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Tony Evans (footballer)

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Full nameAnthony Evans
Date of birth11 January 1954(age 62)
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Playing positionForward

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Anthony "Tony" Evans (born 11 January 1954) is an English former professional footballer.

Evans was born in Liverpool. He played as a forward for clubs including Cardiff City, for whom he made well over 100 appearances, and Birmingham City, for whom he was leading scorer in the 1981 82 season.

Evans scored a hat-trick for Birmingham City against Manchester City in September 1981. This was the last top-flight hat-trick for Birmingham City until Mikael Forssell scored three against Tottenham Hotspur in 2008.

He then spent 21 games of the 1983-84 season with Crystal Palace, scoring seven goals - all of them away from home - to ensure their safety in the Second Division.

On retiring from football, he became a social worker, setting up the "Midnight League" to give young people an opportunity to play organised football at night as a diversion from possibly less constructive activities.




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