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Key Facts

Full name
Roy Evans

Known as
Roy Evans

Born
10 November 1913

Died
17 July 1987 (aged 73)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 195d
Last game: 25y 198d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 69 kg

Senior clubs
Yarraville; Footscray

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 24, 9

Recruited from
Yarraville (1936)

Roy Evans

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Yarraville
FootscrayV/AFL1936-193949150.3141%17.835.007
Total1936-193949150.31

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 4,375th player to appear, 4,299th most games played, 4,180th most goals kickedFootscray: 209th player to appear, 255th most games played, 316th most goals kicked

After a long career with Yarraville, highlighted by participation in the club's inaugural VFA premiership win in 1935, Roy Evans crossed to VFL side Footscray in 1936. Although his career with the Bulldogs was comparatively brief - just 49 games in four seasons - he enjoyed the distinction, in 1938, of captaining the club's first ever VFL finals team. It was not a memorable match for the 'Scray, however, as they were unceremoniously bundled out of finals contention by Collingwood, which won by 41 points, 18.9 (117) to 10.16 (76). Evans, who also skippered Footscray in 1939, was a tall, lithe wingman or centreman who moved gracefully and boasted excellent judgement.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

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