Kevin Beattie

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Beattie in May 2007

Thomas Kevin Beattie (18 December 1953 – 16 September 2018) was an English footballer. He played as a central defender. At a club level, he played most famously for Ipswich Town 307 times. He won the FA Cup in 1978 and UEFA Cup in 1981 with Ipswich. He has been called Ipswich Town's best ever player.[1] He played nine times for the England national team, scoring one goal. Other clubs he played for include Colchester United and Middlesbrough.

Beattie was born in Carlisle. He died of a heart attack on 16 September 2018 in Ipswich, Suffolk, aged 64.[2]

Honours[change | change source]

Ipswich Town

References[change | change source]

  1. Bacon, Mike (16 September 2018). "Kevin Beattie: Liverpool's loss was Ipswich Town's gain....But sadly, an injury-plagued career". East Anglian Daily Times. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  2. "Ex-England and Ipswich Town player Kevin Beattie dies". BBC News. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.