John Pearson Player Profile

Player Details

  • Full Name: John Pearson
  • Born: January 22nd, 1892 (Arbroath)
  • Died: April 13th, 1937 (Arbroath)
  • Position: Left Back/ Left Half
  • Signed: July 1st, 1909
  • First Manager: Selection Committee
  • Career Totals: 115 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Arbroath Athletic, Fairfield, Luton Town, Partick Thistle, Tottenham Hotspur


Playing History

Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1918-19 - - - - - - -
1915-16 4 0 0 0 25.0% 50.0% 25.0%
1912-13 24 0 0 0 45.8% 25.0% 29.2%
1911-12 26 0 0 0 42.3% 15.4% 42.3%
1910-11 36 0 0 0 36.1% 22.2% 41.7%
1909-10 25 1 0 0 44.0% 16.0% 40.0%
Totals: 115 (0) 1


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 11/03/16 Semi Final Replay vs. Dundee United (N) 0 - 1
 26/02/16 Semi Final Replay vs. Dundee United (A) 0 - 0
 19/02/16 Semi Final vs. Dundee United (H) 1 - 1
 29/01/16 First Round vs. Brechin City (H) 3 - 0
 08/02/13 Second Round vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 4

 Recent First Team Goals
 01/01/10 vs. Forfar (A) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 01/01/10 vs. Forfar (A)  3 - 0

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 11/03/16 Semi Final Replay vs. Dundee United (N)  0 - 1
 26/02/16 Semi Final Replay vs. Dundee United (A)  0 - 0
 19/02/16 Semi Final vs. Dundee United (H)  1 - 1
 29/01/16 First Round vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 0
 08/02/13 Second Round vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 4
 01/02/13 First Round Replay vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 2
 11/01/13 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (A)  1 - 2
 04/01/13 vs. Dundee 'A' (A)  2 - 2
 02/01/13 vs. Alloa (H)  4 - 1
 01/01/13 vs. Forfar (A)  4 - 1
 28/12/12 Final Replay vs. Abercorn (N)  2 - 2
 14/12/12 vs. Dundee 'A' (H)  3 - 1
 07/12/12 Final vs. Abercorn (N)  1 - 1
 23/11/12 vs. Montrose (H)  2 - 0
 16/11/12 Semi Final vs. Caledonian (H)  4 - 0
 09/11/12 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  0 - 5
 02/11/12 Fifth Round vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 26/10/12 vs. Falkirk A (H)  1 - 2
 19/10/12 Fourth Round vs. Peebles (H)  1 - 0
 12/10/12 vs. Broxburn (H)  1 - 0
 05/10/12 Third Round vs. King's Park (H)  3 - 0
 28/09/12 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (H)  1 - 1
 21/09/12 Second Round vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (A)  1 - 0
 14/09/12 vs. Armadale (A)  0 - 1
 07/09/12 First Round vs. Dundee Wands (H)  8 - 0
 31/08/12 vs. Bathgate (H)  0 - 4
 24/08/12 vs. Bo'ness (Old) (A)  1 - 1
 17/08/12 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  0 - 0
 27/04/12 Final vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 5
 20/04/12 Semi Final vs. Aberdeen A (H)  2 - 1
 13/04/12 vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 2
 16/03/12 Semi Final vs. Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 09/03/12 Semi Final vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 2
 02/03/12 vs. Forres Mec. (H)  3 - 2
 17/02/12 Fourth Round vs. Berwick Rangers (A)  3 - 1
 03/02/12 vs. Bathgate (A)  0 - 4
 27/01/12 Second Round vs. Lochgelly Utd (H)  1 - 0
 13/01/12 First Round vs. Montrose (A)  2 - 1
 30/12/11 vs. Bo'ness (Old) (H)  3 - 1
 23/12/11 vs. King's Park (A)  1 - 5
 09/12/11 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (A)  2 - 4
 02/12/11 vs. Armadale (H)  9 - 1
 18/11/11 vs. East Fife (H)  1 - 1
 11/11/11 vs. King's Park (H)  2 - 0
 04/11/11 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 3
 28/10/11 vs. Alloa (A)  1 - 2
 21/10/11 vs. East Fife (A)  0 - 2
 14/10/11 vs. Bathgate (H)  1 - 1
 23/09/11 vs. Lochgelly Utd (A)  1 - 2
 16/09/11 Second Round vs. Brechin City (A)  0 - 2
 09/09/11 vs. Broxburn Ath. (H)  3 - 0
 02/09/11 First Round vs. Montrose (H)  4 - 2
 26/08/11 vs. Dunfermline (H)  0 - 0
 19/08/11 vs. Broxburn Ath. (A)  1 - 0
 29/04/11 vs. Aberdeen A (A)  1 - 3
 22/04/11 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (A)  0 - 3
 15/04/11 vs. Dundee 'A' (H)  4 - 1
 08/04/11 vs. Lochgelly Utd (A)  0 - 2
 01/04/11 vs. Brechin City (A)  1 - 2
 25/03/11 Final vs. Dundee United (N)  0 - 1
 18/03/11 vs. Hearts A (H)  1 - 3
 11/03/11 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (H)  0 - 0
 04/03/11 Semi Final vs. Forfar (H)  4 - 0
 25/02/11 vs. Montrose (A)  3 - 2
 18/02/11 Third Round vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 11/02/11 Second Round Replay vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (H)  4 - 1
 04/02/11 Second Round vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (A)  4 - 4
 21/01/11 First Round vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 0
 14/01/11 vs. Aberdeen A (H)  2 - 2
 07/01/11 vs. Dunfermline (A)  1 - 6
 03/01/11 vs. Alloa (H)  4 - 1
 02/01/11 vs. Forfar (A)  2 - 2
 24/12/10 vs. St Johnstone (A)  2 - 4
 17/12/10 vs. Bo'ness (Old) (H)  3 - 2
 10/12/10 vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 1
 03/12/10 vs. East Fife (A)  3 - 2
 19/11/10 vs. Forfar (H)  0 - 1
 12/11/10 vs. Hearts A (A)  0 - 3
 05/11/10 vs. King's Park (H)  4 - 1
 29/10/10 vs. Alloa (A)  1 - 0
 22/10/10 vs. Bathgate (H)  1 - 1
 15/10/10 vs. East Fife (H)  2 - 0
 08/10/10 vs. King's Park (A)  4 - 2
 01/10/10 vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 3
 24/09/10 vs. Stenhousemuir (A)  3 - 4
 17/09/10 Second Round vs. Forfar (A)  0 - 1
 10/09/10 vs. Montrose (H)  0 - 0
 03/09/10 First Round vs. Dundee United (A)  2 - 1
 27/08/10 vs. Bo'ness (Old) (A)  1 - 1
 20/08/10 vs. Bathgate (A)  0 - 1
 30/04/10 vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 1
 23/04/10 vs. East Fife (H)  3 - 2
 16/04/10 vs. Alloa (H)  0 - 2
 09/04/10 Final vs. Brechin City (H)  1 - 4
 02/04/10 vs. Lochgelly Utd (H)  2 - 0
 26/03/10 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (A)  1 - 2
 19/03/10 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  2 - 2
 12/03/10 vs. Kirkcaldy Utd (H)  0 - 1
 05/03/10 Semi Final vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 0
 12/02/10 Third Round vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 4
 05/02/10 Second Round vs. Dundee Wands (H)  3 - 0
 22/01/10 vs. Dundee United (A)  1 - 2
 15/01/10 vs. Bo'ness (Old) (H)  1 - 2
 04/01/10 vs. Brechin City (H)  3 - 1
 03/01/10 vs. Alloa (H)  1 - 2
 01/01/10 vs. Forfar (A)  3 - 0
 18/12/09 vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 1
 04/12/09 vs. King's Park (A)  3 - 3
 20/11/09 vs. Dundee United (H)  3 - 3
 13/11/09 vs. Broxburn Ath. (A)  1 - 2
 06/11/09 vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 0
 30/10/09 vs. Dunfermline (H)  3 - 2
 23/10/09 vs. Stenhousemuir (H)  3 - 1
 28/08/09 vs. Bo'ness (Old) (A)  3 - 2
 21/08/09 vs. Bathgate (A)  2 - 1


