Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer is one of Tyneside's best-known figures. His ten-year stint with Newcastle United began in 1996 and ended with him scoring a record 206 goals. He also appeared for England 63 times, scoring 34 goals. Managing the final games of the 2009 season, Shearer failed to steer Newcastle away from relegation. Today, he is a BBC football pundit.

Tim Krul

Don Hutchison: Alan Shearer owes me £50 for missing penalty in the Tyne-Wear derby

I sledged Alan Shearer when I was playing for Sunderland against Newcastle, so I can't criticise Tim Krul for his mind games

The hero's and there representatives in Baltic Square in Gateshead

North East heroes immortalised on Newcastle's Quayside plaques

North East heroes past and present have been immortalised in Newcastle as bronze plaques have been unveiled

The hero's and there representatives in Baltic Square in Gateshead

North East icons immortalised on Quayside's Walk of Fame

Plaques to twenty North East heroes including Sir Bobby Robson, Alan Shearer and Brendan Foster have been unveiled beside the Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Alan Shearer was crowned winner of the Battle of the Backsides for Sport Relief, beating fellow competitor Robbie Savage in their race

Alan Shearer wins Sport Relief battle of the backsides at Wembley Stadium

Alan Shearer has seen off Robbie Savage to win Sport Relief's Battle of the Backsides

Alan Shearer and Robbie Savage (left) who are going head to head in the Sport Relief "Battle of the Backsides"

Alan Shearer takes on Robbie Savage in Wembley Stadium seat battle

Newcastle United icon Alan Shearer is taking on a five day challenge for Sport Relief against fellow football pundit Robbie Savage

Alan Pardew is sent to the stands after his clash with David Meyler of Hull City

Jose Mourinho: Shame will hurt Alan Pardew more than any ban

Jose Mourinho says knowing he has let Newcastle United down will hurt Alan Pardew more than any Football Association punishment

Ambassador of Speedflex Europe Alan Shearer signs the deal to open the fitness firm's fierst Dubai centre with business man Tariq Bacha

Speedflex expands into United Arab Emirates

Fitness firm Speedflex Europe has signed an agreement to pave the way towards the company’s expansion into the United Arab Emirates

The 1998 England football team

The Agenda: The scandal of English football's great brain drain

What can be done to get the brightest and the best to get involved in coaching again wonders Chief Sports Writer Mark Douglas

Alan Shearer at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital

Alan Shearer cuts turf of new hospital accommodation block

Football star Alan Shearer marked the beginning of constriction of a new £1.9m accommodation block for families of sick children

The spectacular Newcastle quayside lit up at night

New book sees celebrities talk of their love for the North East

A host of household names have opened up about what the region means to them for a book to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

Fundraising event for The Prince's Trust, at Slaley Hall

Stars gather for day of fundraising for the Prince's Trust

Sports stars known for their fancy footwork and record breaking feats went head-to-head on the golf course for a charity fundraising event

Alan Shearer teeing of his annual golf day charity match at Close House Northumberland

Alan Shearer tees off a charity golf day at Close House Hotel

The former Newcastle United and England hero aims to raise £250,000 a year through the Alan Shearer Foundation

Alan Shearer kickstarts 24 hour keepfit challenge

Alan Shearer kickstarts 24 hour keepfit challenge at Speedflex gym in Jesmond, Newcastle

Alan Shearer

Shearer warns NUFC fans to prepare for season of inconsistency

Alan Shearer last night told Newcastle United fans they had better get used to erratic performances such as the dismal first-half at Everton

Alan Shearer with the Speedflex equipment

Alan Shearer urges North East business community to get fit

As Newcastle and England captain, Alan Shearer had to be fit, now he's challenging business workers to get in shape using Speedflex

Andy Cole during Steve Harper's testimonial match

Shearer and Cole: Newcastle United will never win the league

Alan Shearer and Andy Cole fear Newcastle United's time to win the Premier League has long since passed

Steve Harper at his 20 year Charity Match

Fond farewell to Steve Harper as NUFC fans celebrate loyal goalkeeper

A who's who of footballing legends took to the pitch at St James' Park last night to celebrate goalkeeper Steve Harper's two decades of service

Steve Harper is presented with a plate from Milan Captain Paolo Maldini

NUFC fans show their appreciation at Steve Harper charity match

Thousands of Newcastle United’s supporters came out in force for loyal Magpies servant Steve Harper

Steve Harper

Steve Harper humbled by response of Newcastle United supporters

A crowd of more than 50,000 turned out last night for the Steve Harper charity match at St James' Park

The One Show host Matt Baker at Gateshead

The One Show comes to Gateshead

TV favourite Matt Baker returned home last night to present The One Show with his co-host Alex Jones from The Sage Gateshead


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