Alan Shearer gets CBE for his charity work in Queen's Birthday Honours

Alan Shearer has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for charitable services to the community in the North East.

Alan Shearer has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for charitable services to the community in the North East.

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Former England captain Alan Shearer has been awarded the CBE for charitable services to the community in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours.

The 45-year-old Newcastle United legend already held the OBE, which was awarded in 2001 for services to football.

Shearer began his career at Southampton, where he scored a hat-trick on his full first-team debut against Arsenal in April 1988.

The forward commanded a record English transfer move to Blackburn Rovers in a £3.6million deal during the summer of 1992.

Shearer's formidable strike partnership with Chris Sutton helped the Lancashire club go on to win the 1994-95 Premier League title.

After being part of the England team which reached the semi-finals of Euro 96, Shearer left Rovers to sign for boyhood club Newcastle in a world record transfer fee of £15million.

Shearer remained at St James's Park for a decade, eventually breaking Jackie Milburn's long-standing club goalscoring record as he reached 206.

Although he returned to Newcastle for a brief stint as manager at the end of 2008-09 campaign, Shearer could not prevent his hometown club from being relegated.

After retiring as a player, Shearer has continued his involvement in the game, as well as working with such charities as NSPCC and Sport Relief.

He also founded the Alan Shearer Academy Scholarship, which is intended to help the development of promising young players in the Newcastle region.

Now a respected media pundit with the BBC, he appears regularly on the flagship Match of the Day programme and will be part of the analysis panel at Euro 2016 in France.