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Bobby Evans

Bobby Evans

Clubs played for: Celtic, Chelsea, Newport County, Greenock Morton, Third Lanark, Raith Rovers (1944-1968)

Born: 1927

Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Position: Centre-half

Biography: A legend North of the Border by the time The Blues paid £12,000, even though he was clearly past his best. At 33, he still managed to give the club a season's good service before leaving to become the player manager of Newport County. He once acted as a back up singer to Bing Crosby during a pre season tour with Celtic when they were travelling on the same ship. Returned to Scotland where he died in September 2001 aged 74 in Cumbernauld, after suffering from Parkinson's disease.

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Evans, Bobby I lived next to Bobby and his lovely family when he came to Newport to manage Newport County.
It was he and my friendship with his son Bobby Jnr that started my support and love for the club. Bobby would take us to the matches at Somerton Park. Bobby was a great player and a true gentleman and I can only hope that his son Bobby is well and can remember our friendship. call me on 01633378144.
13-02-19 Malcolm Richards

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