Beth Mead – Bio, Net Worth, Age, Partner, Girlfriend, Height, Salary

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Beth Mead is a professional English football player who currently plays as a forward for Arsenal in Football Association Women’s Super League (FA WSL). She is also a member of the England women’s national team and has played for the team at every age level from U15. She started her youth career in soccer with California Girls FC before moving to Middlesbrough F.C.‘s Centre of Excellence at the age of just 10. She was with Middlesbrough from 2005 to 2011. She moved to Sunderland A.F.C. Ladies in 2011 at the age of 16. In the 2014 season of the FA WSL (Women’s Super League), her 15 goals helped Sunderland to gain promotion to the WSL 1, the top tier of English Women’s soccer.

Beth turned professional as a consequence of Sunderland’s promotion to the WSL 1 but she continued to complete the final year of her university courses. She even worked as a barmaid at a local pub during the soccer off-season as a token of gratitude to the pub owners who had sponsored her career till then. In her very first match as a professional in 2015, Beth scored a goal in Sunderland’s 2–1 upset of defending champions, Liverpool. She signed with Arsenal W.F.C. in January 2017. She was the leading goalscorer for Arsenal (8 goals) in the 2017–18 season.

Mead signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal on 28 November 2019. She published her autobiography Lioness: My Journey to Glory in November 2022. Her next book for younger readers, Roar: A Football Hero’s Guide to Dreaming Big and Playing the Game You Love will be published in May 2023. 

Beth Mead Won Sports Personality of the Year 2022

England and Arsenal forward Beth Mead has been voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2022. She was the player of the tournament and top scorer at Euro 2022, where the Lionesses defeated Germany in the final at Wembley to win England’s first major women’s football trophy. She becomes the first women’s footballer to win the award. Her performances at Euro 2022 saw her named the player of the tournament as well as winning the Golden Boot with six goals and five assists. She was also named Arsenal’s player of the season, came second in the Ballon d’Or Feminin, and won BBC’s Women’s Footballer of the Year award in 2022. Presented by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan, and Alex Scott, the Sports Personality of the Year 2022 was broadcast live from MediaCityUK, Salford. 

What is Beth Mead Famous For?

  • Beth Mead is a professional footballer from England.
  • Beth is famous for playing as a forward for the Women’s Super League club Arsenal and the England national team. 
  • Beth has the all-time most assists and all-time second-most goal contributions record in the WSL.

Where is Beth Mead from?

Beth Mead was born with the full name of Bethany Jane Mead on 9th May 1995. She is from Whitby,  Yorkshire, England. She holds British nationality and her ethnicity is Mixed as she has British and Anglo-Scottish ancestry. Her present age is 27 as she celebrated her birthday on 9th May 2022. Taurus is her zodiac sign and she has a belief in the Christianity religion. She has not disclosed the name of her parents to the media. The footballer graduated with a degree in Sports Development from Teesside University in Middlesbrough, Teesside. 

Beth started playing football when she was six years old. She had a lot of energy as a kid and due to that, her mother wanted to get rid of some of that energy and decided to take her to a Saturday morning football session on a village field in Hinderwell, which was run by a volunteer coach. He said to her and her mother: “It’s fine that you’re coming down to get involved but you will be the only girl here. They are quite rough so will she be ok?” Her mother replied: “She’ll be fine.” But when her mother came back an hour later, he said Mead was rougher than most of the boys. 

What team is Beth Mead playing for?

  • Beth Mead, at age 10, started her football career at California Girls FC before joining Middlesbrough F.C. Centre of Excellence. She moved to Sunderland at age 16. 


  • During Beth’s first season (2011-2012) in the FA Women’s Premier League with Sunderland, she scored 23 goals in as many games and ended the season with 29 in all competitions. With her goal against Leeds United, the team won the league. In addition, she was also part of the team that won the FA Women’s Premier League Cup for the first time, completing the double. 
  • Beth followed by 30 goals in 28 matches during her 2012-2013 FA WPL season. Mead was the top scorer for the team that won the title and gained promotion to the Women’s Super League for the 2015 WSL season in the 2014 WSL 2 season. 
  • Starting her 2015-2016 season, she scored in Sunderland’s shock 2–1 win over reigning champions Liverpool. She scored a hat-trick against league leaders Chelsea on 19th July 2015. She finished her 2015 season as the leading goalscorer in the WSL with 12 goals in 14 appearances at the age of 20. 
  • Having scored 77 goals in 78 games, she is regarded as one of the best players ever played for Sunderland. 


