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 8,300,423 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Gary Lineker is the 479th most popular soccer player (down from 277th in 2019), the 1,359th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,064th in 2019) and the 20th most popular British Soccer Player.

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  • 8.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 68

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SOCCER PLAYERS

Among soccer players, Gary Lineker ranks 479 out of 16,923Before him are Mihály Lantos, Fernando Redondo, Ottmar Walter, Eric Abidal, Mordechai Spiegler, and Harry Gregg. After him are Hiroshi Kanazawa, Koji Sasaki, Preben Elkjær, Fernando Santos, Ali Sami Yen, and Jack Charlton.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1960, Gary Lineker ranks 57Before him are Sarah Brightman, Rafael Benítez, Hiroyuki Sanada, Barham Salih, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and Anne Parillaud. After him are Gia Carangi, Damon Wayans, Jorge Sampaoli, Walter Zenga, Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran, and Kim Wilde.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gary Lineker ranks 1,359 out of 6,924Before him are Neville Marriner (1924), Harry Gregg (1932), Charles Rolls (1877), P. F. Strawson (1919), Emilia Clarke (1986), and John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713). After him are Ruth Belville (1854), John Bowring (1792), Christine Keeler (1942), John Martin (1789), William Prout (1785), and Chris Patten (1944).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Gary Lineker ranks 20Before him are Bob Paisley (1919), Frank Lampard (1978), Ryan Giggs (1973), Steven Gerrard (1980), John Charles (1931), and Harry Gregg (1932). After him are Jack Charlton (1935), Wayne Rooney (1985), Ian Rush (1961), Herbert Kilpin (1870), Peter Bonetti (1941), and Alan Shearer (1970).

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