Saturday, February 23, 2019

Individual International Appearances, Part Eight- Gary Winston Lineker (Part 1)


Gary Winston Lineker (born November 30, 1960 at Leicester)



Official International Appearance No. 1 / 0 Goals

Date: May 26, 1984
Competition: British Home Championship (Friendly)
Venue: Glasgow-Hampden Park
Referee: Paolo Casarin (Italy)
Attendance: 73,064
Scotland 1-England 1 (Mark McGhee 13  / Tony Woodcock 37)
Notes:
1-First International Appearance, First Official Friendly Appearance, First appearance at an away venue, First appearance coming on as a substitute.
2-Note, British Home Championship matches are considered friendlies.
3-Gary Lineker replaced Tony Woodcock in the 73rd minute.
4-First match vs. Scotland and first match at Glasgow.
5-First International match tied.
6-First match with Robert ‘Bobby’ William Robson as Manager.
7-First match as Leicester City Football Club player.
8-First ever match vs. a British as well as a European Nation.

Official International Appearance No. 2 / 1 Goals

Date: March 26, 1985
Competition: Friendly
Venue: London - Wembley    
Referee: George Brian Smith (Scotland)
Attendance: 34,793
England 2-Republic of Ireland 1 (Trevor Steven 44, Gary Lineker 76 / Liam Brady 87)
Notes:
1-First International Appearance at home and first match and first friendly at Wembley.
2-First ever match as a starter.
3-Gary Lineker scored his first International goal.

Photo from: Football Association of Ireland, 75 Years, Author Peter Byrne, 1996
(March 26, 1985, England 2-Republic of Ireland 1)




Official International Appearance No. 3 / 1 Goals

Date: May 1, 1985
Competition: FIFA World Cup 1986 Qualifier-UEFA Zone-Group 3
Venue: Bucharest (Bucuresti) -Stadionul 23 August        
Referee: Emilio Carlos Guruceta Muro (Spain)
Attendance: 70,000
Romania 0-England 0 (-)
Notes:
1-First Official competitive International Appearance, as well as the first one at an away venue.
2-First ever World Cup qualifier.
3-First match vs., a non-British Nation.
4-Gary Lineker replaced Paul Mariner in the 84th minute.

Official International Appearance No. 4 / 1 Goals

Date: May 25, 1985
Competition: Sir Stanley Rous Cup (Friendly)
Venue: Glasgow -Hampden Park
Referee: Michel Vautrot (France)
Attendance: 66,489
Scotland 1-England 0 (Richard Gough 70)
Notes:
1-First International match as a loss.
2-Second match at Glasgow.
3-First match as part of the Rous Cup.
4-Gary Lineker replaced Glenn Hoddle in the 79th minute.

Official International Appearance No. 5 / 1 Goals

Date: June 6, 1985
Competition: Ciudad de Mexico Cup (Friendly)
Venue: Ciudad de México (Mexico City) –Estadio Azteca, Mexico
Referee: Antonio Marquez Ramirez (Mexico)
Attendance: 8,000
Italy 2-England 1 (Salvatore Bagni 73, Alessandro Altobelli 89 / Mark Hateley 75)
Notes:
1-First International match lost at a neutral venue.
2-First overseas tour with England.
3-First ever match on a different continent and first match on North American soil.
4-Gary Lineker replaced Trevor Francis in the 78th minute.


Official International Appearance No. 6 / 1 Goals

Date: June 12, 1985
Competition: Azteca 2000 (Friendly)
Venue: Ciudad de México (Mexico City) –Estadio Azteca, Mexico
Referee: Jorge Leanza Sansone (Mexico)
Attendance: 8,000
England 3-West Germany 0 (Bryan Robson 34, Kerry Dixon 54, 67)
Notes:
1-First International match won at a neutral venue.
2-First match vs. West Germany.
3-Second start for England and the first time he was replaced after starting a match.
4-Gary Lineker was replaced by John Barnes in the 60th minute.



Photo From: Mondial, new series, issue 69, December 1985
(June 12, 1985, Azteca 2000, England 3-West Germany 0)



Photo from: Onze, Hors Serie 26, 1986
(Standing second from the right, June 12, 1985, Azteca 2000, England 3-West Germany 0)



Photo from: Kicker-WM-1986
(standing first from the right, June 12, 1985, Azteca 2000, England 3-West Germany 0)



Official International Appearance No. 7 / 3 Goals

Date: June 16, 1985
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Los Angeles-Memorial Coliseum, California
Referee: Edgardo Codesal Mendez (Mexico)
Attendance: 10,145
USA 0-England 5 (Gary Lineker 12, 47, Kerry Dixon 32, 73, Trevor Steven 80)
Notes:
1-First International match won at an away venue.
2-First and only match vs. USA. First ever match vs. a non-European Nation.
3-Gary Lineker scored his second and third goals for England. His first double strike at International level.
4-Gary Lineker’s second start.
5-Last match as a Leicester City Football Club player. (7 matches, 3 goals) (3 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses)

Photo From: @classicshirts
(Gary Lineker with an exchanged jersey, June 16, 1985, USA 0-England 5)



Official International Appearance No. 8 / 3 Goals

Date: September 11, 1985
Competition: FIFA World Cup 1986 Qualifier-UEFA Zone-Group 3
Venue: London - Wembley
Referee: Karl-Heinz Tritscher (West Germany)
Attendance: 59,500
England 1-Romania 1 (Glenn Hoddle 25 / Rodion Camataru 60)
Notes:
1-First Official World Cup qualifier at home and at Wembley.
2-First match as an Everton Football Club player.
3-Gary Lineker was replaced by Tony Woodcock in the 76th minute.

