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  Wednesday, 23 October, 2002, 10:13 GMT 11:13 UK
Lineker in pictures
Gary Lineker: Career of a Leicester legend

Gary Lineker, Leicester
Lineker, the son of a Leicester grocer, first catches the eye as a gangly centre-forward at his hometown club

Gary Lineker comes up against a future colleague, Mark Lawrenson, in the 1986 FA Cup final
A move to champions Everton follows but despite 31 goals and an FA Cup final, Lineker leaves trophyless

Gary Linker celebrates his hat-trick against Poland
The Mexico 86 World Cup makes Lineker a megastar as a hat-trick against Poland helps clinch the Golden Boot

Gary Lineker lifts the European Cup Winners Cup in 1989 and the 1991 FA Cup
Cup success follows at Barcelona (1989) and Tottenham (1991), but these remain his only major trophies

Gary Lineker on the terraces Filbert Street during his days as a Barcelona player
Despite his status as one of Europe's top footballers Lineker retains strong links with his boyhood heroes

Gary Lineker with BBC Match of the day colleagues Trevor Brooking and Alan Hansen
A toe injury forces Lineker to retire but he quickly finds a new team, and a new career, with BBC Sport

Gary Lineker opens the Walkers Stadium
Leicester's most famous son even endorses the club crisps, but will he cut the mustard in his new challenge?

Gary Lineker heads a consortium bidding to save cash-strapped Leicester City

Lineker steps in


Leicester in trouble

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