Alan Shearer scored 260 Premier League goals in 14 seasons for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United. Alan Shearer scored over 30 goals in three consecutive seasons in the mid-1990s when he launched Blackburn Rovers for the Premier League title and then moved to his boyhood club, setting a then-world record fee of 15M. Scoring 112 goals in 138 league matches for Blackburn Rovers before Alan Shearer’s moved to Newcastle United, the former English skipper became the first player to score a century of top goals for two different clubs.
Alan Shearer’s record is even more impressive when you consider that he scored 23 goals for Southampton in the old First Division ahead of the first Premier League season in 1992. Alan Shearer scored 25 goals in his first year at Newcastle as he was desperate to take Newcastle to the top spot. They were so desperate for the league title. Blackburn Rovers failed to defend the Premier League title, but the Newcastle hero became the first player in 60 years to score over 30 goals in three consecutive top-flight seasons. After the 1996 tournament, 25-year-old Shearer became the most expensive player globally.
While Newcastle was destined to lose the silver medal (second place in the league in 1997, followed by a two-year FA Cup final defeat), Newcastle’s hero’s reputation as arguably the greatest centre-forward in English football history had been cemented. According to a story he told when he was inducted into the Hillers Hall of Fame in 2014, as a schoolboy, he saw the club’s future top scorer in one of his tests practice shooting most of the time. Newcastle United fans will remember the moment for a long time. After scoring his 201st goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Portsmouth at St James’ Park, Alan Shearer has written his name into Newcastle United’s history books. Instinct spin and shot from the edge of the box against Tottenham in December 1995 allowed him to score 100 Premier League goals in 124 games – the most in Premier League history. The fastest player for this goal.
Shearer has played at the highest level of English football throughout his career. Starting at Southampton, Shearer represented Blackburn Rovers and youth club Newcastle United on 63 occasions and England. Harry Kane has scored 176 Premier League goals, which means he has overtaken Arsenal legend Thierry Henry (175) overall. One hundred sixty-two league goals are 0.68 goals per game, which is only matched by Thierry Henry in most goals.
Three Hundred fifty-three career goals are not his only record, his 260 top-flight goals make him the best shooter in the Premier League, and it’s unlikely he’ll ever top that. His form is unlikely ever to be broken. Harry Kane may threaten his top scorer, but he is still almost 100 goals behind Shearer, who has 260 goals. Harry Kane is the only active player you would give a reasonable chance to break this record.