Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker

Lineker started his career in his hometown of Leicester in 1977, by the early 80's he was one of the sides top goal scorers and helped Leicester gain promotion to the first division. By the mid 80's he had attracted the attention of larger clubs and was signed by Everton in 1985 for £800,000.

He was called up to the England side while at Leicester in 1984 and was part of the 1986 World Cup squad where he became the top scorer in the tournament winning the Golden Show betting, the first England player ever to do so.

International Career

TeamYearsAppearancesGoalsGoals to Game Ratio
England1984 - 199280480.60
Total80480.60

Post Football

Since retiring from the England side Gary has gone on to be the face of football on BBC1, first co-hosting Match of the Day with the Des Lynam to being the main anchorman.

He has also had a successful career advertising for Walkers food as the face of their crisps, appearing in dozens of adverts, some with his old England colleague Paul Gascoigne in a clip which referred to his dismissal in the 1986 World Cup.

Walkers TV Advert

Honours