Biography

Pearson was signed from Fairfield in the summer of 1909 and be began playing for ourselves primarily as a centre or left half. Pearson went from strength to strength throughout his first season at Gayfield, and in autumn 1910 he was selected for Forfarshire for the first time.

Pearson continued in his half back role up until the middle of the 1911-12 season when he started playing as a left back due to the club not having an established player for the position. He excelled in his new role, and continued to play there through the following season and was a huge part of our Qualifying Cup success.

After our Scottish Cup 2nd round tie against Celtic at Parkhead, Pearson and his teammate Alex Milne were signed by Tottenham Hotspur, with Pearson's fee being £120. Pearson gave up his employment at Dens Iron Works and moved to London less than two weeks after the Celtic cup tie, and he would continue to play for Tottenhm up until 1923 although he served in the Royal Navy during World War 1 for several years. During the war he also featured for ourselves as well as in March 1919 prior to moving back down South.

Pearson had a brief loan spell with Partick Thistle in 1918 and another brief spell with Luton Town in 1923 upon leaving Tottenham after which he returned to his home town. In autumn 1926, after a period of not playing Pearson joined Arbroath Athletic for a brief spell.

Debut

August 21st, 1909
Bathgate 1 - 2 Arbroath

Central League


Timeline

  • Date of Birth

    John was born on this date in Arbroath.

  • Signed For Arbroath

    Pearson was signed from Fairfield in the summer of 1909 and be began playing for ourselves primarily as a centre or left half. Pearson went from strength to strength throughout his first season at Gayfield, and in autumn 1910 he was selected for Forfarshire for the first time.

  • First Goal - Forfar 0 - 3 Arbroath

  • Last Appearance - Dundee United 1 - 0 Arbroath