Don Beardsley

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Don Beardsley
Personal information
Full name Donald Thomas Beardsley[1]
Date of birth (1946-10-23) 23 October 1946 (age 70)
Place of birth Alyth, Scotland
Playing position Full back
Youth career
1961–196x Hull City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
196x–1973 Hull City 130 (0)
1972 Doncaster Rovers (loan) 10 (0)
1973–1975 Grimsby Town 66 (0)
Louth United

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Donald Thomas "Don" Beardsley (born 23 October 1946 in Alyth, Perthshire) is a Scottish former footballer who made more than 200 appearances in the Football League playing as a full back for Hull City, Doncaster Rovers and Grimsby Town.[2] He played in the first game in England to be decided by a penalty shootout, the semi-final of the Watney Cup on 5 August 1970 in which Hull City lost to Manchester United at Boothferry Park.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Don Beardsley". Forward Productions. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Don Beardsley". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  3. ^ Motherby, Dan (27 July 1998). "Watney 'ells that?". Amber Nectar. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Penalties decide". The Times. 6 August 1970. p. 10. After 120 minutes the match became the first to be settled under the new International Football Board ruling that five penalties should be taken by each side. 
  5. ^ Ryles, Owen (15 January 2000). "One of the Tigers most incident-packed matches occurred on the night of August 5, 1970, when they entertained Manchester United in front of 34,007 fans at Boothferry Park" (reprint). Hull Daily Mail. NewsBank. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 

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