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Alfie Dillon Beestin (born 1 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder.

Alfie Beestin
Personal information
Full name Alfie Dillon Beestin
Date of birth (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Leeds, England[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Youth career
i2i Football Development Centre
0000 2016 Tadcaster Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Doncaster Rovers 31 (2)
2018–2019Chesterfield (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:51, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

He was born in Leeds and trained with the York College/i2i Football Development Centre,[2] also playing for the Tadcaster Albion development team.[3]

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Leeds, Beestin studied at The Co-operative Academy of Leeds, before moving on to York College, achieving a Level 2 Certificate in Sport and a Level 1 Coaching Award.[3]

He started his career at the Tadcaster Albion development team, scoring four goals in three games. During a trial at Doncaster Rovers he impressed manager Darren Ferguson.[4]

CareerEdit

Beestin signed for Doncaster Rovers on 2 August 2016.[5] Following his signing, manager Darren Ferguson said "ability-wise he's got a hell of a lot".[6]

Beestin came on as a substitute against Mansfield Town in the EFL Trophy, scoring on his debut in a 2-0 victory.[7] In a 5-1 victory against Morecambe Beestin made his League debut as a substitute[8] In his fourth start for the club, he scored his first League goal, the opener in the 1–1 draw against Plymouth on 13 January 2018.[2]

He was released by Doncaster at the end of the 2018–19 season.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 2 February 2019 [10]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Doncaster Rovers 2016–17[11] League Two 3 0 1 0 0 0 4[a] 1 8 1
2017–18[12] League One 26 2 3 0 1 0 3[a] 0 33 2
2018–19[13] League One 2 0 0 0 1 0 3[a] 0 6 0
Chesterfield (loan) 2018–19 National League 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 8 0
Career total 36 2 4 0 2 0 13 1 55 3
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in the Football League Trophy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reunited, Genes. "Alfie Beestin - Births & Baptisms - Genes Reunited". www.genesreunited.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-09-21.
  2. ^ a b "Beestin's delight at first league goal". Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  3. ^ a b Sissons, Jill. "Football Development Centre Student Signed to the Professional Game". www.yorkcollege.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-09-21.
  4. ^ "Tadcaster Albion snap up ex-York and Northern Ireland keeper Michael Ingham". Retrieved 2016-09-21.
  5. ^ Hoden, Liam (2 August 2016). "Doncaster Rovers: Striker Alfie Beestin signs". The Star. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Doncaster Rovers: First sight of Alfie Beestin against Mansfield Town". www.thestar.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-09-21.
  7. ^ "Mansfield 0 Rovers 2". Retrieved 2016-09-21.
  8. ^ "Morecambe 1-5 Doncaster Rovers". BBC Sport. 2016-09-10. Retrieved 2016-09-21.
  9. ^ "Doncaster Rovers: Tommy Rowe, Andy Butler & Danny Andrew offered new deals". BBC Sport. 22 May 2019. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Alfie Beestin | Football Stats | Doncaster Rovers | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2018-01-13.
  11. ^ "Games played by Alfie Beestin in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Games played by Alfie Beestin in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Games played by Alfie Beestin in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 December 2018.

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