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Tommy Pearson Squad Index
Information:
1952-53 Squad Number:
11
Position:
Outside Left
Date of Birth:
03rd June 1913
Birthplace:
Edinburgh
Nationality:
Scotland
Height:
5' 8
Weight:
10st 10lbs
Signed:
February 1948
Career History:
NOTE: Player Career history has been temporarily removed for data cleanse.
 
Profile:
One of the most skilful wingers to play for the Dons, famed for his "double shuffle," and an ability to nutmeg opponents, Pearson joined the club from Newcastle for 4,000 at the age of 35. Although his best days were behind him, Pearson was still a personality player at Pittodrie, appreciated by the Aberdeen support. Had the distinction of having played for both Scotland and England before retiring in 1953. In season 1951-52, when Bob McDermid was unwell, Pearson took on the role of trainer and coach to fill the gap, coaching three days and one evening a week whilst continuing as a player. He returned to Pittodrie six years after his retirement as manager, having been a newspaper columnist iin between times.
Made over 100 appearances for the Dons. During the Second World War he served with the RAF at Kirkham and whilst based there played as a guest for Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool. He was a member of the Blackpool team that lost to Aston Villa in the regional Cup Final of 1944, a match played on a home and away basis.

Full name: Thomas Usher Pearson. Died - Edinburgh, 2nd February 1999


Senior Aberdeen Debut: show all appearances
Date Result Competition Venue Att. Age at Debut Type
14/02/1948
Aberdeen 0-1 Partick Thistle
Div 1 (Old) 25,000 34 Start

Appearances
Season League League Cup Scottish Cup Europe Total Other
  App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals App Sub Goals
1952-53
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
0
1951-52
20
0
1
4
0
1
4
0
0
0
0
0
28
0
2
3
0
1
1950-51
19
0
3
1
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
23
0
3
7
0
3
1949-50
20
0
3
6
0
1
5
0
2
0
0
0
31
0
6
7
0
2
1948-49
15
0
2
6
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
22
0
3
7
0
2
1947-48
9
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
10
0
2
3
0
0
Totals:
85
0
10
17
0
3
14
0
3
0
0
0
116
0
16
28
0
8
Total Appearances/Goals: 116 16