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Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Sheffield Wednesday, Fulham, Halifax Town, Bacup Borough (1955-1969)

Born: 1939

Birthplace: Ridgeway, Derbyshire

Position: Inside-forward

Biography: The Sheffield boy nicknamed 'Pancho', due to his sideburns, initially joined as an amateur. Turned professional in 1957 and showed signs of becoming a natural successor to his famous namesake, Stan Pearson. He was sent off twice before his 19th birthday, he couldn’t hold down a regular first team place because of injuries despite his early promise, and he returned to his home town to play for Sheffield Wednesday in a £22,500 deal. He stayed in Yorkshire and worked as a driller for a Bradford engineering company before going self-employed in 1994 until his retirement.

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Pearson, Mark I had the pleasure of working with Mark for many years at Dominion Machinery (Hipperholme). Even more happier years in the The Robin Hood public house.
22-06-21Shaun Farnworth

Pearson, Mark I had the pleasure of working with Mark when I was a young apprentice at Hipperholme a long time ago. Football in winter and cricket in the summer plus a few beers on Fridays.
14-06-21Bob Coates

Pearson, Mark I had the pleasure of playing with Mark in the Man Youth team 1957/8 season. Mark was apprentice then becoming pro during the season. Great memories for me.
21-10-20Les Cummings

Pearson, Mark Mark was a good cricketer played against him in a friendly match between Stocksbridge and Sheffield Wednesday. He was a decent off break bowler.
02-09-20Edwin O'Sullivan

Pearson, Mark Remember when Mark played for Fulham. He made a meal of a tackle from Ian St John, and got the Liverpool man sent off. He laughed and gave a sly wink to the Fulham fans. Priceless.
19-07-20Roy Lawrence

Pearson, Mark i was at old trafford to watch a reserve game and saw pancho pearson score 6 goals against chesterfield he was incredablewas about 1957
05-02-20ian steele

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