Bethany Jane Mead

Bethany Jane Mead is an English football player, born on 9th May 1995. She is currently playing for Arsenal and the England national team in a forward position. She has represented her country England in every international tournament, including the under-15 and three under-20 matches at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Talking about her education, Beth has completed a degree in Sports Development from Teesside University in Middlesbrough, Teesside.

Additionally, in 2019, she introduced herself with two superbly-taken goals at England’s triumphant SheBelieves Cup campaign. She has scored 77 goals in 78 appearances for former club Sunderland. And she made 12 appearances with five goals since her debut against Wales in April 2018. Further, she is named twice as Vauxhall England Young Player of the Year in 2015 and 2018 and recognized as the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year award in 2016. Also, Beth earned Golden Boot for the FA Women’s Super League as the league’s top scorer in 2015.

Quick Bio

Full Name: Bethany Jane Mead
Nickname: Not available
Jersey Number: 9
Date of Birth: 9th May 1995
Height:1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Current Age: 26
Birth Place: Whitby, England
Father: Not available
Mother: June Mead
Siblings: Ben Mead
Spouse: Not available
Children: Not available
Nationality: English
Current Club:Arsenal WFC
Average Salary: $30,190
Net worth: $500,000

Relationship status

Beth is currently single and not dating anyone. Earlier, she was in relation with Arsenal teammate Danielle van de Donk. Danielle is a professional Dutch women footballer. She likes to live a low profile life, so; she has not made public about her personal life.

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Salary and net worth

Beth Mead, at just 24 years, is one of the most recognized names in British football. The estimated net worth of this successful footballer is approximately $500,000 US, according to some sources. Moreover, Beth earns an average salary of $30,190 US. She also promotes the NIKE brand on her social media. She has been capped 25 times for England and formed part of the starting 11, making it to a World Cup semi-final.

Family members

The lioness of the England national football team, Beth, started playing football at a young age. She takes her father as a coach and an influential person in her life. Her father made her join California Girls at seven or eight years old to train there. She grew up playing football with boys on the bobbly community field, whereas her mother was equally supportive and allowed to play along with the boys.

Beth switched to Centre of Excellence football with Middlesbrough after she turned 10. Further, her parents made her join as many clubs or teams as possible to step out of her comfort zone. Beth was born in a family of Anglo-Scottish ancestry. Her mothers’ name is June Mead, and her younger brothers’ name is Ben Mead.

Physical measurement

The 25 times capped Beth stands 5 feet and 4 inches (1.63 m) tall and weighs around 59 kg. Beth has beautiful blonde hair with a pair of blue-eyed eyes.

Career (clubs and international)


Beth started playing with the boys in her hometown and joined the California Girls training session at 7 or 8. When she turned 10, she switched to Centre to Excellence football with Middlesbrough, and then she joined Sunderland.


At the age of 16, Beth joined Sunderland. She scored 23 goals in her first season and ended with 29 goals in all competitions. Similarly, the player scored 30 goals in 28 matches the following season and 15 goals in the 2014 FA WSL season, leading Sunderland to promote WSL 1. After this, she turned into a professional player.

In her first match at the top level, Beth scored a 2-1 win for Sunderland against the reigning champions, Liverpool. Additionally, she scored a hat-trick against Chelsea, a league leader, on 19th July 2015, making her the leading scorer with eight goals in the league. In the previous week, she avoided injury despite rolling her car three times while avoiding a deer. And in the following week, Beth scored twice for Sunderland in a 4-1 win against Bristol, making it to the top of WSL 1. Similarly, she made 14 appearances with 12 goals in the 2015 season, making her a leading scorer in the WSL 1.


