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Peter Beardsley

Newcastle United FC, Liverpool FC, Everton FC, Newcastle United FC
 
 
59 caps, 9 goals
   
P 59 W 30 D 22 L 7 F 97: A 38
*(actual F 76: A 31)
69% successful

1986-96
 
disciplined: none
captaincies:
once
minutes played:
4025

Profile

Full name Peter Andrew Beardsley MBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 18 January 1961 in Hexham, Northumberland [registered in Northumberland South, March 1961].
Doug Lamming states he was born in Longbenton.
Attended Somervyl School and Longbenton High School
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 7lbs [1986 & 1996].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1996] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Proud To Be a Geordie - Peter Beardsley with Tony Hardisty (Knight Fletcher, London 1986)
Bearsdley: An Autobiography - Peter Beardsley with Andy Cairns (Stanley Paul, London 1988 - Revised edition 1990)*

My Life Story: Peter Beardsley and Bob Cass (HarperCollinsWillow, London 1995)#
 

*Published during the Liverpool Years of this popular England International. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).
#Beardsley's time at Everton from 1991 and a return to his native Newcastle in 1993. Includes vitriolic attacks on Jack Charlton, Graeme Souness and Neil Ruddock. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Having started with Wallsend Boys Club FC in his native Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he joined Carlisle United FC on 9 August 1979. He played 104 league matches, scoring 22 times. Beardlsey then joined the NASL when Vancouver Whitecaps on 1 April 1981 for £275,000, he was loaned to Manchester United FC on 9 September 1982 for £250,000, but rejoined the 'Caps on 1 February 1983, the fee apparently refunded, after United refused to retain him and played him only once in the League. Beardsley signed for Newcastle United for £150,000 on 23 September 1983. In the summer of 1985, he returned to Canada and played with North Shore Colts, including scoring twice against Glasgow Celtic FC. After 147 league matches and 61 goals, Beardsley signed for Liverpool FC on 23 July 1987 for a British record for a transfer fee, £1.9 million. He played 131 league matches scoring 46 times, before, on 5 August 1991, he crossed Stanley Park and joined Everton FC for £1 million and made another 81 league appearances, scoring 25 times. On 16 July 1993, Beardsley rejoined Newcastle United FC for £1.4 million and scored another 47 goals in 129 Premiership matches. Sold for a cutprice £450,000 to Bolton Wanderers FC on 20 August 1997, where he scored twice in seventeen Premiership matches. It was from there that he joined Manchester City FC on a month's loan on 17 February 1998, despite an attempt by Alex McLeish to take him to the Scottish Premier League with Hibernians FC. He made another six premiership appearances. Joined Kevin Keegan's Fulham FC on a free transfer on 26 March 1998, making 21 league appearances, scoring four times, before being released to join Hartlepool United FC on 31 December 1998. He scored twice in 22 league appearances. He ended his career in Australia when he played twice for Melbourne Knights FC in 1999.
Club honours Football League Champions 1987-88, 1989-90; FA Cup runners-up 1987-88, winners 1988-89; FA Charity Shield winners 1988, 1989, 1990; Football League Division One winners 1998-99;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1986-87, 1987-88, 1989-90; PFA Premier League Team of the Year 1993-94;
Distinctions Awarded the MBE 1995;
Remains the only player to represent to the major teams in both Liverpool and Manchester.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 995th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder, Forward
First match No. 608, 29 January 1986, Egypt 0 England 4, a friendly match at Nasser Stadium, Cairo, substitute (50), aged 25 years 11 days.
Last match No. 721, 23 May 1996, China 0 England 3, a pre-Euro Championship Finals warm-up friendly match at The Workers Stadium, Beijing, substitute (73) aged 35 years 124 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1986, 1990; European Championship Finals 1988;
Rous Cup 1987, 1988;
Team honours Rous Cup winners 1988;
Individual honours England B (two appearances);
Distinctions None

