One of the most feared strikers of modern times, Alan Shearer OBE is a record breaking football player. Shearer plied his trade for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, and finished his successful career off at Newcastle United and is currently the record goal scorer within the Premier League. Alan has more recently turned his attention to punditry, as well as providing engaging anecdotal tales as a football speaker.
Starting off as a youngster with Southampton FC, Shearer progressed onto Blackburn Rovers where he was an integral part of 1994-95 Premier League winning team. He later moved to Newcastle United for a record-breaking £15 million, and soon became captain of club and country, finishing Euro ’96 as England’s top goal scorer.
Shearer’s record of 206 Premier League goals is currently the most scored by an individual, and he has also amassed an impressive 30 goals for his country. Retiring from international duty in 2000 and from club football in 2006, Shearer's extensive career at the top of English football allows him to provide invaluable advice as a football speaker on maximising success and peak performance.
Alan has turned his hand to charity work as well, setting up the Alan Shearer Foundation to raise funds for those suffering from disabilities within the North East. As well as this, he has also dedicated a lot of time to supporting the work of well-known charities, such as the NSPCC and Sports Relief, endeavours enhanced by his advanced sports speaker status.
Now a recognisable and famous face on BBC Sports coverage, Shearer can be seen fronting football shows such as Match of the Day, and international tournament coverage. Alan's varied media career has helped to mould him into an interesting and accomplished after-dinner speaker, captivating the audience with his story and what wisdom he has to offer.
His ability to interact with the crowd is impressive, and his seamless presentation skills and presence help to engage the audience in a remarkable fashion. His experiences in leading his country into major sporting competitions, his tireless dedication to improve himself as a player as well as help others is admirable and create the perfect sportsman.