Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer

Aug. 13th, 1970
Born in
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK
6' 0"

Alan Shearer's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Match of The Day (UK) TV Show
Match of The Day (UK)
Football Focus (UK) TV Show
Football Focus (UK)
Sport Relief 2008 TV Show
Sport Relief 2008
Sport Relief 2010 TV Show
Sport Relief 2010
The Alan Shearer Story TV Show
The Alan Shearer Story

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Alan Shearer is one of the all-time legends of British football. He started his career playing for Southampton FC in 1987, but five years later was snapped up by Blackburn Rovers. Whilst there he scored an astounding 30 goals three seasons running. In 1992 he joined the international squad as captain of England, with a 2-0 victory over France. Shearer was soon attracting great interest from the other clubs and in 1996 he quit Blackburn to become captain of the team he had always supported as a boy, Newcastle United. He joined the 'Geordies' in a deal worth 15 million - a world record! He married his wife Lainya at the age of just 20 on June 8th 1991. He has two daughters, Chloe and Hollie. Quietly spoken Alan has rejected much of the 'showbusiness' side of footballing fame, prefering to spend time with his family. As a consequence the British tabloids have branded him 'boring'. With good humour he has capitalised on this image with an amusing advert for'McDonalds' and a cameo in the British comedy 'The Match'(1999). Because of his good looks and muscular physique, modest Alan is regularly voted 'Britain's Hunkist Footballer', much to his embarrassment.

  • In April 2005, he was appointed player/coach at Newcastle United for the 2005-2006 season.
  • He wore the number 9 shirt for England, in the tradition of greats Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker.
  • He was an expert penalty taker.
  • He was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2001 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to sports. He has two daughters, Chloe and Hollie, and one son. He has captained the England football team. He was the world's most expensive footballer at the time of his 15m move from Blackburn to Newcastle in the summer of 1996. He scored a hat-trick on his debut for Southampton against Arsenal at age 17 in 1988, went on to become the first man to score 30 Premier League goals in three consecutive seasons. He joined Blackburn from Southampton for a then British record 3.6m fee in 1992. He was captain of school football team at age 12. He met his wife on a blind date in a Southampton public house.
  • At Euro '96 he scored against Switzerland in England's 1-1 draw, he scored a strong header in the 2-0 victory against Scotland, he scored two goals against Holland (of which one was a penalty) and a header against Germany in the semi-final that ended 1-1.
  • Clubs that overlooked the potential of the teenage Alan Shearer included West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland and Manchester City, all of which had the chance to sign him. Manchester United, on the other hand, would twice attempt to secure his services - before his eventual transfers to Blackburn in 1992, and Newcastle in 1996.
  • He scored 30 goals in 63 internationals.
  • He is a triple-time premier league golden boot winner (highest goal scorer).

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