Don McEvoy

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Don McEvoy
Personal information
Full name Donald William McEvoy
Date of birth (1928-12-03)3 December 1928
Place of birth Golcar, Yorkshire, England
Date of death 9 October 2004(2004-10-09) (aged 75)
Place of death Halifax, England
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1949–1954 Huddersfield Town 148 (3)
1954–1958 Sheffield Wednesday 105 (1)
1958–1960 Lincoln City 23 (0)
1960–1962 Barrow 74 (1)
Total 350 (5)
Teams managed
1962–1964 Halifax Town
1964–1967 Barrow
1967–1968 Grimsby Town
1968–1970 Southport
1970–1971 Barrow
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Donald William McEvoy (3 December 1928 – 9 October 2004) was a professional footballer, who played principally for Huddersfield Town, his home-town club, and Sheffield Wednesday and latterly for Lincoln City and Barrow, who were then in the Fourth Division. He later went on to manage Halifax Town, Barrow (twice), Grimsby Town and Southport.

After local league football he signed for Huddersfield as an amateur in 1945, turned professional in September 1947 and made his debut in the first team in October 1949. After a short spell at centre forward he became a formidable centre-half for the remainder of his career. He was in promoted sides at both Huddersfield and Sheffield and led Barrow to their only promotion in the Football League. He retired from playing after the 1961–62 season and from management in 1971. His sole representative honour was to play for the FA in a 3–1 win against the Army in November 1953.

There is a good summary of his career on the give me football website. Further details are in the references.


  • Huddersfield Town: A Complete Record 1910–1990, Terry Frost, Breedon Books 1990
  • Huddersfield Town, 75 Years On. G.S. Binns, Huddersfield Town AFC, 1984
  • 99 Years and Counting - Huddersfield Town Centenary History by A.Hodgson, G.&I. Thomas and J.Ward, Huddersfield Town AFC, 2007
  • Don McEvoy, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database