On 24th January 2017, she signed an undisclosed-length full-time deal with Arsenal Women football club. But, in the summer of 2017, Arsenal signed Vivianne Miedema in a forward position, which made Beth a winger. According to Beth, she likes playing in her usual position but, now she enjoys playing on the wing. Furthermore, in 2017-18, Arsenal won the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup, as Beth scored in the knockout rounds against Sunderland, her former club, in the Quarter Final and against Reading in the semi-final. And, she finished the 2017-18 season as the top scorer for Arsenal in that league with eight goals and nominated as Arsenal’s Player of the season. Despite this achievement, Arsenal failed to qualify in the 2018-19 Champions League.

Beth entirely reinvented as a versatile winger under Joe Montemurro by the end of the 2018-19 season and developed a good relationship on the pitch with Vivianne Miedema, a leading goalscorer, combining nine times to score, more than any other duo. Likewise, she broke the record for assists in a single season with12 and created more chances than any other Arsenal player with 54. Beth scored seven goals and 12 assists and made it third in the WSL for total goal contributions. In addition, she completed the 2019 season by scoring the 3rd goal for Arsenal’s 4-0 win at Brighton and Hove Albion on the 28th of April.

Furthermore, on 28th November 2019, Beth signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal. However, in a 3-2 league win over Liverpool on 13th February 2020, she suffered from an injury. She had injured her medial collateral ligament that led to missing the opportunity to play for England during the SheBelieves Cup. She scored in a 1-1 draw match in the 86th minute against Chelsea on 15th November 2020.

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Beth represented England in under-15 and played in all three England under-20 matches at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, where she scored a long-range goal against Mexico.

Senior team:

She started playing in a senior England Women’s national football team in April 2018. She came as a substitute in a 0-0 draw match with Wales in Southampton at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification. Further, in September 2018, she scored twice in her first match for England in a 6-0 win against Kazakhstan in Pavlodar. Further, Beth scored a game-winning goal for England over Brazil in the first match for SheBelieves Cup in February 2019. After a few days, she scored for the team’s 3-0 win against Japan in the tournament. Again, on 9th April, she scored the opening goal in the 36th-minute match against Spain, leading England to a 2-1 win.

Similarly, in the2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup held in France, she played in the first two matches. During the team’s second group stage match, Beth assists Jodie Taylor’s goal against Argentina, leading England to win the match with 1-0 goals. In the quarter-finals, England played against Norway after placing first in Group-D and defeating Cameroon with 3-0 goals in the Round of 16. During this match, she assisted Lucy Bronze’s goal in the 57th minute, resulting in England winning the match.

In addition, in 2015, England faced the United States in the semi-finale match in which she played on the left flank and assisted Ellen White’s equalizer goal in the first half of the match, but was defeated by 2-1 goals. Thus, this match became the most-watched program on UK television with 11.7 million viewers until 2019.

Beth scored a game-winning goal against Portugal for England in October 2019. Moreover, during the month, she created more chances than the other player during a match against Brazil with a 2-1 loss in front of a record-breaking 29,238 fans at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. Again, with a record-breaking 77,768 fans at Wembley Stadium, she ended with a 2-1 loss against Brazil on 9th November 2019. However, in February 2020, she missed out on the SheBelieves Cup because of her injury.

Honors and trophies

For Clubs


  •  FA Women’s Super League 2: 2014


  • Women’s League Cup: 2017-18
  • Women’s Super League: 2018-19

For International

  •  SheBelieves Cup:2019


  •  WSL 1Golden Boot: 2015
  • PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year: 2016
  • Vauxhall England Young Player of the Year: 2015 and 2018
  • FSF Women’s Player of the Year: 2018

Social media

Beth is active on Instagram and Twitter, with around 101k followers and 37 k followers, respectively. Further, she joined #WePlayStrong in February 2020, a social media and vlogging campaign launched in 2018. This campaign aims to promote and make aware of women’s football. The main goal was to make football the most played sport by the female by 2020. Many professional female footballers like Lisa Evans, Sarah Zadrazil, Laura Feiersinger, Eunice Beckmann show their daily lives and fitness routines.

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