Full name:Lawrence Pearson
Date of Birth:2 July 1965
Place of Birth:Wallsend, England
Weight:11 12

Playing career:

1981-1982Manchester United00
1982-1983Manchester United00
1984-1985Hull City310
1985-1986Hull City200
1986-1987Hull City80
1987-1988Bristol City00
1987-1988Port Vale30
1988-1989Whitley Bay
1989-1990Whitley Bay
1990Winnipeg Fury52
1994-1995Blyth Spartans
1995-1996Blyth Spartans
1996-1997Whitby Town
1998-1999Bedlington Terriers
1999-2000Blyth Spartans


Lawrie attended St. Mary’s Technical College in Newcastle before signing apprentice forms for Manchester United in May 1981. Played in the 1982 FA Youth Cup Final against Watford. Released by Manchester United after the 1982-1983 season.

Joined Alliance Premier League club Gateshead on a free transfer during the 1983-1984 season. After the season he had trials with Hull City and Leicester City.

Signed a professional contract with Third Division club Hull City in May 1984. Given a free transfer after the 1986-1987 season.

Then had a short spell with Bristol City before joining Port Vale in August 1987. After being released by Port Vale he joined Northern Premier League club Barrow.

Played semi-professional football for Whitley Bay.

Lawrie signed for Canadian Soccer League club Winnipeg Fury in April 1990. Was said to be considering going to play in Finnish soccer before deciding to go to Canada.

Broke his ankle while playing in a CSL match against Vancouver 86ers on 10 June 1990. Missed the rest of the season due to this injury.

In October 1990 Lawrie had a trial in Belgium with Third Division club Biench.

After playing in Belgium he had a trial with Scunthorpe United in July 1993. Then joined Darlington. Moved to Chesterfield on a free transfer on 22 March 1994. Joined Northern Premier League club Blyth Spartans in the summer of 1994.

In November 1994 Lawrie was appointed as Middlesbrough’s Football in the Community Officer. He continued to play and coach in local soccer, and reached the FA Vase Cup final with Bedlington Terriers in the 1998-1999 season.

He joined Unibond League club Blyth Spartans as their player-coach in July 1999. He was still working as the Football in the Community officer for Middlesbrough.