Gary Lineker never received a yellow or red card. It’s one of those amazing statistics in football that you struggle to believe is real, but alas, the legendary England striker managed to stay out of the referee’s book across a professional career spanning 1978 to 1994.
Gary Lineker is not an unfamiliar name in the football world. In fact, he is widely regarded as one of England’s greatest players of all time.
A striker, he scored a total of 329 goals in 647 appearances for both club and country. Even though he enjoyed a long career that span 16 years, Lineker never received a yellow or a red card. As a result, he was honoured in 1990 with the FIFA Fair Play Award.
The former Leicester legend also represented Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and England national team which he had 80 caps and 48 goals. He scored a total of 329 goals for both club and country.
The Former Spurs, Leicester City and Barcelona player, Lineker was not only a prolific goalscorer but also showed his best behaviour while he was on the pitch.
A 16 year-long career amounting to 567 matches and 281 goals (for club only) isn’t the only impressive feat of this man’s career.
The Leicester-born star was able to finish his impressive football career with a special feather on his cap by not receiving a single red card or yellow card during his tenure.