Pearson Horace Image 1 Coventry City 1934

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Pearson Horace Image 1 Coventry City 1934


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Tamworth, Staffordshire born goalkeeper Horace Pearson  started his football career at Tamworth Castle in 1925 and Nuneaton Town in 1926 and moved to Luton Town in 1928, but never played in their first team, before joining Blackpool in 1929 and making his Football League debut in February 1930 against Barnsley. He played 57 games for The Seasiders before joining Oldham Athletic in 1931, for whom he played a further 39 games before a move to Coventry City in May 1933. Over the next 3 years he played 124 games for City being a member of their Third Division (South) Championship winning team of 1935-36 (after 2nd and 3rd placed finishes the previous two seasons), playing 30 times in the League during their successful campaign. He subsequently played an ever present season for Newport County, making 47 appearances in 1937-38 and joined non league Barry in 1938 for a short spell before signing for Bristol City in the autumn of 1938, making 17 appearances before returning to non league in 1939 when he joined Scarborough.

His father was Hubert Pearson who kept goal for West Bromwich Albion from 1907 to 1924. His brother was Harry Pearson who was also Albion’s goalkeeper in the 1920’s and 1930’s. His cousin was Birmingham and England goalkeeper Harry Hibbs.





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