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DAVE BEASANT IN NUMBERS

19 June 2014

Dave Beasant was this morning announced as one of two new additions to Stevenage’s backroom team for 2014/15.

The former England international goalkeeper will be best remembered for being part of Wimbledon’s “Crazy Gang”, making nearly 350 appearances for the club over a nine year spell during which they made their way up through the divisions and won the FA Cup.

To welcome Dave to the club we’ve taken a quick look back at some of the key numbers from his impressive career...

12th January 1980 – Dave makes his Football League debut against Blackpool

340 – The number of games he played for Wimbledon between 1979 and 1988

1st – Dave became the first goalkeeper to ever save a penalty in an FA Cup Final, when he saved John Aldridge’s penalty in Wimbledon’s famous 1-0 win over Liverpool

£750,000 – The transfer fee Newcastle United paid Wimbledon to sign Dave in 1988 – a national record at the time for a goalkeeper

15 – The number of clubs Dave played for in his career

2 – England caps he won against Italy and Yugoslavia in 1989. He also picked up 7 England B caps

1990 – Dave was part of the England squad for the 1990 World Cup in Italy

2 – Months he missed in 1993-94 after severing the tendon to his big toe after dropping a bottle of salad cream on his foot!

3 – Promotions Dave won during his career

42 – Dave became Nottingham Forest’s oldest ever player at 42

775 – The number of appearances Dave made in his senior career

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