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Alan Shearer hilariously falls off his chair after Gary Lineker forgets World Cup legend Carlos Alberto has been dead for six years

Josh Lawless

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Alan Shearer hilariously falls off his chair after Gary Lineker forgets World Cup legend Carlos Alberto has been dead for six years

Alan Shearer fell off his chair in utter hilarity after Gary Lineker temporarily forgot that Carlos Alberto died six years ago.

Premier League record goalscorer Shearer regularly takes part in the BBC Match of the Day top 10 podcast alongside fellow ex England internationals Lineker and Micah Richards.

After a bit of a hiatus, the trio have returned with a load of World Cup content - picking their top tens on a a whole host of subjects such as the best players, upsets, moments, games, controversies and much more.

The latest episode saw them debate the World Cup's greatest XI from their lifetime as we count down the days to the first game of the 2022 showpiece.


Carlos Alberto, who was a key member of the Brazil side that won the trophy in 1970 and scored a superb goal in the final, was selected by Shearer for his contributions at right-back.

Incredibly, Lineker then dug up some old quotes from Alberto where he had been singing Richards' praises.

Alberto said Richards, a rampaging right-back in his pomp, reminded him of himself and described him as "incredible" to say he was still only 22.

"He is only 22 and has the experience and know what he wants and where he wants to go," he told Sky Sports.

"He reminds me a little bit of myself. He can play with the ball well. I know his original position was midfield. He is still only 22 and he is incredible.

"Now he has five years of playing with league experience but importantly he has had experience of life off the pitch and grown."

Shearer interjected at one point and agreed that Richards "knows where he wants to go" and named a list of holiday destinations.

Image: BBC
Image: BBC

There was laughter all-round as Lineker read the quotes but then it erupted further when Lineker looked down the camera and said, "Carlos Alberto, if you're watching, can I just say?..." before a member of the crew interrupted and told him, "He's dead".

Shearer absolutely lost it and fell to the floor as all three cackled loudly. It took the trident a while to regain their composure before moving on to left back, with the hilarious segment making the final cut.

Alberto died of a heart attack in 2016 and Lineker actually sent a tweet out about his passing, referencing that classic World Cup goal.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Micah Richards, Football World Cup

Josh Lawless
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