Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer will go down as a Premier League great. The former England captain guaranteed goals every season. Alan Shearer is the Premier League's greatest ever goal scorer

Shearer's no-nonsense centre-forward play saw him the top scorer in the Premier League 6 times during his career. His game was based on physical abilities but his technique for striking the ball, volleying and headers meant he was a master craftsman.  


Key Skills
  • Finishing ability from anywhere around or in the box
  • Bravery
  • Great leader of the line & team


When you played against Shearer you were in for a physical battle and if you lost concentration he would normally score.
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Shearer showed his class in front of goal all the way through his career


Although he was one of the game's most feared strikers - he only won one trophy (Premier League winner 1996 with Blackburn) in an 18-year career, playing for Southampton, Blackburn & Newcastle. 

He was a dream for midfielders, he would chase lost causes, always show for the ball and try to get on ANY crosses into the box. This commitment meant that despite some serious injuries, including an ACL injury he always returned to goalscoring form. 


Quick Facts
  • He scored 3 aged 17 on his Southampton debut against Arsenal
  • His Premier League record of 260 still stands (he retired in 2006)
  • In 1996 he was the most expensive player in the world (£15m)




Final Note

Alan Shearer spent his entire career in the Premier League and his record of 261 league goals looks like it will stand for many years to come.