Newcastle legend named in ‘All-time Premier League 11’ – 379,172 votes cast
Alan Shearer has picked up yet another accolade.
BBC Sport asked football fans to pick the greatest 11 players from 25 years of Premier League football.
Shortlists of players for each position were drawn up and an impressive 379,172 voted.
Of those, a massive 154,570 selected Alan Shearer in their team.
This is how BBC Sport announced the results:
‘The Premier League was 25 years old on 15 August and has been the home of some of the greatest players of the modern era.
But who would make your all-time Premier League XI?
Over the past few weeks 379,172 of you have picked your favoured players from the shortlist selected by a panel of BBC experts.’
The all-time Premier League 11 chosen by supporters:
BBC Sport write-up on Alan Shearer:
‘On sheer weight of goals, Alan Shearer has no Premier League peers.
The English striker scored 260 of them in 441 games for Blackburn and Newcastle between 1992 and 2006.
His current equivalent in the national team, Tottenham’s Harry Kane, would need to score 20 top-flight goals every season from now until he is 33 just to get close to that tally.
During his career, Shearer made two British record-breaking transfers.
His £3.6m move from Southampton to Blackburn occurred during the summer prior to the Premier League beginning and proved the main impetus behind Rovers’ ascent to champions in 1994-95.
In the summer of 1996 he joined hometown club Newcastle and while he did not add collect any further winners’ medals, he became a legend for the Toon Army.
A tally of 154,570 votes ensured that he led the line for your team.’
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