Gary Lineker

Highest ever goalscorer for England behind Bobby Charlton

Host of "Match of the Day" on BBC television

Gary Lineker speaker, conferences, presenter, bbc

Gary Lineker is a former professional footballer and popular sports TV Pundit, he is also recognised as the face of the Walkers Crips advertisements. Gary is a charming and entertaining awards host and after dinner speaker, suitable for various corporate events.

Gary began his professional football career playing for Leicester City; he then went onto play for Everton and more notably Barcelona where he scored 21 goals in the space of 42 games. After Barcelona, Gary went on to play for Tottenham Hotspurs and ended his career at Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan. In the 1986 World Cup, Gary was the top scorer of the whole tournament and he won the ‘Golden Boot’, he is the only English player to have done so.

Gary Lineker retired from international football with 80 caps and 48 goals to his name; he decided to pursue a career in media.  Gary’s media career began on Radio 5 as a football pundit and he was then hired by the BBC to take over Des Lynam as the BBC’s main football presenter, he presented ‘Match of the Day’ and ‘They Think It’s All Over’. Gary is also an avid Golfer and has a handicap of four, he began presenting gold for the BBC when Steve Rider left and has covered both The Masters and the Open Championship.

His media career has gone from strength to strength and he now works for the NBC Sports Network, covering Premier League Football  and he also presents some of the coverage for the US version of ‘Match of the Day’. He has also appeared in non sport related shows such as ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, ‘Ant and Dec’s Christmas Show’ and ‘Friday Night with Jonathan Ross’.

GaryLineker can also be recognised for his roles in the Walkers crisps adverts, which he was started doing in 1995. He plays the bad guy in a series of humorous adverts for the famous crisp company and for a short while their salt and vinegar flavoured crisps were named ‘Salt-n-Lineker’.

Gary Lineker is a talented awards host and after dinner speaker, his humour and charisma never fails to impress audiences and he keeps the crowds entertained  at corporate events.




Awards host and after dinner speaker

Match of the Day Quiz Book

How well do you know your football? You follow your team week in, week out, share in the agony of defeat, the pure joy of a solid win, but do you really know what's going on on the pitch?

Match of the Day Quiz Book will settle thousands of arguments up and down the country - and challenge football know-it-alls to finally put their money where their mouth is. Quizzes range from the classic era right up to the modern game, taking in the best players, most successful teams, highest-scoring matches, most brutal derbies and many more besides.

With 3,000 brand-new questions from the MOTD team, this is the ultimate test for any football fan.

Match of the Day Quiz Book

Gary Lineker's - Football: it's Unbelievable!: Seeing the Funny Side of the Global Game

"Gary Lineker's - Football: It's Unbelievable!" is a unique, light-hearted look at the global game. Fronted by "Match of the Day" presenter and England football legend Gary Lineker, this stunning book, packed with amazing images and a lively text, covers such diverse football topics as amazing goals, tantalising tricks, brilliant saves, embarrassing mistakes, ludicrous haircuts and ghastly shirts. Arranged thematically and featuring everything from the sublime to the ridiculous, "Gary Lineker's - Football: It's Unbelievable!" explores the most incredible and fascinating football stories and incidents from across the world. The result is an ingenious book that mixes football's brilliant moments with the utterly bonkers to create a unique and thrilling book that will have you astounded and laughing out loud in equal measure.

Gary Lineker's - Football: it's Unbelievable!: Seeing the Funny Side of the Global Game

The Weird and Wonderful World of Football

The Weird and Wonderful World of Football is a light-hearted look at the wild and wacky side of the global game. It covers professional club football, international football and the grassroots of the sport, and has stories taken from around the world. Most of the entries are chosen from the modern period and each spread will be themed. It is written for the general reader, but with an emphasis on appealing to young football fans. If you find beach ball assists, Vinnie Jones putting the squeeze on Gazza, Wolfie the Wolves mascot slugging it out with Bristol City's Three Little Piggies, trees planted on the pitch or superpink Barbie bar footy machines laugh out loud funny, then you'll love this book!

The Weird and Wonderful World of Football