Gary Lineker OBE

English Footballing Legend

Gary Lineker OBE is one of the nation’s best known footballers and television personalities. As a striker, Gary was famous for his opportunist style of play and ability to poach a goal at any chance, proven by his 95 goals in 194 appearances for Leicester City. An eloquent football speaker, Gary engages well with audiences whilst delivering anecdotal tales from his illustrious career.

After seven years at his home club of Leicester City, Gary completed a highly successful season at Everton, scoring 30 times in 41 appearances, before moving to European giants Barcelona for £2,800,000. Gary enjoyed European top-flight football for three years, winning the Copa del Rey in 1988, as well as the European Cup in 1989. On his return to domestic football in the UK, Gary became a favourite at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 67 goals in 105 appearances.

Lineker knows better than most the importance of peak performance and achieving ambitions, two attributes that relate well as a football speaker to both business and personal environments during after dinner events.

Whilst Gary became one of the most successful and desirable players in league football, he also went on to represent his country over 80 times during his career. Gary played five games of the 1986 World Cup, scoring 6 goals in the process and becoming the only Englishman to ever receive the renowned ‘Golden Boot’.

Gary’s sporting acumen makes him one of the most desirable sports speakers on the after dinner circuit. Gary finished his playing career at Japanese side Nagoya Grampus 8 in 1994, since then Lineker has embarked on a second career in broadcasting and football punditry. Initially placed at BBC Radio 5 Live, Gary went on to become an anchorman of football coverage and presenter of Match of the Day.

Gary has held a long term relationship with Walker’s Crisps, being the face of their humorous advertisement campaigns for many years.

To book leading football speaker, Gary Lineker to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Gary is known to cover the following topics:

  • Football Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Drive & Determination
  • Maximising Success
  • Teamwork & Leadership
  • Leicester City
  • Everton Football Club

Listen to an interview with Gary here, where he discusses his views on world-famous Lionel Messi of Barcelona: