Beth Mead

Bethany Jane Mead (born 9 May 1995) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Arsenal and the England national team.

Beth Mead
Beth Mead (cropped)
Mead celebrating Sunderland's promotion to WSL1 in 2014
Personal information
Full name Bethany Jane Mead[1]
Date of birth 9 May 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Whitby, England[2]
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 23
Youth career
2005–2011 Middlesbrough COE
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2017 Sunderland 78 (77)
2017– Arsenal 36 (15)
National team
2010 England U15 2 (2)
2010 England U17 3 (2)
2012–2014 England U19 15 (5)
2014 England U20 3 (1)
2015– England U23 5 (2)
2018– England 19 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:18, 20 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:29, 9 July 2019 (UTC)

Club career


Mead began her youth career at California Girls FC before joining Middlesbrough F.C. Centre of Excellence at age 10 before moving at age 16 to Sunderland, then in the FA Women's Premier League. In her first season she scored 23 goals in as many games, and ended the season with 29 goals in all competitions, followed by 30 goals in 28 matches the following season, and 15 goals in the 2014 FA WSL season to lead Sunderland to promotion to WSL 1.[3] Although Mead turned professional upon Sunderland's promotion, she resolved to finish her final year at University. She also agreed to work as a barmaid in her local pub during the off-season, as a courtesy to the owners who had previously provided her with sponsorship funding.[4]

In her first match at the top level, Mead scored in Sunderland's shock 2–1 win over reigning champions Liverpool.[5] On 19 July 2015, Mead scored a hat-trick against league leaders Chelsea, making her the league-leading scorer with eight goals.[6] Earlier that week, Mead avoided injury despite rolling her car three times while trying to avoid a deer.[7] The following week, she scored twice in a 4–1 win at Bristol, sending Sunderland to the top of the WSL 1.[8] She ended the 2015 season as leading goalscorer in the WSL1 with 12 goals in 14 appearences.[9]


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Beth Mead for Arsenal in 2018.

On 24 January 2017, it was announced that Arsenal Ladies had signed Mead on an undisclosed-length full-time deal.[10] At Arsenal, summer 2017 signing Vivianne Miedema soon occupied the centre-forward berth, so Mead had to play as a winger instead: "I'd played No 9 all my career until I came to Arsenal. I was a bit annoyed that I wasn’t playing No 9, because I thought that was my best position. But now I really enjoy playing on the wing. I can get involved, run at people, bring other people into play."[11] Arsenal won the 2017–18 FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup with Mead scoring in the knockout rounds against her former club Sunderland in the Quarter Final and against Reading in the semi final. Mead finished the 2017–18 season as Arsenal's top goalscorer in the league with 8 goals and was voted Arsenal's player of the season. Despite this, Arsenal missed out on qualification to the 2018–19 Champions League. On missing out on Champions League qualification, Mead said, "It’s a bit frustrating, we had a few results this season where we slipped up and that was our fault. That took it out of our own hands today and Manchester City deserved to finish above us in the end."[12]

By the 2018–19 season, Mead had fully reinvented herself as a versatile winger under Joe Montemurro and built up a good relationship on the pitch with Arsenal leading goalscorer Vivianne Miedema combining nine times to score, more than any other duo. She also broke the record for most assists in a single season with 12 and created more chances than any other Arsenal player with 54. She finished third in the WSL for total goal contributions with 7 goals along with her 12 assists.[13] Mead capped a great season off by scoring the 3rd goal in Arsenal's 4–0 title clinching win at Brighton and Hove Albion on 28 April 2019.[14]

International career

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Beth Mead playing for England in 2019.

She has represented England at every age level from under-15, and played in all three England under-20 matches at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup where she scored a long-range goal against Mexico.[3]

In April 2018, Mead made her debut for the senior England women's national football team as a substitute in a 0–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification draw with Wales in Southampton.[15] She started her first match in September 2018, scoring twice in England's 6–0 win over Kazakhstan in Pavlodar.[16]

International goals

As of match played 9 April 2019. England score listed first, score column indicates score after each Mead goal.
International goals by date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 4 September 2018 Ortalik Stadion, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan  Kazakhstan 1–0 6–0 2019 FIFA World Cup qualification [17]
2 5–0
3 27 February 2019 Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, United States  Brazil 2–1 2–1 2019 SheBelieves Cup [18]
4 5 March 2019 Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, United States  Japan 3–0 3–0 [19]
5 9 April 2019 County Ground, Swindon, England  Spain 1–0 2–1 Friendly [20]



  • FA Women's Super League 2: 2014





  1. ^ a b "List of Players – England" (PDF). FIFA. 4 August 2014. p. 5. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Beth Mead". Arsenal F.C. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b Dick, Stuart (23 September 2014). "Is Sunderland striker Beth Mead a future England star?". BBC Newcastle. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Mead eager to revise Canadian experience". FIFA. 19 January 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Exclusive: Beth Mead". Shoot (football magazine). 23 April 2015. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  6. ^ Currie, Jo (19 July 2015). "Carlton Fairweather: Beth Mead 'deserves' senior England call". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  7. ^ Currie, Jo (18 July 2015). "WSL 1: Sunderland Ladies 4–0 Chelsea Ladies". BBC Sport. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Williams says Sunderland's sights are set on the top". FA WSL. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  9. ^ Stillman, Tim. "Arseblog Exclusive- Interview with Arsenal Women Striker Beth Mead | Arseblog News – the Arsenal news site". Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  10. ^ "Beth Mead: Arsenal Ladies sign Sunderland striker ahead of WSL Spring Series". BBC Sport. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Mead hoping for more moments of magic". FIFA. 1 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  12. ^ Stillman, Tim. "Arseblog Exclusive! Beth Mead Reacts to Victory Over Bristol City Women | Arseblog News – the Arsenal news site". Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  13. ^ "2018/19: The stats behind our title-winning season". Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Women's Super League: Brighton & Hove Albion Women 0–4 Arsenal Women". 28 April 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  15. ^ Lavery, Glen (April 2018). "New position and new focus for England debutant Beth Mead". The Football Association. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Kazakhstan 0–6 England: Beth Mead scores twice on full debut to round off World Cup qualifying campaign". The Independent. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  17. ^ "KAZAKHSTAN 0 - 6 ENGLAND". Soccerway. 4 September 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  18. ^ "ENGLAND 2 - 1 BRAZIL". Soccerway. 27 February 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  19. ^ "JAPAN 0 - 3 ENGLAND". Soccerway. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  20. ^ "ENGLAND 2 - 1 SPAIN". Soccerway. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  21. ^ a b "B. Mead". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  22. ^ "England record statement win over Japan to clinch prestigious SheBelieves Cup". The Football Association. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  23. ^ Aloia, Andrew (17 March 2016). "Women's Super League: Sunderland striker Beth Mead says she is 'no one-trick pony'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  24. ^ "The PFA". Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  25. ^ "Beth Mead voted FSF Women's Player of the Year". Retrieved 16 June 2019.

External links

2016 FA WSL

The 2016 FA WSL was the sixth edition of the FA WSL since it was formed in 2010. The WSL 1 was expanded to nine teams. The WSL 2 included one team promoted from the FA Women's Premier League for the first time. The season started on 23 March and Chelsea were the defending WSL 1 champions.

Manchester City won their first ever WSL 1 championship on 25 September 2016 with a 2–0 win over Chelsea.

2017 Arsenal Women F.C. season

The 2017 season is Arsenal Ladies Football Club's 31st season of competitive football and its seventh season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, being one of the league's foundation clubs.Following a reorganisation of top-level women's football in England, the 2017 season will only cover half of a traditional season's length, while the FA WSL shifts its calendar to match the traditional autumn-to-spring axis of football in Europe. For the same reason, there is no Champions League qualification nor relegation to be competed for.

2017–18 Arsenal W.F.C. season

The 2017–18 season was Arsenal Women's Football Club's 32nd season of competitive football. They won the WSL Cup for the 5th time and finished Runner-Up to Chelsea for the FA Women's Cup. Arsenal finished 3rd in the Women's Super League, missing out on a spot in UEFA Women's Champions League by 1 point.

Joe Montemurro took over as Manager of Arsenal on December 5, 2017 after Pedro Martínez Losa had departed the club, one month into the season.

