Aug. 13th, 1970
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK
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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.
- His five goals from five games for England at UEFA Euro '96 made him the tournament's top goalscorer.
- In April 2005, he was appointed player/coach at Newcastle United for the 2005-2006 season.
- He scored two goals from four games at the 1998 World Cup - a header against Tunisia and a penalty against Argentina.
- At Euro 2000, he scored the header against Germany that won the match for England 1-0 and he scored a penalty against Romania.
- He was regularly voted Britain's hunkiest footballer much to his embarrassment.
- 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.
- Before signing for Southampton, he was offered a trial by Newcastle United - but they didn't identify his talent as a forward and played him in goal.
- He was an expert penalty taker.
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