine driver.

According to the 1911 census, Robert is a professional footballer now married to Lily with a six-month old daughter, also Lily, living at 31 Niell Road in Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield.

Notes Evans played for Wales because of his Welsh parents, but his parents were born in Chester, England, according to the census.  This census is based on the only Chester-born Robert Evans in 1885, and this one grew up in Saltney.
Married to Lily Agnes M. Harvey [registered in Chester, December 1908].
Died 28 November 1965 in Chester, aged 80 years x days [registered in Chester, December 1965].
Height/Weight 5' 11", 11st. 5lbs [1913].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began playing local football with Saltney Ferry FC and one league appearance for Chester FC in 1904, before signing for Wrexham AFC in 1905 in the Birmingham & District League.  Soon spotted by Aston Villa FC, whom he signed for in the summer of 1906 for £30 (16 league appearances, four goals).  Sheffield United FC signed Evans in 1908 for £1100+player (Peter Kyle) and retired during WWI after 204 league appearances, scoring 39 times. Although he did appear for Crichtons Athletic of the Cheshire County League, after his retirement.
Club honours FA Cup winner 1914-15;
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of four who became the 352nd players (355) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 108, 11 February 1911, England 2 Ireland 1, a British Championship match at The Baseball Ground, Shaftesbury Crescent, Derby, aged 25 years 112 days.
Last match No. 112, 11 March 1912, Wales 0 England 2, a British Championship match The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham, aged 26 years 140 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1910-11, 1911-12;
Team honours British Championships winners 1910-11, shared 1911-12;
Individual honours Wales (ten appearances, two goals, four times against England)
Distinctions "Evans, who has played for Wales, but whose birthplace has somewhat late in the day been discovered to have been without the Welsh border, is a good outside left".

Beyond England

Born of Welsh (see above) parents and an established international for the Principality until the England selectors discovered he actually hailed from Chester. Evans later worked for the ShellMex Oil company at Ellesmere Port and turned out for their [football] team. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.95.

 

Bob Evans - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 4 4 360 1 360 min 1 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Bob Evans - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 0 1 2.00 0.667 83.3 +2
Away 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All - British Championship 4 3 1 0 8 2 +6 0 2 2.00 0.50 87.5 +3

 

Bob Evans - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1910-11 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 0 1 2.00 0.667 83.3 +2
BC 1911-12 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 4 3 1 0 8 2 +6 0 2 2.00 0.50 87.5 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 4 3 1 0 8 2 +6 0 2 2.00 0.50 87.5 +3
All 4 3 1 0 8 2 +6 0 2 2.00 0.50 87.5 +3

 

Bob Evans - Match History
 Club: Sheffield United F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: F.A. International Select Committee - 4 full capsx

Age 25
1 108 11 February 1911 - England 2 Ireland 1, Baseball Ground, Shaftesbury Crescent, Derby BC HW Start ol
2 109 13 March 1911 - England 3 Wales 0, The Den, Cold Blow Lane, New Cross, London HW Start ol
3 110 1 April 1911 - England 1 Scotland 1, Goodison Park, Walton, Liverpool HD Start ol
Age 26
4 112 11 March 1912 - Wales 0 England 2, The Racecourse, Mold Road, Wrexham BC AW Start ol

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