Shoot! would like to wish former England striker Alan Shearer many happy returns as he celebrates his 47th birthday this evening.

The Newcastle United legend, who also starred for Southampton and Blackburn Rovers beforehand, earned 63 international caps for The Three Lions during his playing career, netting 30 times for his country.

Nowadays, Shearer is a familiar face on the BBC’s Match of the Day, although he did have a brief managerial stint as well after hanging up his boots back in 2006 – more on that later!

Shoot! is paying tribute to the Geordie legend by putting together five of his most defining moments of his Career in Pictures.

Shearer; who was in fact born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, joined The Magpies in July 1996, going onto score 206 goals in 404 appearances in all competitions for the club.

To celebrate Shearer’s latest milestone, here is his Newcastle United Career in Pictures…

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