Alan Shearer

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Alan Shearer CBE DL (born 13 August 1970) is an English football pundit and retired football player and manager who played as a striker. Widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation and one of the greatest players in Premier League history, he is the Premier League's record goalscorer. He was named Football Writers' Association Player of the Year in 1994 and won the PFA Player of the Year award in 1995. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan Shearer has received more than 7,636,594 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Alan Shearer is the 592nd most popular soccer player (up from 614th in 2019), the 1,559th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,596th in 2019) and the 26th most popular British Soccer Player.

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  • 5.26

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Among soccer players, Alan Shearer ranks 592 out of 16,923Before him are Roberto Di Matteo, Włodzimierz Lubański, Karl Rappan, Hans Tilkowski, Ali Daei, and Peter Bonetti. After him are Luis Cubilla, Agne Simonsson, Jürgen Kohler, Abedi Pele, Gonzalo Higuaín, and Isidro Lángara.

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Among people born in 1970, Alan Shearer ranks 37Before him are Gabriela Sabatini, Emmanuel Petit, Yann Tiersen, John Frusciante, Roberto Di Matteo, and Saad Hariri. After him are Lara Fabian, Frank de Boer, Joseph Fiennes, Tonya Harding, Andrej Plenković, and Lee Byung-hun.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alan Shearer ranks 1,559 out of 6,924Before him are Michael Sheen (1969), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806), Edward Vernon (1684), James McAvoy (1979), Peter Bonetti (1941), and Louise d'Orléans (1869). After him are Catherine Ashton (1956), George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737), Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (1870), Fraser Stoddart (1942), Thomas Hill Green (1836), and Ælle of Sussex (500).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Alan Shearer ranks 26Before him are Gary Lineker (1960), Jack Charlton (1935), Wayne Rooney (1985), Ian Rush (1961), Herbert Kilpin (1870), and Peter Bonetti (1941). After him are Roger Byrne (1929), Paul Scholes (1974), William Foulke (1874), Michael Owen (1979), Geoff Hurst (1941), and Dixie Dean (1907).