Date:Wednesday October 25 2006
Here is a list of players to play for both Rotherham United and Saturday's opponents Crewe Alexandra since the war.
Plus the career history of one of them.
STEWART JOHN EVANS
Born: Maltby, 15 November, 1960
Rotherham United 11/78;
Sheffield United 11/80;
West Bromwich Albion 8/86;
Plymouth Argyle 3/87;
Rotherham United 11/88;
Torquay United (L) 3/91;
Crewe Alexandra 9/91
Tall striker Stewart came up through the junior ranks at Rotherham United who didn't offer him a contract at the end of his apprenticeship when he dropped into non-league football.
However, he proved that judgment to be a wrong one because he subsequently joined Wimbledon where he played a major role in helping them to climb up through the divisions when they were so well known as the 'Crazy Gang'.
Some ten years later he did join the Millers netting six goals in his first season as his home town club gained promotion from Division Four.
Never a prolific scorer in his own right, his aerial ability helped to create many goals for those around him. When he dropped out of the Football League he had made almost 400 league appearances - a fine achievement for a player who was an early reject.
1988/89: League apps 19+6 goals 6 Cup apps 5
1989/90: League apps 12+8 goals 4 Cup apps 7 goal 1
Total Millers games. 57
Total Millers goals. 11
League career games. 397
League career goals. 92
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