Scott Bevan

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Scott Bevan
Personal information
Full name Scott Anthony Bevan[1]
Date of birth (1979-09-19) 19 September 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Southampton, England
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
(goalkeeping coach)
Youth career
1996–1997 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Southampton 0 (0)
1999 Ayr United (loan) 0 (0)
2002 Stoke City (loan) 0 (0)
2002 Woking (loan) 7 (0)
2002–2003 Huddersfield Town (loan) 30 (0)
2003 Woking (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 5 (0)
2004–2006 Milton Keynes Dons 16 (0)
2005–2006 Tamworth (loan) 10 (0)
2006–2008 Kidderminster Harriers 57 (0)
2008 Shrewsbury Town 5 (0)
2008–2011 Torquay United 89 (0)
2011–2013 Bristol Rovers 42 (0)
2013–2014 Havant & Waterlooville 18 (0)
Total 283 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:31, 9 May 2012 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Scott Anthony Bevan (born 19 September 1979 in Southampton, England) is a former professional footballer currently employed as the goalkeeping coach at Portsmouth; he last played for Conference South side Havant & Waterlooville.

Football career[edit]

Bevan started his football career with Southampton as an associated schoolboy player before turning professional in 1997. He never made a first team appearance for Southampton although he did get experience out on loan at Ayr United, Stoke City, Woking (on two separate occasions),[3][4] Huddersfield Town[5] and Wycombe Wanderers.[6]

In March 2004, Bevan joined Milton Keynes Dons from Southampton and went on make 19 appearances over two seasons. Out of favour at the start of the 2005–06 season, he trained with Scarborough with a view to a possible loan move in October 2005.[7] However, later that month he joined Conference National side Tamworth on loan.[8] He put in memorable performances in Tamworth's FA Cup run whilst on-loan with The Lambs,[9] which included victories over league sides Bournemouth and Hartlepool United and two ties against Stoke City in the third round. As interest from several League Clubs for his signature mounted, unfortunately his career and life were turned upside down after he sustained a serious kidney injury in a league fixture at Forest Green Rovers in January 2006.[10] After undergoing an operation to remove a kidney[11] that left many thinking he might never play competitive football again, Bevan showed remarkable recovery and resilience to once again make himself available.

Bevan was signed by Kidderminster Harriers in August 2006,[12] despite Tamworth's interest in the talented goalkeeper.[13]

In January 2008, and after 18 successful months at Aggborough, Bevan helped Kidderminster reach the 2007 FA Trophy Final against Stevenage, thus playing in the first ever competitive game at the new Wembley Stadium in front of 53262 fans. Bevan was signed by Shrewsbury for an undisclosed fee, in a deal that saw Chris Mackenzie move in the opposite direction.[14]

In September 2008, Bevan joined Torquay United loan as cover for their injured first choice keeper Michael Poke, himself on loan from Southampton.[15] For the second time in his career he helped a non-league side reach the third round of the FA Cup.[16] He signed an 18-month contract with Torquay on 28 December 2008.[17]

On 6 June 2011, Bevan followed Manager Paul Buckle to recently relegated League Two side Bristol Rovers.[18] He made his Rovers debut on the opening day of the Football League season, against AFC Wimbledon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2011 and 31/07/2011" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Scott Bevan". Player profile. Torquay United FC. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Woking confirm Cockerill appointment". NonLeagueDaily. 15 March 2002. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "Woking lure keeper". BBC Sport. 15 November 2003. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Terriers catch keeper Bevan". BBC News. 10 July 2002. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Adams aims to sign up Bevan". BBC News. 2 March 2004. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Scarborough ponder Bevan loan deal". BBC Sport. 13 October 2005. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Lambs sign Milton Keynes keeper". BBC Sport. 28 October 2005. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  9. ^ "Cooper hails Tamworth Cup shock". BBC Sport. 4 December 2005. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  10. ^ "Bevan undergoes kidney operation". BBC Sport. 27 January 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  11. ^ "Bevan recovering after kidney op". BBC Sport. 31 January 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  12. ^ "Harriers sign Sturridge and Bevan". BBC Sport. 16 June 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  13. ^ "Tamworth call off Bevan benefit". BBC Sport. 8 July 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  14. ^ "Constable & Bevan leave Harriers". BBC Sport. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  15. ^ "Bevan extends loan spell at Gulls". BBC Sport. 1 December 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  16. ^ "Torquay 2–0 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 29 November 2008. Retrieved 2 December 2008. 
  17. ^ "Bevan signs deal with Torquay". BBC Sport. 30 December 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2008. 
  18. ^ "Bristol Rovers bring in Scott Bevan and Matt Gill". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 6 June 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 

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