Gary Lineker, a curious superstition, a sentence for posterity and an incredible record

Gary Lineker, a curious superstition, a sentence for posterity and an incredible record
Gary Lineker in a match with FC Barcelona against Real Madrid (Youtube)

Gary Lineker He was one of the best center forwards of his era. The England striker had his best years in the decade of the 80 teams like Leicester (city ​​where he was born), Everton, Tottenham Y FC Barcelona before retiring in Japan in the ranks of Nagoya Grampus.

We all know that live front of the goal that becomes something of an obsession. Players who take this demarcation are often the most likely to develop some kind of mania or superstition and Lineker It was no exception. La Gazzetta dello Sport He unveiled some of the best known of several players and among them is the English footballer.

Lineker chutaba never to door during warmups matches. As he explains “I did not want to spend goal”. further, If not scored in the first half of a match at halftime shirt he was changed because he considered that he had begun was jinxed.


This kind of tics or hobbies were quite well that the British throughout his career earned quite successful not only in clubs where he played but also in the selection of England with whom he played two world in 1986 Y 1990. In fact, was the top scorer in Mexico '86 edition with 6 goals while marked 4 in Italia '90.

Lineker butter de Oro
Lineker won the Golden Boot at the World Cup in Mexico '86 after scoring 6 goals for England (Express & Star)

Precisely in Italy he coined one of the phrases that became football history after England fell eliminated in the semifinals against Germany: “Football is a simple game: 22 men passed 90 minutes running after a ball and in the end the Germans always win”.

At club level Gary Lineker He got a more than respectable figures. He was able to score 238 goals in 461 official matches while level titles achieved a Recopa and Copa del Rey with Barcelona, FA Cup with one Tottenham, Comunity one with Everton Shield and League Second Division (which marked the rise) with Leicester.

But nevertheless, one of the most curious things about the race of the British striker is the fact that it was never shown any card, neither yellow nor red. Collides quite considering the fact that Gary has always shown a strong character and other players as noble as Iniesta O Butragueño (what Nor they were expelled never) if they received a yellow card.

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