Date of birth
George Evans joined the Royals in January 2016 from Premier League giants, Manchester City.
Greater Manchester born and bred, Evans had been on the books with City since the age of six. He rose through the ranks in their Academy to make his first team debut as a substitute in the Capital One Cup against Sunderland in 2015/16.
Before becoming a first team player with City, Evans’ first taste of competitive football came as an 18-year-old loanee with Crewe Alexander. He then added to that experience with a spell with Scunthorpe before returning to the Etihad that summer.
After having made his debut in the City first team, the nest stage in Evans’ career was a loan spell with Walsall where he spent the first half of 2015/16. He represented the Saddlers on 16 ocasions, and was an instrumental cog in their FA Cup run which saw Sean O’Driscoll’s men reach the Fourth Round for the first time in the space of a decade.
The Cheadle-born midfielder, who represented England in the U17’s World Cup Finals back in July 2011, parted company with City in 2016 to sign a three-and-a-half year deal with the Royals.
Evans made his debut for Reading at Madejski Stadium, starting the league match against Sheffield Wednesday where he played 65 minutes of football before being substituted for Ola John. By the end of that season he had six Royals appearances under his belt.
The cultured midfielder scored two goals in his first full season as a Royal, a last-gasp equaliser at home to Derby County and then a late, late winner to earn the club their first ever win at Ewood Park before Christmas.