(PRWEB) August 13, 2005
-- BMD-Certificates (http://www.BMD-Certificates.co.uk), a website which offers a specialized service to search for and supply copy certified and official U.K. birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates, celebrates the birthday of Alan Shearer by making their birth certificate available as part of their services, which can be purchased by visiting http://www.bmd-certificates.co.uk/alan_shearer.html
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Alan Shearer, OBE (born Newcastle upon Tyne, England, August 13, 1970) is a successful and widely-admired English footballer, currently in the twilight of his career at hometown club Newcastle United.
A strong and prolific centre forward, Shearer was rejected by Newcastle as a schoolboy at the famous Wallsend Boys Club and instead signed as an apprentice with Southampton at the age of 16. He made his debut as a substitute against Chelsea in 1988, before prompting national headlines with his full debut a month later when he scored a hat-trick against Arsenal. At the age of 17 years and eight months, he broke the record for the youngest hat-trick scorer in top-flight football which had been held for more than 30 years by Jimmy Greaves.
Despite this stunning beginning, the precocious Shearer was eased gradually into the first team, and the following season only made ten appearances, without scoring. He never became truly prolific for Southampton until 1992, when he slammed home 13 goals from 41 appearances. Having become a regular for the England team at under-21 level the previous year, scoring 13 goals in just 11 matches, this potent spell by Shearer was noticed by Graham Taylor, coach of the senior team, and Shearer made his debut against France in February 1992.
Like his full debut at club level, his full debut in international football was memorable. Shearer scored a poacher's goal in the first half as England won 2-0, with the other goal coming from Gary Lineker, who was retiring in the summer after the European Championships in Sweden, leaving Taylor with the job of finding a worthy successor.
Taylor selected Shearer for his squad for the finals, but he only featured in one group game - a goalless draw against France - and England were eliminated at a disappointingly early stage. However, his ability had been noted by Blackburn Rovers manager Kenny Dalglish who, armed with unlimited funds from club benefactor Jack Walker, offered Southampton an irresistible 3.6 million pounds for their prized asset, and Shearer made his move. He was also offered terms by Manchester United but turned them down - a decision which still sees him mocked and criticised by Manchester United supporters to this day.
Shearer became an England regular the following season, scoring his second goal in a 4-0 win over Turkey in a qualifier for the 1994 World Cup. His first season with Blackburn was mixed - he missed half of it through injury (and more World Cup qualifiers) but scored an excellent 16 goals in the 21 games in which he did feature. The season ended sourly, however, as England failed to qualify for the World Cup.
At Blackburn, Shearer settled down and became the most feared goalscorer in the Premiership. He rattled in a huge 31 goals from 40 games in the 1994 season as Blackburn finished a close second in the table behind Manchester United and also won the honour of the Footballer of the Year for that season. He added three more goals to his England tally before embarking on his most successful domestic season as a player.
From 42 games, he scored a phenomenal 34 goals as Blackburn took the Premiership title on the last day of the season. This remains the only honour as part of a team which Shearer has won in his career, though he quickly followed it up with a personal award, winning the PFA Players' Player of the Year prize for the 1995 campaign. He famously "celebrated" the title by going home and applying creosote to his garden fence.
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