Gareth Evans
Gareth Evans
see also: Gareth Evans (opposition manager) →
Gareth Evans
● Gareth Evans, 1996 (HA)

born in England

Gareth John Evans was born on Saturday, 14th January, 1967, in Coventry.

The 5' 7½ (11st 6lbs) forward signed for Murdo MacLeod's Thistle on Friday, 9th August, 1996, having most recently been with Hibernian.

Aged 29, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 10th August, 1996, in a 3-1 win (aet) at home to Queen's Park in the Challenge Cup.

Gareth scored his first two goals for Thistle on Tuesday, 13th August, 1996, in a 3-0 win at home to Forfar Athletic in the League Cup.

He scored the last of his 18 goals on Saturday, 9th May, 1998, in a 3-1 defeat at home to Ayr United in the SFL First Division.

That turned out to be his last game for the club, having appeared as a Jag on 59 occasions.

Gareth's club-list included Coventry City, Rotherham United, Hibernian, Stoke City, Northampton Town, Partick Thistle, Airdrieonians and Alloa Athletic.

Bio Extra

Arrived at Firhill with David Farrell as part of the deal that took Ian Cameron to Hibs. A steady if not prolific scorer with Hibs he was soon among the goals for Thistle comfortably Thistle's top scorer with 13 goals. Sadly his second season with Thistle was badly marred by injury, He was missing for several months and by the time he returned Thistle were staring relegation in the face. Evans played his part with 5 goals but it wasn't enough to save Thistle. He joined Airdrie following the inevitable Firhill clear out that followed relegation.


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