Rise to Glory: A Look at Alan Shearer's Legendary Caree (1988-2006)

Alan Shearer
Alan Shearer

England(63 caps, 30 goals)
Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, and Newcastle United

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published 16:56, 12 December 2022

Alan Shearer is a retired English professional footballer who played as a striker. He is the Premier League’s all-time top scorer with 260 goals.

Shearer began his professional career at Southampton in 1988 and quickly established himself as a prolific goalscorer. In 1992, he moved to Blackburn Rovers where he won the Premier League title in 1995 and finished as the league’s top scorer in the 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons.

In 1996, Shearer transferred to Newcastle United for a then-record fee of £15 million. He spent the next 10 years at Newcastle, scoring 206 goals in 404 appearances and becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer.

In addition to his club success, Shearer also represented the England national team 63 times, scoring 30 goals. He represented England at the 1996 European Championship and the 1998 and 2002 World Cups.

Shearer retired from football in 2006 and has since worked as a television pundit and presenter.

Alan Shearer is widely regarded as one of the greatest English footballers of all time. His record as the Premier League’s all-time top scorer speaks for itself, and he was also known for his strong physical presence and ability to score all types of goals. He was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1995 and the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1994 and 1997.

How Many Goals Has Alan Shearer Scored? Complete Career Breakdown:

Alan Shearer’s honors include:

  • Premier League title with Blackburn Rovers in 1995
  • PFA Players’ Player of the Year in 1995
  • FWA Footballer of the Year in 1994 and 1997
  • Premier League Golden Boot in 1995 and 1996
  • Premier League’s all-time leading scorer with 260 goals
  • Newcastle United’s all-time leading scorer with 206 goals
  • Inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004

All competitions scoring stats:

ClubSeasonLeague DivisionLeague AppsLeague GoalsFA Cup AppsFA Cup GoalsLeague Cup AppsLeague Cup GoalsEurope AppsEurope GoalsOther AppsOther GoalsTotal AppsTotal Goals
ClubSeasonLeagueLeagueLeagueFA CupFA CupLeague CupLeague CupEuropeEuropeOtherOtherTotalTotal
ClubSeasonDivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Southampton1987–88First Division53000053
Southampton1988–89First Division1000000100
Southampton1989–90First Division2633062355
Southampton1990–91First Division3644266224814
Southampton1991–92First Division41137263636021
SouthamptonTotalTotal1182314418118515843
Blackburn Rovers1992–93Premier League211600562622
Blackburn Rovers1993–94Premier League403142414834
Blackburn Rovers1994–95Premier League42342032214937
Blackburn Rovers1995–96Premier League3531204561104837
Blackburn RoversTotalTotal1381128216148210171130
Newcastle United1996–97Premier League3125311141104028
Newcastle United1997–98Premier League172650000237
Newcastle United1998–99Premier League30146521214021
Newcastle United1999–2000Premier League37236510625030
Newcastle United2000–01Premier League1950042237
Newcastle United2001–02Premier League37235242004627
Newcastle United2002–03Premier League351711001274825
Newcastle United2003–04Premier League372220101265228
Newcastle United2004–05Premier League28741109114219
Newcastle United2005–06Premier League32103121424114
Newcastle UnitedTotalTotal3031483621167493010405206
Career totalCareer totalCareer total559283582750325732105734379

Goal scoring stats for Englad national team:

National teamYearAppsGoals
England199262
England199310
England199463
England199580
England199698
England199753
England1998116
England1999106
England200072
TotalTotal6330

One of Alan Shearer’s most memorable performances was in the 1995-96 Premier League season when he scored 31 goals to win the Golden Boot and help Blackburn Rovers finish second in the league. He also scored a hat-trick in a 4-3 win over Manchester United, considered one of the greatest Premier League games of all time.

Alan Shearer retired from professional football in 2006 after suffering a series of injuries. He had previously announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2005-06 season, but injuries limited his playing time and he decided to call it quits earlier than planned.