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Overview (2)

Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Alan Shearer CBE is one of the all-time legends of English football. He started his career playing for Southampton F.C. in 1987, but five years later was snapped up by Blackburn Rovers F.C. 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 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 then-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, preferring 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.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tigon

Spouse (1)

Lainya Arnold (8 June 1991 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Strong Newcastle (Geordie) accent

Trivia (16)

His five goals from five games for England at UEFA Euro '96 made him the tournament's top goalscorer.
He was an expert penalty taker.
He made his England debut in 1992, became national captain in 1996, and retired from international playing in 2000.
He scored 30 goals in 63 internationals.
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 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 wore the number 9 shirt for England, in the tradition of greats Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker.
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.
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.
In April 2005, he was appointed player/coach at Newcastle United for the 2005-2006 season.
He was regularly voted Britain's hunkiest footballer much to his embarrassment.
He is a triple-time premier league golden boot winner (highest goal scorer).
Northumberland, England [May 2009]
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to charitable services to the community in North East England. He lives in Ponteland, Tyne and Wear, England.

Personal Quotes (3)

There are not many times when I get nervous, but I do a little bit with penalties. I don't fear taking them - it's a great opportunity for a forward to score a goal.
The best England team I played in was the one under Terry Venables before Euro 96. Terry's knowledge and tactical know-how were spot-on and he knew how to get the best out of us too. We responded to him, believed in him and played some outstanding football in that tournament. The fact he was English was no coincidence. Glenn Hoddle had the same impact to a lesser extent. They both knew how to create a positive attitude and the right tactical framework.
I do not care if a footballer is paid £1,000 or £100,000 a week. He wants to win, wants success on the field and needs to look back on his career with a cupboard full of medals to display.

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