One of England’s best known and most loved football icons
Stuart began his professional career when he signed for Coventry at the age of 21 and quickly established himself as a tough left back with a lethal left foot. Pearce spent 12 years playing for Nottingham Forest, 11 of which as Club Captain. Pearce later played at Newcastle with the team reaching two FA Cup Finals and competing in the Champions League. The following year, Stuart joined West Ham, before finished his playing career at the age of 40 with Manchester City. Stuart’s final contribution was to help them win the Championship.
Pearce represented his country 78 times, with nine appearances as Captain, playing in the World Cup and the European Championships. Stuart’s emotional celebration on scoring his penalty in ‘96 has become one of football’s most iconic images. In 1999 he was awarded an MBE for his services to football.
Pearce was made Manager at Manchester City and after was appointed England U21’s Head Coach, taking them to four successive U21 European Championships, reaching a semi-final and final. Stuart was also given the honour of managing the Great Britain Squad at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Pearce uses his football experiences and business acumen to great effect in the corporate speaking industry. He has a wealth of experience in leading and motivating individuals and teams, and extensive personal experiences in the world of sport.
Pearce appears regularly across the major broadcasters as a football pundit, studio guest and co-commentator.