Alan Shearer

Date of birth13 August 1970
Place of birthNewcastle
NationalityEnglish
Weight79 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionForward

As season 2005-06 dawned, the end of an era was in sight as Alan announced it would be the last of the Geordie living legend's playing career

Newcastle's most capped England player, the summer of 1996 witnessed his emotional move to St James' Park when Kevin Keegan made him the most expensive player in world football at £15million.

Although there's been the frustration at the lack of silverware, Alan has been made an Honorary Freeman of Newcastle and was further honoured in June 2001 when he received an OBE.

Other recognition includes PFA Footballer of the Year in 1995 and 1997, Football Writers' Player of the Year in 1995 and Premiership Golden Boot winner in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

Alan was also named the Premiership's Player of the Decade in 2002.

Already on the club's coaching staff, the United captain's Toon tally ended at 206 goals in 404 appearances so eclipsing Jackie Milburn's record and becoming United's all-time leading goalscorer.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Southampton 14 Apr 1988 24 Jul 1992
Blackburn Rovers 24 Jul 1992 30 Jul 1996
Newcastle United 30 Jul 1996 30 Jun 2006

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1987-88 Southampton League Division One 3
2
3
1988-89 Southampton League Division One 8
2
1989-90 Southampton FA Cup 1
2
1989-90 Southampton League Cup 4
2
2
1989-90 Southampton League Division One 19
7
3
1990-91 Southampton FA Cup 3
1
2
1990-91 Southampton League Division One 34
2
4
1990-91 Southampton Rumbelows League Cup 6
6
1991-92 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 1
2
1991-92 Southampton FA Cup 7
2
1991-92 Southampton League Cup 5
1
1991-92 Southampton League Division One 41
13
1992-93 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 21
16
3
1993-94 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 4
2
1993-94 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 34
6
31
2
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 3
2
1994-95 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 42
34
4
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 2
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 4
5
1995-96 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 35
31
4
1996-97 Newcastle United FA Charity Shield 1
1996-97 Newcastle United FA Cup 3
1
1996-97 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1
1996-97 Newcastle United Premier League 31
25
5
1996-97 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 4
1
1997-98 Newcastle United FA Cup 6
5
3
1997-98 Newcastle United Premier League 15
2
2
2
1998-99 Newcastle United FA Cup 6
5
1998-99 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1
1998-99 Newcastle United Premier League 29
1
14
6
1998-99 Newcastle United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1
1999-00 Newcastle United FA Cup 6
5
2
1999-00 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1999-00 Newcastle United Premier League 36
1
23
2
1
1999-00 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 6
2
2
2000-01 Newcastle United League Cup 4
2
2000-01 Newcastle United Premier League 19
5
1
2001-02 Newcastle United FA Cup 5
2
1
2001-02 Newcastle United League Cup 4
2
1
2001-02 Newcastle United Premier League 36
1
23
2
1
2002-03 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1
2002-03 Newcastle United Premier League 35
17
7
2002-03 Newcastle United UEFA Champions League 12
7
1
2003-04 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
2003-04 Newcastle United League Cup
1
2003-04 Newcastle United Premier League 37
22
1
2003-04 Newcastle United UEFA Champions League 2
1
2003-04 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 10
6
1
2004-05 Newcastle United FA Cup 4
1
1
2004-05 Newcastle United League Cup 1
2004-05 Newcastle United Premier League 26
2
7
2004-05 Newcastle United UEFA Cup 9
11
2005-06 Newcastle United FA Cup 3
1
1
2005-06 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1
2005-06 Newcastle United Premier League 31
1
10
3
2005-06 Newcastle United UEFA Intertoto Cup 4
2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Mar 1988 Chelsea v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1988 Oxford United v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1988 Southampton v Arsenal W 4-2 League Division One
23 Apr 1988 Derby County v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1988 Southampton v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One
03 Sep 1988 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
24 Sep 1988 Southampton v Liverpool L 1-3 League Division One
11 Feb 1989 Southampton v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
18 Feb 1989 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1989 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 League Division One
11 Mar 1989 Charlton Athletic v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
25 Mar 1989 Southampton v Arsenal L 1-3 League Division One
27 Mar 1989 Coventry City v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
01 Apr 1989 Southampton v Newcastle United W 1-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1989 Middlesbrough v Southampton D 3-3 League Division One
16 Sep 1989 Southampton v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Division One
20 Sep 1989 York City v Southampton W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 1989 Derby County v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
30 Sep 1989 Southampton v Wimbledon D 2-2 League Division One
