Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer OBE, DL (born 13 August 1970) is a retired English footballer. 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. 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.

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. During several years on the south coast, he became known for his classic style of play, strength and goalscoring ability; he soon received an international call-up along with a transfer to Blackburn Rovers in 1992. Shearer established himself as a player in northern England; he became a regular in the England squad, and his 34-goal tally helped Blackburn secure the Premier League title in 1994–95. He was named Football Writers' Association Player of the Year in 1994 and won the PFA Player of the Year award in 1995. 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. He was also top scorer at Euro 1996 with England, scoring five goals, and in the 1996–97 Premier League, with 25 goals. He scored 283 league goals in his career, including a record 260 in the Premier League, and a total of 422 in all competitions including international at all levels. Shearer has amassed a goals to game ratio of 0.667 throughout his career at every level.

A world-record £15 million move to his boyhood heroes, Newcastle United, followed the Euro '96 tournament, and Shearer spent the remainder of his career with the club. While he would never win a trophy at Newcastle, Shearer helped his team to runners-up finishes in the Premier League and FA Cup with Newcastle, and won a second PFA Player of the Year award. After being named England's captain in 1996 and Newcastle's captain in 1999, he retired from international football following Euro 2000, having amassed 63 appearances and 30 goals for his country. As well as his media work, he has raised substantial amounts of money for various national and local charities, both within and outside of sports. Shearer is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), a Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland, a Freeman of Newcastle upon Tyne and an honorary Doctor of Civil Law of Northumbria and Newcastle Universities.

Read more about Alan ShearerEarly Years, International Career, Style of Play

Other articles related to "alan shearer, shearer, alan":

Sir Bobby Robson Foundation
... In front of guests including Fabio Capello, Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley, Robson vowed to carry on fundraising ... October 2009, coinciding with the Foundation reaching the £2m mark, it was announced that Alan Shearer was to be the Foundation's new patron, after being asked by Sir Bobby's ... franchise for Scotland - Newcastle - London routes, in March 2011 Robson's widow Elsie and Alan Shearer named one of its locomotives Sir Bobby Robson ...
History Of Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 1990s: The Jack Walker Revolution - Ray Harford Era (1995–1997)
... Alan Shearer was instrumental again, becoming the first striker to score more than 30 Premiership goals in three successive seasons ... Alan Shearer was top goalscorer at Euro 96 and was linked to domestic and international clubs ... The main talk in the national media was of Shearer joining hated rivals Manchester United ...
2008–09 Newcastle United F.C. Season - Chronological List of Events
16 July 2008 Alan Thompson joined the coaching staff as new academy coach. 1 April 2009 Alan Shearer was announced as temporary manager, to fill in for Kinnear until the end of the 2008-09 season ... resigned from his post as Executive Director (Football) following Alan Shearer's appointment as temporary manager ...
1996 UEFA European Football Championship - Statistics - Awards
... Deschamps Dieter Eilts Rui Costa Hristo Stoichkov Davor Šuker Pavel Kuka Alan Shearer Youri Djorkaeff Jürgen Klinsmann Golden Boot Alan Shearer was awarded the ... Alan Shearer (5 goals) UEFA Player of the Tournament Matthias Sammer ...
2008–09 Newcastle United F.C. Season - Season Summary - Alan Shearer
... his role too shortly after his surgery, Mike Ashley brought in club icon Alan Shearer to take over from Kinnear as the club's interim-manager on 1 April ... As Shearer's appointment was announced, Dennis Wise resigned as director of football and the club announced there were no plans to replace him in the role ... Shearer hired Iain Dowie as his assistant coach and began his reign as caretaker manager, losing 2-0 to Chelsea at St ...

Famous quotes containing the word alan:

    Cole Thornton: Just a minute, son.
    Mississippi: I am not your son. My name is Alan Bourdillon Traherne.
    Cole: Lord almighty.
    Mississippi: Yeah, well, that’s why most people call me Mississippi. I was born on the river in a flatboat.
    Leigh Brackett (1915–1978)