Best Alan Shearer Quotes

Alan Shearer is an English football pundit and former striker who played in the Premier League. He is the Premier League’s record goalscorer and is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation and one of the greatest players in the league’s history.

In 1994, Alan Shearer was named Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year, and in 1995, he was named PFA Player of the Year. He finished third in both the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year awards in 1996. Pelé appointed him to the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players in 2004.

Shearer spent his entire football career at the highest level in England. He began his career at Southampton in 1988 before joining Blackburn Rovers in 1992, where he became one of Europe’s most prolific goal scorers.

He won the 1994–95 Premier League with Blackburn Rovers, as well as two Premier League Golden Boots in a row. In the summer of 1996, he moved to Newcastle United, his hometown club, for a then-world-record fee of £15 million. He led Newcastle to FA Cup finals in 1998 and 1999, and he went on to become the club’s all-time leading scorer.

At the end of the 2005–06 season, he announced his retirement. Here are some his quotes:

“One accusation you can’t throw at me is that I’ve always done my best.”― Alan

“Football’s not just about scoring goals – it’s about winning.”― Alan


“When I was a young boy I wanted to play for Newcastle United, I wanted to wear the number nine shirt and I wanted to score goals at St James’ Park. I’ve lived my dream and I realise how lucky I’ve been to have done that.”― Alan

“I don’t know what I believe in. I try not to think about it. I don’t want to think about it.”― Alan

Alan Shearer Newcastle United
Source: These Football Times

“It doesn’t matter that I didn’t win a trophy because I did it my way and I lived the dream.”― Alan

“I hope I never have to face that feeling of missing and sending my country or team out of a competition.”― Alan Shearer

“There are not many times when I get nervous, but I do a little bit with penalties.”― Alan

“I always practise penalties, but what people don’t understand is that you can never recreate that pressure situation that you’re under.”― Alan

“Management interests me at some stage in my life, I have always said that. When that will be I really couldn’t tell you.”― Alan

“You can take 100 penalties in training, but when you go out on that pitch in front of all those people and the television cameras, it’s completely different.”― Alan

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“The managers are getting paid very well by their respective clubs to do a job for their clubs not the country they are working in.”― Alan Shearer

“I still get butterflies when England are playing.”― Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer PL Trophy
Source: Premier League

“I have had interviews and got close to taking a managerial job. I would consider going back into football.”― Alan Shearer

“I miss walking out of the tunnel, the 90 minutes and the adrenalin rush that I’ll never, ever replace.”― Alan Shearer

“I don’t watch a lot of TV, to be honest. With three kids I have my hands full.”― Alan Shearer

“Sometimes going in for a hard tackle generates a louder cheer than a great pass.”― Alan Shearer

“I didn’t watch cartoons, I was too busy playing football.”― Alan Shearer


“I’ve got a great life that I really enjoy. But there is something chewing at me inside: that adrenaline rush from football, I miss that.”― Alan Shearer

“Somewhere along the line you’ve got to do your apprenticeship. But I’d want half a chance of being successful at it.”― Alan Shearer

“Some players are criticised for having no loyalty. Well, I wanted to go back home and play for the club I supported. I don’t think that’s a crime.”― Alan Shearer

“The fans have what they want. They want entertainment, they want passion and they want commitment.”― Alan Shearer

“Basically, a manager is a father figure to 20 or 25 blokes. It’s about trying to get the best out of them and creating team spirit.”― Alan Shearer

“Regrets? None at all.”― Alan Shearer