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Name: Alan Shearer OBE, DL
Born: 13th August 1970, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne
Height: 5'11" (as a player)
Weight: 79kg (as a player)
Family: Wife (Lainya), 2 daughters (Holly and Chloe) and son (Will)
Nicknames Big Al, The Goal Machine, Lion of Gosforth

Footballing Honours

  • FA Premier League Winner: 1994/95 (Blackburn Rovers)
  • FA Premier League Runner up: 1993/94 (Blackburn Rovers) & 1996/97 (Newcastle Utd)
  • FA Cup Runner up: 1998 & 1999 (both with Newcastle Utd)
  • Tournoi de France Winner: 1997 (England)
  • Full Members Cup Runner up: 1992 (Southampton)
  • PFA Players' Player of the Year: 1994/95 (Blackburn Rovers) &  1996/97 (Newcastle Utd)
  • PFA Players' Player of the Year nominee: 8 times
    - 1992/93, 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1999/2000, 2002/03 & 2003/04
  • Named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 6 times
    - 1992/93, 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97 & 2002/03
  • Football Writers' Player of the Year: 94/95 (Blackburn Rovers)
  • 3rd FIFA World Player of the Year: 1997
  • Inducted into the FA Hall of Fame in 1995
  • Inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004
  • Listed in the FIFA100 list of Greatest Living Footballers (chosen by Pelé in 2004)
  • FA Premier League Golden Boot: 1994/95 (34 goals), 1995/96 (31 goals) & 1996/97 (25 goals)
  • European Championship Golden Boot: 1996 (5 goals)
  • Current All time Premer League Top Scorer: 260 Goals
  • Current All Time Newcastle United Top Scorer: 206 Goals
  • First Player to score 100 Premier League Goals
  • First Player to score 200 Premier League Goals
  • Record-holder for Most Goals in a Premier League season: 34 Goals (94/95)
  • Record-holder for Most Goals in a 38 game Premier League season: 31 Goals (95/96)
  • Record-holder for Most Goals in a Premier League match: 5 Goals (Newcastle 8-0 Sheff Wed 1999)
  • Record-holder for Most Premier League Hat-Tricks: 11
  • Youngest Player Ever to hit a Top Flight Hat-Trick (5th April 1988 League debut against Arsenal)
  • Barclaycard Merit Award 20th April 2002 (reaching 200 Premiership goals)
  • Named Overall Premier League player of Decade: 1992-2002
  • Named Domestic Premier League Player of the Decade: 1992-2002
  • Named in Overall Premier League Team of the Decade: 1992-2002
  • Named in Domestic Premier League Team of the Decade: 1992-2002
  • Outstanding contribution to Premier League Football: 1992-2002
  • Premier League Decade Top Goalscorer: 1992-2002
  • 1991 Toulon Tournament Winner. Also winning Best Player and Top Scorer awards that year
  • Premier League Player of the Month Awards: 4
    - November 1994 (shared with Chris Sutton)
    - September 1998
    - December 2002 [info]
    - October 2003
  • World Record Transfer Fee:
    - Blackburn to Newcastle 1996 for £ 15 million
  • 2 British Record Transfer Fees:
    - Southampton to Blackburn 1992 for £ 3.5 million
    - Blackburn to Newcastle 1996 for £ 15 million
  • England Captain: 1996 to 2000 (34 times)
  • Newcastle United Club Captain: 1999 to 2006

Personal honours

  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)  for Services to Association Football
  • Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland in 2009 [info]
  • Freedom of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne: March 2002
  • Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from Northumbria University in 2006 [info]
  • Honorary Doctorate in Civil Law from Newcastle University in 2009 [info]
     

Detailed Sections:

Career Overview:

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Seasons Team Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
                       
87-92 Southampton 118 23 14 4 18 11 - - 158* 43*
92-96 Blackburn 138 112 8 2 16 14 8 2 171 130
96-06 Newcastle 303 148 36 21 16 7 49 30 405 206
                       
TOTAL CLUB CAREER 559 283 58 27 50 32 56 32 734 379
+                      
92-00 England**                 63 30
TOTAL CAREER                 797 409

* - Includes totals from Southampton's Full Members Cup matches (Played 8, scored 5).
** - Alan also managed 11 caps and 13 goals for England Under 21s (not taken into account here).

