On This Day – Alan Shearer born

13-8-1970: Southampton, Blackburn, Newcastle and England number nine Alan Shearer was born on this day in 1970.

  • Southampton: 23 goals in 118 games
  • Blackburn: 112 goals in 138 games
  • Newcastle: 148 goals in 303 games
  • England U-21: 13 goals in 11 games
  • England: 30 goals in 63 games

I love playing against Alan. It’s always tough, fully committed, passionate, no-diving, no-cheating, English-style game between the two of us, which supporters love to watch. Tony Adams, Arsenal, 1999.

Alan is old beyond his years, like 23 going on 50. His favourite record is ‘Sailing’ by Rod Stewart. Makes me feel like slapping him round the face and saying: ‘Get a grip on yourself!’ Graeme Le Saux, Blackburn, 1994



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