Pearson, a Seaham native, played for Gateshead, Spennymoor United, and Whitby before joining Darlington in the Football League in 2001.
Pearson began his career in the juvenile levels at Sheffield United in the 1990s and quickly established himself as a combative and hard-tackling midfielder.
During his three seasons with the team, Pearson made 52 appearances, first under Tommy Taylor and later under Mick Tait.
He was in the starting XI for Quakers’ historic final game at Feethams in May 2003 against Leyton Orient and scored in his first home league game, a stunning free-kick from 25 yards in a 3-2 home win over Luton Town.
Pearson left Darlington in 2004 and briefly played for York City before going on to Bedlington, Durham City Spennymoor Town, and Crook, where he eventually became player/manager in 2011.
In 2013, he led them to promotion from Northern League Division Two. The following year, he went to Ryhope Colliery Welfare, where he spent eight years as a manager and had a very successful season in 2016.
What Is Gary Pearson’s Cause Of Death?
Gary Pearson, a former North East player, passed away at the age of 45.
Pearson recently had treatment for a heart issue, and on Thursday, it’s believed he passed away at home after what is believed to have been a heart attack. Despite the arrival of an ambulance team, he still didn’t survive.