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Ivor Evans (footballer, born 1966)

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Ivor Evans
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-01-23) 23 January 1966 (age 55)
Place of birth Labasa, Fiji
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
–1986 Labasa F.C.
1986–1987 Ba F.C.
1987 St. Louis Steamers
1987–1995, 1997 Vancouver 86ers 221 (47)
1991Nadi F.C.
1995– Richmond FC Olympics
–2007 Tanoa
2008 Bilolevu
National team
1985 Fiji Under-20 4 (2)
1985–1988 Fiji 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ivor Evans is a Fijian retired midfielder.

Club career

Ivor Evans started his career in his hometown team Labasa F.C.,[1] and then he played for Fiji giants Ba F.C..[2] In 1987, he arrived in North America. Primarily he got a brief spell with MISL team St. Louis Steamers, but he didn't play any match.[3] Next he was selected by Vancouver 86ers in an open trial.[4] He has been playing during his career for Vancouver 86ers, in Canadian Soccer League, in American Professional Soccer League and in the A-League from 1987 to 1997.[5] He played 221 matches and scored 47 goal for Vancouver 86ers.[6]

In 1991, he had a brief spell with Fijian side Nadi F.C..[7] From 1995/1996 season, while playing for Vancouver 86ers in A-League, Ivor Evans started to play also for Richmond Rangers FC, an Indo-Canadian team of the Vancouver Metro Soccer League, an amateur league operating in British Columbia, primarily in the Lower Mainland area.[8]

Afterwards Ivor Evans has played in FSLGV, a soccer league of the Fijian Community in Vancouver, for Tanoa[9] and Bilolevu. In April 2008, 17, while playing for Bilolevu, he has been disqualified for 3 years until 2011.[10]


Ivor was named twice in the CSL All-Star team in 1990[11] and in 1991,[12] and once in APSL All-Star Team in 1993.[13]

International career

He has represented the under-20 Fiji national football team in 1985 in the Oceania U-20 Youth Cup.[14] He played 4 matches and scored twice, and he was sent-off in the fourth match against Taiwan.

In June 1985 he has played with the senior national team in three friendly matches against New Zealand.[15] Ivor played twice in the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the knockout matches against Australia. Surprisingly Fiji won the home match 1–0, but lost the return match 5–1 (5–2 on aggregate) and didn't advance to the next round.[16]

Career statistics

Club Year League Apps Goals
Vancouver 86ers 1987 CSL
Vancouver 86ers 1988 CSL 9
Vancouver 86ers 1989 CSL
Vancouver 86ers 1990 CSL 8[17]
Vancouver 86ers 1991 CSL
Vancouver 86ers 1992 CSL
Vancouver 86ers 1993 APSL 23 4[18]
Vancouver 86ers 1994 APSL 1[19]
Vancouver 86ers 1995 A-League
Vancouver 86ers 1997 A-League


Ivor's son, whose name is also Ivor, was a youth player of Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[20]


  1. ^ http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?ref=archive&id=130952 Naitasiri at heart for Canada-based Adrakar
  2. ^ http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=58834 Soccer turns down request
  3. ^ http://www.nasljerseys.com/MISL/Rosters/Steamers.Roster.htm#8788 St. Louis Steamers 1987–88
  4. ^ http://www.canadasoccer.com/news/viewArtical.asp?Press_ID=1589 Whitecaps Announce Dates of 2004 Men's Player Combine
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) All Time Vancouver Whitecaps player and coach registry
  6. ^ http://www.whitecapsfc.com/files/PDF/june-20-at-montreal.pdf[permanent dead link] Vancouver Career Leaders
  7. ^ http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=161427 Ivor is back
  8. ^ http://www.yourlibrary.ca/community/richmondreview/archive/RR19980422/Moresports.html Indo Canadians reach soccer's pinnacle
  9. ^ http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=70020 Ex-Fiji coach in winning form
  10. ^ http://fijiansoccer.com/disciplinary08.cfm FSLGV Disciplinary 2008
  11. ^ http://homepages.sover.net/~spectrum/year/1990.html Archived 13 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine The Year in American Soccer, 1990
  12. ^ http://homepages.sover.net/~spectrum/year/1991.html Archived 28 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine The Year in American Soccer, 1991
  13. ^ http://homepages.sover.net/~spectrum/year/1993.html Archived 17 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine The Year in American Soccer, 1993
  14. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tableso/oc-u20-85.html Oceania U-20 Youth Cup 1985
  15. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesn/nz-intres-det80.html#85 New Zealand International Matches – Details 1980–1989
  16. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/intldetails/1988o.html 1988 Matches of Oceania on Rsssf.com
  17. ^ http://homepages.sover.net/~spectrum/year/1990.html Archived 13 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine The Year in American Soccer, 1990
  18. ^ http://a-leaguearchive.tripod.com/1993/stats93.htm#Vancouver APSL 1993 Season
  19. ^ http://a-leaguearchive.tripod.com/1994/results94.htm APSL 1994 Season
  20. ^ http://www.whitecapsfc.com/archive/news2471.aspx Archived 6 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine Championship Preview #4 – Whitecaps U14 Boys
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