Jonny Evans

Jonathan Grant Evans (born 3 January 1988) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Manchester United and the Northern Ireland national team.

Evans started his career at Manchester United and progressed through the club's academy. He went on loan to Royal Antwerp and Sunderland to gain first-team experience before making his Manchester United first-team debut in the 2007–08 League Cup. He became a regular first-team squad member the following season, playing almost 200 matches for Manchester United and winning three Premier League titles amongst a host of other honours in an eight-year spell; however, he fell out of favour at the club under manager Louis van Gaal and left for West Bromwich Albion in 2015. After West Brom's relegation three years later, Evans signed for Leicester City, with whom he won the FA Cup in 2021. Following Leicester City's relegation in 2023, Evans was released and returned to his former club Manchester United on a one-year contract.

Evans is the second-most decorated player in Northern Irish football history. He has played over 100 matches for the Northern Ireland national team, and was ever-present in the team's run to the round of 16 at UEFA Euro 2016. Provided by Wikipedia

by Evans, Jonny
Published 2023
Cambridge University Press