Alan Shearer (II)

Biography: Alan is best known for his talent on the football pitch. He burst onto the scene in 1988 by scoring a hat trick in his very first senior start for Southampton at the tender age of 17. The rest as they say is history. Shearer went on to Blackburn where he scored over 90 league goals in three consecutive seasons leading the club to a league title in 1995. Shearer also finished top scorer of the 1996 European Championships where England lost in the semi finals. In the following summer he was named England captain and broke the world transfer record by moving to Newcastle United, the club he supported as child, for 15 million pounds. Shearer went on to play for the magpies for 10 years becoming the club's all time top goalscorer. He retired from the game in 2006 at the age of 35. He now works for the BBC as a football pundit or analyst. He often appears on Saturday evening show Match Of The Day, or during the coverage of England international matches.