Shearer: Statue is an 'incredible feeling'

Alan Shearer with his statue at St James's Park Credit: PA

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has spoken of his 'immense pride' as he unveiled a statue of himself outside St James's Park.

Scores of fans turned out to see the former striker unveil the 16ft brass statue.

The cost of creating the statue has been met by former owner Freddy Shepherd, and his family.

Following his then-world record transfer - with Newcastle paying Blackburn Rovers £15 million for the England striker - Shearer went on to score 206 goals for Newcastle and is still the Premier League's all-time record goal scorer with 260 goals. He also scored 30 times in a 63-match England career.

He told fans playing for the club he supported as a boy was a 'dream come true.'