Stuart Beedie

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Stuart Beedie
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-08-16) 16 August 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cringila Lions FC (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1981 Montrose 80 (13)
1981–1984 St Johnstone 95 (9)
1984–1986 Dundee United 44 (6)
1986–1987 Hibernian 9 (2)
1987–1989 Dunfermline Athletic 65 (4)
1989–1993 Dundee 84 (7)
1993–1994 East Fife 25 (0)
1994–1995 Montrose 19 (2)
1995 Illawarra Lions
Total 421 (43)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Stuart Beedie (born 16 August 1960 in Aberdeen) is a Scottish former football player, who played as a midfielder for a number of Scottish clubs, including St Johnstone, Dundee United, Hibernian, Dunfermline and Dundee. Beedie won a Scottish Cup runners-up medal with Dundee United, scoring United's goal in a 2–1 defeat to Celtic in the 1985 Scottish Cup Final.

Beedie was a "very solid" midfielder, who played a significant role in an infamous incident between Hibernian and Rangers at the start of the 1986–87 season.[1] Graeme Souness was making his first appearance in Scottish football as player-manager of Rangers in a match at Easter Road, but he was sent off for an "assault" on Hibs player George McCluskey.[1] That incident had been sparked by Beedie making a strong challenge on Souness.[1][2] Beedie also scored a goal in that match, in which Hibs secured a famous 2–1 win.[1]

After retiring from playing in 1995, Beedie moved to Australia, where he was assistant manager at Wollongong Wolves. Beedie remained in the country and managed Illawarra side Dapto.

Honours[edit]

1984–85

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jeffrey, pp19.
  2. ^ Murray, Scott (5 December 2008). "The Joy of Six: hot football funks". Guardian Unlimited. London. Retrieved 13 February 2010.
  • Jeffrey, Jim (2005). The Men Who Made Hibernian F.C. since 1946. Tempus Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3091-2.

External links[edit]

  • Stuart Beedie at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database