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Last Updated: Monday, 14 April, 2003, 14:48 GMT 15:48 UK
Shearer nets awards
Newcastle striker Alan Shearer
Shearer was honoured twice
Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has been named domestic player of the year to celebrate 10 seasons of the Premier League.

The former England skipper was also given the award for outstanding contribution to the Premier League, while former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona was voted overseas player of the decade.

Shearer said: "I am genuinely humbled to be lifting the award when there are so many other players I have either played with or against that would have been extremely worthy recipients.

"To receive an award from a panel representing all the key football figures in the game, including the Professional Footballers Association, the League Managers Association and the media is one of the highest accolades I have ever had."

Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson was named manager of the decade, while Liverpool's 4-3 win over Newcastle in 1996 was voted the best match.

The best goal of the decade was adjudged to have been David Beckham's strike from inside his own half against Wimbledon in 1996.

The overall player of the decade will be announced on 27 April.

Alan Shearer
"I hope I'm around long enough for Newcastle to win something"

Eric Cantona
"I was very surprised to receive this prize"

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