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Craig Beattie
Personal information
Date of birth 16 January 1984 (1984-01-16) (age 25)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Swansea City
Number 9
Youth career
Rangers
000?–2003 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Celtic 50 (13)
2007–2009 West Bromwich Albion 31 (4)
2008 Preston North End (loan) 2 (0)
2008 Crystal Palace (loan) 15 (5)
2009 Sheffield United (loan) 13 (1)
2009– Swansea City 11 (3)
National team
Scotland U19 4 (6)
Scotland U21 7 (4)
Scotland B 2 (1)
2005–2007 Scotland 7 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:05, 21 October 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:05, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Craig Beattie (born 16 January 1984) is a Scottish footballer who plays for Swansea City as a striker. His career has been hindered by injury proneness, in particular recurring hamstring problems.

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Club career

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Celtic

Born in Glasgow, Beattie started his career as a schoolboy with Rangers, the team he supported in his youth but, after being released by manager Dick Advocaat, he joined Celtic.

Beattie was a prolific goalscorer throughout his underage Celtic career. During an under-19 pre-season friendly against prominent Irish side Derry City, Beattie scored all six goals in a 6–0 win. Afterwards, Brandywell youth coach James O'Kane said the youngster's pace, guile and finishing prowess had "simultaneously made and ruined my day".

In August 2003 he made his senior debut for the Hoops as substitute in a UEFA Champions League qualifying victory against FBK Kaunas. Beattie has featured in numerous high-profile matches – most notably in the UEFA Cup against FC Barcelona. After scoring four goals near the end of the 2004–05 season, he started the 2005–06 season by becoming the first Scot since Gerry Creaney to score in three consecutive games for Celtic. He netted seven goals in the first three months of the season but an injury suffered against Dundee United forced him out for the remainder of the season.

Due to long-term injury, particularly to the hamstring, the majority of Beattie's appearances were from the bench. He appeared as substitute in 43 games and had just 23 starts which limited his Celtic career goal tally to just 16. His last Celtic goal came against Aberdeen on 17 February 2007 in a 2–1 win.

West Bromwich Albion

Beattie was signed on a three-year contract by West Bromwich Albion on 3 July 2007 for an initial fee of £1.25 million with an added £500,000 depending on performance-related add-ons.[1] He scored his first hat-trick for the team on 4 August in a friendly against Dutch side SC Heerenveen.[2] Beattie made his competitive Albion debut in a 2–1 defeat away at Burnley on 11 August, the opening day of the 2007–08 season.[3] Three days later he scored his first competitive goal for the club, as Albion beat Bournemouth 1&dnash;0 in the League Cup.

Beattie moved to Preston North End on 4 March 2008, on loan until the end of the season.[4] He made his Preston debut later that day in a 1–0 win away at Leicester City, but was substituted after 38 minutes due to a muscle injury, later revealed to be a double hamstring tear.[5][6] Beattie returned to West Brom early in order to receive treatment for the injury and was expected to miss the rest of the season.[7] He made a rapid recovery however, and returned to Preston for the final two games of the loan spell,[8] making one further appearance as a substitute. Tony Mowbray stated that he would not stand in Beattie's way should he seek a move away from the Hawthorns.

In September 2008, Beattie joined Crystal Palace on a month-long loan,[9] scoring on his second appearance to give them a victory over Charlton Athletic in the South London derby. The loan was later extended until 28 December 2008,[10] however due to an injury to Ishmael Miller and some goal-scoring success at Palace, Beattie was recalled on 10 December.[11] Beattie scored his first Premier League goal on 28 December, against Tottenham Hotspur.

Beattie joined Sheffield United on a three-month loan in February 2009,[12] making his debut a day later, appearing as a second half substitute in a 2–2 draw away at Plymouth Argyle.[13] Beattie went on to make 16 appearances for United that season, all but three of them from the bench. He scored one goal in the process, netting the fourth in a 4–2 home win over Derby County in March.[14] He played in all three of the team's play-off games at the end of the season, including the Final at Wembley Stadium, but with the club failing to clinch promotion he subsequently returned to his parent club.[15]

Swansea City

Beattie signed for Swansea City as a replacement for departed striker Jason Scotland on 27 August 2009. He scored his first goal on 17 October 2009 against Ipswich Town. He scored in his next game for Swansea against previous club West Bromwich Albion on 20 October.

Personal life

Beattie attended Chryston High School.[16]

Club career statistics

As of 11 April 2009.
Club Season League Cup[17] Europe Play-Offs Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Celtic 2003–04 10 1 0 4 1 0 2 0 0 - - - 16 2 0
Celtic 2004–05 11 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 - - - 13 4 0
Celtic 2005–06 13 6 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 - - - 15 7 0
Celtic 2006–07 16 2 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 - - - 20 3 3
Total 2003-2007 50 13 3 8 2 0 6 1 0 - - - 64 16 3
West Bromwich Albion 2007–08 21 3 0 5 1 2 - - - - - - 26 4 2
West Bromwich Albion 2008–09 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 7 1 0
Total 2007-present 27 7 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 - - - 33 5 2
Preston North End (loan) 2007–08 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - 2 0 0
Total 2007-2008 2 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - 2 0 0
Crystal Palace (loan) 2008–09 15 5 2 0 0 0 - - - - - - 15 5 2
Total 2008 15 5 2 0 0 0 - - - - - - 15 5 2
Sheffield United (loan) 2008–09 12 1 1 0 0 0 - - - 3 0 0 10 1 1
Total 2009 10 1 1 0 0 0 - - - - - - 10 1 1
Career totals 104 23 6 10 3 2 6 1 0 - - - 120 27 8

International career

Beattie made his Scotland international debut as a 75th minute substitute in a draw against Italy in September 2005.[18] He scored his first goal for his country in a 2–1 victory against Georgia.

