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Gary Lineker

Leicester City FC, Everton FC, FC Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur FC
 

80 caps, 48 goals

P 80 W x D x L x F x: A x
*(actual F x: A x)
x% successful

1984-92
  
disciplined: none
captaincies:
18
minutes played:
6550

Profile

Full name Gary Winston Lineker OBE (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 30 November 1960 in Leicester, Leicestershire [registered in Leicester, December 1960] to Barry and Margaret (n�e Abbs) Lineker.
Attended Caldicote Road Junior School and City of Leicester Grammar School, Leicester
Married twice, to Michelle D. Cockayne [registered in Leicester Central, July 1986] Divorced August 2006, four children, George, Harry, Tobias and Angus. Secondly to Danielle Bux, in Ravello, Italy, 2 September 2009.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 12st. 5lbs [1985], 5' 9", 11st. 10lbs [1994].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football in Leicester. Joined Leicester City FC as an apprentice in July 1977, turning professional in November 1978. Scoring 95 goals in 194 league appearances. His goalscoring prowess was soon noticed and he joined League Champions Everton FC in July 1985 for �800,000 plus any future transfer fee's. After a solitary season, when he score thirty times in 41 League appearances, he was taken to Spain by Terry Venables when he joined FC Barcelona in July 1986 for �2.75 million. He scored 42 goals in 103 Spanish league appearances. In July 1989, Lineker turned down the opportunity to join Manchester United FC and instead rejoined Venables at Tottenham Hotspur FC.  On 20 November 1991, after Spurs had turned down a move to Blackburn Rovers FC, Lineker agreed to end his career in the J-League, and so it was, that after 105 league appearances and 67 goals, on 9 May 1992, he joined Nagoya Grampus 8 and the newly-formed J-League of Japan. He announced his retirement in the autumn of 1994, completing 23 J-league appearances and score nine goals. He had completed 466 league appearances and 243 league goals.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1979-80; FA Charity Shield winners 1985; FA Cup runners-up 1985-86, winners 1990-91; Football League runners-up 1985-86; Copa del Rey winners 1987-88; European Cup Winners Cup winners 1988-89;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1985-86, 1989-90, 1991-92; PFA Player's Player of the Year 1985-86; FWA Footballer of the Year 1985-86, 1991-92; Ballon d'or runners-up 1985-86; FIFA World Player of the Year third place 1990-91;
Distinctions Freeman of the City of Leicester 1995;

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number 979th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. x, 26 May 1984, substituted (73), aged 23 years 178 days.
Last match No. x, 17 June 1992, aged 31 years 200 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1986, 1990; European Championship Finals 1988, 1992;
Team honours Rous Cup winners 1986, 1988, 1989; England Challenge Cup winners 1991;
Individual honours FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe 1986;
Distinctions x

Beyond England

Carved out a successful career in broadcasting after he hung up his boots because of a persistant toe injury. Began advertising for Walkers Crisps in 1995, a job he is still involved in. He began punditry on BBC Radio 5 Live, he crossed over to television when he became a guest pundit on BBC football's flagship programme Match Of The Day, taking over as anchor from 1999. He had already appeared as captain in BBC's They Think Its All Over, from 1995 until 2003. He headed the BBC's coverage of golf from 2003. He also provided his voice children's programme Underground Ernie for the BBC from 2006 to 2009. He anchors for the Al Jazeera Sports channel also.
Following the illness and subsequent recovery of his eldest son, Lineker supported the children's cancer trust, CLIC Sargent, and has often fronted their advertisng campaigns.
Lineker is now honorary vice-president of Leicester City FC.

 

Gary Lineker - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Pens Capt. Disc.
- 80 47 74 6 18 6550 48 - min 24 4 18 None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Gary Lineker - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Gary Lineker - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Gary Lineker - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Gary Lineker - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Gary Lineker - Match History
 Club: Leicester City F.C. - 7 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 58 full capsx

