Stuart Pearson, Manchester United player

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Goals

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Goals per match

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 0.38Dick Black
 0.37Charlie Rennox
 0.37Stuart Pearson
 0.37Dick Smith
 0.37Jack Smith
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James Stuart Pearson
- striker -
 Birth place:Hull
National team:England
Date of birth:21 June 1949
Age:64
  MU Career
 Seasons:5
Appearances:180 (179 starts + 1 subs)
Goals:66
Goals per match:0.37
First appearance:17 August 1974, aged 24
Last appearance:31 January 1979, aged 29
MU career:4.5 years
  First, Last, Latest
 First start:Saturday 17 August 1974
First sub:Saturday 26 October 1974
First goal:Saturday 24 August 1974
Last start:Wednesday 31 January 1979
Last sub:Saturday 26 October 1974
Last goalTuesday 25 April 1978
  Other Clubs (* loan)
 Before:Hull City
During:none
After:West Ham United
Details last checked/updated: 2 April 2014

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Appearances

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 181Enoch West
 180Jonny Evans
 180Stuart Pearson
 180Harry Rowley
 179Oliveira Anderson
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MU career in years

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 4.5Billy Johnston
 4.5Alex Dawson
 4.5Stuart Pearson
 4.4Paul Parker
 4.4Eric Cantona
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Player profile

Stuart Pearson was a popular and effective centre-forward, who played for Manchester United following the club’s relegation in 1973-1974. With sixty-six goals in four seasons, he helped restore the club’s fortunes and standing.

Pearson was born in Hull in 1949. He joined his local club, Hull City, in 1966 and remained there until 1974 when he signed for Manchester United. For three seasons he was Hull City’s leading scorer. Tommy Docherty brought him to Manchester United just after the club had been relegated. He wanted a traditional, goal-scoring centre-forward to help win promotion, and Stuart Pearson fitted the bill. Pearson was joint top scorer (with Lou Macari) in his first season and second in the list in each the following three seasons. In 1974-1975 his goals helped Manchester United return to the First Division. In 1975-1976 he played at Wembley in the FA Cup Final when Manchester United lost to Southampton. In 1976-1977, he played at Wembley again and scored in the FA Cup Final when Manchester United defeated Liverpool. After four good seasons, Pearson missed most of his fifth (1978-1979) following surgery on his knee. At the end of that season he wanted a longer contract than Manchester United want to give and, in the absence of agreement, left the club for West Ham United. He played in London for three more years before further knee trouble forced him to retire.

Pearson was popular with colleagues and supporters. He was a willing target man, always on the move and always available. His movement, touch and passing created space and opportunities for others, and his speed and ability to shoot created opportunities for himself. His confidence enabled him to play with a smile, and his raised fist and grin on scoring was a familiar sight. He and Jimmy Greenhoff were a particularly effective pairing.

Stuart Pearson spent his best years at Manchester United. In his five seasons (which were, effectively, only four) he made 180 appearances and scored 66 goals.

Pearson played fifteen times for England.

profile last updated November 2010

Seasons(5)

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seasons
league
fa cup
league cup
europe
others
all matches
app ratio
  1 1974-1975   30 1 31 17   2 - 2 -   4 - 4 1   - - - -   - - - -   36 1 37 18  
  2 1975-1976   39 - 39 13   7 - 7 1   3 - 3 -   - - - -   - - - -   49 - 49 14  
  3 1976-1977   39 - 39 15   7 - 7 1   4 - 4 3   3 - 3 -   - - - -   53 - 53 19  
  4 1977-1978   30 - 30 10   4 - 4 3   1 - 1 1   3 - 3 1   1 - 1 -   39 - 39 15  
  5 1978-1979   - - - -   2 - 2 -   - - - -   - - - -   - - - -   2 - 2 -  
    All seasons   138 1 139 55   22 - 22 5   12 - 12 5   6 - 6 1   1 - 1 -   179 1 180 66  
About Man Utd - TipThe Seasons table shows: starts, appearances as a substitute, total appearances (starts + subs), goals

Appearances(180)

