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Client Conversations Podcast: Alan Shearer CBE

Managing Partner, Simon Ridpath, and Partner, Graeme Kleiner, are joined by one of the best strikers of all time and greatest players in Premier League history, Alan Shearer CBE. In this first episode of our second series of Client Conversation Podcasts, Alan reflects on the qualities and character that inspired his remarkable career and what drove his success. As well as discussing the world of football and his subsequent media career, Alan discusses the motivation and huge successes involved with his charitable work and the Alan Shearer Centre.

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About Alan Shearer

One of English footballs modern greats and one of the greatest male players in Premier League history, Alan Shearer CBE. Alan has played his entire career at the top level of English football. He started his career at Southampton in 1988 before moving to Blackburn Rovers in 1992, where he won the Premier League whilst establishing himself among Europe's most prolific goal scorers. In the summer of 1996, he joined his hometown club Newcastle United for a then world record transfer fee of £15 million. He led Newcastle to the 1998 and 1999 FA Cup finals, and eventually became the club's all-time top scorer. He retired in May 2006 as the Premier League's record goal scorer, with 260 goals, a record still held today. 

Outside of his club career, Alan won 63 caps (34 times as captain) and scored 30 goals for the England national team. On 6 December 2000, he was bestowed the Honorary Freedom of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, with the citation "in recognition of his role as captain of Newcastle United Football Club and as a former captain of England which have enhanced the reputation of the City". 

Since retiring as a player in 2006, Alan has moved into the media world as a football pundit for the BBC and TNT Sports. Alan also appears on The Rest Is Football podcast with Gary Lineker and Micah Richards.

He also created the Alan Shearer Foundation in 2012, which was set up to directly support the Alan Shearer Centre in Newcastle: a highly specialist, disability, respite, residential and social provision for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments. His work for charitable services to the community in North-East England led to his appointment as Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s 2016 Birthday Honours, following his first appointment as Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2001 Birthday Honours.

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