Jonny Evans

Jonny Evans

Leicester City's new Club captain Jonny Evans is a respected and experienced presence at King Power Stadium.
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Full Name
Jonny Evans
Northern Ireland
Date of Birth
3 January 1988
6'2" (188cm)
12st 2lbs (77kg)
Professional Debut
13 January 2008

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Evans signed for City in July 2018 after three years at West Bromwich Albion. The Northern Irishman established himself as an important part of Leicester’s defence in 2018/19, featuring 27 times across all competitions during his first season on Filbert Way.

At the end of 2020/21, on the other hand, Evans took his tally of appearances for the Foxes over a century - including the Emirates FA Cup Final in May 2021. Although forced to withdraw early on through injury, Leicester went on to defeat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley - lifting the iconic trophy for the first time.

Born in Belfast, Evans started his career at Old Trafford as an academy graduate after being scouted at the age of nine.

He spent the early part of his career on loan to Belgian club Royal Antwerp, with future team-mate Danny Simpson, before winning the 2006/07 Championship title on loan with Sunderland – again alongside Simpson.

After another loan spell with the Black Cats, Evans returned to Manchester United in 2008 and made his league debut for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side against Chelsea during a 1-1 draw in September of that year.

He went on to play 196 games for the Red Devils in all competitions, winning three Premier League titles, two League Cups, one FIFA Club World Cup and four Community Shields during a trophy-laden career in Manchester.

At West Brom, he featured 96 times in all competitions, scoring five goals, before the Midlanders were relegated to the Championship.

The three-time Premier League-winning centre-back, who can also operate as a left-back, joined the Baggies from United in 2015, and built an impressive reputation as a defender who is just as good on the ball as he is in the air.

Evans is the second most decorated player in Northern Irish history with 11 club trophies to his name, only former Foxes midfielder Neil Lennon won more as a player. 

The defender is closing in on a century of caps for his country and has added his name to the scoresheet on four occasions, with his first coming in a 3–2 win over Poland in 2010 World Cup qualifying. 

His debut came back in 2006 during a famous 3-2 win over Spain and he also featured during their first-ever UEFA European Championships campaign, at the 2016 tournament in France.

Evans played all four games as Northern Ireland reached the last-16, before being knocked out by eventual semi-finalists Wales. 

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