JONNY Evans became a member of a unique club in September 2006 when he made his International debut for Northern Ireland before he had even made a first-team appearance for Manchester United.
Manager Lawrie Sanchez showed enormous faith in the 18-year-old centre-back by giving him his first senior cap against a star-studded Spanish team who would go on to become European and World Champions inside four years of their visit to Belfast.
Evans did not disappoint though and gave a mature and composed performance at left-back in the memorable 3-2 victory over the Spaniards at Windsor Park in a EURO 2008 qualifier.
His first goal for his country did not arrive until his 16th appearance when he helped Northern Ireland to an impressive 3-2 World Cup qualifying success over Poland at Windsor Park in March 2009.
During his early development at Manchester United he was loaned out to their feeder club Royal Antwerp to gain vital first team experience. That was followed by two loan stints at Sunderland during which time he helped them back to the Premier League by winning the Championship title in 2007.
Evans, whose association with Manchester United started when he was just nine years old, won an array of honours in his 18 years with club including 3 Premier League titles, 2 League Cups and a FIFA Club World Cup in 2008.
However, after falling out of favour with manager Louis Van Gaal, he left Old Trafford in August 2015 to join International colleagues Gareth McAuley and Chris Brunt at West Bromwich Albion for a fee believed to be in the region of £6,000,000.
Due to a variety of injuries Evans only played in four of Northern Ireland’s EURO 2016 qualifiers for France. However, he won his 50th International cap in Northern Ireland's opening game at the tournament against Poland in Nice.
In June 2018 Evans signed a three-year deal with Premier League outfit Leicester City after moving from West Brom for a fee of £3.5 million.
|Position||Centre Back /Left Back|
|DOB||3rd January 1988|
|Place of Birth||Belfast|
|Height||6’2 / 1.88m|
|Weight||12.02 / 77kg|
|Debut||6th Sep 2006 v Spain (h) (won 3-2)|
Senior International Stats
FIFA World Cup Qualifying Stats