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Don McEvoy

Personal information
Full nameDonald William McEvoy
Date of birth3 December 1928
Place of birthGolcar, Yorkshire, England
Date of death9 October 2004(age 75)
Place of deathHalifax, England
Playing positionDefender

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Donald William "Don" McEvoy (3 December 1928 9 October 2004) was a professional footballer, who played principally for Huddersfield Town, his home-town club, and Sheffield Wednesday and latterly for Lincoln City and Barrow, who were then in the Fourth Division. He later went on to manage Halifax Town, Barrow (twice), Grimsby Town and Southport.

After local league football he signed for Huddersfield as an amateur in 1945, turned professional in September 1947 and made his debut in the first team in October 1949. After a short spell at centre forward he became a formidable centre-half for the remainder of his career. He was in promoted sides at both Huddersfield and Sheffield and led Barrow to their only promotion in the Football League. He retired from playing after the 1961-62 season and from management in 1971. His sole representative honour was to play for the FA in a 3-1 win against the Army in November 1953.

There is a good summary of his career on the football website. Further details are in the references.


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