Beyond England

In 2000, Beardsley was tipped to become manager of Scottish Premier League club, Hearts of Midlothian FC. In June 2005, Beardsley was turned down for the Hartlepool United FC assistant manager job. On 26 June 2007, Beardsley was named an ambassador of the Football Foundation. Became the caretaker manager of Newcastle United FC on 27 September 2008 for a Premiership match against Liverpool FC. On 15 October 2011, Beardsley became United's Development of Football Officer

 

Peter Beardsley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
70+ 59 29 46 13 21 4025 9 447 min 7 One 3
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Peter Beardsley - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 25 14 10 1 48 13 +35 4 16 1.92 0.52 76.0 +13
Away 22 11 10 1 31 12 +19 6 13 1.409 0.545 72.7 +10
Neutral 12 5 2 5 18 13 +5 3 4 1.50 1.083 50.0 =0
All 59 30 22 7 97 38 +59 13 33 1.644 0.644 69.5 +23

 

Peter Beardsley - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 50 27 17 6 85 31 +54 10 29 1.70 0.62 71.0 +21
Red 9 3 5 1 12 7 +5 3 4 1.333 0.778 61.1 +2
All 59 30 22 7 97 38 +59 13 33 1.644 0.644 69.5 +23

 

Peter Beardsley - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

6 3 3 0 10 0 +10 3 6 1.667 0.00 75.0 +3
WCF 9 4 3 2 14 9 +5 1 3 1.556 1.00 61.1 +2
World Cup 15 7 6 2 24 9 +15 4 9 1.60 0.60 66.7 +5

ECP

8 6 2 0 23 3 +20 0 5 2.875 0.375 87.5 +6
ECF 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 1 0 0.50 2.00 0.0 -2
European Championship 10 6 2 2 24 7 +17 1 5 2.40 0.70 70.0 +4
Rous Cup 4 1 3 0 3 2 +1 1 2 0.75 0.50 62.5 +1
Minor Tournament 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 0 0 2.667 1.667 83.3 +2
Friendly 27 14 10 3 38 15 +23 7 17 1.407 0.556 70.4 +11
All 59 30 22 7 97 38 +59 13 33 1.644 0.644 69.5 +23

 

Peter Beardsley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1988-90 6 3 3 0 10 0 +10 3 6 1.667 0.00 75.0 +3
WCP All 6 3 3 0 10 0 +10 3 6 1.667 0.00 75.0 +3
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1986 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 1 2 1.75 0.75 62.5 +1
WCF 1990 5 2 2 1 7 6 +1 0 1 1.40 1.20 60.0 +1
WCF All 9 4 3 2 14 9 +5 1 3 1.556 1.00 61.1 +2
World Cup Preliminary Competition and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1984-86 4 2 1 1 7 3 +4 1 2 1.75 0.75 62.5 +1
WC 1988-90 11 5 5 1 17 6 +11 3 7 1.545 0.545 68.2 +4
WC All 15 7 6 2 24 9 +15 4 9 1.60 0.60 66.7 +5
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1986-88 5 5 0 0 19 1 +18 0 4 3.80 0.20 100.0 +5
ECP 1990-92 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 0 1 1.333 0.667 66.7 +1
ECP All 8 6 2 0 23 3 +20 0 5 2.875 0.375 87.5 +6
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1988 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 1 0 0.50 2.00 0.0 -2
ECF All 2 0 0 2 1 4 -3 1 0 0.50 2.00 0.0 -2
European Championship Preliminary Competition and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1986-88 7 5 0 2 20 5 +15 1 4 2.857 0.714 71.4 +3
EC 1990-92 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 0 1 1.333 0.667 66.7 +1
EC All 10 6 2 2 24 7 +17 1 5 2.40 0.70 70.0 +4
Rous Cup Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
RC 1987 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
RC 1988 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
RC All 4 1 3 0 3 2 +1 1 2 0.75 0.50 62.5 +1
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
England Challenge 1991 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 0 0 3.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Umbro Cup 1993 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 0 0 2.50 1.00 75.0 +1
Minor TC All 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 0 0 2.667 1.667 83.3 +2
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 15 7 6 2 24 9 +15 4 9 1.60 0.60 66.7 +5
EC 10 6 2 2 24 7 +17 1 5 2.40 0.70 70.0 +4
RC 4 1 3 0 3 2 +1 1 2 0.75 0.50 62.5 +1
Minor TC 3 2 1 0 8 5 +3 0 0 2.667 1.667 83.3 +2
All 32 16 12 4 59 23 +36 6 16 1.844 0.719 68.8 +12

