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Top facts about Jonny Evans, Leicester City’s stalwart backline

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most intriguing top facts about Jonny Evans. So without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Jonny Evans is a Leicester City’s stalwart backline whose calm style of defending and aerial prowess has prevented his side from receiving a plethora of goals.

At the same time, he is Northern Ireland's second-most decorated player ever. He has starred 91 times for the Northern Ireland national team and was an integral part of the team's progress to the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16 stages.

Back to his early career, he started his football journey in the local side of Greenisland FC and was invited to the Manchester United Centre of Excellence in Belfast just at the age of nine.

Then after a trial, a year later he advanced through Manchester United's academy until he was transferred on loan for the 2006/07 season, first to Belgian side Royal Antwerp and then to Championship side Sunderland in December 2006.

He led the Black Cats to clinch the Football League Championship title and won the club's Youth Player of the Year as well.

Afterwards, he made his

Manchester United

first-team debut in the 2007–08 League Cup and managed to become a regular first-team squad member the next season. He starred in about 200 matches of Manchester United for a span of eight years.

But, he fell out of favour because of the club new manager and left the club and got contracted with West Bromwich Albion in August 2015.

He succeeded to establish himself as the club first-choice centre back as he appeared 89 times for The Baggies in the next three seasons. Although in the last season at The Hawthorns, he took the responsibility of captaining the team, with the relegation of the club, he made an agreement with

Leicester City


Top facts about Jonny Evans that you might want to know

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most intriguing top facts about Jonny Evans. So without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Jonny Evans facts in brief


  • Full name

    : Jonathan Grant Evans

  • Nickname

    : Evans, Grant

General information

  • Birthday

    : January 3, 1988

  • Nationality

    : Northern Ireland

  • Ethnicity

    : White

  • Age

    : 33 years

  • Net worth

    : $52 Million (approx.)

  • Birthplace

    : Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • Hometown

    : Ireland

  • Religion

    : Christianity

  • Zodiac sign

    : Capricorn

Physical status

  • Height

    : 188 cm

  • Weight

    : 78 Kg-173 Ibs

  • Eye colour

    : Brown

  • Hair colour

    : Dark Brown

Football information

  • Profession

    : Footballer

  • Playing position

    : Centre Back

  • Strong foot

    : Both

  • Jersey number

    : 6

  • Current club

    : Leicester City

Personal life

  • Father

    : Jackie Evans

  • Mother

    : Dawn Evans

  • Brother

    : Cornelius Evans

  • Sister

    : Katie Evans

  • Marital status

    : Married

  • Marriage date

    : 2013

  • Wife

    : Helen McConell

  • Daughter name

    : Lottie Evans

Jonny Evans childhood

Jonathan Grant Evans was born to his mother, Dawn Evans and his father, Jackie Evanson on 3 January 1988 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Johnny Evans childhood was spent growing up with his siblings while he joined Belfast High School in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland.

Back then, the school provided him with the opportunity of passionately immersing himself in playing competitive soccer during sports times. As he took up football seriously, his parents made their mind to enrol him in Greenisland FC along with their other sons.

The efforts of their youth mentor called, Mr Grattan saw him turn out for Greenisland Football Club and his parent's hard work led their sons not only rose up the ranks but attracted the eyes of Manchester United scouts to come all the way from England to absorb them.

Manchester United recruited all three siblings, Corry, Craig, and Jonny. Corry and Craig were the first ones to leave for England, leaving Jonny Evans in Ireland with his parents.

Therefore, just at the age of nine, he was invited to join the Manchester United Centre of Excellence in Belfast, before he was invited for a trial in Manchester after the passage of a year.

Hence after a while, Evans family relocated to Manchester, giving Jonny and his brothers the opportunity of training regularly with Manchester United.

Jonny Evans professional career

As Evans went through Manchester United's academy, he starred in two of the club's three matches in the 2006 summer tour of South Africa, along with domestic friendlies against Celtic and Preston North End.

He surprisingly appeared in the Amsterdam Tournament against


, while he also allocated the first half of the 2006–07 season to play on loan at Manchester United's Belgian feeder club Royal Antwerp.

Likewise in December 2006, he was transferred on loan to Sunderland until the end of the 2006–07 season, as he won the club's "Youth Player of the Year" award when the season was about to finish.

Afterwards, in June 2007 it was revealed that he would remain at Manchester United so as to become regular in the first team. Then on 4 January 2008, once more time he joined


on loan and pushed into the first team squad right away.

He featured the full 90 minutes of his first game, in a 3–0 defeat against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup. The overall span of his half-season with Sunderland was rather successful, while the team did not relegate.

In his return to Manchester United, his debut for the club occurred on 26 September 2007 against Coventry City in the Football League Cup as it ran up to a 2–0 defeat.

Later he came on as a late substitute for Gerard Piqué in a UEFA Champions League match at home to Dynamo Kyiv on 7 November 2007 so as to secure the club's qualification to the knockout phase of the tournament.

His league debut for United was on 21 September 2008 in a 1–1 draw against Chelsea. Spending a long span with them, his 100th appearance for the Red Devils took place on 30 November, as he featured in the full 120 minutes of United 2–1 defeat against

Crystal Palace

in the League Cup quarter-final.

Eventually on 18 March 2012, he managed to put away his first goal for United as he began scoring in the 5–0 league victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. Besides, his second goal for the club was in a 3–0 away victory over Newcastle United on 7 October 2012.

Then on 21 December 2012, he got contracted a new deal with United to the end of staying at the club until June 2016. Moreover, in a game against Newcastle in March 2015, the FA charged him for having spat at opposing striker Papiss Cissé.

