Beth Mead

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Beth Mead
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Mead with England in 2022
Personal information
Full name Bethany Jane Mead[1]
Date of birth (1995-05-09) 9 May 1995 (age 27)
Place of birth Whitby, England[2]
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 9
Youth career
2005–2011 Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2016 Sunderland 45 (31)
2017– Arsenal 102 (37)
National team
2010 England U15 2 (2)
2010 England U17 3 (2)
2012–2014 England U19 15 (5)
2014 England U20 3 (1)
2015–2017 England U23 5 (2)
2018– England 50 (29)
Honours
Women's football
Representing  England
UEFA Women's Championship
Winner 2022 England
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23 October 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20:54, 11 October 2022 (UTC)

Bethany Jane Mead (born 9 May 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Women's Super League club Arsenal and the England national team. A creative and prolific forward, she has all-time most assists[3] and all-time second-most goal contributions in the WSL.[4] At UEFA Women's Euro 2022, She became the Golden Boot winner, Player of the Tournament, and top assist provider, leading England to win a major tournament for the first time.[5] Later that year, she was named BBC Women's Footballer of the Year[6] and finished runner-up for the Ballon d'Or[7] and UEFA Player of the Year Award.[8][9]

In 2015, Mead won the WSL Golden Boot and the WSL Player of the Year award,[10] becoming the youngest WSL Golden Boot winner at the age of 20. It was only a season after leading her then-club Sunderland's promotion and WSL 2 title win. Having scored 77 goals in 78 games,[11] she is regarded as one of the greatest players ever played for Sunderland.[12][13][14]

Converted to a winger at Arsenal, Mead holds numerous playmaking records in the WSL, including all-time most assists,[3] most assists in a season,[15] most chances created in a season,[16][17] and most chances created from open play in a season.[16] She was the WSL top assist provider for 2018–19 and 2021–22; second in 2020–21.[18] She was nominated for the 2021–22 WSL Player of the Season.[19] She won the 2018–19 WSL title with Arsenal.

In 2022, Mead broke Jimmy Greaves' 61-year-old record of the most goals scored in a season by an England player of either gender.[20] She helped England reach the semi-final at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, providing second most assists in the tournament.

Her autobiography, Lioness: My Journey to Glory (ISBN 9781399611671), was published in November 2022 and became a Sunday Times bestseller.[21]

Club career[edit]

Early Career[edit]

Mead began her youth career at California Girls FC before joining Middlesbrough F.C. Centre of Excellence[22] at age 10 before moving at age 16 to Sunderland.

Sunderland, 2011–16[edit]

Mead celebrating Sunderland's promotion to WSL1 in 2014

2011–14: Leading Sunderland's promotion to the WSL[edit]

In 2011–12, her first season in the FA Women's Premier League, Mead scored 23 goals in as many games, and ended the season with 29 in all competitions. She won the FA WPL Golden Boot,[23] helping Sunderland complete the double. Sunderland won the league by Mead's winner against Leeds United.[24] Sunderland also won the FA Women's Premier League Cup for the first time.[25] Mead was named Sunderland Player of the Year.[26]

In the 2012–13 FA WPL season, Mead followed by 30 goals in 28 matches. She again won the FA WPL Golden Boot,[27] helping Sunderland repeat the title. She was again named Sunderland Player of the Year.[28]

In the 2014 WSL 2 season, Sunderland won the title and gained promotion to the Women's Super League for the 2015 WSL season.[29] Mead was the top scorer for the team. She was nominated for WSL 2 Player of the Year.[30] She was named SportsByte Sports Person of the Year[31] and Sunderland Supporters' Young Player of the Year.[32]

Although Mead turned professional upon Sunderland's promotion, she resolved to finish her final year at Teesside University.[33] This inspired Mead and her alma mater to launch Beth Mead Scholarship in 2022 to support dual career students who have the potential to reach professional, national or international level within women’s football.[34]

2015–16: The youngest WSL Golden Boot winner[edit]

