Gary Lineker

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Full Name Gary Lineker
Age 59 Years Old
Nick Name Gary
Gender Male
Famous As Sports Broadcaster
Birth Date November 30th, 1960
Birth Place Leicester

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An English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster is named for Gary Winston Lineker, shortly Gary Lineker. He currently hosts BT Sport's coverage of the UEFA Champions League. He began his football career at Leicester City in 1978 and finished as the First Division's joint top goalscorer in 1984-1985. He holds England's record for goals in the FIFA World Cup finals, with 10 scored. He made his England debut in 1984, earning 80 caps and scoring 48 goals over an eight-year international career and is England's third-highest scorer. He was a top scorer in the 1986 World Cup and received the Golden Boot as well. After his retirement from football, he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame. His media career began with the BBC, where he has presented the flagship football program Match of the Day since the late 1990s. Overall, he is a very talented person. 

Gary Lineker: Bio, Early Life, Birthday, Parents, Age, Siblings, Education

On 30th November 1960, Gary Lineker was born with the birth name of Gary Winston Lineker. As of 2018, he celebrated his 58th birthday. His birthplace is in Leicester, England. He is English by nationality and his ethnicity is White. He is the son of Margaret P. (Abbs) and Barry Lineker. His middle name came from Winston Churchill, with whom he shares his birthday. He has one brother, Wayne, who is two years his junior. He grew up with his family in the city, playing football with his brother Wayne. About his education, he first attended Caldecote Road School. Later, he went to the City of Leicester Boys' Grammar School (now City of Leicester College). After that, he left school with four O Levels. One of his teachers wrote on his report card that he "concentrates too much on football" and that he would "never make a living at that". He is Christian by religion and his horoscope sign is Scorpio. 

Gary Lineker: Height, Weight, Body Stats

Gary Lineker is a very handsome person with a glowing face with charming smile on his face which has helped him to gain the attention of all the viewers. He has got a tall height of five feet nine inches with the balanced body weight of 74 Kg. His hair color is Grey and his hair type is straight. His hair length is short hair whereas his hairstyle is simple. His skin tone is fair skin. He is beardless. His eye color is dark brown. His chest size is 12, biceps size is 26 and waist size is 120. His other body measurements will be added soon. Overall, he has decent height and unique body figure with healthy body. 

Gary Lineker: Football Career 

  • Gary Lineker joined the youth academy at Leicester City in 1976 and began his career in 1977. 
  • He turned pro in 1978-1979 season where he made his senior debut on New Year's Day 1979 in a 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic in the Second Division at Filbert Street.
  • He has also earned a Second Division title medal a year later with 19 appearances.
  • He became a regular player in 1981-1982, scoring 19 goals in all competitions that season.
  • He was the division's second-highest scorer with 22 goals in 1983-1984 season. 
  • He was the First Division's joint top scorer in 1984-1985 with 24 goals.
  • Later, Everton signed Lineker for £800,000 at the end of 1985 season where he scored 40 goals in 57 games for his new team in the 1985-1986 season.
  • He scored three hat-tricks for Everton; at home to Birmingham City in a 4-1 league win on 31st August 1985. 
  • He won the Golden Boot at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
  • After that, he was signed by Barcelona for £2.8 million.
  • Barcelona went on to win the Copa del Rey in 1988 and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1989. 
  • He played in Barcelona's shock home and away defeats to Dundee United.
  • With 42 goals in 103 La Liga appearances, he became the highest-scoring British player in the competition's history but was later surpassed by Gareth Bale in March 2016.
  • After playing for Barcelona, he signed for Tottenham Hotspur in July 1989 for £1.1 million.
  • He scored 67 goals in 105 league games in his three seasons and he also won the FA Cup while playing for the club.
  • He finished as top scorer in the First Division in the 1989-1990 season, scoring 24 goals as Spurs finished third.
  • He collected an English trophy when he won the 1991 FA Cup Final with Spurs against Nottingham Forest with a score of 2-1. 
  • He was the top division's second-highest goalscorer in 1991-1992 with 28 goals from 35 games.
  • He then accepted an offer of a two-year contract from J1 League club Nagoya Grampus Eight in November 1991. 
  • He announced his retirement from playing in September 1994 after having 9 goals in 23 appearances over two injuries impacted seasons for Nagoya Grampus Eight. 
  • Moreover, Gary scored four goals to help England reach the semi-finals after a string of draws and narrow victories in the 1990 World Cup. 
  • He retired from international football with eighty caps and forty-eight goals.

