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Stuart Pearce

Nottingham Forest FC, West Ham United FC

78 caps, 5 goals

P 78 W 40 D 32 L 6 F x: A x
*(actual F x: A x)
72% successful

1987-99

disciplined: 7
captaincies:
ten
minutes played:
6590

Profile

Full name Stuart Pearce MBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 24 April 1962 at Hammersmith Hospital, Acton, London [registered in Hammersmith, June 1962].
Family/education notes The youngest of four children, Ray, Pamela and Dennis, to ?. Lived in Latimer Road, Shepherd's Bush, and Wood Lane in Kingsbury when he was five. Attended Fryent Primary school, followed by Claremont High in Kenton. Supported Queen's Park Rangers FC as a child.
Married to Elizabeth V. Cole [registered in Rushcliffe, June 1993]. Two children, Chelsea and Harley.
Separated in 2013, Stuart is now partner to Carol Day, a former FA employee.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 9lbs [1987], 13st. 0lbs [2000].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990], Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Psycho - Stuart Pearce and Bob Harris (Headline, London; 2000)
 

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his junior football playing school football, starting in goal before settling at centre-back.  As a thirteen year-old, Stuart trained with Queen's Park Rangers FC for six months, but the club declined to give Pearce a future with them. Arsenal FC also courted his services at the same time, but he was happy enough with his schoolboy career. After leaving school, Stuart joined Wealdstone FC in 1978, he played 176 league matches, scoring ten goals before joining Coventry City FC on 20 October 1983 for £25,000, but not before a trial with Hull City AFC in 1980, which he turned down the contract offered (54 league appearances, four goals).  His defensive awareness was picked up by Brian Clough and Pearce, alongside Ian Butterworth, was signed by Nottingham Forest FC on 3 June 1985 for £450,000 (PFA states a £200,000 fee). (401 league appearances, 63 goals). After a four month spell as caretaker-manager, Pearce left Forest at the end of the 1996-97 season.  Despite his twelve years, many of them as Forest captain, Stuart made the move to Newcastle United FC on 21 July 1997 on a free transfer for the chance of Champions League football, he would go on to play 37 Premier League matches, before returning to London, but not before a return to Forest was mooted, but that failed to materialise and Pearce joined Harry Redknapp's West Ham United FC on 2 August 1999, and another two goals in 42 league matches followed. Pearce then joined Manchester City FC on 20 June 2001 where he played his final 38 league games in the Championship, scoring three goals. He retired from playing football in May 2002.
Club honours Football League Centenary Tournament winner 1988; Football League Cup winner 1988-89, 1989-90, runners-up 1991-92; Full Members Cup winner 1988-89, 1991-92; FA Cup runners-up 1990-91, 1998-99; UEFA Intertoto Cup winner 1999; Football League winners 2001-02;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92; Awarded MBE in December 1998 for his services to football. Premier League Player of the Month February 2001;
Distinctions Stuart's eldest brother, Dennis, was a Football League linesman, later a BNP activist.  He even ran the line when Stuart and Nottingham Forest played Brighton & Hove Albion FC in a League Cup match.  HIs other brother, Ray, was the referee in the Stuart Pearce testimonial match between Nottingham Forest FC and Newcastle United FC.

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000]

Managerial Career

Club(s) Having served his apprenticeship playing for the best of managers, Brian Clough. Stuart Pearce became caretaker manager of Nottingham Forest FC on 20 December 1996 following the resignation of Frank Clark. He remained in the post until Dave Bassett became the Forest manager on 8 May 1997. A period that saw 23 matches, winning seven, losing seven.
After retiring from playing whilst at Manchester City FC, manager Kevin Keegan gave Stuart Pearce a coaching role within the club. When Keegan resigned on 11 March 2005, Pearce took over in a caretaker capacity.  Stuart was given the position permanently on 12 May 2005, and kept the position until his sacking on 14 May 2007.
In the meantime, Pearce was handed the England U21 job by the FA on a part-time basis in January 2007, a position made full time on 19 July 2007. Fabio Capello made Stuart Pearce part of the national teams coaching staff on 30 January 2008.  Pearce was also installed as the manager of Team GB on 20 October 2011, for the summer Olympic games in 2012 Summer. He was made temporary manager of the England job on 8 February 2012, until Hodgson's appointment in May, and on 19 June 2013 it was announced by the FA that his contract would not be extended.
In December 2013, Pearce was considered for the vacant Sheffield Wednesday FC managers job.
Club honours UEFA U21 Championship third place 2007, runners-up 2009;
Individual honours Premier League Manager of the Month January 1997;

England Career

Player number 999th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Left-back
First match No. 625, 19 May 1987, England 1 Brazil 1, a Rous Cup match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 25 years 25 days.
Last match No. 761, 8 September 1999, Poland 0 England 0, a World Cup qualification match at Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warszawa, aged 37 years 137 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1990; European Championship Finals 1992, 1996;
Team honours World Cup fourth place 1990; European Championship semi-finalist 1996;
Individual honours England U21 (one appearance in 1986).
Distinctions Third oldest outfield player to feature for England, behind Leslie Compton and Stan Matthews.

Beyond England

An electrician by trade. A trade that Pearce continued well into his Forest days. Even advertising his business in the Nottingham Forest football programme. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.193./Psycho. Stuart Pearce & Bob Harris (2000)

 

Stuart Pearce - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- - - - - - - - - min - - 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.

 

Stuart Pearce - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Stuart Pearce - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Red - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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

WCP

13 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 6 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 19 - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

8 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 8 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Minor Tournament 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly 36 - - - - - - - - - - - -
All 78 - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Stuart Pearce - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Stuart Pearce - Match History
 Club:   F.C. - x full caps

Coach: x - x full capsx

Age x
1 - x - x, x x x x x

Notes

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