Mark Beck

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Mark Beck
Personal information
Full name Mark Andrew Beck[1]
Date of birth (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 21)
Place of birth Sunderland, England
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Carlisle United
Number 17
Youth career
2010–2012 Carlisle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Carlisle United 63 (7)
2012 Workington (loan) 4 (1)
2014 Falkirk (loan) 16 (5)
National team
2013 Scotland U19 3 (1)
2013– Scotland U21 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:35, 23 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Mark Andrew Beck (born 2 February 1994) is an English-born Scottish footballer who plays as a forward for League Two side Carlisle United. Beck represents Scotland at U-21 level due to his grandfather's Scottish heritage making him eligible to play.

Career[edit]

Carlisle United[edit]

Beck started his career in the youth team of Carlisle United and signed a two-year apprenticeship in the summer of 2010.

Beck made his professional debut for Carlisle on 14 April, in a 1–0 defeat to Charlton Athletic, coming on as a substitute for Tom Taiwo.[3] On 19 April 2012, Beck was offered a one-year professional contract.[4] He scored his first goal for the club on 28 August 2012 in a 2–1 win against Ipswich Town in the League Cup.[5]

Workington (loan)[edit]

In March 2012, he joined Conference North side Workington on a one-month loan to gain first team experience.[6] He made his debut on 25 March in a 1–0 win over Harrogate Town, coming on as a substitute for Gareth Arnison.[7] He scored the equalising goal for the Reds in a 1–1 draw with Droylsden.[8] Beck made a total of 4 appearances in his short spell, scoring one goal.

Falkirk (loan)[edit]

On 30 January 2014, Beck agreed a deal to join Falkirk in the Scottish Championship on loan until the end of the season. He teamed up with former strike-partner Rory Loy at 'The Bairns'.[9]

He quickly struck up a strong partnership with Loy, and after two substitute appearances, settled into a starting berth in the Falkirk side. He added another dimension to Falkirk's play; he offered them an out ball, someone who could hold the ball up and help his team get out to support Rory Loy and himself up front. He scored the only goal of the game in a crucial 1–0 away victory against Dundee on 29 March 2014.[10] He was also the scorer of a vital equaliser in the Scottish Premiership Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg against Hamilton on 13 May 2014, converting a cut-back from Rory Loy.[11]

His final appearance for The Bairns came in the Play-Off Semi-Final Second Leg defeat to Hamilton, where his team lost 1–0 (2–1 agg.)[12] In his five-month spell at Falkirk, Beck played a total of 20 times in all competitions, scoring 6 goals. His loan expired after the Hamilton match, and he returned to Carlisle.

International career[edit]

On 19 January 2012, Beck received a call up to the Scotland Under 19 squad.[13] On the same day he made his international debut and scored his first international goal in a friendly game against Sweden.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 9 March 2013.[15]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Carlisle United 2011–12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13 23 4 1 1 3 1 0 0 27 6
Career total 25 4 1 1 3 1 0 0 29 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 448. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Carlisle United ace Mark Beck swaps bucket for goals". The Journal. Retrieved 17 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Youth Team Contract Offer News". Carlisle Mad. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Carlisle 2–1 Ipswich" BBC Sport. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Workington Reds add three more players to squad". News & Star. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Harrogate Town 0 – 1 Workington". Harrogate News. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Points in bag but we must get more to ensure survival, says Workington Reds boss". Times & Star. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "BECK A BAIRN". falkirkfc.co.uk. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26695420
  11. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27361997
  12. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27361996
  13. ^ http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/carlisle-united/latest/1.1043339?
  14. ^ http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/carlisle-united/latest/1.1043793?
  15. ^ Mark Beck career statistics at Soccerbase

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