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There have been many great Premier League goal scorers over the years, but there is no one quite like Alan Shearer. He is the all-time leading scorer in the Premier League, and he holds numerous other records as well. Shearer is a legend in English football, his goalscoring record is nothing short of impressive and is considered by many to be the greatest striker to ever play in England's top flight.
Alan Shearer's Playing Career
Alan Shearer began his football career playing for local youth teams before eventually signing with Southampton at the age of 17. After spending two years with Southampton, Shearer transferred to Blackburn Rovers where he would go on to score 130 goals in 171 appearances. In 1996, Shearer joined Newcastle United for a then world-record fee of £15 million and would go on to score 206 goals in 405appearances for the club. He retired from professional football in 2006 after a 20-year career.
During his time with Blackburn Rovers, Alan Shearer won the Premier League title in 1995 and was named the PFA Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995. He would also go on to win the PFA Player of the Year award again in 1996, this time with Newcastle United. In total, Alan Shearer scored 260 goals in the Premier League which is more than any other player in the history of the competition. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2005 and was named as one of FIFA's 100 greatest living players in 2004.
After his retirement from playing, Alan Shearer took on a role as a pundit for BBC's Match of the Day. In 2009, he was appointed as the manager of Newcastle United but was unable to prevent the club from being relegated to the Championship. He is often critical of Newcastle United's current crop of players and he has also been outspoken on the club's lack of success since his retirement.
In recent years, Alan Shearer has become involved in many charitable causes. He is an ambassador for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, a cancer charity set up in memory of his former manager. Shearer has also raised money for many other charities such as Alzheimer's Society and Children North East.
Alan Shearer with England
Alan Shearer also had a successful career with the England national team, scoring 30 goals in 63 appearances. He represented England at two FIFA World Cups, Euro 96 and Euro 2000.
At Euro 96, Alan Shearer was named as the tournament's best player and top scorer as he helped England to reach the semi-finals where they eventually lost on penalties to Germany. Four years later at Euro 2000, Shearer again led England to the semi-finals but they once again lost to Germany, this time in a game that went to extra time.
Despite not winning any major trophies with England, Alan Shearer is still considered one of the greatest players to ever represent his country.
Shearer's playing style
Alan Shearer was a traditional English centre-forward. He was tall, strong and powerful and he used his physicality to his advantage. Shearer was excellent in the air and could score with both feet. He was also a very good penalty taker, scoring many important goals from the spot for both club and country.
In today's game, Alan Shearer would be considered a 'target man'. He was the focal point of both Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United's attacks and he scored many goals by getting on the end of crosses.
Shearer was also a very good finisher, his technique was superb and he could score from anywhere inside the penalty area. He was a true goalscoring machine and his records prove just that.