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Scott Bevan
Personal information
Full name Scott Bevan
Date of birth 19 September 1979 (1979-09-19) (age 30)
Place of birth Southampton, England
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Torquay United
Number 20
Youth career
1996–1997 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Southampton 0 (0)
1999 Ayr United (loan) 0 (0)
2002 Stoke City (loan) 0 (0)
2002 Woking (loan) 7 (0)
2002–2003 Huddersfield Town (loan) 30 (0)
2003 Woking (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 5 (0)
2004 Wimbledon 1 (0)
2004–2006 Milton Keynes Dons 16 (0)
2005–2006 Tamworth (loan) 10 (0)
2006–2008 Kidderminster Harriers 57 (0)
2008 Shrewsbury Town 5 (0)
2008- Torquay United 45 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:54, 4 March 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Scott Bevan (born 19 September 1979 in Southampton, England) is an English footballer and currently plays as a goalkeeper for League 2 side Torquay United.

Football career

Bevan started his football career with Southampton as an associated schoolboy player before turning professional in 1997. He never made a first team appearance for Southampton although he did get experience out on loan at Ayr United, Stoke City, Woking (on two separate occasions[1][2]), Huddersfield Town[3] and Wycombe Wanderers[4].

In March 2004, Bevan joined Milton Keynes Dons from Southampton and went on make 19 appearances over two seasons. Out of favour at the start of the 2005-06 season, he trained with Scarborough with a view to a possible loan move in October 2005[5]. However, later that month he joined Conference National side Tamworth on loan [6]. He put in memorable performances in Tamworth's FA Cup run whilst on-loan with The Lambs[7], which included victories over league sides Bournemouth and Hartlepool United and two ties against Stoke City in the third round. However, his career and life were turned upside down after he sustained a serious kidney injury in a league fixture at Forest Green Rovers in January 2006[8]. After undergoing an operation to remove a kidney[9] that left many thinking he might never play competitive football again, Bevan showed remarkable recovery and resilience to once again make himself available.

Bevan was signed by Kidderminster Harriers in August 2006[10], despite Tamworth's interest in the talented goalkeeper[11].

In January 2008, and after 18 months at Aggborough, Bevan was signed by Shrewsbury for an undisclosed fee, in a deal that saw Chris Mackenzie move in the opposite direction[12].

In September 2008, Bevan joined Torquay United loan as cover for their injured first choice keeper Michael Poke, himself on loan from Southampton[13]. For the second time in his career he helped a non-league side reach the third round of the FA Cup[14]. He signed an 18-month contract with Torquay on 28 December 2008[15].

References

  1. ^ "Woking confirm Cockerill appointment". NonLeagueDaily. 2002-03-15. http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/index.php?newsmode=FULL&nid=3168. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Woking lure keeper". BBC Sport. 2003-11-15. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/woking/3273423.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  3. ^ "Terriers catch keeper Bevan". BBC News. 2002-07-10. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/h/huddersfield_town/2120675.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Adams aims to sign up Bevan". BBC News. 2004-03-02. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wycombe_wanderers/3525771.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Scarborough ponder Bevan loan deal". BBC Sport. 2005-10-13. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/w/wimbledon/4337996.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  6. ^ "Lambs sign Milton Keynes keeper". BBC Sport. 2005-10-28. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tamworth/4386516.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  7. ^ "Cooper hails Tamworth Cup shock". BBC Sport. 2005-12-04. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tamworth/4497140.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  8. ^ "Bevan undergoes kidney operation". BBC Sport. 2006-01-27. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tamworth/4653994.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  9. ^ "Bevan recovering after kidney op". BBC Sport. 2006-01-31. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tamworth/4665336.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  10. ^ "Harriers sign Sturridge and Bevan". BBC Sport. 2006-06-16. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/k/kidderminster_harriers/5117772.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  11. ^ "Tamworth call off Bevan benefit". BBC Sport. 2006-07-08. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/tamworth/5160868.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  12. ^ "Constable & Bevan leave Harriers". BBC Sport. 2008-02-01. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/k/kidderminster_harriers/7221569.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  13. ^ "Bevan extends loan spell at Gulls". BBC Sport. 2008-12-01. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/torquay_united/7758875.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  14. ^ "Torquay 2-0 Oxford Utd". BBC Sport. 2008-11-29. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/fa_cup/7741976.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  15. ^ "Bevan signs deal with Torquay". BBC Sport. 2008-12-30. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/t/torquay_united/7804701.stm. Retrieved 2008-12-30. 

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