Pearson, who was born in Seaham, County Durham, began his professional career in the Sheffield United youth program until on July 3, 1995, he signed a professional deal with the organization. When he signed for Stalybridge Celtic on March 22, 1996, he left United after three seasons and moved into non-League football.
He spent two seasons with Football Conference team Gateshead, appearing in 34 games and scoring twice in 1996–97 and four games and scoring once in 1997–98.
Before joining Whitby Town in 1999, he first played for them in a preseason friendly. He then had stints with Spennymoor United and Seaham Red Star.
Prior to taking over as manager in December 2011, Pearson spent the first half of the 2011–12 campaign with Crook Town as a player coach.
In order to take over at Ryhope Colliery Welfare, he resigned in May 2014. He was chosen to lead Billingham Town in 2022.
What Is Gary Pearson Known For?
Following the shocking death of former footballer Gary Pearson at the age of 45 from what is believed to be a heart attack, distraught squad members have opened up about their sorrow.
The Seaham-born former Darlington FC player was well-known throughout the North East for his work managing or playing for several clubs.