Gary Lineker debut

26 May

gary Lineker, England Striker

One of England’s finest goalscorers made his début on this day in 1984.

“Legendary goal poacher Gary Lineker made his England debut in the last ever British Home Championship match on this day in 1984.

The Leicester City forward was just 23 when he replaced Tony Woodcock in the fixture against Scotland at Hampden Park; thrown on by Bobby Robson in the 72nd minute in an attempt to find a winning goal with the score at 1-1.

Unfortunately it was not to be the dream debut for Lineker with the game finishing in a stalemate, a result that meant all four nations – Northern Ireland and Wales included – ended the tournament on three points and were only separated by goal difference – the Irish coming out on top.”

An interesting fact about England striker Gary is he finished his international career with 48 goals and not one yellow card in 80 appearances, earning him the title England’s Mr Nice.


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