Alan Shearer

Before Christmas we called upon Newcastle supporters to settle one of the biggest debates between at any football club - who would make the all-time Magpies greatest XI?

The task was simple: to choose your greatest side throughout the club's history in a 4-4-2 formation, with the final selection adorning the walls of the Platinum Club at the Sports Direct Arena.

The votes have now been counted and verified, and today we finish unveiling who was chosen by you, the we complete the line up with the all-important strike force.


Alan Shearer (pictured above)

Position: Striker
Signed: 1996
Left club: 2006
Newcastle United appearances: 404

Scorer of a record 206 goals for the Magpies, Shearer is the archetypal Geordie hero.

Joining Newcastle from Blackburn after Euro 96 for a world record £15 million fee, Shearer fulfilled his boyhood dream by pulling on the black and white United shirt and banging in goal after goal at the Gallowgate and Leazes Ends.

A two-time FA Cup finalist in 1998 and 1999, his career at Newcastle was hampered by a number of serious injuries but that didn't stop him becoming probably the most legendary name in the Club's illustrious history.


Jackie Milburn

Position: Striker
Signed: 1946
Left club: 1957
Newcastle United appearances: 397

Wor Jackie held Newcastle United's goalscoring record until 2006, when Alan Shearer surpassed his tremendous feat.

Born in Ashington, local boy Milburn's goalscoring ability took Tyneside by storm. Widely recognised as one of the best in the business, he scored many breathtaking goals.

Milburn relished the big match atmosphere and created headlines over and over again with his spectacular strikes. A three-time FA Cup winner with the Magpies in the 1950s, he began life as a pit apprentice before football became his way of life.

And with 13 caps for England, Milburn left an impression on everyone who saw him play, or knew him as a person.


Jackie Milburn


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