Before joining Football League team Darlington in 2001, Seaham native Pearson played for Gateshead, Spennymoor United, and Whitby.
At Sheffield United, Pearson started his career as a young player in the 1990s, and he rapidly made a name for himself as a hard-tackling, combative midfielder.
Pearson played 52 times for the squad in his three seasons there, first for Tommy Taylor and then for Mick Tait.
He scored his first home league goal, a magnificent free-kick from 25 yards in a 3-2 home win against Luton Town while playing for Quakers in their historic final game at Feethams in May 2003 against Leyton Orient. He was also a starter for the historic Quaker team’s final game at Feethams.
Prior to moving on to Bedlington, Durham City Spennymoor Town, and Crook, where he finally took on the role as player/manager in 2011, Pearson departed Darlington in 2004 and briefly played for York City.
He guided them to promotion from Division Two of the Northern League in 2013. The next year, he moved to Ryhope Colliery Welfare, where he managed the team for eight years until having a particularly productive year in 2016.
Gary Pearson Cause Of Death
At the age of 45, former North East player Gary Pearson passed away.
After receiving recent treatment for a cardiac condition, Pearson is said to have suffered a heart attack on Thursday and died at home. He didn’t live despite the presence of an ambulance crew.