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Stuart Pearce

Nottingham Forest FC, West Ham United FC

78 appearances, 5 goals

P 78 W 40 D 32 L 6 F 121: A 45
*(actual F x: A x)
72% successful

1987-99

disciplined: 7
captaincies:
ten
minutes played:
6605

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; Rous Cup 1987. 1989;
Team honours World Cup fourth place 1990; European Championship semi-finalist 1996; England Challenge Cup winners 1991;
Individual honours England U21 (one apppearance, 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.
- 78 39 74 4 8 6605 5 1321 min 2 ten 7
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 43 26 14 3 78 23 +55 6 25 1.814 0.535 76.7 +23
Away 26 10 13 3 34 18 +16 8 13 1.308 0.692 63.5 +7
Neutral 9 4 5 0 9 4 +5 3 6 1.00 0.444 72.2 +4
All 78 40 32 6 121 45 +76 17 44 1.551 0.577 71.8 +34

 

Stuart Pearce - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 60 33 27 2 92 26 +66 14 38 1.533 0.433 77.5 +31
Red 13 5 3 3 24 15 +9 2 4 1.846 1.154 50.0 +2
Light Blue 3 1 1 1 3 3 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Indigo Blue 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 0 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All 78 40 32 6 121 45 +76 17 44 1.551 0.577 71.8 +34

 

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 8 4 1 30 4 +26 4 9 2.308 0.308 76.9 +7
WCF 6 3 3 0 7 4 +3 1 3 1.167 0.667 75.0 +3
World Cup 19 11 7 1 37 8 +29 5 12 1.947 0.421 76.3 +10

ECP

8 4 4 0 13 3 +10 1 5 1.625 0.375 75.0 +4
ECF 8 2 5 1 9 4 +5 3 5 1.125 0.50 56.3 +1
European Championship 16 6 9 1 22 7 +15 4 10 1.375 0.438 65.6 +5
Rous Cup 4 1 3 0 3 1 +2 2 3 0.75 0.25 62.5 +1
Minor Tournament 4 2 1 1 7 6 +1 0 1 1.75 1.50 62.5 +1
Friendly 35 20 12 3 52 23 +29 6 18 1.486 0.657 74.3 +17
All 78 40 32 6 121 45 +76 17 44 1.551 0.577 71.8 +34

 

Stuart Pearce - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1988-90 6 3 3 0 10 0 +10 3 6 1.667 0.00 75.0 +3
WCP 1992-94 4 3 1 0 15 2 +13 0 2 3.75 0.50 87.5 +3
WCP 1996-98 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 1 1 1.667 0.667 66.7 +1
WCP All 13 8 4 1 30 4 +26 4 9 2.308 0.308 76.9 +7
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 1990 6 3 3 0 7 4 +3 1 3 1.167 0.667 75.0 +3
WCF All 6 3 3 0 7 4 +3 1 3 1.167 0.667 75.0 +3
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1988-90 12 6 6 0 17 4 +13 4 9 1.417 0.333 75.0 +6
WC 1992-94 4 3 1 0 15 2 +13 0 2 3.75 0.50 87.5 +3
WC 1996-98 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 1 1 1.667 0.667 66.7 +1
WC All 19 11 7 1 37 8 +29 5 12 1.947 0.421 76.3 +10
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1990-92 6 3 3 0 7 3 +4 0 3 1.167 0.50 75.0 +3
ECP 1998-2000 2 1 1 0 6 0 +6 1 2 3.00 0.00 75.0 +1
ECP All 8 4 4 0 13 3 +10 1 5 1.625 0.375 75.0 +4
European Championship Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 1992 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2 2 0.333 0.667 33.3 -1
ECF 1996 5 2 3 0 8 2 +6 1 3 1.60 0.40 70.0 +2
ECF All 8 2 5 1 9 4 +5 3 5 1.125 0.50 56.3 +1
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1990-92 9 3 5 1 8 5 +3 2 5 0.889 0.556 61.1 +2
EC 1994-96 5 2 3 0 8 2 +6 1 3 1.60 0.40 70.0 +2
EC 1998-2000 2 1 1 0 6 0 +6 1 2 3.00 0.00 75.0 +1
EC All 16 6 9 1 22 7 +15 4 10 1.375 0.438 65.6 +5
Rous Cup Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
RC 1987 2 0 2 0 1 1 =0 1 1 0.50 0.50 50.0 =0
RC 1989 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
RC All 4 1 3 0 3 1 +2 2 3 0.75 0.25 62.5 +1
Minor Tournament and Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
England Challenge 1991 1 0 1 0 2 2 =0 0 0 2.00 2.00 50.0 =0
Umbro Cup 1995 2 1 0 1 3 4 -1 0 0 1.50 2.00 50.0 =0
Le Tournoi 1997 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 0 1 2.00 0.00 100.0 +1
TC All 4 2 1 1 7 6 +1 0 1 1.75 1.50 62.5 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 19 11 7 1 37 8 +29 5 12 1.947 0.421 76.3 +10
EC 16 6 9 1 22 7 +15 4 10 1.375 0.438 65.6 +5
RC 4 1 3 0 3 1 +2 2 3 0.75 0.25 62.5 +1
TC 4 2 1 1 7 6 +1 0 1 1.75 1.50 62.5 +1
All 43 20 20 3 69 21 +48 11 26 1.605 0.488 69.8 +17