Age 23
1 - 26 May 1984 - x, x x x sub x
1 b 13 November 1984 - England B 2 New Zealand 0, City Ground, Pavilion Road, Nottingham Fr HW sub 75 -
Age 24
2 - 26 March 1985 - x, x x x Start x
3 - 1 May 1985 - x, x x x sub x
4 - 25 May 1985 - x, x x x sub x
5 - 6 June 1985 - x, x x x sub x
6 - 12 June 1985 - x, x x x Start x
7 - 16 June 1985 - x, x x x Start x
 Club: Everton F.C. - 11 full caps  
8 - 11 September 1985 - x, x x x Start x
9 - 16 October 1985 - x, x x x Start x
10 - 13 November 1985 - x, x x x Start x
Age 25
11 - 29 January 1986 - x, x x x Start x
12 - 26 March 1986 - x, x x x Start x
13 - 24 May 1986 - x, x x x Start x
14 - 3 June 1986 - x, x WCF x Start x
15 - 6 June 1986 - x, x x Start x
16 - 11 June 1986 - x, x x Start x
17 - 18 June 1986 - x, x x Start x
18 - 22 June 1986 - x, x x Start x
 Club: F.C. Barcelona - 24 full caps  
19 - 15 October 1986 - x, x x x Start x
20 - 12 November 1986 - x, x x x Start x
Age 26
21 - 18 February 1987 - x, x x x Start x
22 - 1 April 1987 - x, x x x Start x
23 - 29 April 1987 - x, x x x Start x
24 - 19 May 1987 - x, x x x Start x
25 - 9 September 1987 - x, x x x Start x
26 - 14 October 1987 - x, x x x Start x
27 - 11 November 1987 - x, x x x Start x
Age 27
28 - 23 March 1988 - x, x x x Start x
29 - 27 April 1988 - x, x x x Start x
30 - 21 May 1988 - x, x x x Start x
31 - 24 May 1988 - x, x x x Start x
32 - 28 May 1988 - x, x x x Start x
33 - 12 June 1988 - x, x x x Start x
34 - 15 June 1988 - x, x x x Start x
35 - 18 June 1988 - x, x x x Start x
36 - 19 October 1988 - x, x x x Start x
37 - 16 November 1988 - x, x x x Start x
Age 28
38 - 8 February 1989 - x, x x x Start x
39 - 8 March 1989 - x, x x x Start x
40 - 26 April 1989 - x, x x x Start x
41 - 3 June 1989 - x, x x x Start x
42 - 7 June 1989 - x, x x x Start x
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 38 full caps  
43 - 6 September 1989 - x, x x x Start x
44 - 11 October 1989 - x, x x x Start x
45 - 15 November 1989 - x, x x x Start x
Age 29
46 - 13 December 1989 - x, x x x Start x
47 - 28 March 1990 - x, x x x Start x
48 - 25 April 1990 - x, x x x Start x
49 - 15 May 1990 - x, x x x Start x
50 - 22 May 1990 - x, x x x Start x
51 - 2 June 1990 - x, x x x Start x
52 - 11 June 1990 - x, x WCF x Start x
53 - 16 June 1990 - x, x x Start x
54 - 21 June 1990 - x, x x Start x
55 - 26 June 1990 - x, x x Start x
56 - 1 July 1990 - x, x x Start x
57 - 4 July 1990 - x, x x Start x
58 - 7 July 1990 - x, x x Start x
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 22 full capsx

59 - 12 September 1990 - x, x x x Captain x
60 - 17 October 1990 - x, x x x Captain x
61 - 14 November 1990 - x, x x x Captain x
Age 30
62 - 6 February 1991 - x, x x x Start x
63 - 27 March 1991 - x, x x x Start x
64 - 1 May 1991 - x, x x x Captain x
65 - 25 May 1991 - x, x x x Captain x
66 - 1 June 1991 - x, x x x Captain x
67 - 3 June 1991 - x, x x x Captain x
68 - 12 June 1991 - x, x x x Captain x
69 - 11 September 1991 - x, x x x Captain x
70 - 16 October 1991 - x, x x x Captain x
71 - 13 November 1991 - x, x x x Captain x
Age 31
72 - 19 February 1992 - x, x x x sub x
73 - 25 March 1992 - x, x x x sub x
74 - 29 April 1992 - x, x x x Captain x
75 - 12 May 1992 - x, x x x Captain x
76 - 17 May 1992 - x, x x x Captain x
77 - 3 June 1992 - x, x x x Captain x
78 - 11 June 1992 - x, x x x Captain x
79 - 14 June 1992 - x, x x x Captain x
80 - 17 June 1992 - x, x x x Captain x

Notes

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