Alan Shearer
Added 2006 Sep 27, 13:36 by Admin
Profile: Alan Shearer OBE – Born 13th August, 1970

Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year (1995 and 1997)
Football Writers Player of the Year (1995)
3rd World Player of the Year Award (1996)
Freedom of the City of Newcastle (2001)
Awarded OBE (2001)
Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Decade (2003)
Honorary Freeman of the Borough of North Tyneside (2004)

Alan Shearer is one of the most feared and respected strikers of the modern era and a wonderful ambassador for the game. His debut was an indication of the wealth of talent Alan has when he scored a hat trick for Southampton against Arsenal on 9th April 1988 (4-2 victory).
In 1992 at the start of the Premiership, Alan moved to Blackburn Rovers for a British Record Fee of £3.6 million pounds, where he formed a lethal partnership with Chris Sutton, which became known as the SAS. Blackburn won the FA Premier League in the 1994/1995 season, with Alan contributing 34 league goals at the beginning of a sequence in which Alan became the only player in English football history to score 30 or more goals in three consecutive seasons.
On 6th August 1996, after Alan's successful Euro 96, where he finished the tournament's top goal scorer, Alan joined his beloved Newcastle for a world record fee of £15.6 million pounds, fulfilling his childhood dream to play for his local side. As a Newcastle player, Alan has helped secure the club's position as one of the world's premier clubs and has enjoyed successful campaigns both domestically and internationally.
On 7th January 2006 Shearer shared his pride at equalling Jackie Milburn's 50-year record of 200 goals in their FA Cup third round tie versus Mansfield Town, scoring in the famous Gallowgate End goalmouth.
Shearer was scheduled to retire on Sunday 7th May 2006 in Newcastle's final home game of the Premiership versus Chelsea, however that wish was short-lived when he limped off in the 71st minute of the game verus Sunderland on 17th April, with a medial collateral ligament.
Finally on Thursday 11th May 2006, Shearer made an emotional farewell to Newcastle United as he made a brief appearance in his Testimonial game against Scottish Champions Celtic.
Ruled out of the game due to a knee injury, he symbolically kicked-off the match before making his way to the dugout, however he returned at the very end to score a last minute penalty.
The game was played in honour of the Premiership all-time leading goal scorer as a tribute to his 10 years service to Newcastle United, his hometown club.
Shearer stated: "It was a great night and a perfect way to end".
"I've done it my way and I've lived the dream".

Previous club Newcastle United
Date joined 30 Jul 1996
Appearances 404
Goals 206

Previous club Blackburn Rovers
Date joined 24 Jul 1992
Appearances 171
Goals 130

Previous club Southampton
Date joined 14 Apr 1988
Appearances 158
Goals 43

Career Achievements / Honours:
FA Premier League (1994/1995)

International Level England
63 Caps - 30 Goals

England Under 21
11 Caps - 13 Goals

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