In her first match at the top level, Mead scored in Sunderland's shock 2–1 win over reigning champions Liverpool.[35] On 19 July 2015, Mead scored a hat-trick against league leaders Chelsea, making her the league-leading scorer with eight goals.[36] Earlier that week, Mead avoided injury despite rolling her car three times while trying to avoid a deer.[37] The following week, she scored twice in a 4–1 win at Bristol, sending Sunderland to the top of the WSL.[38]

Mead ended the 2015 season as the leading goalscorer in the WSL with 12 goals in 14 appearances at the age of 20, becoming the youngest WSL Golden Boot winner ever. Next best players scored 7 goals, only about a half of Mead's goals. Sunderland finished at the fourth place. It was only a season after Sunderland's promotion and Sunderland's resources were far in arrears compared to the division’s heavyweights.[39][40]

Besides the WSL Golden Boot, Mead won the WSL Player's Player of the Year award,[10] PFA Young Player of the Year award,[41] England Young Player of the Year award,[42] inaugural North East FWA (Football Writers' Association) Ladies Player of the Year award,[43] Sunderland Player of the Year award,[44] Sunderland Supporters' Player of the Year award,[45] and SportsByte Sports Person of the Year award;[46] was nominated for PFA Players' Player of the Year;[47] and was selected in the PFA Team of the Year.[48]

Having scored 77 goals in 78 games,[11] Mead is regarded as one of the best players ever played for Sunderland.[12][13][14] Roker Report said: "The impact of Whitby lass Beth Mead on Sunderland Ladies in the mid-2010s was breathtaking. In five seasons from when, at the age of 16 in 2011, she broke into the side, she took first the Premier League North, then WSL 2 and finally the WSL 1 by storm, scoring 77 goals in 78 games as we rocketed up the pyramid, almost reaching the summit. Long standing fans of the Lasses had never quite seen anything like it, she was almost unplayable at times and her performances pushed Sunderland to the heights of a fourth place WSL 1 finish in 2015/16."[12] Mead was named Sunderland Forward of the Decade[13] and was selected in Sunderland Team of the Decade in 2019.[14]

Arsenal, 2017–present[edit]

2017–18: Second England Young Player of the Year Award[edit]

On 24 January 2017, it was announced that Arsenal had signed Mead on an undisclosed-length full-time deal.[49] She had resisted several offers from Arsenal since 2015 to finish her university degree in Sports Development.[39][40] This inspired Mead and her alma mater Teesside University to launch Beth Mead Scholarship in 2022 to support dual career students who have the potential to reach professional, national or international level within women’s football.[34]

At Arsenal, summer 2017 signing Vivianne Miedema soon occupied the centre-forward berth, so Mead had to play as a winger instead: "I'd played No 9 all my career until I came to Arsenal. I was a bit annoyed that I wasn’t playing No 9, because I thought that was my best position. But now I really enjoy playing on the wing. I can get involved, run at people, bring other people into play."[50]

Arsenal won the 2017–18 FA Women's League Cup with Mead scoring in the knockout rounds against her former club Sunderland in the quarter-final and against Reading in the semi-final. Mead finished the 2017–18 season as Arsenal's top goalscorer in the league with 8 goals.

In 2018, Mead was named England Young Player of the Year for the second time,[51] FSA Player of the year,[52] and Arsenal Women Supporters Club Player of the Season;[53] and selected in the PFA Team of the Year.[54]

Mead with Arsenal in 2018.

