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Gary Lineker

Meet football legend Gary Lineker!

"Soccer is a game for 22 people that run around, play the ball, and one referee who makes a slew of mistakes, and in the end Germany always wins"

• Born Gary Winston Lineker on 30th November 1960 in Leicester, England

• Gary Lineker was one of England's top footballers during the 1980s and early 1990s. Since retiring from the sport he is still a familiar face thanks to his impressive broadcast career

• Gary started his professional career at Leicester City, becoming known as a great striker. It wasn't long before bigger clubs became interested. Gary moved to Everton, then Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and finally the Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight

• During his impressive international career Gary earned 80 caps and scored 48 goals. He was the top scorer in the 1986 World Cup and received the Golden Boot for his achievement

• He is the only player to have won the Golden Boot with 3 different clubs (Leicester City, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur)

• After hanging up his boots Gary forged a career in the media, presenting BBC's Match of the Day, covering golfing tournaments and appearing as a team captain on the comedy sports panel show, They Think It's All Over

• Gary was famed for his impeccable on-pitch attitude – during his entire professional career he was never cautioned, let alone sent off!

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