Alan Shearer picks two Newcastle United players in greatest England 11 he played alongside
Alan Shearer was named in a greatest ever England team my visitors to the BBC Sport website.
Over 126,000 fans picked their best ever England 11 from a list of 53 players down the years.
A massive 47% of England fans picking Alan Shearer.
Two other former Newcastle players were also included.
Paul Gascoigne also making the BBC Sport England team with 50% backing, whilst Stuart Pearce got a place amongst the subs with 28% of fans selecting him.
Ahead of tonight’s 1,000th England match, Alan Shearer has selected the 10 best players he has played alongside for England.
The team (including Alan Shearer) is as followed, with the NUFC legend choosing both Stuart Pearce and Gazza in his team.
Shearer also explaining how he came to take the decision to retire from England duty to devote everything to Newcastle United.
Alan Shearer talking to The Sun:
‘When I retired in 2000 it was one of the toughest decisions of my life, let alone my career. It was a horrible thing to do.
I just couldn’t continue to do two jobs for England and Newcastle and because of my three serious injuries, one after the other, I was slowing up and my game had to change.
It was the right decision ultimately but one that I still look back on with dread.
I am just like everyone else now and I love watching them play, especially in those major tournaments that bring back so many brilliant memories.’
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