GARY Lineker has sparked health fears saying his memory is so bad he can’t remember the goals he has scored in a stellar career.

There is a growing awareness of ex-football players with dementia related to heading a ball during their playing days.

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Gary Lineker has sparked health scares by saying his memory is so bad he can’t remember the goals he scoredCredit: Eyevine
Lineker scored 48 goals for England and scored 238 club goals, but admits he can barely remember one

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Lineker scored 48 goals for England and scored 238 club goals, but admits he can barely remember oneCredit: Bob Thomas Sports Photography – Getty

The former striker has scored 48 goals for England and scored 238 club goals, but admits he can barely remember one.

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And the Match of the Day host said he had asked, “What’s wrong with me?”

The tap-in specialist, 61, was asked how many of his goals he remembered during An Evening with Gary Lineker event at the Design Museum in London,

He replied, “Hardly.”

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And when his comments sparked laughter, the ex-Barcelona star continued: “No, I’m not kidding. I am sincere and it worries me a little.

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“But that’s how I’ve always been.

“I was recently at Atlético Madrid.

“Someone said, ‘Did you score here?’

“I went ‘I don’t think so, and he said,’ ‘You scored five goals in this ground.’

“I was very concerned. What is wrong with me?

“This has been the same for twenty years”

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While he didn’t specifically mention dementia, his comments come amid growing evidence of its link to headlines.

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Last August, he helped launch a campaign to help athletes affected by it.

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