Full Name: Thomas Kevin Beattie

Dob: 18-12-1953

Pob: Carlisle, Cumbria, GB

Position: Centre Half

Era: Professional

Club Appearance Record

SeasonTot AppsTot Goals
1970-71 0 0
1971-72 0 0
1972-73 48(1) 5
1973-74 57 6
1974-75 52 6
1975-76 36 4
1976-77 33(1) 5
1977-78 21 0
1978-79 26(1) 2
1979-80 12(2) 2
1980-81 11(6) 2
TOTALS 296(11) 32

Career Appearance Record

ClubDate SignedDate LeftFee
Blackfrairs - - -
St Augustine - - -
Liverpool 1954 1954 On Trial
Ipswich Town October 1970 July 1982 Youth Team
Colchester United July 1982 January 1983 -
Middlesbrough January 1983 January 1984 -
Harwich & Parkeston - - -
Sandvikens IF January 1984 January 1985 -
Kongsberg IF - - -
Nybergsund IL January 1985 January 1989 -
Clacton Town - - -

(12) Comments

  • From the BBC: "An ex-Ipswich Town and England defender has been sentenced for falsely claiming benefit while working as a radio pundit.

    "Kevin Beattie, 58, of Ipswich, admitted falsely claiming almost £9,000 by failing to declare he had begun work for BBC Radio Suffolk.

    "Ipswich magistrates gave him a 12-week curfew."

  • On the back of kenny Sharpes email(Hi Kenny) he was a beast of a player and like Sharpie, I had the honour of playing with him too.. I was also playing in the same game he speaks about in a Bog of a pitch at Craven Cottage when B let fly with the left foot volley with a ball weighing half a ton! Last time I spoke with him was back was in 78 ( I think around that time) when he was playing for England.. I lost touch with him as the years moved on:-( Good on yer kev where ever you might be!! Tony Paris Ipswich Town 1970-71

  • Archivist`s Assistant Saturday 16-05-2009

    Beattie hat-trick! In a match that predates the famous Barnsley Houdini act by many years, on 23rd February 1980 Ipswich reserves were 3-0 down at home to Arsenal with seven minutes to play, when left-back Beattie (pen 83), Beattie (pen 86) and Beattie (89) saves the day!

  • Kenny Sharpe Sunday 25-05-2008

    I was lucky enough to be with Kevin at Ipswich in 1969 -1973/4.We were in digs together with our Landlady Vera Strawn & her Postman son Steven on the Chantry Estate in Ipswich for 2 years and when Kevin could not get home to Carlisle he came home with me to Cleetorpes and stayed at my parents home.We were 16 year olds and enjoyed our football Apprenticeships under Sir Bobby Robson. Kevin was awsome defender and i rember a goal at Craven Cotage playing against Fulham youths he hit with his left foot from the halfway line...and that was the start of his Ipswich Town Career...I have great memories of them teenage days..and i`m still proud to have had the opportunity to have played with those great players i played with as a boy and watched their careers grow via Ipswich youths and reserves 1969/1974..S.E Counties league and the Football Combination Hope you can rember me Kevin.. Cheers mate Kenny Sharpe .

  • Received a special medal for his part in Town`s 1981 UEFA Cup triumph from UEFA president Michel Platini at last nights 2008 UEFA Cup final between Rangers and Zenit St Petersburg at the City of Manchester Stadium

  • The Beat is to be presented with a UEFA cup winners medal 27 years after Town`s victory over AZ `67 in the two-legged 1981 final. He played in eight of the 12 UEFA cup games that campaign, but an injury picked up in the FA Cup Semi-Final against Man City meant that he missed out of the final. UEFA president Michel Platini will present the medal to Beattie at this year`s final in Manchester later this month.

  • Kevin came to our primary school when I was a kid. He went in goal and let all the kids take penalties against him. I beat him but put it about eight foot over the cross bar. He signed my autograph book as well. He was a nice bloke.

  • Hi Ya I found the factfile on The Beat, eventually - his name is correct on there at least (TKB not KTB) - i thought i`d seen it correct before on here! I often look through here with the man himself! It does need updating though, as i know you will know! But seems very comprehensive in many other ways i can appreciate there is "SO" much work involved in maintaining the site! Regards

  • I was not only fortunate to see Kevin in action but also to play along side him i can say he had the strongest left foot i had ever encountered.I now live in Australia and have done since 1977 it`s good to check out how all the players from the first sucessful youth cup winning team are doing now.I contacted and spoke to Warky about 12 months ago re. catching up on an overseas trip but unfortunately it did not happen.It would be good if you had some info. on the likes of Paul Adams,David McKellar. Kind Regards Kenny Taylor

  • Coming from Chelmsford, Essex, I was never guaranteed top flight football. However for a few seasons running Ipswich kindly sent a team down to terrorise the part-time players/full-time drinkers at Chelmsford. It was at one of these matches (1978 I believe) that whilst warming up with the keeper pre kick-off, Kevin Beattie leathered the ball narrowly past the post and if it wasn`t for my face I`d hate to think who the ball could`ve hit! A true gent though, for when the stars cleared from my vision I looked up from my reclined pose on the terrace to see Kevin`s face peering over the terracing and he enquired as to my well-being. Always had admiration for Ipswich and the "Beat" inparticular. But that was reinforced after this event!

  • I have met him in Kongsberg, Norway and if anyone see him, give him my greetings. Good luck with the book The Kevin Beattie story.

  • Bournemouth Ben Monday 23-02-2004

    The Beat was with all the Town fans in Milan before and after the 2002 Inter UEFA be pictured with one of Town`s best ever players...great.

Contract Info

  • Kevin Beattie joined Ipswich Town in October 1970 as an Apprentice.

    He signed a Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in July 1971 - The Professional Contract Period Is Unknown.

    He joined Colchester United from Ipswich Town in July 1982 - The Transfer Fee + Contact Period Are Both Unknown.

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