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Key Facts

Full name
Charles Edward Francis Evans

Known as
Charlie Evans

Born
7 January 1942

Died
16 September 2021 (aged 79)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 18y 156d
Last game: 22y 228d

Height and weight
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 78 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; South Melbourne; Williamstown

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 42, 28
South Melbourne: 17

Recruited from
Footscray (1964)

Charlie Evans

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1960-19634200.0057%13.005.3314
South MelbourneV/AFL1964800.0013%0
WilliamstownVFA1965-196719150.79
V/AFL1960-19645000.0050%13.005.3314
VFA1965-196719150.79
Total1960-196769150.22

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 7,171st player to appear, 4,302nd most games played, 12,074th most goals kickedFootscray: 480th player to appear, 296th most games played, 941st most goals kickedSouth Melbourne: 884th player to appear, 882nd most games played, 1,337th most goals kicked

Recruited locally by Footscray, Charlie Evans was an extremely capable defender who played 42 games without kicking a goal for the Dogs between 1960 and 1963. He lined up in a back pocket, and was one of Footscray’s best, in the 1961 grand final loss to Hawthorn. At his peak in 1961-2 he ran fifth in the Brownlow voting in the former year, and was selected to represent Victoria in the latter.

Evans crossed to South Melbourne in 1964 after losing his place in the back pocket to Ray Walker. After playing just eight times for the year, once again without registering a goal, he transferred to Williamstown in the VFA where he added a final 19 appearances from 1965 to 1967 whilst registering the only 15 goals of his career.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.