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date
competition
home team
score
away team
start
sub
goals
 1Sat 17 Aug 1974League Division TwoLeyton Orient0 - 2MUman utd  
 2Sat 24 Aug 1974League Division TwoMU4 - 0Millwallman utd 1
 3Wed 28 Aug 1974League Division TwoMU2 - 1Portsmouthman utd  
 4Sat 31 Aug 1974League Division TwoCardiff City0 - 1MUman utd  
 5Sat 14 Sep 1974League Division TwoWest Bromwich Albion1 - 1MUman utd 1
 6Sat 5 Oct 1974League Division TwoFulham1 - 2MUman utd 2
 7Wed 9 Oct 1974League CupMU1 - 0Manchester Cityman utd  
 8Sat 26 Oct 1974League Division TwoMU1 - 0Southampton man utd1
 9Sat 2 Nov 1974League Division TwoMU4 - 0Oxford Unitedman utd 3
 10Sat 9 Nov 1974League Division TwoBristol City1 - 0MUman utd  
 11Wed 13 Nov 1974League CupMU3 - 2Burnleyman utd  
 12Sat 16 Nov 1974League Division TwoMU2 - 1Aston Villaman utd  
 13Sat 30 Nov 1974League Division TwoMU3 - 2Sunderlandman utd 1
 14Wed 4 Dec 1974League CupMiddlesbrough0 - 0MUman utd  
 15Sat 7 Dec 1974League Division TwoSheffield Wednesday4 - 4MUman utd 1
 16Sat 14 Dec 1974League Division TwoMU0 - 0Leyton Orientman utd  
 17Wed 18 Dec 1974League CupMU3 - 0Middlesbroughman utd 1
 18Sat 21 Dec 1974League Division TwoYork City0 - 1MUman utd 1
 19Thu 26 Dec 1974League Division TwoMU2 - 1West Bromwich Albionman utd  
 20Sat 28 Dec 1974League Division TwoOldham Athletic1 - 0MUman utd  
 21Sat 4 Jan 1975FA CupMU0 - 0Walsallman utd  
 22Tue 7 Jan 1975FA CupWalsall3 - 2MUman utd  
 23Sat 11 Jan 1975League Division TwoMU2 - 0Sheffield Wednesdayman utd  
 24Sat 8 Feb 1975League Division TwoOxford United1 - 0MUman utd  
 25Sat 15 Feb 1975League Division TwoMU2 - 0Hull Cityman utd 1
 26Sat 22 Feb 1975League Division TwoAston Villa2 - 0MUman utd  
 27Sat 1 Mar 1975League Division TwoMU4 - 0Cardiff Cityman utd 1
 28Sat 8 Mar 1975League Division TwoBolton Wanderers0 - 1MUman utd 1
 29Sat 15 Mar 1975League Division TwoMU1 - 1Norwich Cityman utd 1
 30Sat 22 Mar 1975League Division TwoNottingham Forest0 - 1MUman utd  
 31Fri 28 Mar 1975League Division TwoBristol Rovers1 - 1MUman utd  
 32Sat 29 Mar 1975League Division TwoMU2 - 1York Cityman utd  
 33Mon 31 Mar 1975League Division TwoMU3 - 2Oldham Athleticman utd  
 34Sat 5 Apr 1975League Division TwoSouthampton0 - 1MUman utd  
 35Sat 12 Apr 1975League Division TwoMU1 - 0Fulhamman utd  
 36Sat 19 Apr 1975League Division TwoNotts County2 - 2MUman utd  
 37Sat 26 Apr 1975League Division TwoMU4 - 0Blackpoolman utd 2
 38Sat 16 Aug 1975League Division OneWolverhampton Wanderers0 - 2MUman utd  
 39Sat 23 Aug 1975League Division OneMU5 - 1Sheffield Unitedman utd 2
 40Wed 27 Aug 1975League Division OneMU1 - 1Coventry Cityman utd 1
 41Sat 30 Aug 1975League Division OneStoke City0 - 1MUman utd  
 42Sat 6 Sep 1975League Division OneMU3 - 2Tottenham Hotspurman utd  
 43Wed 10 Sep 1975League CupMU2 - 1Brentfordman utd  
 44Sat 13 Sep 1975League Division OneQueens Park Rangers1 - 0MUman utd  