 

Peter Beardsley - Match History
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 15 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 45 full caps, one captaincyx

Age 25
1 608 29 January 1986 - Egypt 0 England 4, Nasser Stadium, Cairo Fr AW sub 50 ?
0-2 when substituting
2 609 26 February 1986 - Israel 1 England 2, The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv Fr AW Start 9
3 610 26 March 1986 - USSR 0 England 1, Dinamo Stadion, Tbilisi, Georgia Fr AW Start 9
4 612 17 May 1986 - Mexico 0 England 3, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, USA Fr AW Start 37 9
5 613 24 May 1986 - Canada 0 England 1, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, British Columbia Fr AW sub 73 18
0-1 when substituting
6 614 3 June 1986 - Portugal 1 England 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey WCF NL sub 80 20
1-0 when subbing
- 615 6 June 1986 - England 0 Morocco 0, Estadio Tecnológico, Monterrey ND squad/sub
7 616 11 June 1986 - England 3 Poland 0, Estadio Universitário de Nuevo León, Monterrey NW Start off 75
3-0 when subbed
8 617 18 June 1986 - England 3 Paraguay 0, Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México NW Start 56 off 80
3-0 when subbed
9 618 22 June 1986 - Argentina 2 England 1, Estadio Azteca, Santa Úrsula, ciudad de México NL Start
10 620 15 October 1986 - England 3 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start off 82 9
3-0 when substituted
11 621 12 November 1986 - England 2 Yugoslavia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 9
Age 26
12 622 18 February 1987 - Spain 2 England 4, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid Fr AW Start 9
;13 623 1 April 1987 - Northern Ireland 0 England 2, Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast ECP AW Start 9
14 625 19 May 1987 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London RC HD Start 9
15 626 23 May 1987 - Scotland 0 England 0, Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow AD Start 9
 Club: Liverpool F.C. - 34 full caps  
16 627 9 September 1987 - West Germany 3 England 1, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf Fr AL Start 9
17 628 14 October 1987 - England 8 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start 63 off 72 9
7-0 when substituted
18 629 11 November 1987 - Yugoslavia 1 England 4, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd ECP AW Start 4 9
Age 27
19 630 17 February 1988 - Israel 0 England 0, The National Stadium, Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv Fr AD Captain 9
20 631 23 March 1988 - England 2 Netherlands 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start off 36 9
1-2 when substituted
21 632 27 April 1988 - Hungary 0 England 0, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AD Start off 65 9
0-0 when substituted
22 633 21 May 1988 - England 1 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London RC HW Start 12 9
23 634 24 May 1988 - England 1 Colombia 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD Start off 73 9
1-1 when substituted
24 635 28 May 1988 - Switzerland 0 England 1, Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne Fr AW Start 9
25 636 12 June 1988 - England 0 Republic of Ireland 1, Neckarstadion, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg ECF NL Start off 83 9
0-1 when subbed
26 637 15 June 1988 - England 1 Netherlands 3, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen NL Start off 72
1-2 when subbed
- 638 18 June 1988 - England 1 USSR 3, Waldstadion, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen NL squad/sub
27 639 14 September 1988 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start off 85 10
0-0 when substituted
28 640 19 October 1988 - England 0 Sweden 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HD Start 8
29 641 16 November 1988 - Saudi Arabia 1 England 1, King Fahd II International Stadium, Riyadh Fr AD Start off 68 9
1-1 when substituted
Age 28
30 642 8 February 1989 - Greece 1 England 2, Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Athína Fr AW sub 78 ?
1-1 when substituting
31 643 8 March 1989 - Albania 0 England 2, Stadiumi Kombetar, Tiranë WCP AW sub 78 ?
0-2 when substituting
32 644 26 April 1989 - England 5 Albania 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start 13, 63 9
33 647 3 June 1989 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW Start off 78 9
2-0 when substituted
34 648 7 June 1989 - Denmark 1 England 1, Idrætsparken, København Fr AD Start off 60 9
1-1 when substituted
35 649 6 September 1989 - Sweden 0 England 0, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län WCP AD Start 9
36 650 11 October 1989 - Poland 0 England 0, Stadion Śląski, Chorzów WCP AD Start 9
37 651 15 November 1989 - England 0 Italy 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start off 78 9
0-0 when substituted
Age 29
38 653 28 March 1990 - England 1 Brazil 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start off 78 9
1-0 when substituted
- 655 15 May 1990 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub 16
39 656 22 May 1990 - England 1 Uruguay 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL sub 77 ?
1-2 when substituting
40 657 2 June 1990 - Tunisia 1 England 1, Stade Olympique El Menzah, Tunis Fr AD sub 62 ?
1-0 when substituting
41 658 11 June 1990 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna WCF ND Start off 69 9
1-0 when subbed
- 659 16 June 1990 - Netherlands 0 England 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna ND squad/sub
42 660 21 June 1990 - England 1 Egypt 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu, Sardigna NW sub 84
1-0 when subbing
- 661 26 June 1990 - England 1 Belgium 0, Stadio Renato Dall' Ara, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna NW squad/sub
43 662 1 July 1990 - Cameroon 2 England 3, Stadio San Paolo, Fuorigrotta, Napoli, Campania NW sub ht
0-1 when subbing
44 663 4 July 1990 - West Germany 1 England 1, Stadio delle Alpi, Torino, Piedmont ND Start
scored penalty in shoot-out
45 664 7 July 1990 - Italy 2 England 1, Stadio San Nicola, Bari, Puglia AL Start 9
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 4 full capsx

