Gary Lineker

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The castaway in this week's Desert Island Discs is the captain of the England football team Gary Lineker. Apprenticed to Leicester City at the age of 16, he turned professional at 18, then went on to play for England. In 1985 he was bought by Everton for £800,000. One year and 40 goals later, he was bought by Barcelona for more than two million pounds.

He'll be talking to Sue Lawley about his extraordinary skill as a footballer, his reputation for immaculate behaviour both on and off the football field and the agony of England's defeat in this year's World Cup.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Soul Limbo (Sig. Tune For Test Match Special) by Booker T And The MGs
Book: Wisden Almanack for cricketers
Luxury: Bowling machine

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Fri 5 Oct 1990 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestGary Lineker

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