Gary Lineker: Media Career

  • After his retirement, Gary developed a career in the media on BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • He then became BBC's anchorman for football coverage, including their flagship football television program Match of the Day, and as a team captain on the sports game show, They Think It's All Over from 1995 to 2003. 
  • He presented Grandstand in the London studio. 
  • He also appeared in the 1991 play An Evening with Gary Lineker by Arthur Smith and Chris England. 
  • He presented a six-part TV series for the BBC in 1998 called Golden Boots.
  • He appeared on the TV show Brass Eye in 2001. 
  • He also had a cameo appearance in the film Bend It Like Beckham in 2002. 
  • He was sued for defamation by Australian footballer Harry Kewell in 2005. 
  • He had made writing in his column in The Sunday Telegraph. 
  • He then took on an acting role as the voice of Underground Ernie in 2006. 
  • He appeared on the ITV1 television program Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in December 2008. 
  • He resigned from his role as a columnist for The Mail on Sunday in May 2010. 
  • He began working for NBCSN as part of their Premier League coverage and contributing to the US version of Match of the Day in 2013. 
  • He was unveiled as the lead presenter of BT Sport's Champions League coverage on 9th June 2015. 
  • He presented the first Match of the Day of the 2016-2017 season wearing only boxer shorts on 13th August 2016. 
  • In July 2018, he announced his support for People's Vote, a campaign group calling for a public vote on the final Brexit deal between the UK and the European Union. 
  • He has appeared in a number of adverts for the Leicester-based snack company Walkers.

Gary Lineker: Goalhanger Films

  • Gary established his own production company Goalhanger Films Ltd in May 2014 with former ITV Controller Tony Pastor.
  • He presented several short videos produced by Goalhanger Films on YouTube with the title Blahzil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 
  • The company produced a 60-minute-long documentary presented by Lineker titled Gary Lineker on the Road to FA Cup Glory for the BBC in May 2015. 

Gary Lineker: Marital Status, Wife, Divorce, Children

Gary Lineker is a married person. He married Michelle Cockayne in 1986. In May 2006, Michelle filed for divorce on the grounds of Gary's alleged "unreasonable behavior," with documents submitted to the court claiming that Lineker's actions in their marriage had caused her "stress and anxiety." The duo has four sons, George, Harry, Tobias, and Angus. In the early 1990s, George, his eldest son, survived a rare form of leukemia whilst he was a baby, treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.  

After divorce with Michelle, he married Danielle Bux on 2 September 2009, in Ravello, Italy. They went on to win £30,000 for charity on ITV's gameshow Mr. and Mrs. Later, they announced they were divorcing, on 13th January 2016 after six years of marriage. The reason was given being Gary not wanting more children. 

At present, Gary Lineker is single and he is living a single life happily without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Gary Lineker: Net Worth, Salary, Source Of Earnings

Gary is one of the recognizable faces from the world of football as well as media personality. He is sincere towards his work. He is a professional and he never takes his work for granted. He is satisfied with whatever he is receiving. He has accumulated fair amount of wealth over the years. He has managed to amass a fortune worth million dollars through his football career as well as media career, which is his major source of earnings. According to sources, the net worth of Gary Lineker is estimated to have $40 Million as of 2019. The BBC revealed the salaries of several of its highest-paid employees in July 2017, with Lineker revealed to earn more than £1.75 million ($2m) per year. With all the fortune in a million dollars, he must be living a lavish and luxurious lifestyle. His personal assets includes a luxurious home and a superior car.