Who is Beth Mead?
Beth Mead is an English professional football player. She is popularly known for playing as a forward for Arsenal in the Women’s Super League and in the England National Team. In 2022, Beth Mead was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year, making her the first female recipient of the award. In 2023, Beth Mead was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Beth Mead’s full name is Bethany Jane Mead (MBE). She was born on May 9, 1995, in Whitby, England to June Mead (mother) and Richard Mead (father). As of May 2023, Beth Mead is 28 years old.
About Beth Mead’s parents
Beth Mead’s mother, June Mead was born on September 28, 1968. Sadly, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2021 and she died on January 7, 2023. At the time of her death, June Mead was 54 years old.
Speaking about her mother and her support, Beth Mead said:
“The strength that my mum off the pitch has given me – it’s been a difficult year for my family and for her individually – so she has been incredible.”
Beth Mead’s father is Richard Mead. Detailed information about him is scarce at the moment.
About Beth Mead’s siblings
Beth Mead has a younger brother named Ben Mead who is currently 24 years old. However, not much information is currently available about him.
Beth Mead Wiki profile
|Full Name||Bethany Jane Mead MBE|
|Date of Birth||May 9, 1995|
|Place of Birth||Whitby, England|
|Age||28 years old|
|Alma mater||Teesside University|
|Net Worth||$1m (estimated)|
How Beth Mead started her career
Beth Mead was first introduced to football at the age of six. She started to play for the Middlesbrough Academy when she was just nine. At sixteen, Beth Mead got signed to Sunderland, one of the best teams in England at the time. In the 2012-13 season, she won the FA WPL Golden Boot. At twenty, Beth Mead became the youngest winner of the Women’s Super League Golden Boot. In 2017, Beth Mead was named Arsenal Player of the Season. In November 2022, Mead suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and is in recovery. Despite her injury in 2022, Beth Mead scored the second most goals in international matches for club and country.
About Beth Mead’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (May 2023), Beth Mead is unmarried and has no husband or wife. However, she is currently in a relationship with fellow football player Vivianne Miedema.
About Beth Mead’s sexuality
Beth Mead has never openly commented on being gay. Despite the fact that she has had girlfriends, Beth Mead has not publicly come out as gay or bi.
Speaking about her sexuality, the 28-year-old football star said:
“Actually, I’ve never physically come out and said I’m gay. I’m with a girl because I’ve not had to. I’m just being me . I’ve put pictures with my partner on social media. To me, I’ve tried to make it the norm rather than make it a statement.”
List of women Beth Mead’s girlfriends
- Beth Mead and Daniëlle van de Donk dated one time.
- Beth Mead is currently in a relationship with Vivianne Miedema.
About Beth Mead’s relationship with Daniëlle van de Donk
Daniëlle van de Donk is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Netherlands national team and the French club, Olympique Lyonnais. She used to play for Arsenal as well. Daniëlle van de Donk was born on August 5, 1991 in Valkenswaard, Netherlands and is currently 31 years old.
Daniëlle van de Donk is Beth Mead’s former teammate. The two met and dated while playing for Arsenal. Mead and van de Donk lived together during the 2020 lockdown before they split. More details of their romantic relationship are scarce.
About Beth Mead’s relationship with Vivianne Miedema
Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema (known professionally as Vivianne Miedema) is a Dutch football player. She plays as a forward for Arsenal and the Netherlands national team. Vivianne Miedema was born on July 15, 1996, in Hoogeveen, Netherlands and is currently 26 years old.
Prior to her relationship with Beth Mead, Vivianne Miedema was in a relationship with Scottish footballer, Lisa Evans for six years. In October 2022, Miedema and Mead walked the red carpet together at the Ballon d’Or Feminin, after they were both nominated for the award. Miedema and Mead often travel together, vacationing in Greece and Ibiza. As of the time of writing, the two are still going strong in their love.
About Beth Mead’s kids
As of the time of publishing this article, Beth Mead is not a mother and does not yet have children. She has also not expressed any interest in having kids at this time.
About Beth Mead’s net worth
Beth Mead has an estimated net worth of about $1m, as of 2023. Her major source of income is her career as a football player.
About Beth Mead’s injury and recovery
In late 2022, Beth Mead and her girlfriend Vivianne Miedema who are both Arsenal players suffered a similar injury during different play times.
Mead ruptured an anterior cruciate ligament in November 2022 during Arsenal’s Women’s Super League match against Manchester United. One month later, Mead’s partner and teammate Vivianne Miedema also ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and was taken off the pitch on a stretcher during Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to Lyon.
Following the incident, Beth Mead shared a picture of her and Vivianne Miedema on Instagram with the caption:
“STRONGER TOGETHER! So I was given sympathy for 3 weeks and now she has to go get some of her own but we got this, YOU got this.”
In December 2022, Mead and Vivianne Miedema attended the 2022 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year red carpet in crutches.
As of May 2023, it is reported that Beth Mead has made remarkable progress in her recovery and has also returned to “light training”. However, doubts remain that the Lioness star would have made a full recovery to make the World Cup squad in July.
Mead’s lover Vivianne Miedema is also making giant strides in her recovery journey. The Arsenal star recently posted of herself in the gym, raising hopes that she will be back on the pitch in no time.