03 Oct 1989 Southampton v York City W 2-0
Agg: 3-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Oct 1989 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton W 1-4 League Division One
21 Oct 1989 Southampton v Liverpool W 4-1 League Division One
24 Oct 1989 Southampton v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 1989 Manchester United v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
04 Nov 1989 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
11 Nov 1989 Coventry City v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
18 Nov 1989 Chelsea v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
25 Nov 1989 Southampton v Luton Town W 6-3 League Division One
29 Nov 1989 Swindon Town v Southampton D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
02 Dec 1989 Millwall v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
09 Dec 1989 Southampton v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1989 Nottingham Forest v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
30 Dec 1989 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 League Division One
06 Jan 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 1-3 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1990 Southampton v Swindon Town W 4-2 League Cup 4th round replay
27 Jan 1990 Southampton v Oxford United W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1990 Oldham Athletic v Southampton L 2-0 League Cup Quarter-final replay
10 Feb 1990 Crystal Palace v Southampton L 3-1 League Division One
17 Feb 1990 Liverpool v Southampton L 3-0 FA Cup 5th round
24 Feb 1990 Luton Town v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
27 Feb 1990 Southampton v Norwich City W 4-1 League Division One
03 Mar 1990 Southampton v Chelsea L 2-3 League Division One
10 Mar 1990 Southampton v Derby County W 2-1 League Division One
17 Mar 1990 Wimbledon v Southampton D 3-3 League Division One
24 Mar 1990 Southampton v Manchester United L 0-2 League Division One
07 Apr 1990 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1990 Southampton v Charlton Athletic W 3-2 League Division One
28 Apr 1990 Southampton v Coventry City W 3-0 League Division One
02 May 1990 Arsenal v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
05 May 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
25 Aug 1990 Aston Villa v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1990 Southampton v Luton Town L 1-2 League Division One
15 Sep 1990 Southampton v Sheffield United W 2-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1990 Manchester United v Southampton L 3-2 League Division One
25 Sep 1990 Rochdale v Southampton W 0-5 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Sep 1990 Everton v Southampton L 3-0 League Division One
06 Oct 1990 Southampton v Chelsea D 3-3 League Division One
09 Oct 1990 Southampton v Rochdale W 3-0
Agg: 8-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
20 Oct 1990 Coventry City v Southampton W 1-2 League Division One
27 Oct 1990 Southampton v Derby County L 0-1 League Division One
30 Oct 1990 Ipswich Town v Southampton W 0-2 League Cup 3rd round
03 Nov 1990 Wimbledon v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
10 Nov 1990 Southampton v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division One
17 Nov 1990 Arsenal v Southampton L 4-0 League Division One
24 Nov 1990 Southampton v Crystal Palace L 2-3 League Division One
27 Nov 1990 Southampton v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Cup 4th round
01 Dec 1990 Leeds United v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
08 Dec 1990 Norwich City v Southampton L 3-1 League Division One
15 Dec 1990 Southampton v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
22 Dec 1990 Liverpool v Southampton L 3-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1990 Southampton v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division One
29 Dec 1990 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1991 Sunderland v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
05 Jan 1991 Southampton v Ipswich Town W 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 1991 Luton Town v Southampton W 3-4 League Division One
16 Jan 1991 Southampton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Cup Quarter-final
19 Jan 1991 Southampton v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
23 Jan 1991 Manchester United v Southampton L 3-2 League Cup Quarter-final replay
26 Jan 1991 Coventry City v Southampton D 1-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 1991 Southampton v Coventry City W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round replay
02 Feb 1991 Sheffield United v Southampton L 4-1 League Division One
23 Feb 1991 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
02 Mar 1991 Southampton v Leeds United W 2-0 League Division One
04 Mar 1991 Nottingham Forest v Southampton L 3-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
09 Mar 1991 Crystal Palace v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
13 Mar 1991 Southampton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
16 Mar 1991 Southampton v Everton L 3-4 League Division One
23 Mar 1991 Chelsea v Southampton W 0-2 League Division One
30 Mar 1991 Manchester City v Southampton D 3-3 League Division One
01 Apr 1991 Southampton v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1991 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1991 Southampton v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
13 Apr 1991 Southampton v Sunderland W 3-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1991 Southampton v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
