Mark Beevers

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Mark Beevers
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Beevers playing for Millwall in 2012
Personal information
Full name Mark Geoffrey Beevers[1]
Date of birth (1989-11-21) 21 November 1989 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Barnsley, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bolton Wanderers
Number 5
Youth career
Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2013 Sheffield Wednesday 140 (2)
2011Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 14 (1)
2012–2013Millwall (loan) 16 (1)
2013–2016 Millwall 117 (7)
2016– Bolton Wanderers 99 (8)
National team
2008 England U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:42, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Mark Geoffrey Beevers (born 21 November 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Bolton Wanderers.

Club career[edit]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

Beevers was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.[2] He came through the youth system at South Yorkshire club Sheffield Wednesday and was called up to the senior squad for the FA Cup third round tie with Manchester City on 7 January 2007 after impressing for the reserve team, although he was never brought off the bench. He eventually made his senior debut against Southampton on 31 January 2007 when Wednesday lost 2–1.[3]

Beevers made his first start of the 2007–08 season in a 2–0 defeat to Leicester City on 6 October 2007. Beevers replaced the injured Michael Johnson at half time, and his excellent performance earned him the man of the match award.[4] Beevers gained another chance in the first team on 6 November 2007 in an away game at West Bromwich Albion, who were flying high in the league and the highest scorers in the league. Beevers lined up alongside Richard Hinds in an inexperienced centre back pairing, however Beevers played with the temperament and quality of a player far beyond his years and helped to earn the Owls a 1–1 draw.[5]

On 28 December 2007, the Daily Mail reported that David Moyes was planning a bid for Beevers to prepare a long term replacement for David Weir and Alan Stubbs.[6] Beevers scored his first senior goal on 6 January 2008 in an FA Cup 3rd round match against Premier League side Derby County[7] which sparked more rumours he would be leaving for a bigger club.[8] On 17 January 2008 he was placed on standby for England under-19s upcoming game against Croatia on 5 February 2008.[9]

On 28 January 2008, Sheffield Wednesday announced that Beevers had signed an improved contract keeping him at the club until 2012.[10] On 3 March 2008 Beevers was announced as the winner of the third annual Wickes Young Apprentice Trophy at the Football League Awards.[11]

Beevers was voted as the club's Player of the Year at the end of the season by fans.[12] On 31 August 2011, he was loaned to League One side Milton Keynes Dons. The loan ended on 31 December 2011.[13]

Millwall[edit]

On 5 October 2012, he was loaned to Championship side Millwall and made his debut the day after against Bolton Wanderers in a 2–1 win. He scored a goal in Millwall's next game, a 2–2 draw with Crystal Palace on 6 October 2012, and on 6 December 2012 it was confirmed that Millwall would confirm the permanent signing of Mark Beevers on 1 January when the transfer window opens. Before the 2014–15 season it was announced that Millwall had rejected a £100,000 bid for Beevers from newly promoted Rotherham United

Bolton Wanderers[edit]

On 3 July 2016, he completed a move to Bolton Wanderers on a two-year contract after expressing a desire to leave Millwall and return to the North of England.[14] Bolton finished the season in second place, which was enough to secure an immediate return to the Championship. Beevers, alongside his defensive partner David Wheater, was included in the League One team of the Season.[15] His contract was extended by Bolton at the end of the 2017–18 season after the club exercised a contractual option.[16]

International career[edit]

On 23 March 2008, Beevers was called up to the England U19 squad replacing Chelsea's Sam Hutchinson. He went on to make his debut as a second-half substitute in the 3–1 win against Russia on 25 March 2008.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 18 November 2018[17]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sheffield Wednesday 2006–07 Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08 Championship 28 0 2 1 0 0 30 1
2008–09 Championship 34 0 1 0 1 0 36 0
2009–10 Championship 35 0 1 0 2 0 38 0
2010–11 League One 28 2 3 1 2 0 4 0 37 3
2011–12 League One 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
2012–13 Championship 6 0 0 0 2 0 8 0
Total 140 2 8 2 8 0 5 0 161 4
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2011–12 League One 14 1 0 0 14 1
Millwall (loan) 2012–13 Championship 16 1 16 1
Millwall 2012–13 Championship 19 0 6 0 0 0 25 0
2013–14 Championship 28 0 0 0 2 0 30 0
2014–15 Championship 25 2 1 0 0 0 26 2
2015–16 League One 45 5 1 0 1 0 6 0 53 5
Total 133 8 8 0 3 0 6 0 150 8
Bolton Wanderers 2016–17 League One 45 7 4 0 1 0 1 0 51 7
2017–18 Championship 44 1 1 0 2 0 47 1
2018–19 Championship 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 99 8 5 0 3 0 1 0 108 8
Career total 386 19 21 2 14 0 12 0 433 21

Honours[edit]

Sheffield Wednesday

Bolton Wanderers

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Bolton Wanderers" (PDF). English Football League. p. 7. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 39. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
  3. ^ "Southampton 2–1 Sheff Wed". bbc.co.uk. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2008.
  4. ^ "Beevers Makes His Mark". SWFC.co.uk. 12 October 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2008.
  5. ^ "Hard Work Delights Laws". SWFC.co.uk. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2008.
  6. ^ "Who the Premiership clubs have their eye on for the January transfer window". Daily Mail online. 28 December 2007. Retrieved 3 February 2008.
  7. ^ "Derby 2–2 Sheff Wed". bbc.co.uk. 6 January 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2008.
  8. ^ "Sheffield Wednesday warn Everton off Beevers". tribalfootball.com. 7 January 2008. Archived from the original on 9 January 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2008.
  9. ^ "Beevers Placed On England Standby". SWFC.co.uk. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2008.
  10. ^ "Beevers signs until 2012". SWFC.co.uk. 28 January 2008. Retrieved 3 February 2008.
  11. ^ "Phillips wins Championship award". BBC. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Beevers Is YOUR Player Of The Year!". Archived from the original on 26 April 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
  13. ^ BEEVERS ARRIVES AT STADIUMMK Archived 18 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ http://www.bwfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/bolton-wanderers-sign-mark-beevers-3165799.aspx
  15. ^ http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10807996/efl-teams-of-the-season-announced-for-the-sky-bet-championship-league-one-and-league-two
  16. ^ "Bolton Wanderers: Darren Pratley released as David Wheater has contract extended". BBC Sport. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  17. ^ Mark Beevers at Soccerbase
  18. ^ "Phillips wins Championship award". BBC. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Owls say Beevers is not for sale". BBC. 8 May 2008. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  20. ^ "PFA teams of the year: Chelsea and Tottenham dominate Premier League XI". BBC Sport. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 6 May 2018.

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