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.
- He scored 30 goals in 63 internationals.
- He scored two goals from four games at the 1998 World Cup - a header against Tunisia and a penalty against Argentina.
- 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.
- He made his England debut in 1992, became national captain in 1996, and retired from international playing in 2000.
- At Euro 2000, he scored the header against Germany that won the match for England 1-0 and he scored a penalty against Romania.
- 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 is a triple-time premier league golden boot winner (highest goal scorer).
- His five goals from five games for England at UEFA Euro '96 made him the tournament's top goalscorer.
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