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Name: Alun Evans  
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Date of Birth: 19th April 1983
Place of Birth: Caerphilly, Wales, UK
Profession: Actor
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Alun Evans (born Bewdley, Worcestershire, 30th April 1949) was a centre forward who made his name in the Liverpool side rebuilt by Bill Shankly at the start of the 1970s.

Evans was a skilful striker who had played for England at youth and under-23 level. When he outran and out-thought Liverpool captain Ron Yeats in a match in 1968 for his first club Wolves, Shankly liked what he saw. Evans duly joined for a huge 110,000 pounds. Despite his youth and Shankly's known desire to introduce new players gradually to the team, Evans was put straight into the side and stayed there until the end of the season. Evans scored seven goals in response.

The following year, Evans seemed set to become the replacement for Roger Hunt, who departed for Bolton Wanderers, but he struggled to maintain his early impact, possibly due to nerves.

In 1971 he fared better, scoring frequently at the start of the season but suffered from injury and ill-luck which forced him out of the team, including facial scarring after being attacked with broken glass in a nightclub. He got back in towards the end, scoring a magnificent equaliser against Merseyside rivals Everton as Liverpool came from behind to win their FA Cup semi-final. However, Evans played disappointingly in the final and was substituted midway through the second half. Liverpool lost 2-1 to Arsenal.

Evans didn't last much longer, departing for Aston Villa in 1972, and later joining Walsall. He ended his career in the USA and Australia, becoming a delivery driver and then a decorator after retiring from the game.

Evans was also a useful League cricketer and is presently in the Lancashire Over 50s squad as a wicket-keeper/batsman.

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