Stuart Pearce MBE

Football Manager and Former Player

Stuart Pearce is one of England’s best known and most loved football icons.

Stuart started his playing career at non-league Wealdstone in 1983, before moving to Coventry and then to Nottingham Forest where he spent 12 years, 11 as Club Captain. Stuart’s loyalty, commitment and dedication to the club led fans to affectionately nickname him ‘Psycho’. He then went on to reach 2 FA Cup Finals and the Champions League with Newcastle. The following year, Stuart joined West Ham and then finished his playing career at the age of 40 with Manchester City, where his final playing contribution was to help them win the Championship.

An icon of international football, he has represented England 78 times, with 9 appearances as Captain. He played in the 1990 World Cup and the 1992 and 1996 European Championships. Stuart’s emotional celebration on scoring his penalty in ‘96 has become one of football’s most iconic images, and in 1999 he was awarded an MBE for his services to football.

Stuart went on to manage Manchester City in 2005, then in 2007 was appointed England U21’s Head Coach. During his 6 years in charge, he took them to 4 successive U21 European Championships, reaching a semi-final and final. The feather in the cap was when he was given the honour of managing the Great Britain squad at the London 2012 Olympic Games, before going back to coaching in a successful period under David Moyes at West Ham.

Away from coaching and management, Stuart is a highly-regarded football pundit, who is a regular across TalkSport, Sky Sports and BeIN Sports

Stuart also uses his football experiences and business acumen to great effect in the corporate speaking industry, with a wealth of experience in leading and motivating individuals and teams and extensive personal experiences in the world of sport.

Stuart’s diverse corporate portfolio expands further than his brilliantly anecdotal after-dinner speeches; from coaching football masterclasses for all ages aboard the world’s largest cruise liners to participating and speaking at major corporate golf days. Most recently, Stuart has worked with the likes of Nike, McDonalds, Budwieser, Hamlins, Lord of Taveners and Screwfix.