Angela Beard

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Angela Beard
Angela Beard playing for Brisbane Roar FC vs Melbourne City FC (cropped).jpg
Beard playing for Brisbane Roar in 2015
Personal information
Full name Angela Beard
Date of birth (1997-08-16) 16 August 1997 (age 25)
Place of birth Australia
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Fortuna Hjørring
Number 4
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2014–2017 Brisbane Roar 29 (1)
2017–2020 Melbourne Victory 37 (0)
2020 KR 10 (1)
2020–2021 Melbourne Victory 13 (1)
2021– Fortuna Hjørring 36 (3)
International career
Australia U-17
Australia U-20
2021 Australia 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 27 November 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17 November 2022

Angela Beard (born 16 August 1997) is an Australian soccer player, who currently plays for Fortuna Hjørring. She has represented Australia’s U-17 and U-20 youth level teams as well as the senior level. In 2022 she stated her intention to represent the Philippines but has not been capped yet.

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Club career

Brisbane Roar

Beard made her debut for Brisbane Roar on 14 September 2014 in a match against Perth Glory. [1] She made five appearances for the team during the 2014–15 W-League season. The Roar finished in sixth place during the regular season with a 4–6–2 record. [1]

Returning to the Roar for the 2015–16 W-League season, Beard helped the team finish in fourth place during the regular season securing a berth to the playoffs. [1] During a match against Melbourne Victory on 9 January, Beard scored a goal in the third minute of stoppage time lifting the final score to 4–0. [2] During the semifinal match against regular season champions Melbourne City, the Roar was defeated 5–4 in a penalty kick shootout after 120 minutes of regular and overtime produced no goals for either side. [3]

Beard was named the November 2015 nominee for the 2015/16 W-League Young Footballer of the Year award. Of the nomination, she said, "This is only my second season in the Westfield W-League and I feel very privileged to be recognised at this early stage of my career." [4] Following her performance in the 2016 W-League semifinal against Melbourne City, team captain and Matilda Clare Polkinghorne said, "she’s got a really bright career ahead of her. She’s only 18 years old, she’s going to be a real force in Australian football." [5] She was later named the Women's Player of the Year by the club. [6]

Melbourne Victory

On 19 September 2017, Beard joined Melbourne Victory on a one-year deal, re-joining coach Jeff Hopkins. [7] Beard has since re-signed for Melbourne Victory on a two-year deal.

Fortuna Hjørring

In June 2021, Beard sealed a move to Danish club Fortuna Hjørring, joining Australians Indiah-Paige Riley, Alexandra Huynh, and Clare Wheeler. [8]

International career

Australia

Beard has represented Australia on the under-17 and under-20 national teams. [9] In January 2016, she was called up to training camp for the senior national team. [10] In September 2021, Beard made her senior debut in a friendly against the Republic of Ireland. [11]

Philippines

Beard is eligible to represent the Philippines through her mother, who is from Cebu. On October 2, 2022, Beard was invited to the training camp of the Philippines prior to the team's friendlies against Costa Rica. [12]

Career statistics

Club

As of 23 July 2022 [13]
ClubSeasonLeagueCup 1 2 Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Brisbane Roar 2014–15 A-League 5050
2015–16 131131
2016–17 110110
Melbourne Victory 2017–18 120120
2018–19 120120
2019–20 130130
2020–21 141141
KR Reykjavik 2020 Besta-Deild Kvenna 10110111
Fortuna Hjørring 2021–22 Elitedivisonen 24340273
Career total1146501196

Honours

with Brisbane Roar

See also

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References

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