Gary Lineker’s name is synonymous with British football. During his playing days, Lineker featured for hometown Leicester City, as well as Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, giants FC Barcelona and Nagoya Grampus Eight. Gary remains one of the most revered forwards in the history of the England National Team, having distinguished himself scoring the most goals at FIFA World Cup Finals.
Throughout a decorated career, extraordinary accolades include winning the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup, twice securing the Footballer of the Year award and being voted runner up in the 1986 Ballon D'Or.
At the conclusion of his football career, Lineker entered the broadcasting world and has flourished, hosting England’s immensely popular Match of the Day show. His charismatic deliverance and knowledge of the game have led to further opportunities and Gary now also regularly hosts BT Sport’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League. Displaying nonchalantly his terrifically diverse broadcasting manner and ease in front of the camera lens, he served superbly as main presenter throughout the BBC's coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games, a significant event on both a personal and national level.
Away from football, Gary is a brand ambassador for Walkers Crisps. Produced in his home county of Leicestershire, the affiliation is the longest between a celebrity and brand in the world. Respectably never losing the connection to his roots, Lineker is referred to as “Leicester’s favourite son” and has been honourably awarded the city’s freedom.
Gary is a passionate charity ambassador and has donated £140,000 to the British Red Cross emergency response team to help fight Coronavirus. To donate and support this cause, please visit Gary's JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/britishredcrossresponse