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Name Alan Shearer
Gender Male
Nationality UK
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
Desc The best to ever do it Shearer’s record 260 Premier League goals may never be matched. A relentless scorer of all types of goals he made his name and won his only trophy as a Blackburn player but it is his time at Newcastle, where he broke Jackie Milburn’s scoring mark over 10 years of devoted service to his hometown club, that he is most fondly remembered for. Blessed with every conceivable asset you could want from a No 9, born in a different era Shearer would’ve easily been a £100m player

Affiliation

Org England National Team
Club as Player Newcastle United

1998 06 30 Retrieve

[WORLD CUP ‘98: Owen Lets His Boots Do The Talking] Frankly. Owen brings a pace that nobody else, myself included, can bring

2001 04 30s Retrieve

[Alan Shearer on Paulo Wanchope] Paulo Wanchope is totally unpredictable - but you know what you’re going to get when you buy him

2009 12 04 Retrieve

[Alan Shearer hails the England’s World Cup draw] We said beforehand I don’t think we will be too worried about the USA. I think Mr Capello will be sat there in his seat in South Africa and inside will be absolutely delighted. I don’t think anyone can say anything else with that group. USA, Algeria, Solvenia - if you had said that to Fabio this morning I think he would have snapped your hand off and took that, without a doubt

2013 11 05 Retrieve

[Alan Shearer on Paul Scholes] If you ask footballers to pick out the player they most admire, so many of them will pick Paul Scholes. He can tackle, and his passing and shooting is of the highest level. He’s the most consistent and naturally gifted player we’ve had for a long, long time

2015 03 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] Kane’s been good at everything this year. He seems to have that natural ability to get goals. He’s also young, fresh and his attitude appears to be very, very good. What I like about him, is that he is willing to run in behind defenders, as well as go short. When he gets opportunities he invariably takes them. He wants to get his shot away very quickly, which is good to see. It looks as if he could have a very good future in the game

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Alan Shearer on Thierry Henry] People say Thierry Henry doesn’t score a lot of goals with his head, but does he really have to with the ability he has in his feet? He makes spectacular goals look easy. His technique is fantastic

2015 12 30 Retrieve

[on Sir Alex Ferguson] His know-how, his desire, his hunger, his will to win and longevity are absolutely staggering. He’s an absolute genius. If you could bottle that, it’d be worth a fortune

2016 02 17 Retrieve

[on Tony Adams] We had some great battles over the years, he came off with cuts on his head and I did too, but the good thing about it was we both shook hands at the end of the game. I respected him and realised what a tough and top defender he was

2016 02 18 Retrieve

[Quotes on Paul Gascoigne] Not only could he pick a pass but he could go past two or three players – he was a genius with that football at his feet. He was also great for the dressing room, what he would have been like at club level I don’t know. I am sure he would have been an absolute pain in the backside because turning up to work every day not knowing what you were going to get in the dressing room or on the training pitch might have been a nightmare for some players. But to have it once every once every four or five weeks as I did when we went away with England was great fun. He was a great lad and great to have around but first and foremost he was a great player

2016 02 19 Retrieve

[Quote on Gary Neville] He didn’t mind getting forward but he enjoyed defending and was very good at it. He was also good at getting balls into the box and he liked to attack, but because of his fitness and agility he could get up and down the line. He was a very good defender and an organiser

2016 03 21 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] Harry Kane should be the first name on the team sheet for England. I don’t think anyone can argue with that. [. . .] Kane is just 22 years old and already has 45 Premier League goals to his name and counting. He’s a top quality player and he’s going to be around for a long time

2016 03 22 Retrieve

[on Harry Kane] Harry Kane is on fire this season. He should be an automatic in that England team now

2017 03 06 Tweet

[Alan Shearer says Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is capable of breaking his English Premier League goalscoring record] If @HKane stays free from injury and he stays in the #PL, then yes he will have a chance of breaking my record

2018 04 16 Retrieve

[Alan Shearer says Mohamed Salah is my Player of the Year]</b> Nobody could have predicted he would have been as red hot as he has been when Liverpool signed him last summer. In fact, there were one or two eyebrows raised when the Reds paid £34.3 million for him, even if that was more because of how his time at Chelsea had gone. But he would now get my vote for Player of the Year. I said I would wait to see what happened in Liverpool’s Champions League game with Manchester City before I hung my hat on Salah or Kevin De Bruyne for that award. But with what Salah did in those two ties, scoring his goals and pulling his team through to the semi-final, he would now be my pick. De Bruyne has also been magnificent and he was again on Saturday against Tottenham. But I realise how difficult it is to score goals and that’s why I would give it to Salah, who now has 40 in all competitions for Liverpool

2018 12 22 Retrieve

[Jose Mourinho was replaced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer] There was no coincidence of the timing. It gives the new manager a chance to get the best possible start with the run of games coming up. Manchester United outran their opponents for the first time this season. There was more movement going forward. They were passing forward - not left, not right but actually forwards. The first thought was that. There was much more about that Manchester United team than we have seen in recent weeks. There is no doubt about it, the players stopped running for [Jose Mourinho]

2019 09 14 Retrieve

[Alan Shearer issues advice to Marcus Rashford on Manchester United role] Does he want to play through the middle? That is the big question. Where does he want to play? Does he see himself as the main centre forward? Romelu Lukaku has gone and the manager still didn’t play him down the middle. When he had the option to play him or Anthony Martial he played Martial, when he was injured it was slightly different

That doesn’t mean to say he can’t score goals. You look at Ronaldo now, you look at Messi now and look at a lot of these players who are scoring goals for fun coming off the left or right hand side. But at the minute, particularly with England, he’s not going to play centre-forward. There’s only one guy and that is Harry Kane. He’s still young enough but I think it’s key to ask him and I’ll be fascinated to see where he seems himself

2019 11 19 Retrieve

[At the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, England players had bets on who could get most song titles into interviews] We are not exactly Dancing on the Ceiling

2019 12 21 Retrieve

[World Cup winner and West Ham legend Martin Peters has died aged 76] He was instrumental in England winning the World Cup in 1966. Football has lost a giant of the game, an absolute legend