Signed from Leicester City for £800,000 in the summer of 1985, Gary Lineker scored 40 goals in 57 first team appearances for Everton in 1985-86, and was the First Division’s top goal scorer with 30 league goals. Lineker was awarded both the PFA and Football Writers Association 1986 Player of the Year awards before leaving for Barcelona after one season on Merseyside. Lineker has consistently stated since retiring from football that Everton’s 1985-86 team was the best club side he ever played in.
After winning the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, Gary Lineker joined Barcelona from Everton in a £2.75M transfer. Lineker spent three seasons at Barcelona and scored 21 goals during his first season in 41 games, including a hat-trick against Real Madrid at Camp Nou in October 1986. Lineker played in the Copa del Rey Cup winning team of 1988 and, under Manager Johan Cruyff, the UEFA European Cup Winners Cup winning side of 1989..
Tottenham Hotspur 1989-92
Terry Venables signed Gary Lineker from Barcelona in July 1989 and Lineker finished as top scorer in the First Division in his first season, 1989-90 scoring 24 goals as Spurs finished third in the First Division. In all, Gary Lineker scored 67 goals in 105 league games for Spurs and 80 goals in 138 appearances in total, including two goals in the famous 3-1 FA Cup semi-final win against Arsenal at Wembley in 1991.