SOCCER PLAYER

Gary Lineker

1960 - Today

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Gary Winston Lineker (; born 30 November 1960) is an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster. He is regarded as one of the greatest English strikers. His media career began with the BBC, where he has presented the flagship football programme Match of the Day since the late 1990s, the longest tenure of any MOTD presenter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gary Lineker has received more than 9,337,713 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia. Gary Lineker is the 363rd most popular soccer player (up from 479th in 2019), the 1,253rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,358th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Soccer Player.

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  • 9.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.23

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SOCCER PLAYERS

Among soccer players, Gary Lineker ranks 363 out of 16,880Before him are Jan Ceulemans, Robinho, Telê Santana, Nagayasu Honda, Saburo Shinosaki, and Antonio Carbajal. After him are Guy Roux, Toninho Cerezo, Fabien Barthez, Petr Čech, Julen Lopetegui, and Masafumi Hara.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1960, Gary Lineker ranks 60Before him are José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Khaled, Steve Vai, Hirohiko Araki, Leos Carax, and Gjorge Ivanov. After him are John Galliano, Rafael Benítez, Brian Cowen, Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran, Jeremy Clarkson, and Kevin Carter.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gary Lineker ranks 1,253 out of 7,765Before him are Prince William, Duke of Cumberland (1721), Matthew Festing (1949), Henry Thomas Buckle (1821), Jethro Tull (1674), Horace Walpole (1717), and John Entwistle (1944). After him are David Thewlis (1963), Keith O'Brien (1938), Elizabeth de Burgh (1289), Mick Taylor (1949), Wallace Hartley (1878), and John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury (1384).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Gary Lineker ranks 16Before him are Kevin Keegan (1951), Duncan Edwards (1936), Peter Shilton (1949), Jimmy Greaves (1940), Bob Paisley (1919), and Ryan Giggs (1973). After him are Wayne Rooney (1985), Brian Clough (1935), Steven Gerrard (1980), John Charles (1931), Harry Gregg (1932), and Ian Rush (1961).

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