2018–19: WSL title and record most assists in a season[edit]

By the 2018–19 season, Mead had fully reinvented herself as a versatile winger under Joe Montemurro, which has seen her break the WSL record for the most assists in a season (12).[15]

Moreover, Mead topped various creative statistics in the league, multiple of them with wide margins. She registered the highest assists per 90 (0.71, over 40% of 2nd place (0.51)), most carries into penalty area (42, over 45% of 2nd place (29)), highest xG assisted (6.6, over 14% of 2nd place (5.8)), most crosses into penalty area (19), and most shot-creating actions(96); 2nd most key passes (54), 2nd most passes into penalty area (43), 2nd most goal-creating actions (20), and 2nd highest goal-creating actions per 90 (1.18); 3rd highest shot-creating actions per 90 (5.69) and 3rd most fouls drawn (32).[55]

Mead capped a great season off by scoring the third goal in Arsenal's 4–0 title-clinching win at Brighton and Hove Albion on 28 April 2019.[56] The goal won the WSL Goal of the Season award.[57] With 7 goals, Mead finished third in the WSL for total goal contributions (19), helping Arsenal win the WSL after a seven-year wait.[15]

Mead was nominated for the 2019 FSA Player of the Year.[58] In addition, she was named WSL Player of the Month in March 2019[59] and April 2019.[60]

2019–21: New long-term contract[edit]

Mead signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal on 28 November 2019.[61]

Mead suffered an injury during a 3–2 league win against Liverpool on 13 February 2020.[62] A week later, Arsenal announced that she had injured her medial collateral ligament.[63]

The 2019–20 WSL season ended prematurely on 13 March 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.[64][65][66]

Arsenal was the only WSL club to proceed to the 2019–20 UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final. Mead scored the only Arsenal goal against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-final match on August 28 2020.[67] On 15 November 2020, against the league champions Chelsea, Mead scored in the 86th minute of the 1–1 draw.[68]

In the 2020-21 season, Mead provided second most assists in the WSL.[18] She was also second highest in xG assisted (8.2) and through balls (7); third in fouls drawn (46) and xA per 90 (0.45).[69]

2021–22: WSL all-time assists leader and Arsenal Player of the Season[edit]

In the 2021–22 WSL season, Mead was the top assist provider (8) and scored third-most goals (11), helping Arsenal push in a title race that went down to the final day.[70] Arsenal finished the season in second place, only a point less than the first. Arsenal was the only WSL team to proceed to the knockout stage in the 2021–22 UEFA Women's Champions League.

Mead set several WSL playmaking records in the season. She became the WSL all-time assists leader.[3] She broke the record for most chances created in a season (72)[16][17] and most chances created from open play in a season (54+), becoming the first player who created over 50 chances from open play.[16]

Furthermore, Mead led the majority of creative statistics in the league, many of them by wide margins. She had the most chances created (72, over a half of 2nd place (48)),[16][17] most big chances created (13, over 44% of 2nd place (9)),[71] most key passes (65, over 30% of 2nd place (50)), most shot-creating actions (123, over a third of 2nd place (90)), highest shot-creating actions per 90 (6.43), most goal-creating actions (18), highest goal-creating actions per 90 (0.94, over 12% of 2nd place (0.84)), the highest xA (7.7), highest xG assisted (7.4), and most passes into penalty area (56); second highest successful dribbles per 90 (1.1),[72] second most fouls drawn (41), and second highest progressive passes received (192).[73]

During the league opener against defending champions Chelsea, Mead scored a brace to defeat Chelsea 3–2.[74] She was named Player of the Match.[75] On 27 January 2022, Arsenal was behind Brighton & Hope Albion 0–1 after the first half. Just five minutes after the restart, Mead whipped an inch-perfect delivery across the face of the Brighton goal and Vivianne Miedema was well-placed to fire home from close range. Mead wasn’t done there, though, and this time she went for goal herself with a free-kick on the edge of the area, firing a stunning curling effort into the top right corner to secure all three points[76] She was named Player of the Match.[77] On 24 April 2022, Mead not only became the WSL all-time assist leader, but also reached the 50th goal in the WSL during Arsenal's 3–0 victory over Everton. Her assist resulted in teammate Jordan Nobbs' 50th WSL goal as well.[3] She was named the Player of the Match.[78]

