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Filbert (Dog)

Adopted Apr 2022

Gary Lineker welcomed Filbert, a dog he adopted from Los Angeles’ streets, to his home. Named after Leicester City’s old stadium, Filbert began his new life in the UK with the former England striker in April 2022.

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker Pets


November 30, 1960 (63)

Gary Lineker is an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster. He is regarded as one of the greatest English strikers, noted for his clinical finishing and is the third highest scorer for England, with 48 goals. His media career began with the BBC, where he has presented the flagship football programme ‘Match of the Day’ since the late 1990s. Lineker’s football career saw him play for clubs including Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, and Tottenham Hotspur, and he earned the Golden Boot at the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

During his club career, Lineker was known for his goal-scoring prowess. At Leicester City, he became the First Division’s joint top scorer in the 1984–85 season. His move to Everton saw continued success, finishing as the league’s top scorer in the 1985–86 season. Lineker’s international career was highlighted by his performance in the 1986 World Cup, where he received the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer. At Barcelona, he won the Copa del Rey and the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Lineker concluded his English club career at Tottenham Hotspur, where he won the FA Cup.

Lineker’s career is marked by significant collaborations and influences. At Barcelona, he played under manager Terry Venables, forming a notable partnership. His time at Tottenham saw him play alongside Paul Gascoigne, contributing to the team’s FA Cup victory. Lineker also worked with several prominent sports broadcasters and journalists, enhancing his reputation in the media industry. His transition from football to broadcasting involved collaboration with the BBC and other media outlets.

Lineker’s career has been recognized with various awards and distinctions. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2003 for his achievements in football. His broadcasting career has also been acknowledged, with Lineker winning the Sports Journalists’ Association’s Sports Broadcaster of the Year award multiple times.