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Key Facts

Full name
Bernard Evans

Known as
Bernie Evans

20 August 1957 (age 66)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 20y 224d
Last game: 31y 21d

Height and weight
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg

Senior clubs
Port Melbourne; Sydney; Carlton

Jumper numbers
Sydney: 15
Carlton: 15

Recruited from
Sydney (1986)

Bernie Evans

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
Port MelbourneVFA1975-197729

AFL: 8,958th player to appear, 803rd most games played, 266th most goals kickedSydney: 1,054th player to appear, 75th most games played, 21st most goals kickedCarlton: 933rd player to appear, 411th most games played, 177th most goals kicked

Bernie Evans was a highly skilled rover and half forward who began his senior career with 29 games for Port Melbourne between 1975 and 1977. In 1978 he joined South Melbourne where he produced consistently brilliant football over 148 VFL games in eight seasons. He also booted 212 goals, and won the club's best and fairest award in 1984. However, he was not happy with South's relocation to Sydney, refusing to leave Melbourne, and in 1986 he was cleared to Carlton. Evans' 37 games (for 45 goals) in three seasons with the Blues included the losing Grand Final of 1986 against Hawthorn, but he missed Carlton's winning Grand Final the following year through suspension.

Author - John Devaney


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