- 665 12 September 1990 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub 16
46 666 17 October 1990 - England 2 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW sub 57 89 ?
1-0 when substituting
47 667 14 November 1990 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin ECP AD Start 9
Age 30
1 b 5 February 1991 - Wales B 0 England B 1, Vetch Field, Swansea Fr AW Start 8
48 669 27 March 1991 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD Start 9
49 671 21 May 1991 - England 3 USSR 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London T/C HW sub 70 ?
2-1 when substituting
- 672 25 May 1991 - England 2 Argentina 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HD unused sub 15
 Club: Everton F.C. - 0 full caps  
- 678 16 October 1991 - England 1 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW unused sub 16
Age 31
2 b 28 April 1992 - CIS B 1 England B 1, Olimpiyskiy Kompleks Luzhniki Stadion, Moskva Fr AD Start off 84 8
 Club: Newcastle United F.C. - 10 full caps

Coach: Terry Venables - 10 full capsx

Age 33
50 703 9 March 1994 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 10
51 704 17 May 1994 - England 5 Greece 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 37 off 70 10
5-0 when substituted
52 705 22 May 1994 - England 0 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 10
53 708 16 November 1994 - England 1 Nigeria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start off 79 8
1-0 when substituted
Age 34
54 709 15 February 1995 - Republic of Ireland vs. England, Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin - abandoned after 27 minutes. Fr Aab Start end 27 8
55 710 29 March 1995 - England 0 Uruguay 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start off 64 8
0-0 when substituted
56 711 3 June 1995 - England 2 Japan 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London TC HW Start off 69 8
1-1 when subbed
57 712 8 June 1995 - England 3 Sweden 3, Elland Road, Leeds HD Start off 63
1-3 when subbed
- 713 11 June 1995 - England 1 Brazil 3, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HL squad member
- 716 15 November 1995 - England 3 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub 15
58 717 12 December 1995 - England 1 Portugal 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD sub 65 16
1-1 when substituting
Age 35
- 720 18 May 1996 - England 3 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW unused sub 16
59 721 23 May 1996 - China PR 0 England 3, Workers' Stadium, Beijing Fr AW sub 71 ?
0-2 when substituting
Terry Venables named a squad of 27 on May 16, for a short tour of the Far East. On May 28, the final 22-man squad was announced, with five omissions, including Peter Beardsley.

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