Mead also established herself as the centrepiece of the pressing and counter-pressing system under new manager Jonas Eidevall.[79][80] She topped the charts for pressing and defensive actions in the final third.[81] She registered most pressures (381) and succeeded the most, made most tackles (61) and won the most (43), and made second most blocks (32) in Arsenal.[73] In the WSL, she won third most tackles.[73] It is rare for a forward to achieve such numbers.[79][80] On her counterpressing ability, Eidevall said: "I have never coached a player who is as fast at it (counterpressing) as Beth Mead. She can run 15 metres in seconds and close a player down."[82]

With 14 goals and 19 assists in 40 appearances for Arsenal,[83] Mead's total goal contributions for the club and country in the season came to 70. After the Euros, Mead was named BBC Women's Footballer of the Year[6] and finished runner-up for the 2022 Ballon d'Or Féminin[7] and UEFA Player of the Year Award.[8][9] She also made top three shortlist for the Globe Soccer Awards Best Women's Player of the Year.[84]

In addition, Mead was named the FSA Player of the Year[85] and nominated for the WSL Player of the Season[19] and PFA Fan's Player of the Year.[86] She won both the Arsenal Player of the Season award and Arsenal Women Supporters Club Player of the Season award by a landslide.[87][79] Her other accolades include: GiveMeSportW Fans' WSL Player of the Season nominee,[88] On Her Side WSL Player of the Season runner-up,[89] The Athletic WSL Team of the Year,[90] WSL Player of the Month (September 2021),[91] resulting in the record (tie) for Most Player of the Month awards (3), PFA WSL Fan's Player of the Month (November 2021),[92] and Arsenal Goal of the Month (includes contenders from both the men's and women's teams, January 2022).[93]

2022–present[edit]

On 16 September 2022, Mead became second in WSL all-time goal contributions (93) with 54 goals and 39 assists.[4]

Mead was named PFA Fan's Player of the Month and Arsenal Player of the Month for September 2022[94][95] after she scored 3 goals and assisted 2 in 2 games.

On 19 October 2022, Mead was named Player of the Match in Arsenal's historic 5–1 win over the UEFA Women's Champions League holders Lyon. She scored 2 goals and assisted one.[96] Lyon are eight-time winners of the Women's Champions League. It is the first time they have conceded five goals since May 2005. They had previously not lost by more than a single goal in the Champions League since 2009 and this was only their second defeat in 83 home games.[97]

On 19 November 2022, she suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in a league game and faced months out of the game.[98]

International career[edit]

2010–17: Youth[edit]

Mead playing for England in 2019

Mead has represented England at every age level from under-15.

Mead was a part of the England U19 team that won the silver at the 2013 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. She scored a brace in the semifinal.[99] She won the silver ball.[100]

Mead played in all three England U20 matches at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup where she scored a long-range goal against Mexico.[29] The goal was voted as the top 3 goal of the tournament.[101]

2018–20: Senior debut and 2019 World Cup[edit]

In April 2018, Mead made her debut for the senior England women's national football team as a substitute in a 0–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification draw with Wales in Southampton.[102] She started her first match in September 2018, scoring twice in England's 6–0 win over Kazakhstan in Pavlodar.[103]

In February 2019, Mead scored a "stunning" match-winning goal against Brazil during England's first match of the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.[104][105] A few days later, she scored in the team's 3–0 victory against Japan to win the tournament.[106]

On 9 April 2019, she scored the opening goal in the 36th minute against Spain in an eventual 2–1 win.[107]

Mead started in the first two matches of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. She provided the assist to Jodie Taylor's goal in the Lionesses' second group stage match against Argentina — a 1–0 win.[108] After finishing first in Group D and defeating Cameroon 3–0 in the Round of 16, England faced Norway in the quarter-finals.[109] In the match, Mead assisted Lucy Bronze's goal in the 57th minute as England won again by three goals to none.[110] In the semi-final against defending champions the United States, Mead assisted Ellen White's equaliser in the first half,[111] although England were ultimately defeated 2–1.[112] The semi-final match ended up being the most watched programme on UK television in 2019 with 11.7 million viewers.[112] She provided second-most assists (3) in the tournament.

