9. Alan Shearer




Position: Striker  
Squad Number: 9  
Date of Birth: 13th August 1970  
Birthplace: Newcastle  
Height: 5'11"  
Signed on: July 1996 for a fee of 15m  
NUFC Debut: 11 August 1996 v Manchester United (Charity Shield)  
Previous Club(s): Southampton
Alan Shearer, the man who broke and set so many records. He broke the then British record 3.6m transfer fee with his move from Southampton to Blackburn in 1992, and then the world record of 15m with his move to back home, to Tyneside.

Shearer was also the first man to score 30 goals in 3 successive seasons, and he has awards to prove he is still one of the deadliest strikers around. He was the PFA Player of the Year for 1994/95 and 1996/97, and the Football Writers' Player of the Year for 1994/95. But a serious ankle injury saw him sidelined for most of the 1997/98 season.

But Alan Shearer has come back stronger than before, and has recently hit the 100-goal mark for Newcastle.


the magpies' nest 2001

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