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Kevin Beattie

Ipswich Town FC

9 caps, 1 goal

P 9 W 6 D 1 L 2 F 18: A 8
*(actual F 17: A 7)
72% successful

1974-77

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
620

Profile

Full name Thomas Kevin Beattie (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 18 December 1953 in Botcherby, Carlisle, Cumberland [registered in Carlisle, December 1953].
Attended Newman School and St Cuthbert's College, Carlisle
Married to Margaret A. Boldy [registered in Ipswich, Suffolk, June 1974]. Three daughter, Emma  Lynett, Sarah Jane and Louise Ann.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 2lbs [1976].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies The Greatest Footballer England Never Had: The Kevin Beattie Story - Rob Finch (Cult Figure Publishing, April 2007)
The Beat - Kevin Beattie with Neil Manning (Skript Design & Publishing, Witham 1998)*
 

*Retrospective story of the England International's career with Ipswich Town from 1972-80. Brief spells with Colchester United and Middlesbrough were to follow. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Began his career in his local town, playing junior football in Carlisle. He was spotted by Ipswich Town FC and turned up for a trial with just seixpence to his name and his boots in a brown parcel bag, he joined as an apprentice in 1970, turning professional in July 1971. He suffered from facial burns in April 1977 after tending to his garden fire, causing him to miss the run-in. His career was ended by a knee injury in December 1981, he played in 228 league matches and scored 24 goals. He did, however, return to the League when he joined Colchester United FC in July 1982 and then Middlesbrough FC from November 1982 until October 1983. He dropped out of the league and played with Harwich & Parkeston FC, to Sweden and Sandvikens IF, to Norway with Kongsberg IF and Nybersgund IL-Trysil and returned to England with Clacton Town FC.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1977-78; UEFA Cup winners 1977-78 (Beattie was awarded his medal in 2008)
Individual honours The very first PFA Young Player of the Year 1973-74; PFA Division One Team of the Year 1974-75, 1975-76, 1976-77;
Distinctions Kevin Beattie starred in Escape To Victory, as Michael Caine's double. He also beat Sly Stallone in an arm-wrestling competition. Of which Stallone refused to talk to Beattie for the rest of the filming schedule.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 905th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 489, 16 April 1975, England 5 Cyprus 0, a European Championship preliminary match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 21 years 119 days.
Last match No. 516, 12 October 1977, Luxembourg 0 England 2, a World Cup preliminary match at Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg, substitute (69), aged 23 years 298 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1974-75;
Team honours British Championships winners 1974-75;
Individual honours England U23 (nine appearances, one goal), England Youth
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Became coach of Norwegian club Kongsberg IF in October 1986. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.30.

England Disgrace

Arrested in November 2008 on suspicion of stealing £200. He was cleared without charge. In May 2012, he was convicted of benefit fraud and given a twelve week curfew.

 

Kevin Beattie - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
25+ 9 7 7 2 1 620 1 620 min 1 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.

 

Kevin Beattie - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 0 1 4.00 0.667 100.0 +3
Away 6 3 1 2 6 4 +2 2 2 1.00 0.667 58.3 +1
All 9 6 1 2 18 8 +10 2 3 2.00 0.889 72.2 +4

 

Kevin Beattie - Match Record - By Type of Match - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
World Cup 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 66.7 +1
European Championship 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 0 2 2.333 0.333 83.3 +2
British Championship 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1 1 0 1.00 1.50 50.0 =0
All - White 9 6 1 2 18 8 +10 2 3 2.00 0.889 72.2 +4

 

Kevin Beattie - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1976-78 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 66.7 +1
All 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 66.7 +1
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1975-76 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 0 2 2.333 0.333 83.3 +2
EP All 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 0 2 2.333 0.333 83.3 +2
British Championship Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1974-75 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 3 2 0 1 4 3 +1 1 1 1.333 1.00 66.7 +1
EC 3 2 1 0 7 1 +6 0 2 2.333 0.333 83.3 +2
BC 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 0 0 5.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 7 5 1 1 16 5 +11 1 3 2.286 0.714 78.6 +4

 

Kevin Beattie - Match History
 Club: Ipswich Town F.C. - 9 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 0 full capsx

Age 18
1 u23 29 November 1972 - Wales U23 0 England U23 3, Vetch Field, Swansea Fr AW Start 6
Age 19
2 u23 2 January 1973 - England U23 3 Netherlands U23 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London Fr HW Start 6
3 u23 13 February 1973 - Scotland U23 1 England U23 2, Rugby Park, Kilmarnock Fr AW Start 6
4 u23 16 October 1973 - England U23 0 Poland U23 0, Home Park, Plymouth Fr HD Start 6
Age 20
5 u23 16 January 1974 - England U23 0 Wales U23 0, Ashton Gate Stadium, Bedminster, Bristol Fr HD Start 6
 

Coach: Joe Mercer - 0 full capsx

6 u23 11 May 1974 - Turkey U23 1 England U23 0, Ankara Tour AL Start 6
7 u23 15 May 1974 - Yugoslavia U23 1 England U23 0, Stadion Karađorđev Park, Zrenjanin AL Start off 6
8 u23 19 May 1974 - France U23 2 England U23 2, Stade Georges Pompidou, Valence AD Start 5
 

Coach: Don Revie - 8 full capsx

- 486 30 October 1974 - England 3 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW squad member
- 487 20 November 1974 - England 0 Portugal 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD squad member
Age 21
9 u23 21 January 1975 - Wales U23 0 England U23 3, Vetch Field, Swansea Fr AW Start 27 6
- 488 12 March 1975 - England 2 West Germany 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW squad member
1 489 16 April 1975 - England 5 Cyprus 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 3
2 490 11 May 1975 - Cyprus 0 England 1, Tsirion Athletic Centre, Limassol ECP AW Start off 43 3
0-1 when substituted
- 491 17 May 1975 - Northern Ireland 0 England 0, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast BC AD squad/sub ?
- 492 21 May 1975 - England 2 Wales 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD squad/sub ?
3 493 24 May 1975 - England 5 Scotland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW Start 7 3
4 494 3 September 1975 - Switzerland 1 England 2, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel Fr AW Start 8
- 495 30 October 1975 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 1, Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava ECP AL injured squad member
5 496 19 November 1975 - Portugal 1 England 1, Estádio José Alvalade, Lisboa ECP AD Start 3
Age 22
- 497 24 March 1976 - Wales 1 England 2, Racecourse Ground, Mold Road, Wrexham Fr AW injured squad member
- 498 8 May 1976 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW injured squad member
- 499 11 May 1976 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HW
- 500 15 May 1976 - Scotland 2 England 1, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AL
- 501 23 May 1976 - Brazil 1 England 0, LA Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles TC NL
- 502 28 May 1976 - England 3 Italy 2, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York City NW
- 503 13 June 1976 - Finland 1 England 4, Olympiastadion, Helsinki WCP AW
- 504 8 September 1976 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD squad member
6 505 13 October 1976 - England 2 Finland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 3
7 506 17 November 1976 - Italy 2 England 0, Stadio Olimpico, Roma WCP AL sub 75 ?
1-0 when substituting
Age 23
8 507 9 February 1977 - England 0 Netherlands 2 Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr AW Start 3
- 508 30 March 1977 - England 5 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW squad member
 

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 1 full capx

- 515 7 September 1977 - England 0 Switzerland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD squad member
9 516 12 October 1977 - Luxembourg 0 England 2, Stade Municipal, Stad Lëtzebuerg WCP AW sub 68 ?
0-1 when substituting

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