Former striker who spent ten years with Newcastle United and played on the English national team from 1992 to 2000. He was the Euro 1996 Golden Boot Winner with five goals and the PFA Players' Player of the Year in 1995 and 1997.
While growing up in Gosforth, he played soccer on the streets and usually played midfield; he made his professional debut with Southampton in 1986.
He served as an interim coach for Newcastle United in 2009.
He had three children with his wife Lainya Shearer.
He played alongside David Beckham on the English national team from 1996 to 2000.