Date: 13.06.2024

by Mateusz Mazur

Alan Shearer Joins Betfair as Newest Football Ambassador

Betfair has announced that Alan Shearer, the record Premier League goalscorer and former striker for Newcastle, Blackburn, and Southampton, will be joining as their newest football ambassador.

Insights from England’s Greatest Striker

Shearer will contribute his expertise for Euro 2024 and the upcoming football seasons, providing weekly insights and previews of games, as well as discussing England’s prospects at the tournament.

In addition to his new role, Shearer has been voted as the greatest England striker of the last 30 years in a Betfair survey conducted with YouGov.

The survey highlighted Shearer’s remarkable career, during which he scored 30 goals in 63 appearances for England. His standout performance at Euro 1996, where he won the Golden Boot, remains a highlight. This accolade places him ahead of other England legends like Harry Kane and Wayne Rooney.

Career Highlights and Legacy

Shearer’s international career includes memorable moments such as his debut goal against France in 1992 and his final goal against Romania in 2000.

Notably, he scored a hat-trick against Luxembourg during the UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying campaign. Despite retiring from international football at just 29, Shearer’s 30 goals place him among England’s top scorers, reflecting his significant impact on the national team.

As Euro 2024 approaches, Shearer will share his thoughts and predictions through Betfair’s platforms. In a recent podcast, he discussed England’s chances alongside fellow former player Alan McInally.

Shearer emphasized England’s strong attacking lineup, suggesting they could be among the best in the world. He also praised key players like Jude Bellingham for their skills and demeanor both on and off the field.