  • It was announced on 24 January 2017 stating that Arsenal had signed Mead on an undisclosed-length full-time deal. For the team, she had to play as a winger. She finished the 2017–18 season as Arsenal’s top goalscorer in the league with 8 goals. 
  • By the 2018–2019 season, she had fully reinvented herself as a versatile winger under Joe Montemurro. She capped a great season off by scoring the third goal in Arsenal’s 4–0 title-clinching win at Brighton and Hove Albion on 28 April 2019. 
  • Next, she signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal on 28 November 2019. She suffered an injury during a 3–2 league win against Liverpool on 13 February 2020. The 2019–20 WSL season ended prematurely on 13 March 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. She was the only WSL club to proceed to the 2019–20 UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final. 
  • In the 2021–22 WSL season, Mead was the top assist provider (8) and scored third-most goals (11), helping Arsenal push in a title race that went down to the final day. Arsenal finished the season in second place, only a point less than the first. The team was the only WSL team to proceed to the knockout stage in the 2021–22 UEFA Women’s Champions League. With 14 goals and 19 assists in 34 starts, her total goal contributions in the season came to 33. 
  • She scored a brace to defeat Chelsea 3–2 during the league opener against Chelsea. On 24 April 2022, Mead not only became the WSL all-time assist leader but also reached the 50th goal in the WSL during Arsenal’s 3–0 victory over Everton.
  • She became second in WSL’s all-time goal contributions (93) with 54 goals and 39 assists on 16th September 2022. On 19th October 2022, she was named Player of the Match in Arsenal’s historic 5–1 win over the UEFA Women’s Champions League holders Lyon. After a month, she faced a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in a league game. 
  • Despite her injury, she created 64 chances in 2022, the second most of any player in a single calendar year in WSL history. On 16th December 2022, she signed a new contract at Arsenal. 

Beth Mead International Career

  • Beth Mead has represented England at every age level from under 15. In addition, she was a part of the England U19 team that won the silver at the 2013 UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship. She won the silver ball. 
  • She played in all three England U20 matches at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. 
  • She made her debut for the senior England women’s national football team in April 2018. She then started her first match in September 2018, scoring twice in England’s 6–0 win over Kazakhstan in Pavlodar. 
  • In February 2019, during England’s first match of the 2019 SheBelieves Cup, she scored a “stunning” match-winning goal against Brazil.
  • She started in the first two matches of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. In October 2019, she scored England’s game-winning goal against Portugal. 
  • In February 2020, she was left off the squad for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup due to injury. 
  • On 23 October 2021, Mead scored her first international hat trick in a 4–0 win against Northern Ireland in the 2023 Women’s World Cup qualification phase. She had her second international hat trick on 30th November 2021 where England defeated Latvia 20-0 in another World Cup qualifying match. 
  • She won the Golden Boot at UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 on home soil. Her six goals tied the record for most goals ever scored in a single edition of the Women’s Euro.
  • Moreover, she has finished runner-up for the Ballon d’Or, UEFA Player of the Year, and IFFHS Player of the Year. 
  • On 11 November 2022, Mead earned her 50th cap against Japan. 
  • She has scored 29 goals in all competitions for England, 12 more than any other member of the latest Lionesses’ squad.

Beth Mead Transfer News

  • Arsenal Women (April 2017-Present)
  • Sunderland WFC (February 2014 – April 2017)

Beth Mead Awards and Achievements


  • Women’s Super League 2: 2014
  • Women’s Premier League: 2011–12, 2012–13
  • Women’s Premier League Cup: 2011–12


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


  • UEFA Women’s Championship: 2022 
  • Arnold Clark Cup: 2022 
  • SheBelieves Cup: 2019 
  • UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship runner-up: 2013 


  • Ballon d’Or Féminin Runner-up: 2021–22 
  • UEFA Player of the Year Runner-up: 2021–22 
  • BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year: 2022 
  • BBC Sports Personality of the Year: 2022

