On this day - 21 June


Name: Stuart Pearson
Born: Cottingham, 21 June 1949
Clubs: Hull City, Manchester United, West Ham United
International: England - 15 caps, five goals

Former England international and West Ham United forward Stuart Pearson was born on this day 66 years ago.

A skilful forward who played in three FA Cup finals - two for Manchester United and one for the Hammers - he started his career in his home county of Yorkshire with Hull City.

After 44 goals in 129 league games, Manchester United signed him for a £200,000 fee in 1974 and he was instrumental in getting them promoted back to the top flight, notching 17 times in his first season.

He was in the Red Devils side that lost the 1976 FA Cup final to Southampton, but helped them make up for it the following year when they beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley.

Pearson moved on to the Hammers in 1979 and his cross-shot set up Trevor Brooking's winning goal in the 1980 FA Cup final victory over Arsenal.

He notched six goals in 34 league appearances for West Ham before being forced to retire in 1982 due to a knee injury.