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English footballer and TV presenter

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Gary Lineker: English footballer and TV presenter
Gary Winston Lineker is an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster. He is regarded as one of the greatest English strikers. His media career began with the BBC, where he has presented the flagship football programme Match of the Day since the late 1990s, the longest tenure of any MOTD presenter. Lineker is also the BBC's lead presenter for live football matches, including its coverage of international tournaments. He has also previously worked for Al Jazeera Sports, Eredivisie Live, NBC Sports Network, and BT Sport's coverage of the UEFA Champions League.

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Jake Daniels: Gary Lineker says forward will be 'massively accepted' after coming out

Gary Lineker expects other footballers to follow Jake Daniels in coming out, while others point to a landmark announcement for football.
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MOTD Top 10: Alan Shearer's derby day nightmare

On this week's MOTD Top 10, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss the best derbies - with Shearer recalling bittersweet battles for Newcastle against Sunderland.
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Match of the Day analysis: How Man City leapfrogged Liverpool with win over Brighton

Match of the Day pundits Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss Manchester City's 3-0 victory over Brighton to put them back top of the Premier League above Liverpool.
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MOTD Top 10: Has Gary Lineker finally settled the Frank Lampard v Steven Gerrard debate?

On this week's MOTD Top 10 podcast, Gary Lineker settles the Lampard v Gerrard debate once and for all... or does he?
BBC Sport - Published

Gary Lineker on Bend It Like Beckham, 20 years on

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker reflects on his role in Bend It Like Beckham, 20 years on from the film's release.
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MOTD Top 10: Trent Alexander-Arnold - assist king

On this week's MOTD Top 10 podcast, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss the best set-piece takers in Premier League history - but who is number one?
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MOTD Top 10: 'The biggest sporting team miracle of all time' - Gary Lineker on Leicester's title win

Gary Lineker recalls Leicester City's astonishing comeback from near-relegation to become Premier League champions, in the new episode of Match of the Day Top 10.
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Oleksandr Zinchenko: Ukraine & Man City defender talks to Gary Lineker about war in his homeland

Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko tells Gary Lineker he cannot count the number of times he has cried in the past week after Russia invaded his homeland Ukraine.
BBC Sport - Published

MOTD analysis: How Alexandre Lacazette scored a ‘magical’ goal for Arsenal

Match of the Day's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Martin Keown discuss Alexandre Lacazette's "magical" goal for Arsenal, as well as the "superb" saves from goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
BBC Sport - Published

Match of the Day Top 10: Why didn't Michael Carrick play more times for England?

Match of the Day Top 10's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss why midfielder Michael Carrick didn't win more caps for England as they chart their unsung heroes.
BBC Sport - Published

Match of the Day Top 10 podcast: Lineker, Shearer & Richards rank greatest South Americans in Premier League

Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss the greatest South Americans in Premier League history in the latest Match of The Day Top 10 podcast.
BBC Sport - Published

Match of the Day Top 10: Micah Richards asks Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer who was better

Micah Richards asks his Match of the Day Top 10 colleagues Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer which of the two legendary goalscorers was actually the better player.
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Match of the Day: How 'awful' Spurs were 'perfect' for Man Utd after Liverpool thrashing

Match of the Day pundits Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright discuss Tottenham's "awful" performance in their 3-0 defeat at home to Manchester United in the Premier League.
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Match of the Day Top 10: Gary Lineker claims assist for iconic Paul Gascoigne free-kick

Match of the Day Top 10's Gary Lineker cheekily claims to have assisted Paul Gascoigne's iconic FA Cup semi-final free-kick for Tottenham against Arsenal in 1991.
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Match of the Day Top 10: Ed Woodward signed Cristiano Ronaldo in my garden - Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker tells the Match of the Day Top 10 podcast that Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward signed Cristiano Ronaldo on the phone during a visit to Gary's garden.
BBC Sport - Published

Match of the Day analysis: Did resting Ronaldo backfire for Man Utd?

Match of the Day's Gary Lineker, Ian Wright and Danny Murphy debate whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision not to start Cristiano Ronaldo cost Manchester United against Everton.
BBC Sport - Published

Match of the Day analysis: How Arsenal showed ‘grit & determination’ to beat Burnley

Match of the Day pundits Gary Lineker, Jermaine Jenas and Martin Keown discuss how Arsenal showed "grit and determination" in their hard-fought victory over Burnley in the Premier League.
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Match of the Day analysis: How 'shambolic' Arsenal were beaten by Manchester City

Match of the Day's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards look at Arsenal's 'shambolic' performance against Manchester City, including Granit Xhaka's red card.
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Gary Lineker among former players demanding help from football authorities in dementia fight

gary lineker among former players demanding help from football authorities in dementia fight
Gary Lineker and Brian Deane are among former football stars calling for financial help for players diagnosed with dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases after their careers come to an end.
Sky News - Published

Match of the Day analysis: How Danny Ings scored his 'fabulous' bicycle kick for Aston Villa

Match of the Day's Gary Lineker, Jermaine Jenas and Danny Murphy analyse Danny Ings' "fabulous" bicycle kick for Aston Villa in their 2-0 win over Newcastle United.
BBC Sport - Published

Euro 2020 Italy v England: Match of the Day pundits analyse Luke Shaw's goal

Match of the Day pundits Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand breakdown Luke Shaw's early goal for England
BBC Sport - Published

Euro 2020: 'Tears after penalties for England, again' - Gary Lineker and MOTD pundits on England's agony

"This England team will come again, they will be competitive for the next 10 or 15 years" says Gary Lineker as he Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Frank Lampard give their thoughts after England lose..
BBC Sport - Published

