In 2008, Gary donated a signed copy of one of A Good Walk Spoiled by John Feinstein for it to be auctioned off; other books were donated by Dame Helen Mirren, Sir David Jason and Sir Ian McKellen. The proceed of the auction went to the charity Book Aid International which raises money to develop literacy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Gary Lineker played for Everton for one year.
Lineker was Michael Owen's favourite player growing up.
He hosts "The Walkers Gary Lineker Golfing Day" every year, in order to gather money for the "Fight For Life" Association.
He voiced post match comments in LMA (League Managers Association) Manager, a football management video game.
He is an honorary vice-president of Leicester City.
He is member of Leukemia Busters, a charity foundation about leukemia.
He became an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) in 1992.
He is married with Michelle and they have four kids, named George, Harry, Tobias and Angus.
He appeared in adverts for the Walkers crisp brand.
His most common nickname is "Links".
Apart from English, he speaks Spanish and Japanese.
He has the same birthday with Winston Churchill (30th November). That was the reason their parents gave him the middle name "Winston".
He used to be a medical student at King's College London, before starting his football career in Leicester City.
He is 1.77m (5ft 9in) tall.
1978-84 - Leicester City - 194(95)
1985-86 - Everton - 41(30)
1986-89 - FC Barcelona - 99(44)
1989-92 - Tottenham Hotspur - 105(67)
1992-94 - Nagoya Grampus Eight - 23(9) -
1984-92 - England - 80(48)
* Apps followed by Goals.
Lineker supports both Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspurs.
Gary Lineker: (Speaking about football) Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.