 45Sat 20 Sep 1975League Division OneMU1 - 0Ipswich Townman utd  
 46Wed 24 Sep 1975League Division OneDerby County2 - 1MUman utd  
 47Sat 27 Sep 1975League Division OneManchester City2 - 2MUman utd  
 48Sat 4 Oct 1975League Division OneMU0 - 0Leicester Cityman utd  
 49Wed 8 Oct 1975League CupAston Villa1 - 2MUman utd  
 50Sat 11 Oct 1975League Division OneLeeds United1 - 2MUman utd  
 51Sat 18 Oct 1975League Division OneMU3 - 1Arsenalman utd 1
 52Sat 25 Oct 1975League Division OneWest Ham United2 - 1MUman utd  
 53Sat 1 Nov 1975League Division OneMU1 - 0Norwich Cityman utd 1
 54Sat 8 Nov 1975League Division OneLiverpool3 - 1MUman utd  
 55Wed 12 Nov 1975League CupManchester City4 - 0MUman utd  
 56Sat 15 Nov 1975League Division OneMU2 - 0Aston Villaman utd  
 57Sat 22 Nov 1975League Division OneArsenal3 - 1MUman utd 1
 58Sat 29 Nov 1975League Division OneMU1 - 0Newcastle Unitedman utd  
 59Sat 6 Dec 1975League Division OneMiddlesbrough0 - 0MUman utd  
 60Sat 13 Dec 1975League Division OneSheffield United1 - 4MUman utd 2
 61Sat 20 Dec 1975League Division OneMU1 - 0Wolverhampton Wanderersman utd  
 62Tue 23 Dec 1975League Division OneEverton1 - 1MUman utd  
 63Sat 27 Dec 1975League Division OneMU2 - 1Burnleyman utd  
 64Sat 3 Jan 1976FA CupMU2 - 1Oxford Unitedman utd  
 65Sat 10 Jan 1976League Division OneMU2 - 1Queens Park Rangersman utd  
 66Sat 17 Jan 1976League Division OneTottenham Hotspur1 - 1MUman utd  
 67Sat 24 Jan 1976FA CupMU3 - 1Peterborough Unitedman utd  
 68Sat 31 Jan 1976League Division OneMU3 - 1Birmingham Cityman utd  
 69Sat 7 Feb 1976League Division OneCoventry City1 - 1MUman utd  
 70Sat 14 Feb 1976FA CupLeicester City1 - 2MUman utd  
 71Wed 18 Feb 1976League Division OneMU0 - 0Liverpoolman utd  
 72Sat 21 Feb 1976League Division OneAston Villa2 - 1MUman utd  
 73Wed 25 Feb 1976League Division OneMU1 - 1Derby Countyman utd 1
 74Sat 28 Feb 1976League Division OneMU4 - 0West Ham Unitedman utd 1
 75Sat 6 Mar 1976FA CupMU1 - 1Wolverhampton Wanderersman utd  
 76Tue 9 Mar 1976FA CupWolverhampton Wanderers2 - 3MUman utd 1
 77Sat 13 Mar 1976League Division OneMU3 - 2Leeds Unitedman utd 1
 78Tue 16 Mar 1976League Division OneNorwich City1 - 1MUman utd  
 79Sat 20 Mar 1976League Division OneNewcastle United3 - 4MUman utd 2
 80Sat 27 Mar 1976League Division OneMU3 - 0Middlesbroughman utd  
 81Sat 3 Apr 1976FA CupMU *2 - 0Derby Countyman utd  
 82Sat 10 Apr 1976League Division OneIpswich Town3 - 0MUman utd  
 83Sat 17 Apr 1976League Division OneMU2 - 1Evertonman utd  
 84Mon 19 Apr 1976League Division OneBurnley0 - 1MUman utd  
 85Sat 1 May 1976FA CupMU *0 - 1Southamptonman utd  
 86Tue 4 May 1976League Division OneMU2 - 0Manchester Cityman utd  
 87Sat 21 Aug 1976League Division OneMU2 - 2Birmingham Cityman utd 1
 88Tue 24 Aug 1976League Division OneCoventry City0 - 2MUman utd  
 89Sat 28 Aug 1976League Division OneDerby County0 - 0MUman utd  
 90Wed 1 Sep 1976League CupMU5 - 0Tranmere Roversman utd 1
