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Harold Pearson

West Bromwich Albion FC

1 appearance, 0 goals against, 1 clean sheet

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 3: A 0
100% successful

1932

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Harold Frederick Pearson
Born 7 May 1908 in Bolehall, Tamworth, Staffordshire [registered in Tamworth, June 1908].
Attended Glascote Council School

Census Notes

According to the 1911 census, Harold is the only son to professional footballer Hubert Pryer and Harriet (née Wright), Hubert's parents and brother also live with them at 88 Kettlebrook Road in Tamworth.

According to the 1939 register, Harold, a professional footballer, is stated as being married, but is living at his parents home, at 91 Oak Road in West Bromwich.
Married twice, firstly to Ivy May Newell [registered in Tamworth, June 1928], Ivy died in 1934. Then to Doris C. Phillips [registered in West Bromwich, September 1939]
Died 31 October 1994 in Sandwell, aged 86 years 177 days [registered in Sandwell, November 1994].
His club, West Bromwich Albion FC state 2 November, but his family state 31 October.
Height/Weight 6' 1", 12st. 6lbs [1931]. 13st [1937]

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Started his junior career with Glascote United Methodist FC of the Tamworth & District Church and Schools League alongside Harry Hibbs, who was at Wilnecote. Pearson later joined Belgrave WMC FC, of the Trent Valley League, and subsequently did duty for Two Gates United FC. Joined the Southern League outfit, Nuneaton Town FC, and then Tamworth Castle FC, After representing Birmingham FA in April 1927, Pearson signed for West Bromwich Albion FC on 21 May. After keeping goal for 283 league matches, Pearson signed for Millwall FC on 24 August 1937. The asking price of 1000 was reduced to 300, and after 38 Division Three South appearances, he retired during WWII. Although he did guest in goal for The Tamworth & Trent Valley League side in 1932, and for West Ham United FC during the war.
Club honours FA Cup winners 1930-31, runners-up 1934-35; Football League Division Two runners-up 1930-31; Division Three (South) winners 1937-38; FA Charity Shield runners-up 1931;
Individual honours None
Distinctions Son of Hubert Pearson (West Bromwich Albion FC), Cousin of Harry Hibbs and Horace Pearson (Blackpool FC). The two of them, Pearson and Hibbs, organised a friendly match on 30 April 1928, Hibbs XI versus a Pearson XI, to raise funs for Tamworth Castle FC, at the Jolly Sailor Ground in Tamworth.
At the time of him winning his FA Cup medal in 1931, Pearson was the youngest goalkeeper to do so.
Harold also played cricket for Hamlet CC.

Source

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

England Career

Player number One of five who became the 568th players (568) to appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Only match No. 181, 9 April 1932, England 3 Scotland 0, a British Championship match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 23 years 338 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1931-32;
Team honours British Championships winners 1931-32;
Individual honours England schoolboy (one appearance, 1927 versus Scotland)
Distinctions Harold's father Hubert was the original selected goalkeeper against France in May 1923.

Beyond England

A plumber by trade. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.193/194.

 

Harold Pearson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Apps
Mins. GA GA Av.
min
Comp GA Clean
Sheets
Cln
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
1 1 1 90 0 0 min 0 1 100% 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.

 

Harold Pearson - Match Record - All Matches - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - British Championship 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Harold Pearson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1931-32 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
BC All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Harold Pearson - Match History
 Club: West Bromwich Albion F.C. - one full appearance (90 min)

Coach: F.A. International Selection Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

Age 23
1 181 9 April 1932 - England 3 Scotland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley BC HW Start gk

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