 

Stuart Pearce - Match History
 Club: Nottingham Forest F.C. - 76 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 30 full capsx

Age 25
1 625 19 May 1987 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HD Start 3
2 626 23 May 1987 - Scotland 0 England 0, Hampden Park, Glasgow AD Start 3
3 627 9 September 1987 - West Germany 3 England 1, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf Fr AL sub 68 16
4 630 17 February 1988 - Israel 0 England 0, The National Stadium, Tel Aviv Fr AD Start 3
Age 26
5 632 27 April 1988 - Hungary 0 England 0, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AD Start off ht 3
6 639 14 September 1988 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3
7 640 19 October 1988 - England 0 Sweden 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Start 3
8 641 16 November 1988 - Saudi Arabia 1 England 1, King Fahd II International Stadium, Riyadh Fr AD Start 3
9 642 8 February 1989 - Greece 1 England 2, Olympiako Stadio Athinas Spyros Louis, Athína Fr AW Start 3
10 643 8 March 1989 - Albania 0 England 2, Stadiumi Kombetar, Tiranë WCP AW Start 3
Age 27
11 644 26 April 1989 - England 5 Albania 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 3
12 645 23 May 1989 - England 0 Chile 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HD Start 3
13 646 27 May 1989 - England 2 Scotland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start 3
14 647 3 June 1989 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 3
15 648 7 June 1989 - Denmark 1 England 1, Idrætsparken, København Fr AD Start 3
16 649 6 September 1989 - Sweden 0 England 0, RĂ¥sunda Fotbollstadion, Solna WCP AD Start 3
17 650 11 October 1989 - Poland 0 England 0, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów WCP AD Start 3
18 651 15 November 1989 - England 0 Italy 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start off 67 3
19 652 13 December 1989 - England 2 Yugoslavia 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off ht 3
20 653 28 March 1990 - England 1 Brazil 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3
Age 28
21 654 25 April 1990 - England 4 Czechoslovakia 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 23 off ht 3
22 655 15 May 1990 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off ht 3
23 656 22 May 1990 - England 1 Uruguay 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HL Start 3
24 657 2 June 1990 - Tunisia 1 England 1, Stade Olympique El Menzah, Tunis Fr AD Start 3
25 658 11 June 1990 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu WCF ND Start 3
26 659 16 June 1990 - Netherlands 0 England 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu ND Start
27 660 21 June 1990 - England 1 Egypt 0, Stadio Comunale Sant'Elia, Casteddu NW Start
28 661 26 June 1990 - England 1 Belgium 0, Stadio Renato Dall' Ara, Bologna NW Start
29 662 1 July 1990 - Cameroon 2 England 3, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli NW Start 71
30 663 4 July 1990 - West Germany 1 England 1, Stadio delle Alpi, Torino ND Start
shoot-out missed
- 664 7 July 1990 - Italy 2 England 1, Stadio San Nicola, Bari AL unused sub
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 25 full caps, eight captainciesx

