Alan Shearer


Alan Shearer OBE, DL is a retired English footballer. He is a freeman of the city of Sunderland. He played as a striker in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and for the England national team. He is considered by some as one of England's best strikers, being both Newcastle's and the Premier League's record goalscorer. After retiring as a player in 2006, Shearer worked as a television pundit for the BBC.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Alan Shearer.


1970 Birth Shearer was born in Gosforth, Newcastle in 1970 to working-class parents Alan and Anne Shearer. … Read More


1986 15 Years Old Shearer had successful trials for First Division clubs West Bromwich Albion, Manchester City and Newcastle United, before being offered a youth contract with Southampton in April 1986.
1987 16 Years Old …  Shearer ended the 1987–88 season with three goals in five games, and was rewarded with his first professional contract. … Read More
1988 17 Years Old 1 More Event
A native of Newcastle upon Tyne, Shearer made his professional debut with English top-flight club Southampton in 1988, scoring a hat-trick in the process. … Read More
1989 18 Years Old Playing as a lone striker between wide men, Rod Wallace and Matt Le Tissier, Shearer scored three goals in 26 appearances in the 1989–90 season, and in the next, four goals in 36 games.


His performances in the centre of the Saints attack were soon recognised by the fans, who voted him their Player of the Year for 1991.
…  Marking his debut in the 2–0 win against France in February 1992 with a goal, he made his only appearance for the England B team a month later.
1993 - 1994 2 More Events
The 1995–96 season saw Shearer make his first Champions League appearances and finish as the top scorer in the Premier League with 31 goals. … Read More
His final goals for the club came on 17 April 1996, when he scored twice in a 3–2 home league win over Wimbledon. … Read More
1997 - 1998 4 More Events
1999 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On the opening day of the 1999–2000 season, Shearer received the first red card of his career in his 100th appearance for Newcastle. … Read More
2000 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Shearer suffered an injury-hit and frustrating season in 2000–01, having retired from international football after the UEFA Euro 2000 tournament to focus on club football.


He managed only five goals in 19 games in the league. 2001–02 was much better though; Shearer bagged 23 goals in 37 league games as Newcastle finished fourth—their highest standing since 1997—meaning they would qualify for the following season's Champions League competition.
2002 - 2005 6 More Events
This last season saw him break Jackie Milburn's 49-year-old record of 200 goals for Newcastle United (not including his 38 World War II Wartime League goals) when he netted his 201st strike in a home Premier League fixture against Portsmouth on 4 February 2006, becoming the club's highest-ever league and cup competition goalscorer with 206 goals altogether.
2008 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, he raised over £300,000 for Sport Relief in a bike ride with fellow Match of the Day presenter Adrian Chiles, the idea for which emerged in an off the cuff question from cycling fan Chiles to Shearer as to how he kept fit since retirement.
…  In 2009, he briefly left his BBC role to become Newcastle United's manager in the last eight games of their 2008–09 season, in an unsuccessful attempt to save them from relegation.


2011 40 Years Old On 14 June 2011, BBC Sport Wales reported the Shearer had held talks with Championship club Cardiff City over the vacant manager job. … Read More
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