Former Newcastle United and England player Alan Shearer has revealed which five stadiums are his favourites whilst a supporter as well as being a footballer.
He talks about those he had visited from his childhood and his playing days in the Premier League, UEFA Cup, Champions League, the Euros and World Cup.
Take a look at which grounds he has named to Coral below and on the next page…
ST JAMES PARK (Newcastle United)
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Talking to Coral, Shearer said: “It was always my dream to play and score at St James Park after standing on the terraces for so many years supporting Newcastle.
“I wanted to be the one scoring the goals that got the supporters cheering.
“I watched it grow from a capacity of 36,000 to 52,500, and to score my record-breaking goal in front of the Gallowgate End was a fairytale ending to my career that even I never dreamed of or could have imagined.”
📆 18th June 1996
🏆 Euro ’96
🙌 England 4-1 Holland
⚽️ Shearer 23′, 57′
⚽️ Sheringham 51′, 62′
One of England’s best ever displays. pic.twitter.com/TCNfBYV9SN
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Talking to Coral, Shearer said: “The old Wembley – for England not Newcastle! – held some fantastic memories for me.
“Again, as a kid I watched it on TV and dreamed of one day playing under the famous Wembley arches.
“To captain my country there was the ultimate honour, and the greatest atmosphere I ever played in front of was in Euro ‘96, during the unforgettable 4-1 win over Holland.”
SAN SIRO (AC Milan & Inter Milan)
Inter Milan 2 – 2 #NUFC
🗓️ 11th March 2003
🏆 UEFA Champions League
🏟️ San Siro, Milan@AlanShearer twice gave NUFC the lead in front of 12,000 travelling Geordies, equalling Hughie Gallacher’s 143 goal tally for the club in doing so. pic.twitter.com/1lU3BUWQEW
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Talking to Coral, Shearer said: “In 2003, 14,000 Newcastle fans travelled to Milan (see photo above) to watch us play Inter in the Champions League.
“The atmosphere in the San Siro that night was simply electric. We twice took the lead – I scored both – and although we were eventually pegged back to 2-2, it was a night that the fans who were there will never forget.
“We were in Europe, in the Champions League, and boy did the toon army show up for that one! Simply an amazing night.”
Take a look at his two other favourite stadiums and what he said about them on the next page.
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