Beth Mead named 78th best female player in the world in new poll

Hinderwell’s Beth Mead has been named as 78th best female player in the world in a poll by The Guardian this week.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 10:02 am
Hinderwell hot-shot Beth Mead skips past a Tottenham opponent during their recent clash - Mead has signed a new contract and also been named 78th best female player in the world

The Arsenal and England forward was recognised for an impressive year for club and country.

Mead’s dad Richard posted on Facebook: “Beth voted the 78th best player in the world, great recognition for a great year. Not bad for a girl from the sticks.”

Mead has also signed a new ‘long-term’ deal with Arsenal Women.

The England international has netted 33 goals in her 76 appearances for Arsenal since joining from Sunderland in January 2017.

Mead Tweeted: “Very happy to extend my contract with this amazing club @ArsenalWFC looking forward to what the future brings.”

She ended the 2017/18 campaign as Arsenal’s leading scorer with 16 goals in 24 starts in all competitions, and she then went on to play a key role in the North London club’s 2018/19 title-winning season.

Head coach Joe Montemurro said: “We are very happy that Beth has signed a new long-term contract with us.

“She is incredibly talented, and she has developed so much in the last couple of years, so we are excited to see her continued growth.