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Gary Winston Lineker OBE (born 30 November 1960) is an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster. He holds England's record for goals in the FIFA World Cup finals, with 10 scored.

Lineker signed for Tottenham Hotspur in July 1989 for £1.1 million. Over three seasons, he scored 67 goals in 105 league games and won the FA Cup while playing for the club. He finished as top scorer in the First Division in the 1989–90 season, scoring 24 goals as Spurs finished third.

He finally collected an English trophy when he won the 1991 FA Cup Final with Spurs, who beat Nottingham Forest 2–1. This was despite Lineker having a goal controversially disallowed for offside and also having a penalty saved by goalkeeper Mark Crossley. Lineker had contributed to Tottenham's run to the final. In the semi-final he scored twice in a 3–1 win over North London rivals Arsenal.

He was the top division's second-highest goalscorer in 1991–92 with 28 goals from 35 games, behind Ian Wright, who scored 29 times in 42 games. Despite Lineker's personal performance, Tottenham finished this final pre-Premier League season in 15th place. His last goal in English football came on the last day of the season in a 3–1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford. Lineker picked up the Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year award for 1992.


1990-91 - FA Cup (8)

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Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year
1987: Mabbutt1988: Waddle1989: Thorstvedt1990: Gascoigne1991: Allen1992: Lineker1993: Anderton1994: Klinsmann1995: Sheringham1996: Campbell1997: Campbell (2) • 1998: Ginola1999: Carr2000: Carr (2) • 2001: Sullivan2002: Davies2003: Keane2004: Defoe2006: Keane (2) • 2007: Berbatov2008: Keane (3) • 2009: Lennon2010: Dawson2011: Modric2012: Parker2013: Bale2014: Eriksen2015: Kane2016: Alderweireld2017: Eriksen (2) • 2018: Vertonghen2019: Son2020: Son (2) • 2021: Kane (2)
1991 FA Cup Final squad - winners
GK: ThorstvedtRB: Van Den HauweCB: SedgleyCB: MabbuttLB: EdinburghRM: AllenCM: StewartCM: Howells (c) • CM: GascoigneLM: SamwaysCF: LinekerMF: NayimFW: Walsh - Manager: Venables