Gary Lineker

TV Presenter and Former Captain of the England Football Team

Gary Lineker is one of the most popular TV sports presenters and former captains of the England football team. He has presented various BBC sports related programmes such as Match of the Day and was a regular on the comedy show, They Think it's all Over.

Gary never received a yellow or red card in his professional footballing career

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  • Motivation
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Host
  • Awards


He presents in English. He speaks Japanese and Spanish fluently.

How he presents

Gary is a charismatic, witty and hugely popular personality. His persona is admired and recognised worldwide. Gary is highly sought-after as a host and speaker at a number of leading events.


  • Football (Superguides)
  • Gary's Golden Boots

In Detail

During Gary's playing career, he was one of the best known and widely admired soccer players in the world, winning both the PFA Players' Player of the year and Football Writers' Association Footballer of the year. He played for Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and Japanese team Nagoya Grampus 8. Gary helped take the England team to the semi-final of the 1990 World Cup and won the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup. He hosted live coverage of the 1998 World Cup Finals in France. Gary is passionate about golf and in 2005 was unveiled as the BBC's main presenter for major golfing events.


Gary is a highly versatile media personality, who easily captures the audience's attention with his charm and humour. His various presentations are drawn from his own experience as a world class footballer. With his sound knowledge of these subjects he can adapt his presentations to suit any corporate event.



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