During his playing career, Gary Lineker was one of the best known and most widely admired soccer players in the world.
He played for Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and Japanese team Nagoya Grampus Eight.
In 80 appearances for England, his international goal total of 48 places him second on the all-time list behind Sir Bobby Charlton. During his spell at Barcelona he became fluent in Spanish and while at Nagoya Grampus Eight he learnt Japanese.
He has been presenting Match Of The Day since 1999 and was also a team captain on BBC One\'s hugely successful sports quiz They Think It\'s All Over.
In November 2005, Gary was unveiled as BBC Sport\'s main presenter for major golfing events such as The Open. He is also a presenter on the BBC\'s annual sporting spectacular, Sports Personality Of The Year.
"Whatever you do, give it everything."