 91Sat 4 Sep 1976League Division OneMU2 - 3Tottenham Hotspurman utd 1
 92Sat 11 Sep 1976League Division OneNewcastle United2 - 2MUman utd 1
 93Wed 15 Sep 1976UEFA CupAjax1 - 0MUman utd  
 94Sat 18 Sep 1976League Division OneMU2 - 0Middlesbroughman utd 1
 95Wed 22 Sep 1976League CupMU2 - 2Sunderlandman utd 1
 96Sat 25 Sep 1976League Division OneManchester City1 - 3MUman utd  
 97Sat 2 Oct 1976League Division OneLeeds United0 - 2MUman utd  
 98Sat 16 Oct 1976League Division OneWest Bromwich Albion4 - 0MUman utd  
 99Wed 20 Oct 1976UEFA CupMU1 - 0Juventusman utd  
 100Sat 23 Oct 1976League Division OneMU2 - 2Norwich Cityman utd  
 101Wed 27 Oct 1976League CupMU7 - 2Newcastle Unitedman utd 1
 102Sat 30 Oct 1976League Division OneMU0 - 1Ipswich Townman utd  
 103Wed 3 Nov 1976UEFA CupJuventus3 - 0MUman utd  
 104Sat 6 Nov 1976League Division OneAston Villa3 - 2MUman utd 1
 105Wed 10 Nov 1976League Division OneMU3 - 3Sunderlandman utd 1
 106Sat 20 Nov 1976League Division OneLeicester City1 - 1MUman utd  
 107Sat 27 Nov 1976League Division OneMU0 - 2West Ham Unitedman utd  
 108Wed 1 Dec 1976League CupMU0 - 3Evertonman utd  
 109Sat 18 Dec 1976League Division OneArsenal3 - 1MUman utd  
 110Mon 27 Dec 1976League Division OneMU4 - 0Evertonman utd 1
 111Sat 1 Jan 1977League Division OneMU2 - 0Aston Villaman utd 2
 112Mon 3 Jan 1977League Division OneIpswich Town2 - 1MUman utd 1
 113Sat 8 Jan 1977FA CupMU1 - 0Walsallman utd  
 114Sat 15 Jan 1977League Division OneMU2 - 0Coventry Cityman utd  
 115Wed 19 Jan 1977League Division OneMU2 - 1Bristol Cityman utd 1
 116Sat 22 Jan 1977League Division OneBirmingham City2 - 3MUman utd 1
 117Sat 29 Jan 1977FA CupMU1 - 0Queens Park Rangersman utd  
 118Sat 5 Feb 1977League Division OneMU3 - 1Derby Countyman utd  
 119Sat 12 Feb 1977League Division OneTottenham Hotspur1 - 3MUman utd  
 120Wed 16 Feb 1977League Division OneMU0 - 0Liverpoolman utd  
 121Sat 19 Feb 1977League Division OneMU3 - 1Newcastle Unitedman utd  
 122Sat 26 Feb 1977FA CupSouthampton2 - 2MUman utd  
 123Sat 5 Mar 1977League Division OneMU3 - 1Manchester Cityman utd 1
 124Tue 8 Mar 1977FA CupMU2 - 1Southamptonman utd  
 125Sat 12 Mar 1977League Division OneMU1 - 0Leeds Unitedman utd  
 126Sat 19 Mar 1977FA CupMU2 - 1Aston Villaman utd  
 127Wed 23 Mar 1977League Division OneMU2 - 2West Bromwich Albionman utd  
 128Tue 5 Apr 1977League Division OneEverton1 - 2MUman utd  
 129Sat 9 Apr 1977League Division OneMU3 - 0Stoke Cityman utd 1
 130Mon 11 Apr 1977League Division OneSunderland2 - 1MUman utd  
 131Sat 16 Apr 1977League Division OneMU1 - 1Leicester Cityman utd  
 132Tue 19 Apr 1977League Division OneQueens Park Rangers4 - 0MUman utd  
 133Sat 23 Apr 1977FA CupMU *2 - 1Leeds Unitedman utd  
 134Tue 26 Apr 1977League Division OneMiddlesbrough3 - 0MUman utd  
 135Sat 30 Apr 1977League Division OneMU1 - 0Queens Park Rangersman utd  
 136Tue 3 May 1977League Division OneLiverpool1 - 0MUman utd  