2017–18 FA WSL Cup

The 2017–18 FA WSL Cup was the 7th edition of the FA WSL's league cup competition. It was sponsored by Continental AG, who have sponsored the competition since its creation, and is officially known as the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup. All 20 teams of the two divisions of the WSL contest the competition - the largest field in the history of the cup.

Manchester City were the defending champions. Before the competition, only Manchester City and Arsenal had won the cup in the previous six seasons it was contested in.

2018–19 Arsenal W.F.C. season

The 2018–19 season was Arsenal Women's Football Club's 33rd season of competitive football. The club participated in the Women's Super League, the FA Cup and the League Cup. This was the first full season of the club under Australian coach Joe Montemurro.

The club qualified for the Champions League by securing a top two spot in the league with three games to go. In the penultimate game of the season, Arsenal secured the top spot of the league and was English champions once more after a seven year wait. The Gunners finished runners-up in the League Cup and lost in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

2018–19 FA WSL

The 2018–19 FA WSL was the eighth edition of the FA Women's Super League (WSL) since it was formed in 2010. It was the first season after a rebranding of the four highest levels in English women's football. The previous FA WSL 2 is now the Championship – eleven clubs are competing in the 2018–19 FA Women's Championship.

Arsenal won their first WSL since 2012 with a 4–0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group D

Group D of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 9 to 19 June 2019. The group consisted of Argentina, England, Japan and Scotland. The top two teams, England and Japan, advanced to the round of 16.

2019 SheBelieves Cup

The 2019 SheBelieves Cup was the fourth edition of the SheBelieves Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held in the United States. Featuring national teams from Brazil, England, Japan, and hosts United States, it began on February 27 and ended on March 5, 2019.The United States were the defending champions. England won the tournament for the first time.

Arsenal W.F.C.

Arsenal Women Football Club, formerly known as Arsenal Ladies Football Club, is an English professional women's football club affiliated with Arsenal Football Club. The Club plays in the Women's Super League, the top flight of English women's football.

Arsenal have won more trophies than any other club in English women's football, and have won the most titles in each domestic competition they have played in. The Club have won 15 League titles, 14 FA Women's Cup, 5 FA WSL Cups, 10 Women's Premier League Cups, 5 FA Women's Community Shield, and one UEFA Women's Champions League. In the 2006–07 season, the Club became the first in the history of women's football to achieve the continental European sextuple.

Arsenal were founded in 1987 following an initiative by Vic Akers, who became the Club's first manager. He guided Arsenal to continued success until his departure in 2009, winning the most top-flight matches in English football history. The Club have sustained this record, and have won the most Doubles and Trebles in English football history. Arsenal have also completed a record seven unbeaten league seasons, setting a number of English records for longest top-flight unbeaten run, for goals scored, and points won.Arsenal have played their home games at Meadow Park since their founding. Based on social media activity from the 2018–19 season, Arsenal's fanbase is the largest in the world.

England women's national under-23 football team

The England women's national under-23 football team, also known as England women Under-23s or England women U23(s), is a now defunct association football team operated under the auspices of The Football Association until 2018. The team now operates as England Under-21s.

Its primary role was the development of players in preparation for the senior England women's national football team. As long as they were eligible, players could play for England at any level, making it possible to play for the U23s, senior side, and again for the U23s, as Natasha Dowie, Rachel Williams and Danielle Buet have done recently. In 2005 Casey Stoney played for the team in the Nordic Cup, despite already having 30 caps at senior level. It is also possible to play for one country at youth level and another at senior level (providing the player is eligible). Helen Lander and Kylie Davies decided to play for Wales at senior level after playing for England U23s, while Sophie Perry elected to play for Ireland.

FA Women's Super League

The Football Association Women's Super League (currently known as the Barclays FA Women's Super League for sponsorship reasons or FA WSL for short) is the highest league of women's football in England. Established in 2010, it is run by the Football Association and currently features 12 fully professional teams.

