former england striker & prolific football pundit
The 2018 World Cup
Hosting & moderating
Gary Lineker was one of English football's top strikers in the 1980s and early 1990s. A unique blend of skill, intelligence and charm, he was renowned both as a dangerous striker and consummate professional. During his 14 year long professional career, Lineker was never cautioned, let alone sent off - very few footballers have achieved this feat.
He achieved stardom with Everton F.C., after initially playing for Leicester City F.C. He then had spells with F.C. Barcelona and other big clubs before returning to the Uk to play for Tottenham Hotspur. He subsequently went on to play two years in Japan for Nagoya Grampus Eight before a foot injury finished his career.
Since 1999, Gary has been the hugely popular anchor of the BBC's Match Of The Day, and has hosted footage of the World Cup since 1998.
Known as much for his charisma in front of the camera as his abilities on the pitch, Gary is a brilliant moderator and speaker. Whether it be hosting an event, delivering insights about peak performance or entertaining audiences with anecdotes from his long career, he remains hugely popular.