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Alfie Dillon Beestin (born 1 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Doncaster Rovers in League One.

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
Club information
Current team
Doncaster Rovers
Number 14
Youth career
i2i Football Development Centre
0000 2016 Tadcaster Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– 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

Doncaster RoversEdit

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]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 2 February 2019 [9]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Doncaster Rovers 2016–17[10] League Two 3 0 1 0 0 0 4[a] 1 8 1
2017–18[11] League One 26 2 3 0 1 0 3[a] 0 33 2
2018–19[12] 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. ^ "Alfie Beestin | Football Stats | Doncaster Rovers | Soccer Base". www.soccerbase.com. Retrieved 2018-01-13.
  10. ^ "Games played by Alfie Beestin in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Games played by Alfie Beestin in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Games played by Alfie Beestin in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 December 2018.

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