04 May 1991 Derby County v Southampton L 6-2 League Division One
11 May 1991 Southampton v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division One
17 Aug 1991 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Division One
20 Aug 1991 Notts County v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
24 Aug 1991 Sheffield United v Southampton W 0-2 League Division One
28 Aug 1991 Southampton v Leeds United L 0-4 League Division One
31 Aug 1991 Southampton v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1991 Luton Town v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
07 Sep 1991 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton D 2-2 League Division One
14 Sep 1991 Southampton v Manchester United L 0-1 League Division One
18 Sep 1991 Southampton v Wimbledon W 1-0 League Division One
21 Sep 1991 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
28 Sep 1991 Southampton v Arsenal L 0-4 League Division One
05 Oct 1991 Oldham Athletic v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
09 Oct 1991 Southampton v Scarborough D 2-2 League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
19 Oct 1991 Southampton v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division One
26 Oct 1991 Nottingham Forest v Southampton W 1-3 League Division One
30 Oct 1991 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton D 1-1 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1991 Southampton v Manchester City L 0-3 League Division One
16 Nov 1991 Crystal Palace v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
20 Nov 1991 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round replay
23 Nov 1991 Southampton v Chelsea W 1-0 League Division One
30 Nov 1991 Coventry City v Southampton L 2-0 League Division One
04 Dec 1991 Nottingham Forest v Southampton D 0-0 League Cup 4th round
07 Dec 1991 Southampton v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
17 Dec 1991 Southampton v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 League Cup 4th round replay
20 Dec 1991 Southampton v Notts County D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1991 Leeds United v Southampton D 3-3 League Division One
28 Dec 1991 Aston Villa v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1992 Southampton v Everton L 1-2 League Division One
04 Jan 1992 Southampton v Queens Park Rangers W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1992 Southampton v Sheffield United L 2-4 League Division One
18 Jan 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 1-2 League Division One
27 Jan 1992 Southampton v Manchester United D 0-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1992 Norwich City v Southampton L 2-1 League Division One
05 Feb 1992 Manchester United v Southampton W 2-2 (4-2) FA Cup 4th round replay
12 Feb 1992 Chelsea v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
16 Feb 1992 Bolton Wanderers v Southampton D 2-2 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 1992 Southampton v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division One
26 Feb 1992 Southampton v Bolton Wanderers W 3-2 FA Cup 5th round replay
29 Feb 1992 Liverpool v Southampton D 0-0 League Division One
03 Mar 1992 Southampton v West Ham United W 1-0 League Division One
07 Mar 1992 Southampton v Norwich City D 0-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
11 Mar 1992 Southampton v Crystal Palace W 1-0 League Division One
15 Mar 1992 Manchester City v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
18 Mar 1992 Norwich City v Southampton L 2-1 FA Cup Quarter-final replay
21 Mar 1992 Southampton v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1992 Southampton v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1992 Southampton v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1992 West Ham United v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1992 Manchester United v Southampton L 1-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1992 Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1992 Wimbledon v Southampton W 0-1 League Division One
25 Apr 1992 Southampton v Oldham Athletic W 1-0 League Division One
02 May 1992 Arsenal v Southampton L 5-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1987-88 England Under-18 5
1990-91 England Toulon Under-21 4
7
1990-91 England UEFA Under-21 3
1
4
1990-91 England Under-21 1
1991-92 England B International 1
1991-92 England International Friendly 2
1
1991-92 England UEFA European Championship 1
1991-92 England UEFA Under-21 2
2
1991-92 England Under-21 1
1992-93 England FIFA World Cup 2
1
1992-93 England International Friendly 1
1993-94 England FIFA World Cup 1
1993-94 England International Friendly 3
1
1994-95 England International Friendly 4
2
1994-95 England Umbro Cup 3
1995-96 England International Friendly 5
1
1995-96 England UEFA European Championship 5
5
1995-96 England Unofficial
1
1996-97 England FIFA World Cup 5
5
1996-97 England Tournoi de France 2
1
1997-98 England FIFA World Cup 4
2
1
1997-98 England International Friendly 3
1
2
1998-99 England International Friendly 2
1
1998-99 England UEFA European Championship 6
3
1
1999-00 England International Friendly 5
1
1999-00 England UEFA European Championship 7
5
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 Feb 1988 England v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 Under-18
19 May 1988 Sweden v England W 0-2 U18
20 May 1988 Belgium v England D 0-0 U18
21 May 1988 East Germany v England L 2-1 U18
22 May 1988 France v England L 2-1 U18
16 Oct 1990 England v Poland L 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Group
