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Name Gary Lineker
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer

Affiliation

Org England National Team
Club as Player Leicester City
  Barcelona FC

2016 03 19 Retrieve

[Gary Lineker writes a column reflecting on the club’s fairytale rise to the top of the English Premier League] What we are witnessing, should Leicester go on to win the title, is quite possibly the most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport. A collection of individuals who couldn’t win a football match for love nor money a year ago have turned into an invincible force. A team with a spirit and togetherness the like of which the game has seldom seen. All beautifully held together by the canny, inspirational – yes, inspirational – Tinkerman

2016 08 09 Tweet

[Gary Lineker talks about the Paul Pogba who was just signed by Man Utd] The signing of Pogba by Man Utd is a watershed moment for the Premier League. First time a huge foreign star in his prime has come to England

[He added the wealth of the Premier League meant] more of the greats will come here and not just to Barca and Real Madrid

[When challenged about other big names such as Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez, Yaya Toure and Angel di Maria, Lineker responds] Either Barca cast-offs, not genuine superstars or built their reputation here

2017 02 25 Retrieve

[Gary Lineker reacts to the news that his club sacked manager Claudio Ranieri] I shed a tear last night. I shed a tear for Claudio Ranieri. I shed a tear for football, and I shed a tear for my club. It’s inexplicable to me, and I think it’s inexplicable to a lot of football fans who love the game, but I suppose in some ways you can explain it in terms of a panic decision, and for me a wrong decision and it’s very sad

2019 08 27 Retrieve

[Gary Lineker comments on Eric Cantona’s quote of King Lear at the Uefa Champions League draw] Barcelona, Dortmund, Inter could be the group of death but as Cantona says we’ll soon be eternal so what’s the problem?

2019 09 21 Retrieve

[Gary Lineker breaks down the sustained excellence of Lionel Messi] When you look at Messi, he does everything and more that [Diego Maradona] could do. He’s the best dribbler I’ve ever seen; he’s as good a passer as I’ve ever seen. And then you take into account the longevity that Messi has done it in