Former Everton striker Gary Lineker has stated that the squad that he played in on Merseyside was “the best team” of his club career.
Lineker, who is now a presenter on BBC’s Match of the Day, only spent one season at Goodison Park which resulted in a season full of records for the 58-year-old.
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He scored 30 goals in 35 games in all competitions for Howard Kendall’s side in a season that was full of almosts after losing the FA Cup final and finishing 2nd in the old First Division to their hated rivals.
🗣Gary Lineker. “It was the best team I’ve played for, Everton, in my whole career.”
Shame the European ban imposed on us probably and understandably led him to move on.
Could still do with you up top, any chance you could pull a shirt on? @GaryLineker
— The Gwladys Street (@TheGwladysSt) November 16, 2019
Speaking to BT Sport, Lineker was discussing his previous clubs and some of the football shirts that he wore. When Everton came up, he went on to say that it was the “best team” that he played for during his time as a player.
Supporters were delighted with the comments that were made by the former England international and made their feelings clear on social media.
Here you will find some of the best comments from Everton fans:
Loved Gary in an Everton shirt. One season yes, but 20+ years of memories. Brilliant goal scorer .👌
— Martin (@martincoffey47) November 16, 2019
Great to hear Gary talk about us like that, he should say it more. Pity he left when he did but European ban cost us thanks to that red mob over the park. We would have 2 European cups in the trophy cabinet 💙⚽️💙
— Stephen (@Stephenah62) November 16, 2019
You knew when @GaryLineker got a through ball he would score. What a season! How the hell we came second still amazes me.
— Mardy (@Mardy31) November 16, 2019
Great striker , lineker and a nice man too 👍
— Stephen Burke (@stephenbmb14) November 17, 2019
Nice thing to say @GaryLineker
— Marc (@MrNiceGuy_2009) November 16, 2019
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Thank you for that time @Everton
& thank for the comments 💙 once a blue always a blue x
— Dean Thomas (@dean_thomas1978) November 16, 2019