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Ian Evans
Personal information
Date of birth 30 January 1952 (1952-01-30) (age 58)
Place of birth Egham, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1974 Queens Park Rangers 39 (2)
1974–1979 Crystal Palace 137 (14)
1979–1983 Barnsley 102 (3)
1983–1984 Exeter City (loan) 4 (0)
1984 Cambridge United (loan) 1 (0)
National team
1975–1977 Wales 13 (1)
Teams managed
1989–1990 Swansea City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Evans (born 30 January 1952) is a Welsh former professional footballer and Wales international.


His first club was Queens Park Rangers and in September 1974 joined Crystal Palace where he quickly became a firm favourite with the clubs supporters. In October 1977 an appalling injury kept him out for over two years. In his time at Palace he played 163 games, scoring 16 goals and was capped 13 times for Wales. Other clubs included Barnsley, Exeter City and Cambridge United in a defensive role.[1]

After a 5 year spell as assistant manager to Steve Coppell at Crystal Palace he became manager of Swansea City from March 1989 to March 1990. Evans went on to be assistant coach to Mick McCarthy with the Republic of Ireland and helped McCarthy get the team to the 2002 World Cup finals in Japan and Korea. He subsequently worked as McCarthy's assistant coach at Sunderland and Wolves. After his role as assistant manager at Wolves he is now part of the scouting network at Wolves.


  1. ^ "Ian Evans". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 

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