Player #119

Appearances:

205

Starts:

205

Goals:

0

Seasons:

11

Albert Evans
Albert Evans

Source: Football card Albert Evans issued by Ogden’s Cigarettes under the General Interest series, 1902.

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Albert Evans
Albert Evans

Source: Football card Albert Evans issued by Ogden’s Cigarettes under the General Interest series, 1902.

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Albert Evans

Position

Full Back

From

1896-97

To

1906-07

IMAGE CREDIT

Albert Evans

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

205
22
31
30
32
33
4
18
15
5
15
0

Starts

205
22
31
30
32
33
4
18
15
5
15
0

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Goals

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Albert James Evans

Birth Date

Wednesday, 18 March 1874

Birth Place

Barnard Castle, County Durham

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Barnard Castle FC

From

For

Free

On

Unknown

Previous Clubs

Stortforth & West Auckland Schools |
Egglestone Abbey Boys |
Barnard Castle |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

West Bromwich Albion

For

Free

On

1907

Subsequent Clubs

1907-09 West Bromwich Albion |

Albert Evans
Albert Evans

Source: Football card Albert Evans issued by Ogden’s Cigarettes under the General Interest series, 1902.

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Albert Evans
Albert Evans

Source: Football card Albert Evans issued by Ogden’s Cigarettes under the General Interest series, 1902.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1896-07 Aston Villa, Free, 205 | 0 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

George Ramsay led Management Committee

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 7 November 1896

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 7 November 1896

Bury (h), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Did not score

Final Appearance

Saturday, 20 January 1906

Birmingham (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 20 January 1906

Honours

1896-97 League Champions |
1896-97 FA Cup Winners |
1898-99 League Champions |
1899-00 League Champions |
1904-05 FA Cup Winners |

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

22 March 1966, Aged 92

Albert Evans

Player #119 for Aston Villa, Albert James Evans, played as a full back for the club.

Albert represented Villa between 1896-97 and 1905-06.

Albert was born in Barnard Castle on 18th March 1874 and made his debut as a 22 year old on 7th November 1896.

Villa had signed Albert from Barnard Castle and he went on to represent the club 205 times over his 9 seasons at the club.

In his first season Albert helped Villa secure the league and cup double.

Overall, during his time with the Villa Albert won 7 major trophies: 3 League Championships in 1896-97, 1898-99 and 1899-00 as well as 2 FA Cups in 1896-97 and 1904-05 and 2 Charity Shields.

Albert played in 15 of 30 of Villa’s games in the 1896-97 Championship winning season and was an ever present in the victorious 1896-97 FA Cup campaign including the final, held at Crystal Palace in front of 65,891 people, as Villa recovered from a 2-1 deficit to beat Everton, 3-2.

By a twist of fate, as rival teams for the league title were involved in league matches on the afternoon of the 1896-97 FA Cup Final, results meant that Villa’s lead at the top of the table became unassailable.

Therefore, Villa became the only club to have won the League and FA Cup on the same day.

Albert made 29 appearances in the 1898-99 Championship winning season and 26 in the following year’s title.

Albert’s final game for Villa came on the 20th January 1906 aged 31 after which he moved to West Bromwich Albion.

Albert had played his entire Villa career under the George Ramsay led Management Committee.

Albert passed away in Warwick on the 22nd March 1966 aged 92.