Euro 2020: Lineker, Shearer & Jenas discuss the Raheem Sterling penalty incident

Match of the Day pundits Gary Lineker, Jermaine Jenas & Alan Shearer discuss the penalty that resulted in Harry Kane converting the winning goal against Denmark, with Shearer calling the penalty..
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Euro 2020: Gary Lineker says England have been 'near to perfect'

Gary Lineker talks about England's "near perfect" Euro 2020 campaign so far and how impressed he has been with manager Gareth Southgate.
BBC Sport - Published

Gary Lineker and Zoe Ball remain highest-paid BBC stars - despite taking pay cuts

gary lineker and zoe ball remain highest-paid bbc stars - despite taking pay cuts
Gary Lineker and Zoe Ball remain the highest-paid broadcasters at the BBC, despite both taking significant pay cuts, its annual report shows.
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Euro 2020: 'It’s fabulous for our country' - Southgate praises 'fantastic' England

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker and pundit Alan Shearer interview England manager Gareth Southgate.
BBC Sport - Published

Euro 2020: Lineker, Ferdinand, Shearer and Lampard praise Luke Shaw's brilliant performance

Match of the day pundits Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Alan Shearer and Frank Lampard praise Luke Shaw's outstanding performance against Ukraine with Ferdinand describing his efforts as ''exquisite''.
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Euro 2020: 'Make this your ringtone, England 2-0 Germany!' - Scenes & reaction after famous win

Pundits Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer & Jurgen Klinsmann say 'This is England's moment' whilst praising performances from the squad and manager Gareth Southgate.
BBC Sport - Published

Euro 2020: 'An old player in a studio?' Gary Lineker reacts to Sweden's Alexander Isak's comments

After praising the young striker, Match of the Day's Gary Lineker is taken by surprise by what Sweden's Alexander Isak had to say about him - much to the amusement of Micah Richards.
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Tottenham Hotspur: Jurgen Klinsmann says he would be 'absolutely' interested in manager's job

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jurgen Klinsmann tells Gary Lineker he would 'absolutely' be interested in becoming Spurs' new manager and even called Daniel Levy earlier in the year.
BBC Sport - Published

Euro 2020: BBC pundits wish Christian Eriksen all the best in his recovery

Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand speak of their relief that Christian Eriksen is recovering following his collapse during Denmark's match against Finland and send him their..
BBC Sport - Published

UEFA Euro 2020: BBC Sport pundits wish Eriksen speedy recovery

BBC Sport pundits Alex Scott, Cesc Fabregas, Gary Lineker and Micah Richards wish Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen a speedy recovery after he collapsed during their 1-0 defeat to Finland in the..
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Euro 2020: Why England, Wales & Scotland fans should be excited

BBC Sport's Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Ashley Williams and Micah Richards assess the chances of England, Scotland and Wales ahead of Euro 2020.
BBC Sport - Published

Euro 2020: France to struggle & Phil Foden to star? - BBC Sport's pundits make Euros predictions

BBC Sport's Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Micah Richards and Ashley Williams make their predictions before Euro 2020.
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Match of the Day Top 10: What is Phil Foden's best position?

Gary Lineker and Micah Richards discuss Manchester City star Phil Foden in the latest Match of the Day Top 10 podcast.
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Match of the Day Top 10: Micah Richards recalls being humiliated by Thierry Henry

On the latest Match of the Day Top 10 podcast, Micah Richards tells Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer about a humiliating experience defending against Thierry Henry.
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Match of the Day Top 10: Gary Lineker reveals why he loved penalty shootouts

Gary Lineker tells Alan Shearer and Micah Richards why he loved taking part in penalty shootouts as the ultimate test of "bottle" in the Match of the Day Top 10 podcast.
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Match of the Day analysis: How Liverpool sealed Champions League qualification

Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright look at Liverpool's "magnificent" form in their last 10 Premier League games that sealed Champions League qualification.
BBC Sport - Published

Hate Won't Win: Sky Sports and BBC Sport stars unite to fight against online abuse

hate won't win: sky sports and bbc sport stars unite to fight against online abuse
Sky Sports and BBC stars including Gary Lineker and Jenson Button have joined forces in the fight against online abuse in a new video.
Sky News - Published

Match of the Day Top 10: What does the future hold for Jack Grealish?

Match of the Day Top 10 podcast's Gary Lineker, Micah Richards and Alan Shearer discuss how far Aston Villa's Jack Grealish has come and where his career could take him next.
BBC Sport - Published

Former players launch petition calling for independent regulator in English football

Former footballers, including Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker, launch parliamentary petition calling for an independent regulator in English football.
BBC Sport - Published

Chelsea 0-1 Leicester: Gary Lineker & James Maddison go wild for Youri Tielemans screamer

Watch as Gary Lineker and James Maddison react to Youri Tielemans FA Cup screamer as Leicester City lifted the trophy for the first time in their history with victory over Chelsea at Wembley.
BBC Sport - Published

FA Cup: Gary Lineker recalls memories of Leicester's appearance in 1969 FA Cup final

Gary Lineker recalls his memories of travelling down to Wembley as the Foxes faced Manchester City in the 1969 FA Cup final.
BBC Sport - Published

Gary Lineker disputes claim for £5m in unpaid taxes

gary lineker disputes claim for £5m in unpaid taxes
Former England striker-turned TV football presenter Gary Lineker is facing a £5m tax claim from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), court documents show.
Sky News - Published

Match of the Day Top 10: Is Virgil van Dijk the Premier League's best centre-back?

Match of the Day Top 10 podcast's Gary Lineker, Micah Richards and Alan Shearer discuss whether Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk could be the best centre-back in Premier League history.
BBC Sport - Published


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