The Premier League’s all-time top scorer, a championship winner, a prolific England great and, above all, a Newcastle United icon, Alan Shearer OBE is one of the most loved English footballers in recent years.
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 with the Saints, he became known for his classic style of play, strength and goalscoring ability, and soon received an international call-up along with a transfer to Blackburn Rovers in 1992.
He went on to establish himself as a key player at the Lancashire club, and his 34-goal tally helped Blackburn secure the Premier League title in 1994–95 – during this time he also became a regular in the England squad.
A world record £15 million transfer to his boyhood heroes, Newcastle United, followed the Euro 1996 tournament, and Shearer spent the remainder of his career with the club, helping them to runners-up finishes in the Premier League and FA Cup.
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.
In the twilight of his career Shearer gave his all to the Magpies, notching up a record-breaking 206 goals in all competitions for the club and breaking the legendary Jackie Milburn’s record of 200 strikes.
Following a spell in management, Shearer is now a recognizable pundit for BBC Sport, fronting their Match of the Day coverage, which has helped mould him into an interesting and accomplished after dinner speaker.
His extensive career at the top of English football allows him to provide invaluable advice as a football speaker on maximising success and peak performance, not to mention a multitude of anecdotes relating to the happenings and key figures in the beautiful game.
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