In October 2019, Mead scored England's game-winning goal against Portugal.[113] She won the Player of the Match Award.[114] Later that month, she created more chances than any other player during a 2–1 loss against Brazil in front of a record-breaking 29,238 fans at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough.[115] On 9 November 2019, she competed in a 2–1 loss against Germany in front of a record-breaking 77,768 spectators at Wembley Stadium.[116]

She was shortlisted for England Player of the Year in 2019.[117]

In February 2020, Mead was left off the squad for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup due to injury.[118]

2021–22: European champion, Player of the Tournament, and Ballon d'Or runner-up[edit]

On 23 October 2021, Mead scored her first international hat-trick in a 4–0 win against Northern Ireland in the 2023 Women's World Cup qualification phase. Her hat-trick came within a fourteen-minute second-half spell.[119] She became the first woman to score a hat-trick at Wembley for England.[120][121]

On 30 November 2021, Mead had her second international hat-trick, as well as a hat-trick of assists as England defeated Latvia 20-0 in another World Cup qualifying match. This was England's biggest-ever win.[122] Another World Cup qualifier on 8 April 2022 saw Mead score four goals in a 10–0 demolishing of North Macedonia.[123][124]

On 24 June 2022, Mead scored a brace against reigning European champions and World Cup finalists the Netherlands as a half-time substitute. Her first goal came only 54 seconds after the Dutch missed a penalty when the match was tied at 1-1.[20] Her goal put England ahead for the first time.[125] She added her second and England's 5th when she twisted and turned past the Dutch defence in the box and finding the bottom corner.[125][126] She won England's Player of the Match award.[127] Her goals took her to 14 in the season for England, surpassing Jimmy Greaves' long-standing record of the most goals scored in a single season by an England player of either gender, when he scored 13 in the 1960-61 season.[20]

UEFA Women's Euro 2022[edit]

At UEFA Women's Euro 2022 on home soil, Mead won the Golden Boot, as well as becoming the Player of the Tournament and top assist provider with 6 goals and 5 assists in 6 matches, helping England win the tournament.[5] It was the Lionesses' first major trophy and also the first won by an England senior-level team of either gender since 1966.[128] She became the only English player of either gender to win both the Golden Boot and Player of the Tournament award at the Euros or World Cup.[129] Her six goals tied the record for most goals ever scored in a single edition of the Women's Euro.[130] She contributed half of England's goals at the tournament.[131]

Besides scoring the most goals and assisting the most in the tournament, she created the most chances (16),[132] completed the most crosses (15), had the highest crossing accuracy (57%) among players who attempted over 10 crosses,[133] made the highest assists per 90 (1.00, over 20% of 2nd place)[134] and won the most Player of the Match awards (2).[135]

Mead scored the tournament's opening goal against Austria in a 1-0 win. Against Norway, she scored her fourth career international hat-trick and assisted a goal. Naming her the Player of the Match, the UEFA Technical Observer said: "She showed fast, strong dribbling and a real will to score. She was brave in one-on-ones and sent some great balls into the box, as well as scoring three herself."[136] Her second goal of the match was selected as one of the top ten goals of the tournament.[137] Against Northern Ireland, she scored a goal and assisted two to cap a run of scoring in every group stage match.