International goals

Scores and results list Scotland's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 24 March 2007 Glasgow, Scotland  Georgia 2-1 2-1 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying

Honours

With Celtic

References

  1. ^ "West Brom complete Beattie deal". BBC Sport. 2007-07-03. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/west_bromwich_albion/6265948.stm. Retrieved 2007-08-11.  
  2. ^ "Albion 3 Heerenveen 1". West Bromwich Albion F.C.. 2007-08-07. http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/0,,10366~1084974,00.html. Retrieved 2007-08-11.  
  3. ^ "Burnley vs WBA". West Bromwich Albion F.C.. 2007-08-11. http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/MatchReport/0,,10366~37431,00.html. Retrieved 2007-08-11.  
  4. ^ "Beattie joins Preston on loan". West Bromwich Albion F.C.. 2008-03-04. http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/0,,10366~1256405,00.html. Retrieved 2008-03-05.  
  5. ^ "Leicester City vs Preston". Preston North End F.C.. 2008-03-04. http://www.pnefc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/MatchReport/0,,10362~37219,00.html. Retrieved 2008-03-05.  
  6. ^ "Preston hit by double injury blow". BBC Sport. 2008-03-13. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/p/preston/7294196.stm. Retrieved 2008-04-08.  
  7. ^ "Beattie returns to West Brom". Lancashire Evening Post. 2008-03-18. http://www.lep.co.uk/pnenews/Beattie-returns-to-West-Brom.3887337.jp. Retrieved 2008-04-08.  
  8. ^ "Beattie In Deepdale Return". Preston North End F.C.. 2008-03-20. http://www.pnefc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10362~1294209,00.html. Retrieved 2008-04-21.  
  9. ^ "Palace bring in Beattie". Sky Sports. 2008-09-25. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11688_4194675,00.html. Retrieved 2008-09-25.  
  10. ^ "Palace extend Beattie loan deal". BBC Sport. 2008-10-29. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/crystal_palace/7697509.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-11.  
  11. ^ "Albion recall Beattie". West Bromwich Albion F.C.. 2008-12-10. http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/0,,10366~1482682,00.html. Retrieved 2008-12-11.  
  12. ^ "New Beattie signs in". Sheffield United F.C.. 2009-02-20. http://www.sufc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10418~1563976,00.html. Retrieved 2009-02-20.  
  13. ^ "Craig up for premier push". thestar.co.uk. 2009-02-23. http://www.thestar.co.uk/blades/Craig-up-for-premier-push.5005285.jp. Retrieved 2009-02-23.  
  14. ^ "Sheffield United 4-2 Derby County - Match Report". football.co.uk. 2009-03-14. http://www.football.co.uk/match_reports/sheffield_united_derby_county_1205094.shtml. Retrieved 2009-05-30.  
  15. ^ "Blackwell begins reshaping Blades". BBC Sport. 2009-05-28. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/sheff_utd/8072089.stm. Retrieved 2009-05-30.  
  16. ^ "North Lanarkshire Council", The Scotsman, 23 April 2008.
  17. ^ Includes FA Cup, League Cup and FA Community Shield
  18. ^ "North End Get Beattie On Loan". Preston North End F.C.. 2008-03-04. http://www.pnefc.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10362~1256425,00.html. Retrieved 2008-03-05.  

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Simple English

Craig Beattie
Personal information
Full name Craig Beattie
Date of birth 16 January 1984 (1984-01-16) (age 27)
Place of birth    Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Swansea City
Number 9
Senior clubs
Years Club
2003-2007
2007-2009
2008
2008
2009
2009-
Celtic
West Bromwich Albion
Preston North End (loan)
Crystal Palace (loan)
Sheffield United (loan)
Swansea City
National team
2005-2007 Scotland

Craig Beattie (born 16 January 1984) is a Scottish football player. He plays for Swansea City.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ScotlandLeague Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup EuropeTotal
2003/04CelticPremier League101301120162
2004/05114001010134
2005/06136001011157
2006/07162101120203
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2007/08West Bromwich AlbionLeague Championship2132031-264
2007/08Preston North EndLeague Championship200000-20
2008/09West Bromwich AlbionPremier League712010-101
2008/09Crystal PalaceLeague Championship1550000-155
2008/09Sheffield UnitedLeague Championship1610000-161
2009/10West Bromwich AlbionLeague Championship300022-52
2009/10Swansea CityLeague Championship
CountryScotland 50134042616416
England 64104063-7413
Total 11423801056113829

International career statistics

[2]

Scotland national team
YearAppsGoals
200520
200600
200751
Total71

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