UCFB is delighted to announce that England and Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer will be speaking to UCFB Etihad Campus students next month.

Shearer, who’s now a regular on BBC Match of the Day, will be speaking to students about his record goal scoring exploits on Monday 3rd February.

Alan Shearer

Widely recognised as one of England’s greatest goal scorers, Shearer is the Premier League’s record goal scorer with 260 goals during his time at Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle.

Shearer began his career at Southampton, where spent four years after rising to prominence from the youth set-up. His exploits at The Dell made him one of the most wanted players in English football, eventually joining Blackburn Rovers in 1992.

Over four years at Ewood Park, Shearer established himself as the most feared marksmen in Europe, scoring 112 Premier League goals during four seasons at the club. Without his goals, it’s unlikely Blackburn would have famously pipped Manchester United to the title in 1995.

Shearer was consistently linked with Sir Alex Ferguson’s side during his time at Blackburn, but his next move after Euro 96 took him home to Newcastle for a then world record £15m fee. Over ten years at St. James Park Shearer scored goals for fun and although his time in the North East didn’t result in any more silverware, he is remembered as one of the greatest player to wear the Newcastle shirt.

Shearer scored 30 goals for England in just 63 games, including a headed goal in the Euro 96 semi-final defeat to Germany at Wembley.

Before taking to the pundit chair for BBC, Shearer’s only foray into management came at the end of the 2008/09 season as he looked to help Newcastle avoid relegation from the top flight. The Magpies were relegated on the last day of the season.

Register now to attend Alan Shearer's guest speaker session at UCFB Etihad Campus