An initial eight teams competed in the inaugural 2011 edition, which replaced the FA Women's Premier League as the highest level of women's football in England. Between 2014 and 2018, FA WSL consisted of two divisions–WSL 1 and WSL 2–and brought promotion and relegation system to the league. Since the 2018–19 season, FA WSL 2 is now known as the FA Women's Championship and remains the second division in the English women's football pyramid. WSL has operated as a summer league running from March until October, from its creation until the end of the 2016 season. From autumn 2017, the league operates as a winter league from September to May, with a one-off shortened bridging season, known as the FA WSL Spring Series, held between February and May 2017. The WSL champions and runners-up qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League the following season. The current FA Women's Super League champions are Arsenal, who won the 2018–19 edition.


Hinderwell is a village and civil parish in the Scarborough

district of North Yorkshire, England which lies within the North York Moors National Park.

Hinderwell lies about a mile from the coast on the A174 road between the towns of Loftus and Whitby.

It may also be visited by the Cleveland Way National Trail.

Until 1958 the area was served by Staithes and Hinderwell railway stations.

The civil parish of Hinderwell encompasses:

the village of Staithes

the hamlet of Port Mulgrave grid reference NZ794174

the National Trust land called Rosedale Cliffs NZ798174

the hamlet of Runswick Bay NZ806161, a popular beach resort with a lifeboat service operated independently since 1982.

the hamlet of Dalehouse NZ777180According to the 2011 UK census, Hinderwell parish had a population of 1,875,

a decrease on the 2001 UK census figure of 2,013.Footballer Beth Mead, grew up in the village.

Keira Ramshaw

Keira Ramshaw (born 12 January 1994) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder or striker for FA Women's National League North club Sunderland. Ramshaw has spent her entire senior career with Sunderland, making her debut for the club in 2010, and was part of the club's promotion to the FA Women's Super League in 2014. Ahead of the 2018–19 FA Women's National League season, Ramshaw was made club captain.

Mead (surname)

Mead is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Albert E. Mead (1861–1909), fifth Governor of U.S. state of Washington

Andrea Mead-Lawrence (1932–2009), American alpine skier and Olympic gold medalist

Andrew Mead (b. 1965), actor & comedian

Beth Mead (b. 1995), English association footballer

Carver Mead (b. 1934), U.S. computer scientist

Cato Mead (ca. 1761-1846), black American Revolutionary War veteran

Charlie Mead (b. 1921), Canadian baseball player

Chip Mead (1950–1993), American race car driver from Dayton, Ohio

Chris Mead (1940–2003), ornithologist

Courtland Mead (b. 1987), U.S. actor, best known for playing Danny Torrance in Stephen King's The Shining

Cowles Mead (1776–1844), U.S. Representative from Georgia

Daniel W. Mead (1862–1948), American engineer

Darren Mead (b. 1971), Australian rules footballer

David Mead (disambiguation), several people

Dorothy Mead (1928–1975), English painter

Elizabeth Storrs Mead (1832–1917), American educator and President of Mount Holyoke College

Elwood Mead (1858–1936), U.S. politician and engineer, head of the Bureau of Reclamation

George Herbert Mead (1863–1931), philosopher, sociologist

G. R. S. Mead (1863–1933), English author, editor, and esotericist

Hassan Mead (b. 1989), cross country and track and field athlete

James M. Mead (1885–1964), U.S. Senator from New York

John A. Mead (1841–1920), U.S. politician from Vermont

Jon Mead (b. 1967), Canadian curler

Larkin Goldsmith Mead (1815–1910), American sculptor

Lawrence Mead (b. 1943), American political scientist

Lee Mead (b. 1981), British musical theatre actor

Les Mead, Australian rugby league footballer

Lynda Lee Mead (b. ca 1939), 1960 winner of the Miss America pageant

Marcia Mead (1879–1967), architect

Margaret Mead (1901–1978), anthropologist

Mary Mead (1935-1996), rancher and Wyoming politician

Matt Mead (born 1962), Governor of Wyoming

Matthew Mead (disambiguation)

Michael Mead (b. 1956), English professional ballroom dance champion and choreographer

Mike Mead, American drummer

Pete Mead (1924–2007), American middleweight boxer

Phil Mead (1887–1958), English cricketer

Richard Mead (1673–1754), English physician

Richelle Mead (b. 1976), American fantasy author

Shepherd Mead (1914–1994), American author

Sidney Moko Mead (b. 1927), New Zealand Māori anthropologist, historian, artist, teacher and writer

