Bobby Evans

Celtic hero Bobby Evans was born in Glasgow on 16 July 1927, and passed away on 1 September 2001, aged 74.

Bobby began playing football for Glasgow Junior side Pollok FC. He then joined Celtic during 1944 from other Glasgow junior side St.Anthony’s. He started out his Celtic career as a forward, but it wasn’t until manager Jimmy McGrory moved him back to right-half that Evans became a Celtic great. Unmistakable with his red hair, he was probably the first to wear his shirt out of his shorts, his trademark. His stamina, determination and sheer will-to-win were regarded by many as exceptional.

Celtic’s long-awaited Scottish Cup victory of 1951 and the historic Saint Mungo Cup win of the same summer gave Evans his first taste of major success. He then went on to give the sustained performance of a lifetime throughout the unexpectedly triumphant Coronation Cup run two years later. In the final, Evans was regarded by many as simply sublime, as he played the great Lawrie Reilly out of the game and fittingly instigated the move that led to Jimmy Walsh’s clinching strike in the 2–0 defeat of favourites Hibernian.

Evans was the first Celtic captain to lift the League Cup in 1956 and he famously helped defend it a year later against Rangers in what will forever be known as Hampden in the sun. He made 535 appearances for Celtic and scored 10 goals in 16 years with the club. During this time he won 48 caps for Scotland. Evans also won 25 caps for the Scottish League XI, the most of any player.

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The Celt · Aug 14

The stats of 1950/51

The Celt · Jul 28

War Stats 1945/46

The Celt · Jul 26

War Stats 1944/45

The Celt · Jul 8

The first post-war trophy

Celtic’s VE Day – How the very first Trophy of the Post-War Era was won

ACSOM · May 1

Tom Campbell with A Celtic State of Mind – Those legends I have met: Jimmy Quinn, Willie Fernie, Bobby Evans, Billy McNeill…

The Celtic Star of the Decade – 1950-1959, Bobby Evans, Celtic’s Forgotten Hero

ACSOM · Dec 21, 2019

The 500 Club with A Celtic State of Mind – Martin Donaldson’s Tribute to Bobby Evans

The Celtic Blog · Jul 16, 2019

An Unsung Hero: Celebrating The Life Of Bobby Evans.

Celtic Underground · Jan 14, 2019

Bobby Evans Interview

The Celtic Star · Dec 30, 2018

Jim Craig – From Celtic Star to the club’s maintenance electrician

The Celtic Star · Sep 17, 2018

Jim Craig – Remembering Celtic’s Jackie Millsopp

History Bhoys Abroad · Jul 30, 2018

History Bhoys Abroad – 47 – Celtic and World War II

The Celtic Star · Jul 16, 2018

Jim Craig – Bobby Evans, Celtic’s Forgotten Hero

The Celtic Star · Mar 4, 2018

‘If you SNOW your history’, The Celtic Star’s new columnist Tom Campbell

The Celtic Star · Feb 19, 2018

Bobby Evans, a Celtic treasure, a forgotten hero

Celtic Quick News · Jan 18, 2018

‘If You Know Your History’, Tom Campbell and Bertie Auld on One of Celtic’s Greatest Ever Players

ETims · May 12, 2017

Bobby Evans And the Coronation Cup

Celtic Quick News · May 2, 2017

‘Bobby Evans? Forgotten? He’s My Celtic Hero,’ Bertie Auld

Celtic Quick News · Apr 28, 2017

A Celtic Treasure, A Forgotten Hero

Celtic Quick News · Mar 24, 2017

Bobby Evans, A Celtic Legend No Longer Forgotten

Celtic Quick News · Mar 6, 2017

Bobby Evans – Celtic’s Forgotten Hero

Celtic FC · May 20, 2016

The Celtic story of Bobby Evans

The Shamrock · Nov 7, 2014

Celtic Snippets – Bobby Evans and a Citizen’s arrest

The Shamrock · Mar 7, 2014

‘Tic Toons – Bobbbbbbbby Evaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaans!!!

Jim Craig CSC · Aug 22, 2012

If You Know The History: 22nd August Charlie Gallagher Debut

Jim Craig CSC · Aug 22, 2012

If You Know The History: 22nd August 22nd August Charlie Gallagher Debut

Jim Craig CSC · Jul 15, 2012

If You Know The History – 16th July Bobby Evans born Glasgow 1927

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