Gary Linekar - Sports Speaker
Gary Linekar - Sporting After Dinner Speaker
PFA Footballer of the Year (1986)
Football Writers’ Association Player of the Year (1986 and 1992)
World Cup top goal scorer - Golden Boot (1986 in Mexico)
Runner-up European Footballer Year (1986)
FIFA Fair Play Award (1990) OBE 1992
Hon MA Loughborough University (1992)
Hon MA Leicester University (1992)
TRIC Awards Sports presenter/reporter of the year (2003)
During his playing career, Gary Lineker was one of the best known and widely admired soccer players in the world today. He is also an accomplished cricketer (MCC), golfer and snooker player. His goal total of 48 for his country places him second on the all-time list behind Sir Bobby Charlton.
He has addressed the Oxford Union and he was a team captain in the popular quiz show “They Think It’s All Over”. During his spell at Barcelona he learned Spanish and whilst at Nagoya Grampus Eight he learnt Japanese.
Gary’s BBC Television work has included a roving reporter role at the Atlanta Olympic games, the acclaimed ‘Golden Boots’ series and as a presenter of ‘Football Focus’. Gary is now lead presenter on Match of the day Live and he is also the face of the extremely popular and successful advertising campaign for Walkers Crisps.
“Gary was really appreciated - our audience really enjoyed his speech and he was a brilliant guest, especially for being so accessible in the mixing and mingling stage.” Standard Chartered Bank. “It was clear from the reaction of the audience when Gary was first announced, that many of our guests were overwhelmed and the whole event was lifted by his participation.” Head of Corporate Events, Department of Health.