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Gary Lineker

English footballer (born 1960)

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Gary Lineker: English footballer (born 1960)
Gary Winston Lineker is an English sports broadcaster and former professional footballer. Lineker is the only player to have been the top goalscorer in England with three clubs: Leicester City, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur. He also played for Barcelona in Spain, and won 80 caps for England. 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 coverage of international tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup. He has also worked for Al Jazeera Sports, Eredivisie Live, NBC Sports Network, and BT Sport's coverage of the UEFA Champions League.

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How misfiring Liverpool's title chances slipped away - analysis

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'Oof... Wonderful finish!' - Richards' forgotten FA Cup goal

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'I got a taxi to training to avoid the fans'

Micah Richards tells Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer what went wrong for Aston Villa in 2015-16 on the latest episode of Match of the Day: Top 10.
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'It doesn’t make sense' – MOTD pundits on Wolves 'goal'

Match of the Day pundits analyse the decision to disallow a late Wolves equaliser against West Ham, with Gary Lineker suggesting that VAR is taking over - and that football needs an appeal system.
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'I gave Pellegrini a proper rollicking'

Match of the Day's Micah Richards tells Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer about being subbed off at half-time for Man City in the FA Cup against Watford.
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Shearer impressed by Odegaard & Smith Rowe partnership

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Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards debate the definition of a half-volley on the latest episode of Match of the Day Top 10.
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'Supercomputer' predicts Liverpool to win Premier League

Match of the Day 2's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Glenn Murray discuss who will win the Premier League title race.
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How 'sensational' Mac Allister led way for Liverpool

MOTD2's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer & Glenn Murray discuss Alexis Mac Allister's "outstanding" display in Liverpool's 2-1 win over Brighton.
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'Could he have given more?' - Shearer on Ozil

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Lineker and Shearer get wound up by wingers

Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards return with a new series of MOTD Top 10 as they rate the Premier League's best ever wingers - and air a few frustrations along the way.
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