Alan Shearer, Premier League’s all-time top scorer —

Alan Shearer, l'un des plus grands joueurs de l'histoire d'Angleterre (Icon Sport)

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Given that most European records are held by Messi and Ronaldo, and Haaland is poised to break all English records for years to come, it’s often forgotten that the Premier League’s all-time top scorer remains the star of the 1990s, Alan Shearer.

Promising debut in Southampton

Alan Shearer was born on August 13, 1970 in the suburbs of Newcastle. A young fan of the country club, Shearer made his mark at the regional club. Wallsend Boys’ Club. Sixteen-year-old Alan is spotted by Southampton, where he is about to complete his education. In the 1987-1988 season, Alan Shearer made his debut for the A team. He has scored 3 goals in 5 matches this season.

Shearer’s goals for Southampton

1991 will be a pivotal year at the start of Alan Shearer’s career. He was named Player of the Year by the club’s fans with four goals for the Southampton A team. In the summer of the same year, Shearer was selected for the first time with the England U23 team. He will score seven goals in four matches in the Toulon tournament, thus starting to make a name for himself in European football. A year later, he transferred to the young Alan Blackburn. The £3.6m transfer represents a record for a British transfer in 1992.

Emergence of Blackburn or “Big Al”

If Shearer’s first season at Blackburn was cut short by a knee injury, the rest is history. In his second season with Rovers, Shearer scored thirty-one goals in forty league games (he was the second top scorer behind Andy Cole). With Chris Sutton joining them the following season, Blackburn delivered one of the most threatening attacks in the country. The club will win the Premier League for the first time since 1915!

Young Shearer will be a big supporter of Blackburn's Premier League win (Icon Sport)
Young Shearer will be a big supporter of Blackburn’s Premier League victory (Icon Sport)

Next season will be disappointing for Blackburn (seventh in the Premier League, knockout in the group stage of the group). Champions League), Shearer never ceases to shine. With 31 goals scored in the 1995-1996 season, Shearer finished the season as the league’s top scorer.

Newcastle back to favorite club

In the summer of 1996, Alex Ferguson worked hard to get Shearer back. Regardless, Blackburn leaders will refuse to sell their star forwards directly to their rivals. Alan Shearer has therefore been transferred to his favorite club for a record £15m. For White and Black people, it’s the return of the prodigal son. Shearer quickly proved that he has lost none of his efficiency, and he netted 25 times in his first season. Thus, he won the title of top scorer in the championship for the third time in a row. He will be named Premier League’s best player again this season, but that won’t stop Newcastle from finishing the season behind. Manchester United.

Shearer has mind-blowing stats with Newcastle
Shearer has mind-blowing stats with Newcastle (Icon Sport)

Subsequent seasons follow each other and look alike for the Magpies. Shearer is good, scoring goals but his club record is empty. Despite everything, Alan Shearer becomes a legend of the club, as in his successful seasons. There he will score a total of 206 goals in 404 matches between 1996 and 2006. Also, part of the very closed attackers club) managed to record five times in the Premier League (September 1999 against Sheffield Wednesday).

One of the legends of English football, Shearer left an indelible mark on the Premier League. Besides his iconic celebration, the England striker remains one of the greatest goalscorers the country has ever seen. Always in the right place, at the right time, often the author of the right move, today he is still the top scorer in the current version of the Premier League with 287 goals.

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