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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Barcelona 1989 - No.8 Lineker.


After winning the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, Gary Lineker was signed by Barcelona for £2.8m. Barcelona were being managed by fellow Englishman Terry Venables, who had also brought in Manchester United and Wales striker Mark Hughes.

Lineker's performance at the finals led to much anticipation of success at the Camp Nou, and he did not disappoint, scoring 21 goals in 41 games during his first season, including a hat-trick in a 3–2 win over arch rivals Real Madrid. He would eventually win silverware as the Catalans went on to win the Copa del Rey in 1988 and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1989.

Lineker found himself ostracised under new coach Johan Cruyff, who deployed him as a right winger, and eventually lost his place in the side.
Desperate to regain his best form in time for the 1990 World Cup, Lineker left Spain to be reunited with Venables who had taken over at Tottenham, where he topped the leagues goalscoring charts once again.


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