  • UEFA Women’s Championship Player of the Tournament: 2022 
  • UEFA Women’s Championship Golden Boot: 2022 
  • UEFA Women’s Championship Top Assist Provider: 2022 
  • UEFA Women’s Championship Team of the Tournament: 2022 
  • UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship Silver Boot: 2013 
  • England Player of the Year: 2021–22 
  • England Young Player of the Year: 2015, 2018 
  • FA WSL Player of the Season: 2015 
  • FA WSL Top Assist Provider: 2018–19, 2021–22 
  • FA WSL Golden Boot: 2015 
  • FA WPL Golden Boot: 2011–12, 2012–13 
  • FA WSL Goal of the Season: 2018–19 
  • PFA Young Player of the Year: 2015–16 
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2015–16, 2017–18 
  • FSA Player of the Year: 2018, 2022 
  • North East FWA Player of the Year: 2015 
  • Arsenal Player of the Season: 2021–22 
  • Arsenal Supporters Club Player of the Season: 2017–18, 2021–22 
  • Sunderland Forward of the Decade: 2011–2020 
  • Sunderland Team of the Decade: 2011–2020 
  • Sunderland Player of the Year: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2015–16 
  • FA WSL Player of the Month: March 2019, April 2019, September 2021 
  • PFA Fan’s Player of the Month: November 2021, September 2022 


  • SJA Sportswoman of the Year: 2022 
  • Yorkshire Young Achievers Personality of the Year: 2022 
  • Yorkshire Post Sports Hero of the Year: 2019 
  • Scarborough and District Sports Awards
  • Top Female Achiever: 2013, 2014, 2015 
  • Mavis Clayton Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Achievement: 2012 
  • SportsByte Sports Person of the Year: 2014, 2015 
  • Freedom of the City of London (announced 1 August 2022) 


As of 19 December 2022


  • Most goals in a single edition of the UEFA Women’s Championship: 6 (2022) 


  • Most goals for England in a season (by a male or female): 20 (2021–22) 
  • First English player of either gender to win both the Golden Boot and Player of the Tournament at the Euros or World Cup: UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 
  • First woman to score a hat-trick at Wembley for England (23 October 2021 vs Northern Ireland, World Cup Qualifier) 
  • First women’s footballer to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award: 2022 
  • First Arsenal player of either gender to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award: 2022 
  • First footballer to win the SJA Sportswoman of the Year award: 2022 
  • First women’s footballer to be shortlisted in Fans’ Footballer of the Year: 2022

Women’s Super League

  • All-time most assists: 42 
  • All-time second-most goal contributions: 97 
  • Most assists in a season: 12 (2018–19) 
  • Most chances created in a season: 72 (2021–22) 
  • Most chances created from open play in a season: 54+ (2021–22) 
  • Second-most chances created in a calendar year: 46 (2022) 
  • Youngest Golden Boot winner: 20 (2015)
  • Most Player of the Month awards: 3 (March 2019, April 2019, September 2021)
  • Second-fastest hat-trick: 18 minutes (18 July 2015 vs Chelsea) 
  • Most combined goals between two players: 22 (with Vivianne Miedema)

How much is Beth Mead’s Net Worth? 

Beth Mead is a professional footballer who currently plays for the Women’s Super League club, Arsenal. She has collected a decent net worth from her professional career. As of 2022, the net worth of Beth is estimated to be $500K. She is making an annual salary of around $300K. Her main source of wealth comes from her football career. 

In addition, Beth is also making a cool sum of money via endorsement deals. She has signed a deal with Nike brand promoting the products of the brand on her social account. She has been featured in a TV commercial for Head & Shoulders. She owns an expensive car and she is living a lavish life from the money she made from her professional career.

In September 2022, Mead became McDonald’s Fun Football ambassador, which aims to give every child, from every background, gender, and ability, the opportunity to enjoy football for free.

Who is Beth Mead’s Girlfriend?

Beth Mead is unmarried but she is currently in a relationship with her partner/girlfriend whose name goes by Vivianne Miedema. Vivianne Miedema is footballer by profession. The couple is enjoying their life a lot. Her sexual orientaiton is gay. Previously, Beth was in a relationship with Daniëlle van de Donk since 2017. Danielle is a Dutch professional footballer. 

Beth Mead and her partner, Vivianne Miedema

Who is Vivianne Miedema?

The 26-year-old, Vivianne Miedema (born on 15th July 1996) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a forward for FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) club Arsenal and the Netherlands national team. She previously played for Bayern Munich and SC Heerenveen.

How tall is Beth Mead?

Beth Mead stands at the height of 5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm. Her well-maintained body weight consists of 59 Kg or 130 lbs. Being a footballer, her body type is athletic. She frequently hits the gym to give perfect shape to her body and she is very conscious about her food intake. She has blonde hair color with a pair of mesmerizing blue eyes. She has go a healthy body. She has a freckled face with long and straight hair. Her fitness routines have been shared online as part of the #TrainAtHome series.

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