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Marcus Bettinelli

Goalkeeper

  • Marcus's Profile

  • Age: 26 years old
  • Date of Birth: 24 May 1992
  • Place of Birth: Camberwell, England
  • Nationality: English
  • Height: 194cm
  • Weight: 81.6kg
  • Debut: 26 August 2014: Brentford 0-1 Fulham (Capital One Cup)
  • Previous Club(s): Dartford (loan), Accrington Stanley (loan)

Biography

Brave off his line and when taking crosses, Marcus Bettinelli has worked tirelessly on all aspects of his game. An excellent communicator too, the player’s voice is often one of the loudest out on the pitch.

In October 2012, Marcus was rewarded with a contract extension which tied him to the Club until June 2014. That same month, he agreed a loan at Conference Premier side Dartford where he quickly became first choice until his return to Fulham in March 2013, and he was called out on an emergency one-month loan to Accrington Stanley in August 2013 before the club extended it until the end of the season.

He was recalled by Fulham on Boxing Day 2013 following an injury to Maarten Stekelenburg and took his place on the substitutes' bench as the Whites won 2-1 at Norwich City.

Returned to Stanley where he continued to impress as the Lancashire outfit moved clear of the League Two relegation places. His form saw him named Accrington's Young Player of the Season.

Following the departures of David Stockdale and Maarten Stekelenburg - the latter on loan - in the summer of 2014, it became a straight battle between Marcus and fellow Academy graduate Jesse Joronen for the number one jersey.

Joronen was initially preferred but Bettinelli's performance in a Capital One Cup match at Brentford saw him keep his place. Until the arrival of Gabor Kiraly, that was.

But the appointment of Kit Symons as Manager saw Bettinelli reinstated between the sticks, and he went on to enjoy a superb season from a personal point of view. The fans agreed, too, as they voted him second in the Player of the Season poll, while he also won international recognition with England Under-21s.

After signing a new four-year deal at the start of the 2015/16 campaign, Bettinelli soon suffered an unfortunate knee ligament injury during the 2-1 defeat to Hull City in August. Despite reports claiming the stopper would be out for the entire season, he returned seven months later, and was back between the posts for the final nine games of the campaign.

Bettinelli played an important role as Fulham reached the Play-Off Semi Finals in 2017, and a few months later penned a contract extension keeping him at Craven Cottage until the summer of 2020, with a Club option to extend by a further year.

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Opposition Result Minutes
Played
Goals
Scored
Cards
Shown
Passing
Accuracy
Aston Villa
(Neutral) - 26 May 2018
W1 - 0 90' 72%
Derby County
(Home) - 14 May 2018
W2 - 0 90'
81%
Derby County
(Away) - 11 May 2018
L0 - 1 90' 83%
Birmingham City
(Away) - 6 May 2018
L1 - 3 90' 90%
Sunderland
(Home) - 27 Apr 2018
W2 - 1 90'
56%
Millwall
(Away) - 20 Apr 2018
W3 - 0 90' 60%
Brentford
(Home) - 14 Apr 2018
D1 - 1 90' 65%
Reading
(Home) - 10 Apr 2018
W1 - 0 90' 91%
Sheffield Wednesday
(Away) - 7 Apr 2018
W1 - 0 90' 95%
Leeds United
(Home) - 3 Apr 2018
W2 - 0
Norwich City
(Away) - 30 Mar 2018
W2 - 0 90' 81%
Queens Park Rangers
(Home) - 17 Mar 2018
D2 - 2 90' 83%
Preston North End
(Away) - 10 Mar 2018
W2 - 1 90'
57%
Sheffield United
(Home) - 6 Mar 2018
W3 - 0 90' 74%
Derby County
(Away) - 3 Mar 2018
W2 - 1 90' 54%
Wolverhampton Wanderers
(Home) - 24 Feb 2018
W2 - 0 90' 50%
Bristol City
(Away) - 21 Feb 2018
D1 - 1 90' 48%
Aston Villa
(Home) - 17 Feb 2018
W2 - 0 90' 58%
Bolton Wanderers
(Away) - 10 Feb 2018
D1 - 1 90' 72%
Nottingham Forest
(Home) - 3 Feb 2018
W2 - 0 90' 71%
Barnsley
(Away) - 27 Jan 2018
W3 - 1 90'
58%
Burton Albion
(Home) - 20 Jan 2018
W6 - 0 90' 85%
Middlesbrough
(Away) - 13 Jan 2018
W1 - 0 90' 77%
Ipswich Town
(Home) - 2 Jan 2018
W4 - 1 90' 71%
Hull City
(Away) - 30 Dec 2017
D2 - 2 90' 60%
Cardiff City
(Away) - 26 Dec 2017
W4 - 2 90'
50%
Barnsley
(Home) - 23 Dec 2017
W2 - 1 90' 80%
Sunderland
(Away) - 16 Dec 2017
L0 - 1 90' 75%
Birmingham City
(Home) - 9 Dec 2017
W1 - 0 90' 50%
Bristol Rovers
(Home) - 22 Aug 2017
L0 - 1 90' 100%
Overall
Minutes played 2,700
Appearances 30
Goalkeeping
Saves Made 66
Minutes per save 40.9
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 38 / 26
 »  Caught / Parried 4 / 15
Punches 17
Catches (Successful) 15
Balls Smothered 8
Defence
Clean Sheets 14
Goals Conceded 21
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 17 / 4
Tackles (Won) 1
Interceptions 2
Clearances 32
Duels (Won) 22
 »  Ground Duels (Won) 9
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 13
Discipline
Fouls (Suffered) 11
Bookings 6
Sent Off -