Here are some facts you need to know about Alan Shearer
Alan Shearer CBE DL is a former English striker born on 13 August 1970 in Gosforth, United Kingdom. His father’s name is Alan Shearer and mother is Anne Shearer. He has a sister – Karen Shearer.
Alan Shearer’s father realized his son’s potential and let him pursue his dream. Shearer completed his schooling from Gosforth Central Middle School, and later from Gosforth High School.
He very played football throughout this schooling period, and was also the captain of the school team. His football skills soon got the attention of Jack Hixon, Southampton’s football talent scout.
After playing for various clubs such as Manchester City and New Castle United, Alan Shearer signed a contract with Southampton in 1986. Southampton won the match against Arsenal and Alan became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the top division.
In 1991, he was selected for the Under-21 English National Team. In 1992, he scored around 13 goals in the 41 matches. He was later signed by the prestigious ‘Blackburn Rovers’ club in 1992.
In 1995, Shearer achieved a remarkable feat of scoring 100 goals for the club ‘Blackburn Rovers’. His last appearance for the club was for the Euro Cup held the very next year.
In late 1996, Alan was signed by Newcastle United. He was reportedly bought for around 15 million Euros, the highest any footballer was paid at the time. In his very first season for Newcastle, Shearer went on to score 25 goals in the 31 matches.
In 1998, he scored around 14 goals and helped his team greatly in reaching the FA cup semi-finals. He was part of the English team that played in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. This was Shearer’s only World Cup tournament.
In a 1999 match against Sheffield United, Shearer went on to score 5 goals, defeating the opposition by 8-0 margin. He received his first red card that year while playing his 100th match for Newcastle United.
He retired in 2006 after playing 395 matches for his club Newcastle United. Post his retirement, he became the manager of his club Newcastle United in 2009.
Awards & Achievements
- 6X TOP SCORER
- 5X PLAYER OF THE YEAR
- 1X PREMIER LEAGUE
Alan Shearer married Lainya on 8 June 1991. The couple have 2 daughters – Hollie Shearer and Chloe Shearer.