Dave Beasant

Where is Dave Beasant now?

Famed for saving the first ever penalty kick in an FA Cup Final, Dave Beasant played his last competitive game at the age of 43 after a season playing for Brighton and Hove Albion.

Starting his professional career with Wimbledon in 1979 he ended up making over 900 first team appearances for a number of teams winning the FA Cup and the Fourth Division title with the Dons as well as the First Division title with Nottingham Forest.

He also represented the England national side on two occasions in 1989 and was a member of the 1990 FIFA World Cup squad.
 
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Upon retiring from playing, Beasant joined up with former team-mate Lawrie Sanchez as his goalkeeper coach at both Fulham and the Northern Irish national team.

After a spell coaching at the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain he joined Bristol Rovers in 2012 as a part-time goalkeeping coach before joining Stevenage in a similar role in 2014.

Due to a goalkeeping crisis at the club, Stevenage were forced to name 56-year-old Beasant as a substitute for their play off semi-final in May 2015.

Beasant left in June 2015 and joined Reading as goalkeeping coach where he stayed for three years until he was released in 2018.

He now works as a sports consultant for Midas Sports Management.

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Dave Beasant: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionGoalkeeper
Appearances131
Goals0
Yellow Cards3
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forNottingham Forest, Southampton

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com