Mark Beeney

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Mark Beeney
Personal information
Full name Mark Raymond Beeney[1]
Date of birth (1967-12-30) 30 December 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth Pembury, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Chelsea (reserves goalkeeping coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1987 Gillingham 2 (0)
1987–1991 Maidstone United 50 (0)
1989–1990 Aldershot (loan) 7 (0)
1990–1993 Brighton & Hove Albion 69 (0)
1993–1999 Leeds United 35 (0)
2000–2001 Doncaster Rovers ? (0)
2001 Dover Athletic ? (0)
2001–2003 Sittingbourne 7 (0)
National team
1989 England C 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Mark Raymond Beeney (born 30 December 1967) is an English former professional footballer and goalkeeping coach for Premier League side Chelsea's reserve and youth teams.[2]

As a player, he was a goalkeeper from 1986 to 2003. He played in the Premier League for Leeds United. He also played for Gillingham, Maidstone United, Aldershot, Brighton & Hove Albion, Doncaster Rovers, Dover Athletic and Sittingbourne.

Playing career[edit]

He began his career with Gillingham in 1986 and after one season he moved to Maidstone United. He remained with Maidstone until 1991 where he joined Brighton & Hove Albion. He then moved to Leeds United in 1993 and served as backup to John Lukic and then Nigel Martyn. In 2000, he joined Doncaster Rovers and then joined non-league side Dover Athletic in 2001 before retiring.

Coaching career[edit]

After his retirement he spent a little time as a player/coach at Sittingbourne before taking up the Academy Goalkeeping Coach role at Chelsea. He has worked closely with a number of young stoppers. In September 2007, when Jose Mourinho and his staff left the club, Beeney was temporarily promoted to first team goalkeeping coach and worked with Petr Čech and Carlo Cudicini until the club hired Christophe Lollichon. He now continues his work with the Reserves and Academy

Personal life[edit]

His son Mitchell is also a professional goalkeeper.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Beeney". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Williams, Mike; Williams, Tony, eds. (2013). Non-League Club Directory 2014. Tony Williams Publications. p. 1006. ISBN 978-1-869833-72-5. 
  3. ^ http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/building-at-the-bridge-the-next-generation-of-chelsea-players-30815688.html