13 Nov 1990 Republic of Ireland v England W 0-3 UEFA Under-21 Group
05 Dec 1990 England v Wales D 0-0 Under-21
26 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Group
30 Apr 1991 Turkey v England D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Group
27 May 1991 England v Senegal W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
29 May 1991 England v Mexico W 6-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
31 May 1991 England v USSR W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
03 Jun 1991 France v England W 0-1 Toulon Under-21 Final
10 Sep 1991 England v Germany W 2-1 Under-21
15 Oct 1991 England v Turkey W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group
12 Nov 1991 Poland v England L 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Group
19 Feb 1992 England v France W 2-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 1992 Czechoslovakia v England W 0-1 B INTER
29 Apr 1992 C.I.S. v England D 2-2 International Friendly
14 Jun 1992 France v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
09 Sep 1992 Spain v England L 1-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 1992 England v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
18 Nov 1992 England v Turkey W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
13 Oct 1993 Netherlands v England L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Mar 1994 England v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
17 May 1994 England v Greece W 5-0 International Friendly
22 May 1994 England v Norway D 0-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 England v USA W 2-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 1994 England v Romania D 1-1 International Friendly
16 Nov 1994 England v Nigeria W 1-0 International Friendly
15 Feb 1995 Republic of Ireland v England D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1995 England v Japan W 2-1 UMBRO CUP
08 Jun 1995 England v Sweden D 3-3 UMBRO CUP
11 Jun 1995 England v Brazil L 1-3 UMBRO CUP
06 Sep 1995 England v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 1995 Norway v England D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 1995 England v Switzerland W 3-1 International Friendly
12 Dec 1995 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
18 May 1996 England v Hungary W 3-0 International Friendly
23 May 1996 China PR v England W 0-3 International Friendly
26 May 1996 Hong Kong v England W 0-1 UNOFFICIAL
08 Jun 1996 England v Switzerland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
15 Jun 1996 England v Scotland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
18 Jun 1996 England v Netherlands W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
22 Jun 1996 England v Spain W 0-0 (4-2) UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 1996 England v Germany L 1-1 (5-6) UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
01 Sep 1996 Moldova v England W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Oct 1996 England v Poland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
12 Feb 1997 England v Italy L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
30 Apr 1997 England v Georgia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
31 May 1997 Poland v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
07 Jun 1997 France v England W 0-1 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Jun 1997 Brazil v England L 1-0 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
11 Feb 1998 England v Chile L 0-2 International Friendly
25 Mar 1998 Switzerland v England D 1-1 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 England v Portugal W 3-0 International Friendly
23 May 1998 England v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Jun 1998 England v Tunisia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
22 Jun 1998 Romania v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
26 Jun 1998 Colombia v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
30 Jun 1998 Argentina v England L 2-2 (3-4) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
05 Sep 1998 Sweden v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Oct 1998 England v Bulgaria D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
14 Oct 1998 Luxembourg v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Feb 1999 England v France L 0-2 International Friendly
27 Mar 1999 England v Poland W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
28 Apr 1999 Hungary v England D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 England v Sweden D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
09 Jun 1999 Bulgaria v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 5
04 Sep 1999 England v Luxembourg W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
08 Sep 1999 Poland v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 5
10 Oct 1999 England v Belgium W 2-1 International Friendly
13 Nov 1999 Scotland v England W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 England v Scotland L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
23 Feb 2000 England v Argentina D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 2000 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
31 May 2000 England v Ukraine W 2-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 2000 Malta v England W 1-2 International Friendly
12 Jun 2000 Portugal v England L 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
17 Jun 2000 England v Germany W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
20 Jun 2000 England v Romania L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.