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An Evening with Gary Lineker

Programmed to celebrate our Football: Designing the Beautiful Game exhibition, Design Museum Director Tim Marlow discusses the illustrious career of one of the biggest names in football, Gary Lineker.

What to expect

Hosted in partnership with 'The Wick', we are pleased to present an exclusive evening in conversation with one of football’s most influential players, Gary Lineker. Regarded as one of the world’s best strikers, Lineker is an institution of international football. As the longest-running 'Match of the Day' commentator, and as the host of the UK’s televised World Cup coverage since 1998, he is for many the face of football, and his post-match critiques have inducted a generation of fans into the sport.

Reflecting on a 44-year career including many of the highs and lows of British football, that has seen changes in regulation, new grounds, emerging stars, club clashes, tournaments and trophies, they will discuss why football holds such a singular position within our collective cultural consciousness.

Guests will have an opportunity to pose their questions to Lineker directly during an audience Q&A, and there will be a chance to speak to other guests and football figureheads in our post-match bar.

Special Guest

Gary Lineker OBE

As a former professional footballer, Lineker has played for Leicester, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur and Japan’s Nagoya Grampus. As an England team striker, he maintains a record as third-highest scorer, receiving a golden boot in 1986, and he continues to hold FIFA’s record for England team golds. He is one of football commentary’s most familiar faces, having presented 'Match of the Day' since the late 1990s, having also provided international football coverage for BT sport, Al Jazeera Sport and NBC Sports.

Event Partner: The Wick

The Wick is a global content and experiential platform on a mission to connect the culturally curious, opening up the art world forging new cross sector relationships and art world experiences and conversations.

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Booking information

Adult: £25
Season Ticket Holders: £20
Members: £20
Student/Concession: £20
Student Members: £18.50

Bookers will get a 10% discount on football merchandise in our online shop.

related exhibition

Football: Designing the Beautiful Game

Fanatic supporter or part-time punter, discover the incredible stories of design behind the world's beautiful game.

Background image: 'Football: Designing the Beautiful Game' exhibition section 'Spectacle' photographed by Felix Speller.