Shearer level with Hughie

Last updated : 12 March 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Firstly he overtook Wyn Davies as United’s record goalscorer in European competition, taking his tally to 11.

But probably more importantly he moved up to joint third in the all time Newcastle goalscoring chart, level with the legendary Hughie Gallacher on 143 goals.

Gallacher of course was captain of the last Newcastle team to win the league title in 1927 and scored his 143 goals in 174 games, compared to Shearer’s 262 games.

Nobody would bet against Alan moving up to number two in the list, but the big question is whether or not he has enough time left to surpass Wor Jackie’s record.

All time Newcastle goalscoring table (League & Cup games)

Jackie Milburn – 200

Len White – 153

Hughie Gallacher – 143

Alan Shearer – 143

Malcolm MacDonald – 121

Peter Beardsley – 119

Bobby Mitchell – 113

Tom McDonald – 113

Neil Harris – 101

Bryan Robson – 97