Dennis Pearce

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Dennis Pearce
Personal information
Full name Dennis Anthony Pearce[1]
Date of birth (1974-09-10)10 September 1974
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Stourport Swifts
Youth career
Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Aston Villa 0 (0)
1995–1997 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 (0)
1997–2001 Notts County 117 (3)
2001–2004 Peterborough United 14 (0)
2004 Stafford Rangers[2] 8 (0)
2004 Northwich Victoria 8 (0)
2004–2005 Stafford Rangers[2] 10 (0)
2005–2006 Redditch United[3] 19 (0)
2006–2007 Worcester City[3][4] 21 (0)
2007 A.F.C. Telford United[4] 2 (0)
2007–2008 Halesowen Town ? (?)
2008–2009 Bromsgrove Rovers ? (?)
2009–2010 Halesowen Town ? (?)
2009–2010 Stratford Town (loan) ? (?)
2010–? Stratford Town ? (?)
2011 Barwell ? (?)
2011– Stourport Swifts ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dennis Anthony Pearce (born 10 September 1974) is an English footballer of Caribbean descent,[5] who formerly played at professional level and is now playing as a semi-professional. His position is left-back.

Pearce began his career as a trainee with Aston Villa on leaving school in 1991, turning professional in June 1993, but never made a first-team appearance and signed for local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers in July 1995. He only made a handful of appearances at Molineux before his transfer to Notts County in July 1997.

Pearce had far more chances at Notts County, who had just been relegated to Division Three. Manager Sam Allardyce gave Pearce a regular first-team place and his first season was a great success as he inspired County to Division Three title glory – in a historic season which saw County become the first English football team to win promotion before the end of March.

In four seasons at Meadow Lane, Pearce played in some 140 first-team games and was Player of the Year in his final season at the club.

He transferred to Peterborough United in June 2001,[6] where due to injury[7] and poor form he managed just 16 competitive first team games in three seasons. He joined Stafford Rangers, moving to Conference National side Northwich Victoria in September 2004. However, he was released by Northwich in December 2004[8] and rejoined Stafford Rangers.

He moved to Redditch United in the 2005 close season, moving to local rivals Worcester City in January 2006.[9] He was released by Worcester in March 2007 and joined A.F.C. Telford United.[10] However he was released by Telford at the end of the season.[11]

He moved from Halesowen Town to Bromsgrove Rovers in the 2008 close season and was appointed as Rovers' captain.[12] However, in December 2008 he was linked with a move from Bromsgrove back to Halesowen Town.[13]

On 10 January 2009, he did indeed move back to The Yeltz. In late 2009 he joined Stratford Town on loan, remaining with the club until the end of the season.[14]

In February 2011 he joined Barwell as player-coach.[15]

In May 2011 he moved to Stourport Swifts as player-coach.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barry J. Hugman. The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946 – 1998. Queen Anne Press. p. 427. ISBN 1-85291-585-4. 
  2. ^ a b "Dennis Pearce appearances 2004–05". Soccer Facts. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Dennis Pearce appearances 2005–06". Soccer Facts. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Dennis Pearce appearances 2006–07". Soccer Facts. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Come worship at the church of Dennis Pearce". The PLC. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Posh swoop for Pearce". BBC Sport. 4 June 2001. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  7. ^ "Posh injury list mounts up". BBC Sport. 19 March 2003. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Burr goes back to Hucknall for Mayman". NonLeagueDaily. 13 December 2004. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  9. ^ "City snap up Pearce". NonLeagueDaily. 10 January 2006. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  10. ^ "Pearce makes Telford switch". NonLeagueDaily. 30 March 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  11. ^ "Seven players released by Bucks". BBC Sport. 23 May 2007. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  12. ^ "Hamilton makes later Rovers switch". NonLeagueDaily. 15 August 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  13. ^ "Yeltz return for Pearce". NonLeagueDaily. 29 December 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  14. ^ "Loan duo Dennis Pearce and Lucan Spittle staying at Stratford for remainder of season". Coventry Telegraph. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  15. ^ "Two impressive recruits by Barwell". Pitchero NonLeague. 14 February 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  16. ^ "Evans leaves as Brown signs two". 19 May 2011. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 

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