McEvoy, Andy

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Andy McEvoy

Andy McEvoy

Clubs played for: Blackburn Rovers

Biography: A native of Dublin before joining Blackburn Rovers in 1956.An unremarkable defender before manager 'Jolly' Jack Marshall switched him & another defensive player Fred Pickering up front. In the 1963/64 season he was the first divisions leading scorer with 32 goals & the next he did the same sharing the honour with Jimmy Greaves with 29 goals.Most were plundered from inside the area.Blackburn were relegated in 1966 & after a season in Division 2 he returned to Ireland & joined Limerick F.C. He continued to play part time whilst working as a tram driver.Later he managed Bray Wanderers & played a major role in the clubs accession to the League Of Ireland. He died in 1994 aged 55.

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McEvoy, Andy The night before he played for Blackburn in a cup replay v chesterfield me and my dad met him on the bus as he was returning to his digs and generously he paid our fares which was 4d and 2d at the time. He was my idol as a lad so humble and shy. What would he be worth today?
05-11-17

McEvoy, Andy The night before he played for Blackburn in a cup replay v chesterfield me and my dad met him on the bus as he was returning to his digs and generously he paid our fares which was 4d and 2d at the time. He was my idol as a lad so humble and shy. What would he be worth today?
31-10-17

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