31 665 12 September 1990 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start off ht 3
32 666 17 October 1990 - England 2 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 3
33 667 14 November 1990 - Republic of Ireland 1 England 1, Lansdowne Road, Dublin ECP AD Start 3
34 668 6 February 1991 - England 2 Cameroon 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3
35 669 27 March 1991 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HD Start 3
Age 29
36 670 1 May 1991 - Turkey 0 England 1, Atatürk Stadyumu, İzmir ECP AW Start 3
- 671 21 May 1991 - England 3 USSR 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley TC HW squad member
37 672 25 May 1991 - England 2 Argentina 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start 3
38 673 1 June 1991 - Australia 0 England 1, Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney tour AW Start 3
39 674 3 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 1, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland AW Start 3
40 675 8 June 1991 - New Zealand 0 England 2, Athletic Park, Wellington AW Capt 12 3
41 676 12 June 1991 - Malaysia 2 England 4, Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur AW Start 3
42 678 16 October 1991 - England 1 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 3
43 679 13 November 1991 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Lecha, Poznań ECP AD Start 3
44 680 19 February 1992 - England 2 France 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Captain 3
45 681 25 March 1992 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 2, Stadion Evzena Rošického, Praha Fr AD Captain 3
Age 30
46 684 17 May 1992 - England 1 Brazil 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub 62 15
47 685 3 June 1992 - Finland 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Helsinki Fr AW Start 3
48 686 11 June 1992 - Denmark 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmöt ECF ND Start 3
49 687 14 June 1992 - France 0 England 0, Malmö Stadion, Malmöt ND Start
50 688 17 June 1992 - Sweden 2 England 1, RĂ¥sunda Fotbollstadion, Solna AL Start
51 689 9 September 1992 - Spain 1 England 0, Estadio El Sardinero, Santander Fr AL Captain 3
52 690 14 October 1992 - England 1 Norway 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD Captain 3
53 691 18 November 1992 - England 4 Turkey 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Capt 61 3
Age 31
54 700 8 September 1993 - England 3 Poland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Capt 53 3
55 702 17 November 1993 - San Marino 1 England 7, Stadio Renato Dall'Ara, Bologna WCP AW Captain 3
 

Coach: Terry Venables - 14 full caps, one captaincyx

- 703 9 March 1994 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
Age 32
56 704 17 May 1994 - England 5 Greece 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 82 14
- 705 22 May 1994 - England 0 Norway 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 12
- 706 7 September 1994 - England 2 USA 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW squad member
57 707 12 October 1994 - England 1 Romania 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD sub 59 12
- 708 16 November 1994 - England 1 Nigeria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 12
- 709 15 February 1995 - Republic of Ireland vs. England, Lansdowne Road, Dublin - abandoned after 27 minutes. Fr AabD squad member
- 710 29 March 1995 - England 0 Uruguay 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member
Age 33
58 711 3 June 1995 - England 2 Japan 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley TC HW Start 14
- 712 8 June 1995 - England 3 Sweden 3, Elland Road, Leeds HD squad member
59 713 11 June 1995 - England 1 Brazil 3, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HL Start
- 714 6 September 1995 - England 0 Colombia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD squad member
60 715 11 October 1995 - Norway 0 England 0, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo Fr AD Start 3
61 716 15 November 1995 - England 3 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 45 3
62 717 12 December 1995 - England 1 Portugal 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start off 79 3
63 718 27 March 1996 - England 1 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Captain 3
Age 34
64 719 24 April 1996 - England 0 Croatia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HD Start 3
65 720 18 May 1996 - England 3 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3
- 721 23 May 1996 - PR China 0 England 3, Workers' Stadium, Beijing Fr AW squad/unused ?
66 722 8 June 1996 - England 1 Switzerland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECF HD Start 3
67 723 15 June 1996 - Scotland 0 England 2, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start off ht
68 724 18 June 1996 - Netherlands 1 England 4, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start
69 725 22 June 1996 - Spain 0 England 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HD Start
shootout scored
70 726 26 June 1996 - Germany 1 England 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley HW Start
shootout scored
 

Coach: Glenn Hoddle - 6 full caps, one captaincyx

71 727 1 September 1996 - Moldova 0 England 3, Stadionul Republican, Chişinău WCP AW Start 3
72 728 9 October 1996 - England 2 Poland 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 3
- 729 9 November 1996 - Georgia 0 England 2, Boris Paichadze National Stadium, Tbilisi WCP AW unused sub 14
73 730 12 February 1997 - England 0 Italy 1, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HL Start 3
74 731 29 March 1997 - England 2 Mexico 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW Start 3
Age 35
75 733 24 May 1997 - England 2 South Africa 1, Old Trafford, Manchester Fr HW Captain 3
- 734 31 May 1997 - Poland 0 England 2, Stadion Slaski, Chorzów WCP AW unused sub 12
76 735 4 June 1997 - Italy 0 England 2, Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes TC NW Start 3
- 736 7 June 1997 - France 0 England 1, Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier AW unused sub
- 737 10 June 1997 - England 0 Brazil 1, Parc des Princes, Paris NL
 Club: West Ham United F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Kevin Keegan - 2 full capsx

Age 37
76 760 4 September 1999 - England 6 Luxembourg 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW Start 3
77 761 8 September 1999 - Poland 0 England 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley AD Start 3

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