HISTORY OF THE CLUB
One of the great strikers of the modern era, Gary joined us from Barcelona in 1989 and went on to score an impressive 80 goals for us in 138 games in all competitions before leaving for a new venture in Japan in 1991.
Lineker made his name at Leicester City and Everton before his high-profile switch to the La Liga giants in 1986.
He was top-scorer in all of his three seasons at the Lane and played a huge part in our FA Cup win in 1991, scoring twice in the semi-final triumph over Arsenal at Wembley.
However, it's Lineker's performances in major tournaments for England that make him really stand out.
He won the 'Golden Boot' for top-scorer at the World Cup Finals in Mexico in 1986 and was on target again as England reached the semi-finals in 1990. He eventually finished just one goal behind England's all-time scorer Bobby Charlton with 48 in 80 caps.
Lineker is now a well-known TV presenter for BBC, including fronting Match Of The Day and Olympics coverage in 2012.