In the semi-final against Sweden, she scored the first goal of the match against the run of play[138] and provided 2 assists, leading England to the final. She was again named the Player of the Match and UEFA's Technical Observer panel praised her showing: "She was consistent and extremely hard-working on the right wing, constantly linking up play and making key passes. She took her crucial goal excellently. Her delivery, providing two assists for teammates, made it a supremely productive evening."[139]

In total, Mead scored 20 goals and assisted 17 in 19 matches for England in the 2021–22 season, breaking Jimmy Greaves' aforementioned record.[20]

After the Euros, Mead was named England Player of the Year[140] and BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.[6] She has finished runner-up for the Ballon d'Or[7] and UEFA Player of the Year Award.[8][9] She made top three shortlist for the Globe Soccer Awards Best Women's Player of the Year.[84] She was also nominated for Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards[141] and BT Sport Action Woman Awards.[142]

Advocacy[edit]

Women's football[edit]

Beth Mead scholarship[edit]

Whilst playing for Sunderland, Mead gained BA (Hons) in Sports Development from Teesside University.[143] Inspired by her experience, Mead and her alma mater Teesside University launched Beth Mead Scholarship in February 2022 to support dual career students who have the potential to reach professional, national or international level within women’s football.[34]

Beth Mead scholars receive a bursary of £1,200, as well as bespoke sport science support to help them unlock their full potential. This includes strength and conditioning, physiotherapy, sport nutrition, sport psychology, biomechanical analysis and sport physiology from a team of experts at Teesside University. In addition, scholars also receive one-to-one and group mentoring with Mead during their studies, as well as branded sports kits and gym membership.[144][145]

We Play Strong[edit]

In February 2020, Mead joined #WePlayStrong, a social media campaign by UEFA. Launched in 2017, the campaign aims to increase participation levels among 13-17 year-old girls by shifting perceptions of women’s football.[146] The series, which originally included professional footballers Lisa Evans, Sarah Zadrazil, Eunice Beckmann, Laura Feiersinger follows the daily lives of female professional footballers.[147] Her fitness routines have been shared online as part of the #TrainAtHome series.[148]

Other women's football advocacy work[edit]

In August 2022, Mead launched the Trainline 'Tenner off Match Day Travel' campaign, offering fans traveling to WSL fixtures £10 off rail travel.[149]

In September 2022, Mead became McDonald's Fun Football ambassador, which aims to give every child, from every background, gender and ability, the opportunity to enjoy football for free. Since May 2022, the Fun Football programme saw a 60% increase in girls signing up following an exciting summer for the Lionesses.[150]

In October 2022, Mead was nominated for the European Diversity Awards Media Diversity Champion of the Year for promoting women in football.[151]

Soon after UEFA Women's Euro 2022, the England players wrote an open letter to Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, the candidates in the ongoing Conservative Party leadership election, in which they declared their "legacy and goal was to inspire a nation". They saw their victory "as only the beginning". The letter pointed out that only 63% of British girls could play football in school PE lessons and concluded: "We – the 23 members of the England Senior Women's EURO Squad – ask you to make it a priority to invest in girls' football in schools, so that every girl has the choice".[152][153]

Other advocacy work[edit]

In October 2021, Mead signed an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for a kinder, fairer and more effective system for refugees in the UK. The letter, organized by the campaign coalition Together With Refugees, was published in the week the Nationality and Borders Bill is brought back to Parliament and states: "…We want Afghans and other people across the world fleeing persecution and violence to find safety here as they have in the past, no matter how they arrive. Now is not the time to turn them away. Now is the time to offer our hand in kindness and protection. We urge you to think again."[154]

Mead has advocated for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, an animal rescue centre for dogs and cats. Battersea was featured in Sky Sports' Inside the WSL: Beth Mead Special in September 2022.[155] In October 2022, she also appeared on Battersea's Wear Blue for Rescue promotion video.[156]

Mead has been nominated for British LGBT Awards in 2020[157] and 2022.[158]

Books[edit]

Mead published her autobiography Lioness: My Journey to Glory (ISBN 9781399611671) in November 2022, with a foreword by Ian Wright and an afterword by Jermain Defoe. A Sunday Times bestseller,[21] it details her early life, her struggles with anxiety and self-belief,[159] career setbacks, devastating family news that fueled her best season yet, finding her best form under the guidance of Jonas Eidevall and Sarina Wiegman, England's triumphant Euros campaign,[21] and her advocacy for gender and LGBT equality, particularly in football.[160]

