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Allan Evans (footballer)

Allan Evans (footballer)
Personal information
Full nameAllan James Evans
Date of birth12 October 1956(age 60)
Place of birthDunfermline, Scotland
Playing positionDefender

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Allan James Evans, (born 12 October 1956 in Dunfermline, Scotland) is a former Scottish footballer who played for Dunfermline Athletic (1973 77), Aston Villa (1977 89), Leicester City (1989 90) and Darlington (1990 91). A central defender, Evans won the league title in 1980/1 and was part of Villa's 1982 European Cup winning team. He was later club captain and helped them win promotion back to the First Division in 1988, and returned to be assistant manager in 1995.

He finished his playing career with short, uneventful spells at Leicester City and Darlington before retiring in 1991.

Evans also won four caps for Scotland, and was a member of the country's 1982 World Cup squad.

On 19 May 2007, Evans was appointed as a youth team coach at Plymouth Argyle F.C.

Evans is the first team coach of Truro College's football academy.

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