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Gary Lineker has been lucky enough to enjoy not one but two successful careers. He first rose to fame in the '80s and '90s as a top-ranked British football player, and then transitioned into sports broadcasting and TV presenting after retiring from competitive play. Lineker, long known as a fair and easygoing sportsman, began his broadcasting career hosting several BBC radio sports programs and was promoted in 1999 to host of "Match of the Day," the long-running primetime sports series. From 1995 to 2003 he served as co-host of the popular game show "They Think It's All Over Now," which features well-known British comedians competing to answer questions about different athletes and sporting events. A Football Hall of Fame member, Lineker has participated in numerous documentaries and TV specials; he appeared alongside David Beckham in the 2004 special "Old Big 'Ead: A Tribute to Brian Clough," and offered commentary in "Facism and Football," which explores how European dictators like Benito Mussolini and Francisco Franco used football as a means of controlling and subjugating their citizens. He portrayed a parodic version of himself in the British TV miniseries "The Nearly Complete and Utter History...

Gary Lineker has been lucky enough to enjoy not one but two successful careers. He first rose to fame in the '80s and '90s as a top-ranked British football player, and then transitioned into sports broadcasting and TV presenting after retiring from competitive play. Lineker, long known as a fair and easygoing sportsman, began his broadcasting career hosting several BBC radio sports programs and was promoted in 1999 to host of "Match of the Day," the long-running primetime sports series. From 1995 to 2003 he served as co-host of the popular game show "They Think It's All Over Now," which features well-known British comedians competing to answer questions about different athletes and sporting events. A Football Hall of Fame member, Lineker has participated in numerous documentaries and TV specials; he appeared alongside David Beckham in the 2004 special "Old Big 'Ead: A Tribute to Brian Clough," and offered commentary in "Facism and Football," which explores how European dictators like Benito Mussolini and Francisco Franco used football as a means of controlling and subjugating their citizens. He portrayed a parodic version of himself in the British TV miniseries "The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything" and, in a rare film appearance, played himself in "Bend It Like Beckham,"the 2002 surprise global hit about a Sikh girl who dreams of becoming a famous footballer. He has since lent his voice to the title character in "Underground Ernie," an animated children's program about a train supervisor and his friends.

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