John Pearson
John Pearson
John Pearson
● John Pearson (IWM)

born in Scotland

John Pearson was born on Friday, 22nd January, 1892, in Arbroath, Angus.

The 5' 10 defender temporarily transferred to George Easton's Thistle on Friday, 13th September, 1918, from his parent club, Tottenham Hotspur.

Aged 26, he made his debut appearance on Saturday, 14th September, 1918, in a 2-0 defeat away to Rangers in the Scottish Football League.

There were no goals for John during his spell with Thistle.

He played his last game for the club on Saturday, 21st December, 1918, in a 1-1 draw away to Dumbarton in the Scottish Football League, having appeared as a Jag on 6 occasions.

His club-list included Arbroath Fairfield, Arbroath, Tottenham Hotspur, Partick Thistle and Luton Town.

John died on Tuesday, 13th April, 1937, in Arbroath, Angus, aged 45.

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Bio Extra

John Pearson was a defender who joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1914, having played previously with Arbroath Fairfield and Arbroath. His timing in joining Spurs was rather unlucky, with war and the suspension of competitive football in England coming at the year end.

On account of his service during WWI, John is included in our feature piece, The Partick Thistle returned →.


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