Mark Pearson, English footballer, Died at 83


Mark Pearson: English Footballer

Mark Pearson was an English footballer known for his contributions to various football clubs in the Football League as an inside forward.

Career: Mark Pearson was born on 28 October 1939 in Ridgeway, Derbyshire, England. He began his football career by joining Manchester United as a trainee in 1955, eventually signing professional forms two years later. Pearson made his first-team debut in 1958 at the age of 18 and played a notable role in United’s first game after the Munich Air Crash in February 1958.

He played for Manchester United until 1963, making significant contributions to the team. After leaving Manchester United, he played for Sheffield Wednesday and later Fulham, where he played a crucial role in the club’s escape from relegation during the 1965-66 season. He concluded his football career with Halifax Town in 1969.

Death: Mark Pearson passed away on 2 September 2023, at the age of 83. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and their two daughters, Jackie and Sarah. Pearson’s legacy as a skilled footballer continues to be remembered in the football community.