Alan is best known for his talent on the football pitch. He burst onto the scene in 1988 by scoring a hat trick in his very first senior start for Southampton at the tender age of 17. The rest as they say is history. Shearer went on to…more
He captained England 34 times at senior level.
His most common nichknames are "Big Al", "The Lion of Gosforth", "The Goal-Machine" and "Super-Al".
He is 1.83m (6ft 0in) tall.
When he was transfered to Newcastle United from Blackburn Rovers for £15m in 1996 he was the most expensive player in Europe.
Alan Shearer is the all time highest scorer in the English Premiership with 260 goals. 206 of which he scored for Newcastle Utd.
Shearer: (About the possibility of him getting the vacant Newcastle manager's job) A couple of days after Sam Allardyce got the sack I got a call from the club to say they were looking for an experienced manager, which ruled me out. What I can say is that if you want someone to galvanise the dressing room, get them organised and playing then, yes, I think I could do that. If they want that and someone with experience then I'm not that man. But I understand and respect their decision. But for me, it is about the experience you gather around you.