Silas Mead (1834–1909), Baptist minister in Adelaide, South Australia

Sister Janet Mead (b. 1938), Australian Catholic nun and musician

Slade Mead (b. 1961), former U.S. Senator for Arizona

Steven Mead (b. 1962), British euphonium solo player

Stu Mead (b. 1955), American painter

Syd Mead (b. 1933), industrial designer, worked on films such as Blade Runner

Taylor Mead (1924–2013), American writer and actor

Theodore Luqueer Mead (1852-1936), American naturalist

Tim Mead (b. 1981), English countertenor

Tom Mead (1918–2004), Australian politician

Walter Mead (cricketer) (1869–1954), Essex cricketer

Walter Russell Mead (b. 1952), American foreign thinker

William Rutherford Mead (1846–1928), structural engineer, co-founder of the architecture firm McKim, Mead, and White

PFA Team of the Year (2010s)

The Professional Footballers' Association Team of the Year (often called the PFA Team of the Year, or simply the Team of the Year) is an annual award given to a set of 55 footballers across the top four tiers of men's English football; the Premier League, the Championship, League One and League Two, as well as the women's FA WSL, who are seen to be deserving of being named in a "Team of the Year". Peter Shilton currently holds the most appearances in the PFA Team of the Year in the top division with 10 appearances. Steven Gerrard currently holds the most appearances in the PFA Team of the Year in the Premier League era with eight appearances.

The award has been presented since the 1973–74 season and the shortlist is compiled by the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA), in January of every year, with the winners then being voted for by the other players in their respective divisions. The award is regarded by players in the Football League as the highest accolade available to them, due to it being picked by their fellow professionals. Oxford United's Damian Batt, who was named in the Team of the Year for League Two in 2011, said he was "very pleased to be given such a prestigious award. It is something that I am very proud of". In 2014, a team for female players competing in the FA WSL was selected for the first time.

PFA Women's Young Player of the Year

The Professional Footballers' Association Women's Young Player of the Year (commonly referred to as PFA Young Player of the Year) is an annual award given to the player who is voted to have been the best of the year in English women's football. The award has been presented since the 2013–14 season and the winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA).

The current holder is Georgia Stanway of Manchester City.

SheBelieves Cup

The SheBelieves Cup is an invitational women's association football tournament held in the United States in late February or early March. In its first three years (2016, 2017 and 2018), it was contested by the same four teams: the United States, England, France, and Germany. In 2019 the tournament line up changed for the first time to Brazil, England, Japan and the United States.

Sunderland A.F.C. Ladies

Sunderland Association Football Club Ladies, previously Sunderland Association Football Club Women, is an English women's football club that plays in the FA Women's National League North. They play their home games at the Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground.

Sunderland won the FA Women's Premier League Northern Division in 2004–05 to reach the top tier National Division. After relegation in 2007, they returned to the National Division in 2009 and also lost that season's FA Women's Cup final, 2–1 to holders Arsenal at Pride Park Stadium.

The club's bid to join the FA WSL for the initial 2011 season was controversially rejected in favour of the relatively newly formed, but big spending, Manchester City. This decision led to the departure of many star players (3 of whom represented England in the 2015 World Cup) and is thought to have damaged the development of the women's game in the North East for years to come. Despite this they responded by winning the Premier League National Division, which had become the second tier, on three consecutive occasions and also collected the 2011–12 FA Women's Premier League Cup. In 2014 Sunderland were accepted into the second division of a newly expanded FA WSL. They won the league on the final day of the season and were promoted into FA WSL 1 for 2015.

At the end of the 2017–18 season, Sunderland A.F.C. Ladies were unsuccessful with their application for a license in both FA Women's Super League and FA Women's Championship, meaning the Lady Black Cats, were demoted to the FA Women's National League North, for the 2018–19 season.

The FA Women's Football Awards

The FA Women's Football Awards is an award ceremony hosted by The Football Association in England. The inaugural edition took place in 1999.

Arsenal W.F.C. – current squad


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