Russell Beardsmore Profile
As things turned out, Russell Beardsmore was gradually forced out of the Manchester United Squad and the all action midfield motor went out on a loan spell with Second Division outfit Blackburn Rovers in 1991. To top it all, Beardsmore´s career was hampered by a string of injuries and the frail youngster only managed to make a total of 73 first team appearances for The Red Devils during his stay at Old Trafford. After having spent seven years with Manchester United, the injury prone playmaker finally signed for AFC Bournemouth on a free transfer in the summer of 1993. With The Cherries, Beardsmore regained his previous form and the tough little fellow stayed with the club for five years until he called it a day at the end of the 1997-98 campaign due to a persistent back injury. After hanging up his boots, he would work as an Inclusion Officer at the AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust. Russell Beardsmore Playing Career: Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, AFC Bournemouth. Playing Honours: FA Charity Shield 1990, UEFA European Super Cup 1991.
Russell Beardsmore Quickfacts
On the 25th of July 2000, a Dean Court attendance of more than 6000 spectators ensured a £50,000 profit for Russell Beardsmore when AFC Bournemouth played host to nearby Southampton in his testimonial game, which ended with a 2-2 draw after the home team had taken a 2-0 lead in the match.