Which football team does Gary Lineker support?
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 13, 2023 - 02:42PM
Lineker is a big supporter of one Premier League club (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

is the face of BBC football having .

And his stint in the MOTD hot seat will continue after over the impartiality row that had seen over comments he made .

This means that Lineker will continue to present Premier League highlights to millions of footy fans watching their favourite club on the box on a Saturday night.

But which club has Lineker’s heart? Let’s take a look…

Who does Gary Lineker support?

Lineker is a huge fan of , having been born in the East Midlands city.

The 62 year-old doesn’t shy away from his affiliation with the Foxes on TV, often showing his delight when the team win – and sorrow when they lose.

Lineker likes to cheer on the team in person (Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Lineker when Leicester won the Premier League title the previous season.

The stunt was keeping up with the promise he made on Twitter in December 2015 when the team were top of the table under Italian manager Claudio Ranieri.

When the club were closing in on securing the title in spring 2016, Lineker revealed that it was all too much for him.

at the time: ‘It’s a mixture of utter joy and excruciating agony. It’s so incredible, and you want it to happen so much that it’s become quite tough watching the games.

‘It is Roy of the Rovers stuff. If someone had pitched this as a movie, they’d say it was too ridiculous

The former England player was at Wembley presenting the FA Cup final when Leicester won the trophy for the first time in their history in 2021.

As well as supporting the club from an early age, Lineker also played for them in the 1970s and 80s.

After leaving school in 1977, Lineker joined Leicester’s academy before signing his first professional contract in the 1978/79 season.

Lineker went on to win the division two title with the club in 1979/80, but left for in 1985 having scored 95 goals in total for his boyhood club.

When Leicester went into administration in 2002, Lineker contributed £5million of his own money as part of a consortium to save the club.

Speaking about the move to save his beloved side, Lineker said in 2016: ‘We didn’t do it for the money. It was a charitable donation, basically, just to keep it going.’

When Lineker was forced to step back from presenting Match of the Day on March 11, the ex-striker spent the day at the King Power Stadium watching Leicester take on Chelsea.

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