Player Profile

Ceri Evans

Nationality :New Zealand
Date Of Birth :2/10/1963
Games Played :84
Goals :3
Position :Defender

Ceri Evans (born 2 October 1963 in Christchurch, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand association football player who frequently represented his country as a central defender in the 1980s and 90s. Evans attended Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, where he studied Experimental Psychology and played for Oxford United FC. He is the son of Gwyn Evans who played professionally for Crystal Palace, for Christchurch United and Nelson United in New Zealand and who also became a senior official in the New Zealand Football Association.

He currently works as the sports psychologist for the New Zealand Warriors.

International career

Evans made his full All Whites debut in a 5-1 win over Kuwait on 16 October 1980 and ended his international playing career with 56 A-international caps and 2 goals to his credit, his final cap coming in a 0-3 loss to Australia on 6 June 1993.

Professional career

  • MBChB MA MSc Dip ForMH MRCPsych PhD.: University of Otago MBChB;
  • University of Oxford MA (Experimental Psychology);
  • Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (and Gaskell Gold Medal winner);
  • Career in forensic psychiatry;
  • Founder of 'Gazing', a motivational psychology consultancy