Career in Pictures: Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer
World Record Arrival
Despite strong interest from Manchester United, Newcastle United completed a world record £15m deal to sign striker Shearer from Blackburn Rovers back in July 1996.
The rest, they say, is history.
During his debut campaign under manager Kevin Keegan, the forward finished as the Premier League’s top goalscorer for a third successive season with 25 strikes to his name, as well as being crowned PFA Player of the Year.
However, Shearer’s prolific form didn’t stop Manchester United finish seven points clear of runners-up Newcastle to lift the league title.