Dave Beaumont

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Dave Beaumont
Personal information
Full name David Alan Beaumont
Date of birth (1963-12-10) 10 December 1963 (age 53)
Place of birth Dunfermline, Scotland
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Dundee United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1989 Dundee United 87 (3)
1989–1991 Luton Town 76 (0)
1991–1994 Hibernian 70 (2)
National team
1984–1985 Scotland U21[1] 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

David Alan "Dave" Beaumont (born 10 December 1963 in Dunfermline) is a retired Scottish footballer who played for Dundee United, Luton Town and Hibernian.

As a youth, Beaumont won the Under-18 European Championship with Scotland in 1982 and reached the quarter-finals of the resulting 1983 Under-20 World Championships. A versatile defensive midfielder, Beaumont made the breakthrough into the Dundee United first team during the 1983–84 season, but found it hard to get a regular spot in a defence with a back four of Malpas, Gough, Hegarty and Narey. He was used as cover for all four, and appeared as a defensive midfielder occasionally over the next couple of seasons.

Beaumont spent nearly half of the 1986-87 season in the starting eleven, his best run in the first team, making 40 appearances, and played in six matches of United's UEFA Cup run that season, including an appearance as substitute for Paul Sturrock in the first leg of the final. Beaumont left United in January 1989 for Luton Town,[2] for whom he appeared in the 1989 Littlewoods Cup Final.

He returned to Scotland with Hibernian in October 1991. Weeks later, he was an unused substitute as they beat Dunfermline Athletic in the Skol Cup Final. Injuries hampered him after this, however, and he was forced to quit the senior game in 1994. Beaumont is now a police officer in Fife, playing for the Scottish Police team.[3]

Honours[edit]

Dundee United
1987
Scotland
1982

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dave Beaumont". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dave Beaumont". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  3. ^ White, Neil (2005-05-08). "Caught in Time: Scotland are European youth champions, 1982". London: The Times online. Retrieved 1 May 2010. 
Sources
  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2. 

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