Official International Appearance No. 9 / 6 Goals

Date: October 16, 1985
Competition: FIFA World Cup 1986 Qualifier-UEFA Zone-Group 3
Venue: London - Wembley
Referee: Anatoly Milchenko (USSR)
Attendance: 52,500
England 5-Turkey 0 (Chris Waddle 15, Gary Lineker 18,43,54, Bryan Robson 35)
Notes:
1-First Official World Cup qualifier won at home and at Wembley.
2-First hat trick for the National Team.
3-Gary Lineker scored his 5th, 6th and 7th goals for England.

4-First goals as an Everton player.



Official International Appearance No. 10 / 6 Goals

Date: November 13, 1985
Competition: FIFA World Cup 1986 Qualifier-UEFA Zone-Group 3
Venue: London - Wembley
Referee: Erik Fredriksson (Sweden)
Attendance: 70,500
England 0-Northern Ireland 0 (-)
Notes:
1-First World Cup Qualification.

Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1986
(Pat Jennings and Gary Lineker, November 13, 1985, World Cup Qualifier, England 0-Northern Ireland 0)




Official International Appearance No. 11 / 6 Goals

Date: January 29, 1986
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Cairo -Nasser Stadium
Referee: Antonios Vassaras (Greece)
Attendance: 20,000
Egypt 0-England 4 (Trevor Steven 16, Omar (own goal) 41, Danny Wallace 55, Gordon Cowans 74)
Notes:
1-First match vs. an African Nation.
2-First match vs., Egypt and first match on African soil.
3-Gary Lineker was replaced by Peter Beardlsey in the 50th minute.


Photo From: Match, February 22, 1986
(England squad, standing first from the right, January 29, 1986, Egypt 0-England 4)



Photo From: Shoot, February 22, 1986
(England squad in Egypt, standing sixth from the right)


Photo From: Fussball Magazin, Issue 5, May 1987
(Gary Lineker in Egypt)



Official International Appearance No. 12 / 6 Goals

Date: March 26, 1986
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Tbilisi –Dinamo Stadion (Dinamo Tblissi)
Referee: Velichko Tsonchev (Bulgaria)
Attendance: 62,500
USSR 0-England 1 (Chris Waddle 67)
Notes:
1-First match vs. USSR.



Photo From: Official Match Programme,  England v Scotland, 1986
(Oleg Kuznetsov and Gary Lineker, March 26, 1986, USSR 0-England 1)




Official International Appearance No. 13 / 6 Goals

Date: May 24, 1986
Competition: Friendly
Venue: Burnaby -Swanguard Stadium
Referee: John Meachin (Canada)
Attendance: 8,150
Canada 0-England 1 (Mark Hateley 58)
Notes:
1-First and only match vs. Canada.
2-Second match vs. a North American Nation.
3-Third straight win on away soil.
4-Gary Lineker was replaced by Peter Beardlsey in the 66th minute.


Photo From : World Soccer, June 1986
(England World Cup squad, standing first on the right)



Official International Appearance No. 14 / 6 Goals

Date: June 3, 1986
Competition: FIFA World Cup 1986-Group F
Venue: Monterrey -Estadio Tecnológico, Mexico
Referee: Volker Roth (West Germany)
Attendance: 23,000
Portugal 1-England 0 (Carlos Manuel 76)
Notes:
1-First ever match in the Finals of a World Cup and the Finals of an Official Tournament.
2-First and only match vs. Portugal.
3-First loss in an Official Finals of a Tournament.
4-Thord match at a neutral venue.
5-Second International loss and the second at a neutral venue.

Photo From : Mondial, new series, issue 76, July 1986
(June 3, 1986, World Cup, Portugal 1-England 0)



Official International Appearance No. 15 / 6 Goals

Date: June 6, 1986
Competition: FIFA World Cup 1986-Group F
Venue: Monterrey -Estadio Tecnológico, Mexico
Referee: Gabriel González Roa (Paraguay)
Attendance: 20,000
England 0-Morocco 0 (-)
Notes:
1-Second ever match vs. an African Nation and the first and only match vs. Morocco.


Official International Appearance No. 16 / 9 Goals

Date: June 11, 1986
Competition: FIFA World Cup 1986-Group F
Venue: Monterrey -Estadio Tecnológico, Mexico
Referee: Andre Daina (Switzerland)
Attendance: 22,000
England 3-Poland 0 (Gary Lineker 9, 14, 34)
Notes:
1-First ever goals in the Finals of a World Cup and an Official Tournament.
2-First win in the Finals of a World Cup and a an Official Tournament.
3-Second hat trick for England. Gary Lineker scored his 7th, 8th and 9th goals for England.
4-First match vs. Poland.
5-Gary Lineker was replaced by Kerry Dixon in the 86th minute.