Although he rejected the charge he was still prohibited to appear in six games on 7 March, while Papiss Cissé had been banned for seven games.

Then on 29 August 2015, he made an agreement with Premier League club West Bromwich Albion for an unrevealed fee. His debut for the club was on 12 September 2015 in a 0–0 draw against



On 2 January 2016, Evans netted his first West Brom goal in a 2–1 winning against Stoke City. Likewise on 15 May 2016, before the end of the season, he was flourishingly granted the Players'Player of the Season award of West Bromwich Albion on his primary campaign for the club.

In July 2017, it was revealed that he became permanent captain by head coach Tony Pulis. Also on 13 January 2018 with his second goal of the season against Brighton at home, he brought his side's first league victory across 5 months and 20 games.

In June 2018, he made a three-year deal with Leicester City as they activated his relegation release clause in his contract with

West Bromwich Albion

for a fee of about £3.5 million.

His Leicester debut was on 18 August 2018 in a 2–0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. He also put away his first goal for the club in a 4-1 loss to Crystal Palace on 23 February 2019.

On July 12, 2020, he put away an own goal in a 1–4 loss to AFC


in the Premier League, marking his 400th appearance in English football.

On the international stage, for the first time, he was called up to the Northern Ireland squad in September 2006, as he made his debut in the memorable 3–2 victory over Spain.

Since then, he has retained his place in the squad making over 60 appearances. On 28 March 2009, he managed to put away his first international goal in a 3–2 victory over Poland in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (UEFA).

Besides, on 28 May 2016, his name was among Northern Ireland's final 23-man squad to represent the nation UEFA Euro 2016, as he took part in all four games which they finally reached the last 16, being knocked out by Wales in a 1–0 loss.

Most recently, he netted his third goal at senior international level as he started the scoring against Belarus in Northern Ireland's second game of the qualification stage for UEFA Euro 2020.

Jonny Evans personal life

In regard to

top facts about Jonny Evans

, one can suggest that for the first time he met his wife Helen Mcconnell while she was in her profession of hosting the man united television station.

They both fell in love as soon as they met each other. Therefore they could not hide their love for each other until there came the official announcement of their dating.

Helen is a lifelong fan of Manchester United as she has performed a number of other works in freelance reporting on Irish league games and other sports.

So on 1 June 2013, he got married to Helen at Clough Presbyterian Church while they are also blessed with a sweetie daughter called Lottie, who was born on 15 May 2014. His wife also accompanied him during Manchester United's Player of the Year awards ceremony.


Jonny Evans wife

is a devoted Christian who once rejected to move in with him before their marriage. Because her father culminated in her a firm devotion to Christian believes in as much as Ken McConnell, her father is a reverend who has strong religious beliefs. Even he was the minister who wedded Evans and Helen.

Considering top facts about Jonny Evans, it is pertinent to indicate that on 19 December 2007, he was arrested for being connected to an alleged rape that was happened at the hotel of Manchester United's Christmas party venue. Yet, it was revealed that Evans would not face prosecution for any charge.

Jonny Evans net worth and social media


top facts about Jonny Evans

into account, it is fascinating to signify that he became the 6th highest paid footballer in Leicester city in 2020/2021. At the moment he gets paid approximately £80,000 weekly and £4,160,000 annually.

Jonny Evans net worth

is estimated to be around $15 million while his earnings and salary have gradually gained in light of his increased relevance in playing football. In addition, some part of his money is gained through his brand endorsements and lucrative deals.

Likewise, his market value has reached the amount of 7 million euros as of March 18, 2021, while his highest market value was about 15.00 m on Oct 23, 2017, as he played for his current club Leister city.

As one of the top facts about Jonny Evans, the notion of his online net working activities merits a mention. But as far as 

Jonny Evans social media

is concerned, there was not any official accounts on Instagram being directly linked to him. Although you can find several of his fan pages available on social media platforms.

Jonny Evans family

When it comes to

top facts about Jonny Evans

family, his father Jackie was also a defender who had to leave


and Arsenal in the 1980s without being provided with the opportunity of playing in their first-team game.

In the face of his frustration, he did not pursue his football career and instead preferred to work at a Belfast factory in manufacturing aircraft parts.

But hopefully, he can't get enough of his boys Jonny and Corry as they proudly represent his family name at the highest stage of professional football. This led him to pick a career in Player Management instead of working in the factory as well.

Jackie spent five years of his management profession coaching the United academy. On the ground of his sons' development, he currently has the responsibility of recognizing, recruiting and supervising young players for his very own Murdock Sports Management.

Among our top facts about Jonny Evans, you might get the hint that he is not the only footballer in his family. His brother Corry John Evans was born on the 30th day of July 1990, so he is two years younger than Jonny.

Like his brother, Corry came through Manchester United and has the capability of playing in the position of defence or even the centre of midfield.

Following his graduation from the Manchester United Academy, Corry left the club so as to join Carlisle United on loan and then

Hull City

where he could find better opportunities of playing as the competition was not that much fierce. Afterwards, he moved to Blackburn Rovers where he could find even more solace.

Jonny Evans character

In the realm of Jonny Evans personality characteristics, the matter of time and responsibility is the most prominent feature that has made him a leader among footballers.

He is benefitted from an inner state of independence that resulted in great development both in his personal and professional life.

He is a master of self-control and is capable of leading the way, making fixed and logical plans, and guiding people as well. He is much eager to learn from his mistakes and then achieve success through relying on his own experience and expertise.

So in essence, he is a kind of responsible and disciplined person who has the power of self-control as would become a good manager too.

He also takes huge delight in the concepts of family, tradition, music, understanding status, quality and craftsmanship. While he dislikes almost everything at some point as it seems that he has a kind of rather a pessimistic personality.


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