Stuart Beavon (footballer, born 1984)

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Stuart Beavon
Personal information
Full name Stuart Leigh Beavon[1]
Date of birth (1984-05-05) 5 May 1984 (age 34)[1]
Place of birth Reading, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Wrexham
(on loan from Coventry City)
Number 23
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Ardley United 11 (2)
2004 AFC Wallingford 25 (11)
2004–2007 Didcot Town 139 (107)
2007–2009 Weymouth 86 (24)
2009–2012 Wycombe Wanderers 115 (28)
2012–2014 Preston North End 58 (9)
2014Burton Albion (loan) 5 (1)
2014–2017 Burton Albion 92 (12)
2017– Coventry City 28 (2)
2018–Wrexham (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:06, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Stuart Leigh Beavon (born 5 May 1984) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Wrexham on loan from Coventry City

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Reading, Berkshire,[1] Beavon started his career at Ipswich Town before playing Hellenic League football for Ardley United as a 16-year-old when he was transferred to Combined Counties side AFC Wallingford in 2004.

Didcot Town[edit]

Beavon, along with a number of his Wallingford teammates, transferred to local rivals Didcot Town for the start of season 2004–05 and it was during his time with the Railwaymen that he began to attract the attention of numerous professional clubs. He scored two goals in Didcot's FA Vase triumph at White Hart Lane against AFC Sudbury in May 2005. He scored 40 goals the following season as Didcot lifted the Hellenic League Premier Division title.

Weymouth[edit]

His fine form continued in the Southern League South & West Division and in January 2007 he was signed by Conference Weymouth on a free transfer.

Wycombe Wanderers[edit]

Beavon signed for League Two team Wycombe Wanderers on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season on 19 February 2009, with the option of him signing permanently at the end of the season.[2] Wycombe took this option up after their promotion to League One, and Beavon scored his first goal for the club in his first league start as part of a 1–1 away draw with Hartlepool United. He then proceeded to score a further 2 goals making 14 starts and 11 substitute appearances in a season that ultimately ended in relegation for Wycombe. His contract was extended by for a further year and played a key role in Wycombe's promotion in the 2010–11 season, by supporting top goal-scorer Scott Rendell.

Again his contract was renewed and he was the only player to be offered a two-year deal seeing him through to the end of the 2012–13 season. After a slow start to the season, scoring a hat-trick in the Football League Trophy but none in the league he gathered goalscoring momentum with his first league goal in a 1–0 win over Sheffield United. This was part of a run of four goals in seven games. He then took another month to get his next goal however managed to score three in two against Milton Keynes Dons and Chesterfield. Two goals against Rochdale took him to nine league goals for the season. After another three games without a goal he scored his 10th of the season against Yeovil Town before notching his 11th and 12th in a 5–0 win over Hartlepool United. He eventually finished the season with 21 league goals, putting him fourth in the League One top goalscorers table (despite the fact he played for a side which was relegated).

He scored his final goal for Wycombe Wanderers on 18 August 2012, in a 3–1 victory away at York City.[3]

Preston North End[edit]

During the summer, there was much transfer speculation about a possible move to Preston for Beavon. When the season began, interest in the striker died down slightly because Wycombe felt their valuation of the player was not being met by Preston's offers.[4] Westley finally succeeded in signing Beavon on 31 August 2012 (transfer deadline day) and Beavon agreed a two-year contract.[5]

He made an instant impact at the club by scoring in his first match for Preston, a 4–1 win over Swindon Town.[6] On 17 December 2013, Beavon extended his contract with Preston for a further twelve months, thus keeping him at the club until the summer of 2015.[7]

Burton Albion[edit]

On 30 June 2014, Beavon joined Burton Albion in League Two, initially on a season-long loan, which subsequently became a permanent deal on transfer deadline day.[8][9]

Coventry City[edit]

On 1 January 2017, Beavon joined Coventry City as part of the deal that saw Marvin Sordell go in the other direction.[10] He made his debut for the club a day later and scored Coventry's second goal in a 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers.[11] His second goal for the club was an important one as it was the first in a 2-1 win against Wycombe Wanderers in the EFL Trophy Semi Final. This win sent Coventry to their first Wembley final in 30 years.

Wrexham[edit]

On July 27 2018, Beavon joined Wrexham on a season long loan.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 18 August 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League F.A. Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Weymouth 2006–07[13] Conference 20 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 7
2007–08[14] Conference 39 3 2 3 0 0 2 0 43 6
2008–09[15] Conference 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 14
Total 86 24 2 3 0 0 2 0 90 27
Wycombe Wanderers 2008–09[15] League Two 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2009–10[16] League One 25 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 27 3
2010–11[17] League Two 37 3 3 2 0 0 2 0 42 5
2011–12[18] League One 43 21 0 0 1 1 1 3 45 25
2012–13[19] League Two 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1
Total 115 28 4 2 3 1 3 3 125 34
Preston North End 2012–13[19] League One 31 6 3 1 1 0 2 2 37 9
2013–14[20] League One 27 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 31 3
Total 58 9 5 1 2 0 3 2 68 12
Burton Albion 2014–15[21] League Two 44 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 46 7
2015–16[22] League One 43 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 44 7
2016–17[23] Championship 10 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 12 1
Total 97 13 2 0 3 2 0 0 102 15
Coventry City 2016–17[23] League One 14 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 17 3
2017–18[24] League Two 14 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 18 0
Total 28 2 0 0 1 0 6 1 35 3
Wrexham (loan) 2018–19 National League 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 389 78 13 6 9 3 14 6 425 91

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former Reading midfielder Stuart Beavon, and grandson of former Oxford United defender Cyril Beavon.

Honours[edit]

Didcot Town
Wycombe Wanderers

Coventry City[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Striker Beavon signs for Wycombe". BBC Sport. 19 February 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "York 1–3 Wycombe". BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Westley told to pay up or shut up". Bucks Free Press. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Preston North End sign Wycombe striker Stuart Beavon". BBC Sport. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Preston 4–1 Swindon". BBC Sport. 2 September 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "PNE Extend Nine Players' Contracts". Preston North End Official Website. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Stuart Beavon joins Burton Albion". PNEFC. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Stuart Beavon Signs Permanent Deal With Burton Albion". PNEFC. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Brewers sign striker as transfer window opens". Burton Albion F.C. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Coventry City 2-2 Bolton Wanderers". BBC Sport. 2017-01-02. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  12. ^ "Wrexham sign strikers Stuart Beavon & Freddie Hinds on season-long loans". BBC Sport. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 27 July 2018. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2006/2007". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Stuart Beavon in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 

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