Jim Pearson

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Jim Pearson
Personal information
Date of birth (1953-03-24)24 March 1953
Place of birth Falkirk, Scotland
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Gairloch United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1974 St Johnstone 105 (40)
1974–1978 Everton 93 (15)
1978–1980 Newcastle United 11 (3)
1980–1981 Barrow
1981–1985 Gateshead
Total 209 (58)
National team
1974–1975 Scotland under-23 6 (1)
Teams managed
1985–1988 Blyth Spartans
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jim Pearson (born 24 March 1953 in Falkirk) is a Scottish former footballer, who played for St Johnstone, Everton and Newcastle United until injury cut short his professional career.

Pearson went on to work for Nike where he played a pivotal role in the evolution of the Nike brand in the UK as Head of Football, he held that position for 14 years.

Pearson is a Sports Consultant for Blacks Solicitors LLP in Leeds.


  • Jim Pearson career at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database
  • [1] WorldFootball.net
  • Turnbull, Albert (2015). Gateshead Football History 1890-2015.