Dennis Evans
Dennis Evans

Dennis Evans

Long-serving left back Dennis Evans was ever-present for Arsenal in 1955/56.

A former Wolves amateur, he played for Ellesmere Port before moving to Highbury for £1,500 in January 1951.

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Name Dennis Evans
Arsenal Career 1951 - 1963
Position:
Appearances 207 (207 starts, 0 as a sub)
Goals 12

Evans made his league debut in Arsenal's goalless draw at home to Huddersfield in August 1953 and represented London in the 1957 Fairs Cup.

The defender helped the Gunners win the Football Combination title in his second season of 1952/53.

He completed National Service with the Army, where he also played representative matches.

Helping the Gunners finish third in the top flight in 1958/59, Evans scored 10 goals in 189 First Division games until a broken ankle ended his career in May 1963.

It was the second of two fractured ankles for Evans, who also missed 10 months of the 1960/61 season with a similar problem.

He was briefly a coach at Arsenal, then a warehouse manager, trainer-coach at Luton Town and a private hire chauffeur. He died in February 2000.

(With thanks to Leigh Edwards)