Alan Shearer, OBE is a former England international football player who used to feature prominently during the 1990s and 2000s. He played as a striker and is regarded as one of the best ever strikers in the world. Shearer was named by Pele in March 2004 as one of the 125 greatest living footballers and currently works as a television pundit for the BBC.
Alan Shearer commenced his professional club football career at Southampton in 1988 after progressing through the club’s youth academy. He played for the Saints betweeen 1988 and 1992, scoring 23 goals in 118 league matches. He scored a hat-trick on his debut for the south coast club.
Shearer was signed by Blackburn Rovers in 1994 and he went onto become an absolute legend for them, scoring 112 goals in 138 league matches. His 34 goals in the 1994-1995 season were key in Blackburn winning the Premier League in the 1994-1995 season. Shearer was named the Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year in 1994 and the PFA Player of the Year in 1995. He scored 31 goals in the Premier League in the 1995-1996 season.
Newcastle United signed Alan Shearer from Blackburn Rovers in 1996 for a then record 15 million pounds. Shearer reached even greater personal heights at St. James’ Park. He played for them until 2006 and scored 148 goals in 303 league matches. He finished second with Newcastle in the Premier League and won the FA Cup as well as the PFA Player of the Year award. He is both Newcastle’s and the Premier League’s record goalscorer, having scored 422 goals for club and country. His 260 goals in the Premier League is a record.
Alan Shearer made his international debut for England against France in February 1992 and scored on his debut too. He went onto play 63 international matches for his nation, scoring 30 goals and retired following Euro 2000. Shearer was made the England national team captain in 1996. He featured at Euro 1996 and topscored in the competition with five goals.
Alan Shearer has been linked with a number of managerial posts since his retirement as a player. He has always been tipped to become a great football manager one day and was recenly linked to managing his boyhood dream club Newcastle United.