Photo From : Goal, Issue 31, April 1998
(Goals against Poland, June 11, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Poland 0)



Photo From : Guerin Sportivo, Issue 640 (Number 18), April 29-May 5, 1987
(June 11, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Poland 0)



Photo From : Onze, Issue 132, December 1986
(June 11, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Poland 0)


Photo From : Onze, Issue 149, May 1988
(June 11, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Poland 0)


Photo From : Shoot, October 8, 1994
(June 11, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Poland 0)



Official International Appearance No. 17 / 11 Goals

Date: June 18, 1986
Competition: FIFA World Cup 1986-Second Round
Venue: Ciudad de México (Mexico City) –Estadio Azteca, Mexico
Referee: Jamal Al Sharif (Syria)
Attendance: 98,000
England 3-Paraguay 0 (Gary Lineker 31, 73, Peter Beardsley 56)
Notes:
1-First ever match, win and goals vs. a South American Nation. First and only match vs. Paraguay.
2-His second double strike for England.
3-Gary Lineker scored his 10th and 11th goals for England.
4-Lineker scored in consecutive matches for the first time.
5-First match at the Azteca.


Photo From : France Football, Issue 2200, June 7, 1988
(England squad, standing third from the left, June 18, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Paraguay 0)



Photo From : England, The Complete Post-War Record, Author Mike Payne
(June 18, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Paraguay 0)



Photo From : Goal, Issue 31, April 1998
(with fellow goalscorer Peter Beardsley, June 18, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Paraguay 0)



Photo From : World Soccer, June 1988
(with fellow goalscorer Peter Beardsley, June 18, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Paraguay 0)



Photo From : Goal, Issue 31, April 1998
(Goals vs. Paraguay, June 18, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Paraguay 0)




Photo From : Onze, Issue 132, December 1986
(June 18, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Paraguay 0)



Photo From : Onze-Mondial, Issue 37, February 1992
(June 18, 1986, World Cup, England 3-Paraguay 0)



Official International Appearance No. 18 / 12 Goals

Date: June 22, 1986
Competition: FIFA World Cup 1986-Quarterfinal
Venue: Ciudad de México (Mexico City) –Estadio Azteca, Mexico
Referee: Ali Bennaceur (Tunisia)
Attendance: 114,000
Argentina 2-England 1 (Diego Maradona 51, 54 / Gary Lineker 80)
Notes:
1-Second match vs. a South American nation and first and only loss. First match vs. Argentina.
2-Gary Lineker scored his 12th goal for England.
3-Lineker scored in three consecutive matches.
4-Second and last match at the Azteca.
5-Gary Lineker became the top goalscorer of the World Cup with six goals.
6-Last match and goal as an Everton player. (11 matches, 9 goals) (6 wins, 3 draws, 2 losses)

Photo From : Goal, Issue 31, April 1998
(Goal vs. Argentina, June 22, 1986, World Cup, Argentina 2-England 1)


Photo From : Guerin Sportivo, Issue 640 (Number 18), April 29-May 5, 1987
(Header Goal vs. Argentina, June 22, 1986, World Cup, Argentina 2-England 1)



Official International Appearance No. 19 / 14 Goals

Date: October 15, 1986
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifier-Group 4
Venue: London - Wembley
Referee: Alphonse Constantine (Belgium)
Attendance: 35,000
England 3-Northern Ireland 0 (Gary Lineker 33, 80, Chris Waddle 78)
Notes:
1-Second match vs. Northern Ireland.
2-Gary Lineker scored his 13th and 14th goals for England. His third double strike.
3-Lineker scored in fourth consecutive matches.
4-First ever match in a UEFA Europan Championship qualifier.
5-First match and goals as a Barcelona player.


Photo From : Fussball Magazin, Issue 5, May 1987
(October 15, 1986, EC Qualifier, England 3-Northern Ireland 0)



Photo From : Mondial, new series, issue 83, February 1987
(October 15, 1986, EC Qualifier, England 3-Northern Ireland 0)



Photo From : World Soccer, November 1986
(October 15, 1986, EC Qualifier, England 3-Northern Ireland 0)


Photo From : World Soccer, November 1986
(October 15, 1986, EC Qualifier, England 3-Northern Ireland 0)



Official International Appearance No. 20 / 14 Goals

Date: November 12, 1986
Competition: UEFA European Championship Qualifier-Group 4
Venue: London - Wembley
Referee: Franz Wohrer (Austria)
Attendance: 60,000
England 2-Yugoslavia 0 (Gary Mabbutt 21, Viv Anderson 57)
Notes:
1-First match vs.Yugoslavia.
2-Lineker did not score after a run of four consecutive matches.


Photo From : Mondial, new series, issue 83, February 1987
(In the background, November 12, 1986, EC Qualifier, England 2-Yugoslavia 0)


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