Thursday, 19 September 2013
New book out today on Gary Lineker - co-authored with Tony Matthews
Leicester born Gary is one of football’s greatest ever strikers. In an excellent career he appeared in a total of 648 competitive games and scored 332 goals for club and country. This is his abridged story. Lineker was a member of the Leicester team which clinched the Second Division championship in 1980. In 1985 he was a member of the Everton side that won the annual FA Charity Shield. With Spanish giants Barcelona, he won the Copa del Rey in 1988 and the European Cup-Winner's Cup the following year. In 1991 after returning to England, he helped Spurs lift the FA Cup. He is the country's second highest scorer behind Bobby Charlton and he finished up as top scorer in the 1986 World Cup, receiving the Golden Boot for his efforts. He is also the only player to have topped the First Division charts with three different clubs - Leicester (84-85), Everton (85-86) and Spurs (89-90). As one of the game's nice guys on the football pitch, Gary was never cautioned by a referee.