Gary Lineker

English footballer

Gary Lineker (born 30 November 1960) is an English retired footballer. He has played for the English national team. He scored 48 goals for the English national team. He then went on television on the BBC on Match of the Day. He was the highest paid presenter at the BBC. In 2020 he was paid £1.75 million.[2]

Gary Lineker
OBE
Lineker in 2021
Personal information
Birth name Gary Winston Lineker[1]
Date of birth (1960-11-30) 30 November 1960 (age 63)
Place of birth Leicester, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.77 m)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1976–1978 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1985 Leicester City 194 (95)
1985–1986 Everton 41 (30)
1986–1989 Barcelona 103 (42)
1989–1992 Tottenham Hotspur 105 (67)
1992–1994 Nagoya Grampus 18 (4)
Total 461 (238)
National team
1984 England B 1 (0)
1984–1992 England 80 (48)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

In March 2023 he tweeted about the proposed Illegal Migration Bill: "This is just an immeasurably cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the '30s, and I'm out of order?". The BBC wanted him to apologise for making a political comment, but he wouldnt. They then took him off Match of the Day. The other people from the show all supported him.[3] So did many other sport presenters.[4]

Club career statistics change

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1978–79 Leicester City Second Division 7 1 0 0 0 0 - 7 1
1979–80 19 3 1 0 0 0 - 20 3
1980–81 First Division 9 2 1 1 0 0 - 10 3
1981–82 Second Division 39 17 5 2 3 0 - 47 19
1982–83 40 26 1 0 2 0 - 43 26
1983–84 First Division 39 22 1 0 1 0 - 41 22
1984–85 41 24 4 3 3 2 - 48 29
1985–86 Everton First Division 41 30 6 5 5 3 - 52 38
SpainLeague Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga EuropeTotal
1986–87 Barcelona La Liga 41 21 1 1 - 8 0 50 22
1987–88 36 16 5 2 - 9 2 50 20
1988–89 26 6 4 1 - 8 4 38 11
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1989–90 Tottenham Hotspur First Division 38 24 1 0 6 2 - 45 26
1990–91 32 15 6 3 5 1 - 43 19
1991–92 35 28 2 0 5 5 8 2 50 35
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
1993 Nagoya Grampus Eight J. League 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 - 7 1
1994 11 3 0 0 0 0 - 18 3
Country England 340 192 28 14 30 13 8 2 406 221
Spain 103 43 10 4 - 25 6 138 53
Japan 18 3 0 0 0 0 - 18 3
Total 461 238 38 18 30 13 33 8 562 277

International career statistics change

England national team
YearAppsGoals
1984 1 0
1985 9 6
1986 10 8
1987 7 9
1988 10 3
1989 9 3
1990 15 8
1991 11 10
1992 8 1
Total 80 48

References change

  1. "Gary Lineker". Barry Hugman's Footballers.
  2. "How much is Gary Lineker paid as the BBC's highest earning presenter?". The Independent. 11 March 2023. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  3. "How Match of the Day fell apart within 'minutes'". The Independent. 11 March 2023. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  4. Fitzgerald, Todd (11 March 2023). "People who have joined the BBC boycott in solidarity with Gary Lineker". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 11 March 2023.

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