Malcolm Beard

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Malcolm Beard
Personal information
Full name Malcolm Beard[1]
Date of birth (1942-05-03) 3 May 1942 (age 76)
Place of birth Cannock, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Wing half
Youth career
1957–1959 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1971 Birmingham City 350 (26)
1971–1973 Aston Villa 6 (0)
1973–1974 Atherstone Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Malcolm Beard (born 3 May 1942) is an English former professional footballer born in Cannock, Staffordshire, who made more than 350 appearances in the Football League playing as a wing half.[3]

He spent the vast majority of his playing career at Birmingham City, for whom he made 405 appearances in all competitions. He joined the club as an amateur in 1957 when he left school, and turned professional in May 1959. He also played for Aston Villa and in non-league football for Atherstone Town. He went on to coach in England and abroad, and was employed as chief scout by Leicester City and Aston Villa. He was capped for England at youth level.[4]


Birmingham City[4]


  1. ^ "Malcolm Beard". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Golesworthy, Maurice (1965). Soccer Who's Who. The Sportsmans Book Club. 
  3. ^ "Malcolm Beard". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 6 August 2009. 
  4. ^ a b Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 71. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.