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Dave Beasant

Newcastle United FC, Chelsea FC
  

2 caps, 0 goals against
two clean sheets
    
P 2 W 1 D 1 L 0 F 2: A 1
*(actual F 1: A 0)
75% successful

1988-90
  
disciplined:
none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name David John William Beasant (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 20 March 1959 in Willesden, Middlesex [registered as David John W. in Willesden, June 1959].
Attended Oldfield Road Junior School and Willesden High School
Height/Weight 6' 4", 14st. 3lbs [1989].

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1989]

Biographies Tales of the Unexpected: The Dave Beasant Story - Dave Beasant with Dave Smith (Mainstream Publishing, Edinburgh, October 1989)
 

The goalkeeper's rise to fame from Wimbledon to Chelsea, with Newcastle as a short interlude. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Beasant began his goalkeepeing career with Edgware Town FC, from where, Wombledon FC paid £1000 for him on 7 August 1979. He made 340 league matches for the Dons. On 13 June 1988, Beasant joined Newcastle United FC for £800,000, a record transfer fee for a goalkeeper. He made twenty league appearances before he returned to the capital when he joined Chelsea FC on 14 January 1989 for £725,000. He appeared in 133 league matches, but also spent six league games on loan with Grimsby Town FC from 24 October 1992, and also Wolverhampton Wanderers FC on 12 January 1993, where he made a further four league appearances. He returned to Stamford Bridge, to be sold to Southampton FC for £300,000 and made 88 Premiership appearances. On 22 August 1997, Beasant then joined Nottingham Forest FC on a free transfer, initially as cover, but soon made the number one shirt his own. He made 139 league appearances. He was signed by Portsmouth FC in August 2001, and made one Premiership appearance on loan at Tottenham Hotspur FC in November 2001. After 27 Pompey league appearances, Beasant was released and he spent 2002 registered with Bradford City FC and Wigan Athletic FC in October 2002. He was then signed by Brighton & Hove Albion FC on 30 January 2003. He made sixteen league appearances. Beasant spent the 2003-04 registered with Fulham FC, where he was also the goalkeepeing coach.
Club honours Football League Group Cup runners-up 1981-82; Football League Division Four winners 1981-82; Division Three runners-up 1982-83; FA Cup winners 1987-88 (as Captain); Full Members Cup winners 1989-90; Football League Champions 1997-98;
Individual honours None
Distinctions The oldest player registered in the FA Premiership when he was with Fulham FC.

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2004]

England Career

Player number One of two who became 1016th players (1016) to appear for England. 95th goalkeeper to appear.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
First match No. 651, 15 November 1989, England 0 Italy 0, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London, substitute (ht), aged 30 years 240 days.
Last match No. 652, 13 December 1989, England 2 Yugoslavia 1, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London, substitute (ht), aged 30 years 268 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1990 (Provisional Squad)
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (seven appearances)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

A UEFA A-Licensed goalkeeping coach, Dave's coaching career included a five-year spell as first-team and goalkeeping coach at Fulham and as part of Northern Ireland's management team under Lawrie Sanchez. Dave was also appointed senior goalkeeping coach at Glenn Hoddle's Academy. In August 2012, he was appointed goalkeeping coach at Bristol Rovers FC.

 

Dave Beasant - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub
off
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
4+ 2 0 0 2 0 90 0 0 min 0 0 100% None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Dave Beasant - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - Friendly 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1

 

Dave Beasant - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Green 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
Grey 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1

 

Dave Beasant - Match History
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 2 full capsx

Age 29
- 640 19 October 1988 - England 0 Sweden 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HD replacement squad member
- 641 16 November 1988 - Saudi Arabia 1 England 1, King Fahd II International Stadium, Riyadh Fr AD unused sub 13
 Club: Chelsea F.C. - 2 full caps  
Age 30
1 b 16 May 1989 - Switzerland B 0  England B 2, Winterthur Fr AW Start 1
2 b 19 May 1989 - Iceland B 0  England B 2, Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik Fr AW sub ht ?
3 b 22 May 1989 - Norway B 0  England B 1, Stavanger Fr AW sub 76 ?
4 b 14 November 1989 - England B 1 Italy B 1, Goldstone Ground, Brighton Fr HD sub 88 ?
1 651 15 November 1989 - England 0 Italy 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD sub ht 13
0-0 when substituting
2 652 13 December 1989 - England 2 Yugoslavia 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW sub ht 13
1-1 when substituting
Age 31
5 b 27 March 1990 - Ireland B 4 England B 1, Turners Cross, Cork Fr AL Start off ht 1
6 b 24 April 1990 - England B 2 Czechoslovakia B 0, Roker Park, Roker, Sunderland Fr HW sub ht ?
Bobby Robson summoned a preliminary World Cup squad of 26 to Burnham Beeches in May. On May 21, he announced his final squad of 22. The four players that missed the cut included Dave Beasant.
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 0 full capsx

7 b 5 February 1991 - Wales B 0 England B 1, Vetch Field, Swansea Fr AW sub 71 ?

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