Matchworn Alan Shearer #9 England captain vs Italy World Cup Qualifier 14.02.1997
Alan Shearer – England captain and all time Premier League top goalscorer with 260 goals! This is his matchworn Alan Shearer #9 shirt from England vs Italy, played at Wembley on 14.02.1997. England lost the game 0-1 but won the World Cup Qualifying group 1 point ahead of Italy. Both nations qualified for the World Cup 1998 in France, won by Zizou Zidane and hosts France.
The 1996/97 season was Alan Shearer’s first with Newcastle having transferred from Blackburn during that Summer. Shearer would go on to score 25 goals in just 31 matches during that season. This earned him the Premier League Golden Boot for a third successive season. Shearer is a genuine Newcastle legend having played 303 league games for the club and scored 148 goals during these. In the Premier League, Newcastle finished second to Manchester United for a second consecutive season.
As mentioned, Shearer was also prolific for England. He earned 63 caps and scored 30 goals for the Three Lion. During the 1998 World Cup, Alan Shearer and England were in Group G along with Romania, Colombia, and Tunisia. England beat Colombia and Tunisia and lost to Romania meaning that they had to settle for 2nd place in the group.
The round of 16 would be the setting for the memorable match between England and Argentina. It was disappointing occasion for the English, as Beckham saw red, and they ended up losing on penalties.
Shearer ended his professional career in 2006. After his retirement Shearer has worked as pundit, and he was interim manager of Newcastle during the last two months of the 2008/09 – a season which saw Newcastle relegated. This has of course not tarnished Shearer’s status at Newcastle or the national team. Now you can own a piece of English football history with this matchworn Alan Shearer England shirt.
Shirt features and condition:
- Alan Shearer #9 England captain shirt
- Matchworn England home shirt, short sleeves
- England Three Lions crest on middle chest
- Umbro shirt make on middle chest
- Shirt number #9 on front and back
- Unique England flag and button on front lower neck collar to chest
- Correct Umbro and England labels inside
Provenance: England Assistant Manager