 137Sat 14 May 1977League Division OneMU3 - 2Arsenalman utd  
 138Mon 16 May 1977League Division OneWest Ham United4 - 2MUman utd 1
 139Sat 21 May 1977FA CupMU *2 - 1Liverpoolman utd 1
 140Sat 13 Aug 1977FA Charity ShieldMU *0 - 0Liverpoolman utd  
 141Sat 20 Aug 1977League Division OneBirmingham City1 - 4MUman utd  
 142Wed 24 Aug 1977League Division OneMU2 - 1Coventry Cityman utd  
 143Tue 30 Aug 1977League CupArsenal3 - 2MUman utd 1
 144Sat 3 Sep 1977League Division OneDerby County0 - 1MUman utd  
 145Sat 10 Sep 1977League Division OneManchester City3 - 1MUman utd  
 146Wed 14 Sep 1977European Cup Winners CupSt Etienne1 - 1MUman utd  
 147Sat 17 Sep 1977League Division OneMU0 - 1Chelseaman utd  
 148Sat 24 Sep 1977League Division OneLeeds United1 - 1MUman utd  
 149Wed 5 Oct 1977European Cup Winners CupMU2 - 0St Etienneman utd 1
 150Sat 22 Oct 1977League Division OneWest Bromwich Albion4 - 0MUman utd  
 151Sat 29 Oct 1977League Division OneAston Villa2 - 1MUman utd  
 152Wed 2 Nov 1977European Cup Winners CupMU5 - 2Portoman utd  
 153Sat 5 Nov 1977League Division OneMU1 - 2Arsenalman utd  
 154Sat 12 Nov 1977League Division OneNottingham Forest2 - 1MUman utd 1
 155Sat 19 Nov 1977League Division OneMU1 - 0Norwich Cityman utd 1
 156Sat 26 Nov 1977League Division OneQueens Park Rangers2 - 2MUman utd  
 157Sat 3 Dec 1977League Division OneMU3 - 1Wolverhampton Wanderersman utd 1
 158Sat 10 Dec 1977League Division OneWest Ham United2 - 1MUman utd  
 159Sat 17 Dec 1977League Division OneMU0 - 4Nottingham Forestman utd  
 160Sat 7 Jan 1978FA CupCarlisle United1 - 1MUman utd  
 161Wed 11 Jan 1978FA CupMU4 - 2Carlisle Unitedman utd 2
 162Sat 14 Jan 1978League Division OneIpswich Town1 - 2MUman utd 1
 163Sat 21 Jan 1978League Division OneMU4 - 0Derby Countyman utd 1
 164Sat 28 Jan 1978FA CupMU1 - 1West Bromwich Albionman utd  
 165Wed 1 Feb 1978FA CupWest Bromwich Albion3 - 2MUman utd 1
 166Wed 8 Feb 1978League Division OneMU1 - 1Bristol Cityman utd  
 167Sat 11 Feb 1978League Division OneChelsea2 - 2MUman utd  
 168Sat 25 Feb 1978League Division OneLiverpool3 - 1MUman utd  
 169Sat 18 Mar 1978League Division OneMU1 - 1West Bromwich Albionman utd  
 170Sat 25 Mar 1978League Division OneLeicester City2 - 3MUman utd 1
 171Mon 27 Mar 1978League Division OneMU1 - 2Evertonman utd  
 172Wed 29 Mar 1978League Division OneMU1 - 1Aston Villaman utd  
 173Sat 1 Apr 1978League Division OneArsenal3 - 1MUman utd  
 174Sat 8 Apr 1978League Division OneMU3 - 1Queens Park Rangersman utd 2
 175Sat 15 Apr 1978League Division OneNorwich City1 - 3MUman utd  
 176Sat 22 Apr 1978League Division OneMU3 - 0West Ham Unitedman utd 1
 177Tue 25 Apr 1978League Division OneBristol City0 - 1MUman utd 1
 178Sat 29 Apr 1978League Division OneWolverhampton Wanderers2 - 1MUman utd  
 179Mon 15 Jan 1979FA CupMU3 - 0Chelseaman utd  
 180Wed 31 Jan 1979FA CupFulham1 - 1MUman utd  
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