Alan Shearer: Is the all-time Premier League record goalscorer actually underrated?

Alan Shearer
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This feature on Alan Shearer first appeared in the February 2021 issue of FourFourTwo as part of our rundown of the 100 greatest Premier League players ever. Subscribe now!

Eras do not always begin and end when they are supposed to. The ’60s arguably only came to life in 1962, when The Beatles released their debut single Love Me Do and Mary Quant unleashed the mini skirt on an unsuspecting establishment.

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Richard Jolly

Richard Jolly also writes for the National, the Guardian, the Observer, the Straits Times, the Independent, Sporting Life, Football 365 and the Blizzard. He has written for the FourFourTwo website since 2018 and for the magazine in the 1990s and the 2020s, but not in between. He has covered 1500+ games and remembers a disturbing number of the 0-0 draws.