Mike Beesley

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Mike Beesley
Personal information
Full name Michael Beesley
Date of birth (1942-06-10) 10 June 1942 (age 75)
Place of birth High Beach, Epping Forest, England[1]
Playing position Inside forward
Youth career
1958–1960 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1962 West Ham United 2 (1)
1962–1965 Southend United 79 (34)
1965–1967 Peterborough United 25 (3)
1967–1971 Southend United 133 (11)
1971 Dover ? (?)
Total 239 (49)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael "Mike" Beesley (born 10 June 1942) is an English former professional footballer who played as an inside forward. Beesley's professional career, which lasted from 1960 to 1971, saw him play for three different teams in the Football League, making a total of nearly 250 appearances.


Born in Epping Forest, Beesley began his career with the youth team of West Ham United, playing in the 1958–59 FA Youth Cup. Beesley played in the Football League for West Ham United, Southend United and Peterborough United between 1960 and 1971, scoring 40 goals in 239 games. Beesley later played non-league football with Dover.


  1. ^ Maurice Golesworthy, ed. (1965). Soccer Who's Who. The Sportsman's Book Club. 

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