|Beth Mead Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||May 9, 1995|
|Girlfriend||Daniëlle van de Donk|
Beth Mead is an English professional soccer player who is renowned for her clinical finishing abilities. She has represented the English clubs Sunderland A.F.C. Ladies and Arsenal W.F.C., winning the FA Women’s Super League 2 (2014) with the former and the FA Women’s Super League (2018-19) with the latter. She has also played for the England women’s senior national team and was the joint-top goalscorer (2 goals) in England’s triumphant campaign at the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.
Bethany Jane Mead
Whitby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom
While Beth was a playing member with Sunderland A.F.C. Ladies, she continued to work on her studies and eventually graduated with a degree in Sports Development from Teesside University in Middlesbrough.
Professional Soccer Player
She is represented by Margaret Byrne, Manager, First For Players, Sports Talent Management Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
- 11, 22 – England
- 23 – Arsenal W.F.C.
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Beth has dated –
- Daniëlle van de Donk (2017–Present)
Race / Ethnicity
She is of English descent.
- Charming smile
- Toned physique
- Freckled face
- Long, straight hair
Beth has been featured in a TV commercial for Head & Shoulders.
She has been sponsored by –
Beth Mead Favorite Things
- Soccer Players/Role Models – Kelly Smith, Thierry Henry
- Athlete/Inspirational Figure – Jessica Ennis-Hill
- Pet – Dog
- Food – Yorkshire Puddings
- TV Series – Friends (1994-2004)
Source – Soccerex.com, FIFA
Beth Mead Facts
- She started her youth career in soccer with California Girls FC before moving to Middlesbrough F.C.‘s Centre of Excellence at the age of just 10. She was with Middlesbrough from 2005 to 2011.
- Beth moved to Sunderland A.F.C. Ladies in 2011 at the age of 16. The team was a part of the FA Women’s National League (tier 3 and tier 4 of England’s football pyramid for women) at that time and Beth was a star for them scoring 23 goals in 23 games in the league and 29 goals in all competitions. She scored another 30 goals in 28 matches in the following season.
- In the 2014 season of the FA WSL (Women’s Super League), her 15 goals helped Sunderland to gain promotion to the WSL 1, the top-tier of English Women’s soccer.
- Beth turned professional as a consequence of Sunderland’s promotion to the WSL 1 but she continued to complete the final year of her university courses. She also worked as a barmaid at a local pub during the soccer off-season as a token of gratitude to the pub owners who had sponsored her career till then.
- In her very first match as a professional in 2015, Beth scored a goal in Sunderland’s 2–1 upset of defending champions, Liverpool. She also scored a hat-trick against table-toppers Chelsea in that season and won the ‘Golden Boot’ award for being the WSL 1‘s top goalscorer with 12 goals in 14 games.
- In July 2015, she had a miraculous escape after being involved in a freak accident. She was trying to avoid a deer on the road due to which she lost control of her car and it rolled over 3 times. Fortunately, she escaped without any major injury.
- She was named ‘Vauxhall England Young Player of the Year’ in 2015 and ‘PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) Women’s Young Player of the Year’ in 2016.
- Beth signed with Arsenal W.F.C. in January 2017 but had to give up her preferred position as a striker as Arsenal already had a roster teeming with attacking players. However, her positional change as a winger did not hinder her performance too much as she scored in both the quarterfinal and semifinal of the 2017–18 FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup which Arsenal eventually won.
- She was the leading goalscorer for Arsenal (8 goals) in the 2017–18 season and was voted Arsenal’s ‘Player of the Season’.
- In the 2018–19 season of the WSL 1, she broke the all-time season record for assists (12). She also scored 7 goals in the season as Arsenal won the league.
- Beth was named ‘FSF (Football Supporters’ Federation) Women’s Player of the Year’ in 2018.
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