Gary Lineker

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Gary Winston Lineker, OBE (born 30 November, 1960 in Leicester) is a former English international footballer, playing as a striker for Leicester City, Everton, FC Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, and Nagoya Grampus Eight. Subsequently he has developed a career as a sports broadcaster for BBC television.


  • Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.
  • (in the build-up to the France-Portugal semi final at the 2006 World Cup "This is the BBC and we will be completely impartial, so allez les bleus. With me tonight holding their lucky coqs sportifs under the desk are..."
  • The best place to watch Wimbledon F.C. is teletext. As you can tell, I dislike Wimbledon. Hate them, even.
  • After scoring one run against a German XI in a cricket match playing for the MCC: "I always score one against the Germans."

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