Additional Information:

  • Career Champions League record: Played 20, Scored 8.
  • Career UEFA Cup record: Played 36, Scored 24.
  • Career Cup Winners' Cup record: Played 2, Scored 1.
  • Scored 65 Braces and 15 Hat-tricks in his career.
  • 61 Braces and 14 Hat-tricks at Club level.
  • 12 League Hat-Tricks, 11 Premier League Hat-tricks
  • 1 Champions League Hat-Trick and 1 UEFA Cup Hat-trick
  • Shearer came off the bench a total of 35 times.

Season by Season:

Career Goalscoring Record:

TOTAL Goals 409
HOME Goals 262 (Everton 15, Tottenham 12)
AWAY Goals 139 (Leeds 11)
NEUTRAL Goals 8 (Tottenham 2)

Career Goals Scored by Opposition:

Pos. Team Goals
1 Leeds United 22
2 Tottenham Hotspur 19
3 Coventry City 18
- Everton 18
5 Manchester United 14
- Sheffield Wednesday 14
- Southampton 14
8 Chelsea 12
9 Manchester City 11
- Middlesbrough 11
- Nottingham Forest 11
- Queens Park Rangers 11
- West Ham United 11
14 Blackburn Rovers 10
- Bolton Wanderers 10
- Ipswich Town 10

Landmarks:

Appearance Landmark Date

Vs

100th club appearance ? Aug 91 ? (?)
200th club appearance 27 Nov 93 Ipswich Town (A)
300th club appearance 1 Nov 95 Legia Warsaw (H)
400th club appearance 26 Sep 98 Nottingham Forest (A)
500th club appearance 26 Nov 00 Liverpool (H)
600th club appearance 13 Aug 03 Partizan Belgrade (A)
700th club appearance 28 Aug 05 Manchester United (H)
100th League appearance ? ?? 92 ? (?)
200th League appearance ? Nov 94 ? (?)
300th League appearance 28 Mar 98 Southampton (A)
400th League appearance 21 Oct 01 Tottenham Hotspur (H)
500th League appearance 14 Aug 04 Middlesbrough (A)
100th Premier League appearance 20 Apr 95 Crystal Palace
200th Premier League appearance 19 Dec 98 Leicester City (H)
300th Premier League appearance 6 Mar 02 Liverpool (A)
400th Premier League appearance 5 Mar 05 Liverpool (H)
100th Southampton appearance ? Aug 91 ? (?)
100th Southampton League appearance ? ?? 92 ? (?)
100th Blackburn appearance 31 Dec 94 Crystal Palace
100th Blackburn League appearance 20 Apr 95 Crystal Palace
100th Newcastle appearance 24 Apr 99 Wimbledon
200th Newcastle appearance 2 Jan 02 Manchester United (A)
300th Newcastle appearance 7 Feb 04 Leicester City (H)
400th Newcastle appearance 26 Mar 06 Charlton Athletic (A)
100th Newcastle League appearance 22 Jan 00 Wimbledon
200th Newcastle League appearance 15 Mar 03 Charlton Athletic (A)
300th Newcastle League appearance 1 Apr 06 Tottenham Hotspur (H)
50th England cap 5 June 00 Sweden (H)
Goal Landmark Date

Vs

100th club goal 20 Aug 94 Southampton (A)
200th club goal 19 Apr 97 Derby County (H)
300th club goal 19 Oct 02 Blackburn Rovers (A) (1st goal)

100th League goal

18 Mar 95 Chelsea (H)
200th League goal 6 Sep 00 Coventry City (A)
100th Premier League goal 30 Dec 95 Tottenham H
200th Premier League goal 20 Apr 02 Charlton Athletic (H)
100th Blackburn goal 23 Sep 95 Coventry City
100th Blackburn League goal 30 Dec 95 Tottenham H
100th Newcastle goal 27 Nov 01 Ipswich Town (H) (2nd goal)
200th Newcastle goal 7 Jan 06 Mansfield (H)
100th Newcastle League goal 23 Nov 02 Manchester United (A)

 

 

 

 

 

 
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