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Stan Pearson

Manchester United FC

8 appearances, 5 goals

P 8 W 6 D 1 L 1 F 28: A 11
81% successful

1948-52

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
720

Profile

Full name Stanley Clare Pearson
Born 11 January 1919 [registered as Stanley C. in Salford, March 1919].
Died 20 February 1997 in Macclesfield, aged 78 years 40 days [registered in Macclesfield, February 1997].
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 11st. 0lbs [1950].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Pearson began playing his football with Adelphi Lads Club in the Manchester & District Amateur League. He joined his local senior club, Manchester United FC, on amateur forms in 1935, turning professional in May 1936. He remained with United until he joined Bury FC in February 1954. He joined Chester FC in October 1957, he retired from playing after getting the managers job in April 1959, a position he relinquished in November 1961.
Club honours Football League Division Two runners-up 1937-38; Division One runners-up 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1950-51, Champions 1951-52; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1948, winners 1952; FA Cup winners 1947-48; Welsh Cup runners up 1957-58;
Individual honours Football League (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 670th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left, right
First match No. 239, 10 April 1948, Scotland 0 England 2, a British Championship match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, aged 29 years 90 days.
Last match No. 270, 18 May 1952, Italy 1 England 1, an end-of-season tour match at Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Campo di Marte, Firenze, aged 33 years 128 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1947-48, 1948-49, 1949-50, 1951-52;
Team honours British Championships winners 1947-48, 1949-50, shared 1951-52;
Individual honours England B (one appearance, one goal, 1948)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

After leaving Chester, Pearson ran a newsagent and Post Officce in Prestbury and coached the local East Cheshire League side. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.194.

 

Stan Pearson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 8 5 720 5 144 min 5 none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Stan Pearson - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 3 0 1 17 7 +10 0 1 4.25 1.75 75.0 +2
Away 4 3 1 0 11 4 +7 0 1 2.75 1.00 87.5 +3
All - White 8 6 1 1 28 11 +17 0 2 3.50 1.375 81.3 +5

 

Stan Pearson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
World Cup 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
British Championship 5 4 0 1 20 8 +12 0 1 4.00 1.60 80.0 +3

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

Friendly 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 0 1 2.667 1.00 83.3 +2
All 8 6 1 1 28 11 +17 0 2 3.50 1.375 81.3 +5

 

Stan Pearson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP/BC 1949-50 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
WCP All 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1947-48 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC 1948-49 2 1 0 1 7 5 +2 0 0 3.50 2.50 50.0 =0
BC/WCP 1949-50 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 1947-48 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 0 0 2.00 1.00 100.0 +1
BC All 5 4 0 1 20 8 +12 0 1 4.00 1.60 80.0 +3
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 1 0 0 9 2 +7 0 0 9.00 2.00 100.0 +1
BC 5 4 0 1 20 8 +12 0 1 4.00 1.60 80.0 +3

Note that the 1949-50 records of the World Cup Preliminaries and British Championships are duplicated, and one set is therefore deducted from the grand total.

All 5 4 0 1 20 8 +12 0 1 4.00 1.60 80.0 +3

 

Stan Pearson - Match History

 Club: Manchester United F.C. - eight full appearances (720 min)

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - eight full appearances (720 min)x

Age 29
1 239 10 April 1948 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start 10
240 16 May 1948 - Italy 0 England 4, Stadio Comunale di Torino, Torino tour AW reserve
1 b 19 May 1948 - Switzerland 1 England 5, Stadio Comunale, Bellinzona AW Start 50 10
u/o b 22 May 1948 - FC Schaffhausen 0 England 6, Schaffhausen AW Start 10
2 242 9 October 1948 - Ireland 2 England 6, Windsor Park, Belfast BC AW Start 88 10

Age 30
3 245 9 April 1949 - England 1 Scotland 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HL Start 10
4 251 16 November 1949 - England 9 Ireland 2, Maine Road, Manchester BC/
WCP
HW Start
31,68
10
5 252 30 November 1949 - England 2 Italy 0, White Hart Lane, Tottenham Fr HW Start 10

Age 32
6 264 19 May 1951 - England 2 Portugal 1, Goodison Park, Liverpool Fr HW Start 8
267 14 November 1951 - England 2 Ireland 0, Villa Park, Birmingham BC HW reserve
268 28 November 1951 - England 2 Austria 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member

Age 33
7 269 5 April 1952 - Scotland 1 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow BC AW Start
8,43
10
8 270 18 May 1952 - Italy 1 England 1, Stadio Comunale di Firenze, Firenze tour AD Start 10
271 25 May 1952 - Austria 2 England 3, Praterstadion, Prater, Wien AW reserve
272 28 May 1952 - Switzerland 0 England 3, Hardturm Stadion, Zürich AW

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