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What is Alan Shearer's net worth & how much does the Match of the Day pundit earn?

12:00 PM GMT 23/08/2018
Alan Shearer
The former England captain has turned his talent to football punditry since retiring. But how much does he earn and how much is he worth?

Alan Shearer is considered a Newcastle United and England legend and, to this day, is still the Premier League's all-time leading goalscorer.

The former footballer has now turned his talents to punditry, working for the BBC on its Match of the Day show and for European Championship and World Cup coverage since 2006. 

Shearer has also been recognised for his charity work, taking part in matches and completing sporting activities to support various causes. 

So how much does the football pundit earn per year and what charities does he support? Goal takes a look.


What is Shearer's net worth?


Alan Shearer's net worth is thought to be in the region of £40m ($50.1m).

He is still behind former footballer and host on Match of the Day, Gary Lineker who is reported to earn nearly four times Shearer's salary, taking home £1.8m ($2.3m) a year. 


What is Alan Shearer's BBC salary?


Shearer reportedly earns £450,000 ($580,000) a year through his work as a BBC football pundit, primarily on its Match of the Day show. 

Alongside his punditry duties, he has also held the position of interim manager at Newcastle towards the end of the 2008-09 season. 

Timeframe Earnings
Per second £0.01
Per minute £0.85
Per hour £51.51
Per day £1,236
Per week £8,653
Per month £37,500
Per year £450,000

Who was Shearer the footballer?


As a footballer, Shearer started his senior career at Southampton in 1988 after joining the youth squad two years prior. As well as playing at Blackburn Rovers from 1992 to 1996 and finishing his career at his boyhood club, Newcastle from 1996 to 2006.  

During Shearer's full debut at the Dell, he scored a hat-trick, becoming the youngest player to do so in the top division. He also received his first England call-up to joining the Under-21 team in the Toulon Tournament, scoring seven goals in four games. While playing for the Saints, Shearer also received his first England first team call-up in 1992, scoring on his debut. 

In 1992, Shearer broke the then English transfer-record after being signed by Blackburn for £3.6 million ($4.6m) and went on to help Blackburn win the Premier League in 1994-95. He then went on to break the record again when signing for Newcastle after Euro 1996 for what was a world-record £15m ($19.1m) fee.

A full England international, Shearer won 63 caps, captaining the squad 34 times and scoring 30 goals. He retired from Three Lions action after Euro 2000. 

Following the announcement of his retirement as a player in 2006, Shearer was expected to take on a managerial role. Instead, he turned down an England coaching role down to focus on punditry. He did have a brief stint as interim manager at Newcastle towards the end of the 2008-09 season, which ended in their relegation.


What charity work does Shearer do?


While playing for Newcastle, Shearer got involved with children's charity NSPCC by taking part with their Full Stop campaign in 1999. He has also done work for various charities both nationally and locally within the Tyneside area.

During his testimonial match he donated £1.64m ($2.09m) to various charities including £400,000 ($510,000) to NSPCC and £320,000 ($408,000) to the Alan Shearer centre, a respite care facility based in Newcastle.

The former England captain raised £300,000 ($383,000) to Sport Relief by doing a charity bike ride with ex-Match of the Day presenter Adrian Chiles. He's also taken part in a Soccer Aid match to raise funds for UNICEF.