Mead's book for a younger readers, Roar: A Football Hero’s Guide to Dreaming Big and Playing the Game You Love (ISBN 9781526365866) will be published in May 2023.[161]

Personal life[edit]

Mead was previously in a relationship with ex Arsenal teammate Daniëlle van de Donk. Mead is currently in a relationship with Arsenal teammate Vivianne Miedema.[162]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 23 October 2022[163][164]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 2014 WSL 2 15 13 0 0 5 2 20 15
2015 WSL 1 14 12 0 0 5 2 19 14
2016 16 6 3 1 0 0 19 7
Total 45 31 3 1 10 4 58 36
Arsenal 2017 WSL 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
2017–18 17 8 5 2 7 6 28 16
2018–19 WSL 19 7 1 0 6 1 26 8
2019–20 14 3 1 0 7 5 5 1 27 9
2020–21 21 4 1 2 2 0 24 6
2021–22 22 11 3 1 1 0 0 0 26 12
2022–23 4 3 0 0 0 0 3 2 7 5
Total 102 37 11 5 23 12 8 3 144 57
Career total 147 68 14 6 33 16 8 3 202 93

International[edit]

As of match played 11 November 2022[165]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2018 7 2
2019 18 6
2020 0 0
2021 7 8
2022 18 13
Total 50 29
As of match played 6 September 2022
Scores and results list England's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Mead goal.
List of international goals scored by Beth Mead
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 4 September 2018 Ortalik Stadion, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan  Kazakhstan 1–0 6–0 2019 FIFA World Cup qualification [166]
2 5–0
3 27 February 2019 Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, United States  Brazil 2–1 2–1 2019 SheBelieves Cup [167]
4 5 March 2019 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, United States  Japan 3–0 3–0 [168]
5 9 April 2019 County Ground, Swindon, England  Spain 1–0 2–1 Friendly [169]
6 29 August 2019 Den Dreef, Heverlee, Belgium  Belgium 2–0 3–3 [170]
7 8 October 2019 Estádio do Bonfim, Setúbal, Portugal  Portugal 1–0 1–0 [171]
8 12 November 2019 Stadion Střelecký ostrov, České Budějovice, Czech Republic  Czech Republic 2–1 3–2 [172]
9 17 September 2021 St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England  North Macedonia 8–0 8–0 2023 FIFA World Cup qualification [173]
10 23 October 2021 Wembley Stadium, London, England  Northern Ireland 1–0 4–0 [119]
11 3–0
12 4–0
13 26 October 2021 Daugava Stadium, Liepāja, Latvia  Latvia 5–0 10–0 [174]
14 30 November 2021 Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, England  Latvia 1–0 20–0 [175]
15 4–0
16 6–0
17 8 April 2022 Toše Proeski Arena, Skopje, North Macedonia  North Macedonia 1–0 10–0 [176]
18 2–0
19 6–0
20 7–0
21 24 June 2022 Elland Road, Leeds, England  Netherlands 2–1 5–1 Friendly [177]
22 5–1
23 6 July 2022 Old Trafford, Manchester, England  Austria 1–0 1–0 UEFA Euro 2022 [178]
24 11 July 2022 Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove, England  Norway 4–0 8–0 [179]
25 5–0
26 8–0
27 15 July 2022 St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England  Northern Ireland 2–0 5–0 [180]
28 26 July 2022 Bramall Lane, Sheffield, England  Sweden 1–0 4–0 [181]
29 6 September 2022 Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, England  Luxembourg 5–0 10–0 2023 FIFA World Cup qualification [182]

Honours[edit]

Sunderland[183]

Arsenal[183]

England

Individual

Records

As of 19 October 2022

Continental

England

Women's Super League

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Women's World Cup 2019: Mapping England's Lionesses squad". BBC Sport. 2 July 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Beth Mead Breaks WSL Assist Record in Arsenal Victory Over Everton". 90min.com. 24 April 2022. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
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