Ian Pearce

Date of birth07 May 1974
Place of birthBury St Edmunds
NationalityEnglish
Weight91 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionDefender

Having suffered a serious knee injury at the start of the 1999-2000 campaign, Ian made his long-awaited return for West Ham United against Newcastle United at the end of October 2000.

However, he continued to be plagued by niggling injuries that prevented him from fully establishing a place in the line-up.

He netted with a header against Manchester City but then suffered a hamstring injury at Leeds United and concussion led to his absence from the last few games.

A powerful right-sided defender, his height and strength in the tackle were badly missed by the Hammers back line when he was absent.

Ian joined Fulham in January 2004 with a contract up to June 2007 that was extended to June 2008 in October 2006.

In addition to the red cards totals shown below, whilst as an unused sub, Ian was sent-off after 73 minutes of Lincoln City's League Two game against Cheltenham Town on 14 November 2009 for violent conduct.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Chelsea 01 Aug 1991 04 Oct 1993
Blackburn Rovers 04 Oct 1993 19 Sep 1997
West Ham United 19 Sep 1997 20 Jan 2004
Fulham 20 Jan 2004 30 Jun 2008
Southampton 22 Feb 2008 22 Mar 2008 L
Lincoln City 30 Sep 2009 29 Sep 2010

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1990-91 Chelsea League Division One
1
1991-92 Chelsea League Division One
2
1992-93 Chelsea Premier League
1
1
1993-94 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup
2
1993-94 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 1
4
1
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers FA Charity Shield 1
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers League Cup
1
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 22
6
1
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 12
1
1
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 1
1
1996-97 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 7
5
1
1997-98 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 1
4
1
1997-98 West Ham United FA Cup 6
1
1997-98 West Ham United League Cup 3
1997-98 West Ham United Premier League 30
1
2
1998-99 West Ham United FA Cup 1
1998-99 West Ham United League Cup 2
1
1998-99 West Ham United Premier League 33
2
4
1999-00 West Ham United Premier League 1
1999-00 West Ham United UEFA Intertoto Cup 1
1
2000-01 West Ham United FA Cup
1
2000-01 West Ham United League Cup 1
2000-01 West Ham United Premier League 13
2
1
2001-02 West Ham United Premier League 8
1
2
3
2002-03 West Ham United FA Cup 2
2002-03 West Ham United League Cup 1
1
2002-03 West Ham United Premier League 26
4
2
1
1
2003-04 Fulham Premier League 12
1
2003-04 West Ham United FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 West Ham United League Cup 1
2003-04 West Ham United League Division 1 24
1
2
2004-05 Fulham League Cup 1
2004-05 Fulham Premier League 11
1
2005-06 Fulham FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Fulham League Cup 1
1
2005-06 Fulham Premier League 10
1
2006-07 Fulham FA Cup 1
2006-07 Fulham Premier League 22
1
3
1
2007-08 Fulham League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Fulham Premier League
1
2007-08 Southampton League Championship 1
2009-10 Lincoln City FA Cup
1
2009-10 Lincoln City League Two 5
5
2010-11 Lincoln City League Two 3
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
11 May 1991 Aston Villa v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
19 Oct 1991 Chelsea v Liverpool D 2-2 League Division One
16 Nov 1991 Chelsea v Norwich City L 0-3 League Division One
05 Sep 1992 Liverpool v Chelsea L 2-1 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 England UEFA Under-18 1
1
1992-93 England UEFA Under-18 3
1992-93 England Under-19 1
1992-93 England World Youth Cup 6
1
1994-95 England UEFA Under-21 2
1995-96 England Under-21 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
16 Oct 1991 Belgium v England L 1-0 UEFA U18 Group 5
20 Jul 1992 England v Poland W 6-1 UEFA Under 18 Quarter-final
22 Jul 1992 Portugal v England D 1-1 UEFA Under 18 Semi-final
24 Jul 1992 England v Norway L 1-1 (7-8) UEFA Under 18 3rd place
16 Feb 1993 England v Denmark L 0-1 U19
07 Mar 1993 Korea Republic v England D 1-1 World Youth Cup Group C
09 Mar 1993 England v USA W 1-0 World Youth Cup Group C
11 Mar 1993 England v Turkey W 1-0 World Youth Cup Group C
14 Mar 1993 England v Mexico W 0-0 (4-3) World Youth Cup Quarter-final
17 Mar 1993 Ghana v England L 2-1 World Youth Cup Semi-final
20 Mar 1993 Australia v England W 1-2 World Youth Cup
27 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
07 Jun 1995 England v Latvia W 4-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
10 Oct 1995 Norway v England D 2-2 Under-21


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.