LEGENDS PROFILE

Stan Pearson

Born : 11 Jan 1919
Signed : 01 Dec 1935
Debut : 13 Nov 1937 v Chesterfield (A) League
Goals total : 148
Appearances total : 343
Position: : Forward
Left United : 01 Feb 1954  

against Derby County and one in the 4-2 final win over Blackpool) and won the League Championship in 1952.

Ever-reliable, Pearson missed only 13 first-team matches in seven seasons between 1946 and 1953, and proved the perfect foil for Jack Rowley. Apart from consistency Pearson possessed a deadly and accurate shot.

After losing his place to the young Jackie Blanchflower in the 1953/54 season, he moved to Bury in February 1954 for £4,500, after which became player-manager at Chester where he continued to play until the age of 40. After hanging up his boots, Pearson became a sub-postmaster in Prestbury, Cheshire.

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