Say what you like about his decision to choose Newcastle United over Manchester United, Alan Shearer knew where the back of the net was.
The ex-England captain has an astonishing Premier League goal tally of 260 with some of the finest strikers of this generation falling hundreds short of the record.
Rising through the ranks at Southampton and collecting the league title with Blackburn Rovers, the Geordie snubbed Sir Alex Ferguson for his boyhood club in 1996. The rest, as they say, is history.
Despite the promising eras of Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson, Shearer never did get his hands on silverware at St. James' Park but filled the famous number 9 shirt with effortless ease.
From shattering Jackie Milburn's all-time goalscoring record to scoring his last goal away to Sunderland, he produced countless memorable moments without a cup or trophy in his hands.
Furthermore, although Shearer would largely keep himself to himself off the pitch, he wouldn't hold back his passion when he crossed the white line.
Rewind to 2001 and Roy Keane was sent off for throwing a punch at the Newcastle forward after a bout of verbal sparring near the corner flag. Shearer certainly held his own with the United stalwart, vocally at least.
Yet arguably the fieriest incident of his Newcastle spell saw him act as peacemaker when Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer - two teammates - were both sent off for fighting one another.
It endures as one of the most bizarre, astonishing and hilarious moments in Premier League history.
Shearer, who was so close to the incident and even tried to break it up, has reminisced on the infamous moment on a YouTube podcast with the TrueGeordie.
When asked what he said to Bower and Dyer after the game, he revealed: "In the dressing room, it was something like: 'what the f*** have you two been doing!?'
He then went onto recall what happened in the dressing room after the game and it may come as a surprise.
"They were devastated in the dressing room, they knew they let everyone down.
"More importantly, they let Sir Bobby down and I think that's what made them feel guilty more than anything. They obviously owed him and apology and they did [apologise].
"It was the second time it happened to me on the pitch - when I was at Blackburn, Graeme le Saux and David Batty away to Moscow in the Champions League."
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