Who is Gary Lineker? 

Gary Lineker is a footballer from England. Gary had led the list of the best strikers for a lot of years. Gary holds number three ranking in “Highest Goal Scorer of England.” Gary is the player of England to score maximum goals in finals of “FIFA World Cup.” Gary was active in sports from his young days. He was an active player in cricket and football. His passion for football won the passion for cricket. Gary started his career at the club “Leicester City.”

The high score goals in the club helped him to move to the first division of the team in no time. Gary was also part of the national team of England that performed amazingly in the “1986 World Cup” in Mexico. This gave him an opportunity to become part of the club “Barcelona.” He was on the team for three years. Gary was also part of the “Tottenham Hotspur”. Gary played a significant role to make the team win the “FA Cup.” He opened a new career for his life during the ending of his playing career. Gary has established himself as one of the most popular sports broadcasters.

Quick Info
Full NameGary Winston Lineker
Date of Birth 30 November 1960
Birth PlaceLeicester, England
Parent(s)Barry Lineker (Father)
Margaret Lineker (Mother)
ProfessionFormer Professional Football Player (Striker),
Sports Broadcaster
Professional Career1978–1985 Leicester City
1985–1986 Everton
1986–1989 Barcelona
1989–1992 Tottenham Hotspur
1992–1994 Nagoya Grampus
Spouse(s)Michelle Cockayne (m. 1986 div. 2006)
Danielle Bux (m. 2009 div. 2016)
Children(s)George Lineker
Tobias Lineker
Harry Lineker
Angus Lineker
Net worthUS $32 million

How was the Gary Lineker childhood?

The birthplace of Gary is Leicester, England. He came into the world on 30th November 1960. His father’s name is Barry Lineker. He was a “greengrocer” in Leicester. His mother’s name is Margaret Lineker. He grew up with his younger brother Wayne.


What is the education of Gary Lineker?

Gary Lineker went to the “Caldecote Road School” in his initial days. Then, he went to the “City of Leicester Boys’ Grammar School.” There he got a lot of opportunities to grew as a footballer. He was active in both cricket and football during the school days. He was also the captain of the cricket team “Leicestershire School” for five years. This gave him an opportunity to even pursuing a career in cricket. Gary decided to focus on his school football career rather than focusing on joining the universities.

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How did Gary Lineker started his career?

Gary Lineker started his professional career at “Leicester City” in 1976. In no time, he succeeded to join the senior team in the position of the “striker.” His goal plated a significant role to take the club to the “First Division” in 1980.  Gary succeeded to score 19 goals for the club in the “1981-1982 season.” Gary even became the “Top Scorer in the English Second Division.” This also played an important role to promote the club to another division. He kept scoring goals for the club in the “First Division.” Gary became the “Second Highest Goal Scorer” in the league in 1984. The same year he entered the national team of England.

Likewise, Gary Lineker became the “highest goal scorer” with 24 goals in the “1984-1985 season.” He joined the club “Everton” in 1986 seasons. The contract was £800,000. He was only in the club for a single season. Gary succeeded to score 30 goals till the end of the season. He became the “Top Scorer” in the “English League” in that season. The club even succeeded to reach the “FA Cup.” The team lost the title against Liverpool.

StatsTotal Game Goals
Leicester City19495
Tottenham Hotspur10567
Nagoya Grampus 184
England 8048

Moreover, Gary Lineker succeeded to lead the national team of “England” in the “1986 World Cup” in Mexico. He became the “Highest Goal Scorer” in the tournament with six goals. The team failed to win the match against “Argentina” during the quarter-finals. His performance succeeded to make him a global celebrity. This opened his door to the Spanish club “Barcelona.” The deal was £2,800,000. He succeeded to score 21 goals in the first season with the club. He contributed a lot to help the club win the “Copa del Ray” in 1988. The team won the “European Cup Winners’ Cup” in 1989. Gary appeared in 103 games for the club in the league and succeeded to score 42 goals.

Gary Lineker

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Similarly, Gary Lineker was also responsible to take the national team of England to the “European Championships” in 1988. He was not able to score goals for the team as the team failed to go-ahead from the after the first round. Gary also contributed 4 goals to take the national team of England to the semifinals of “1990 World Cup” in Italy. He represented the national team in 850 matches and scored 48 goals. He joined the club “Tottenham Hotspur” in 1989. Gary succeeded to score 24 goals in the first season of the club. He also became the top scorer of the season.

Gary Lineker helped the team to win the “FA Cup” in 1991. During his three years in the club, he succeeded to appear in 105 matches and scored 67 goals for the team. Gary joined the club “Nagoya Grampus Eight” in 1992. Gary was in the club for two years and appeared for 23 matches. He had scored nine goals during that time. Gary went for retirement in 1994. Then, he started a new journey as a sports broadcaster as a “columnist” of a football show. He has been part of the “Match of the Day.”


Who is the wife of Gary Lineker?

Gary Lineker married Michelle Cockayne in 1986. They are blessed with four sons. Harry, Tobias, Angus, and George are their sons. Unfortunately, they divorced in 2006. He married Danielle Bux on September 2nd, 2009. Danielle is a Welsh model.  The couple divorced on January 13, 2016. They don’t have children.


Is Gary Lineker on social media?

Gary Lineker is active on social media platforms. He goes with the name of “@garylineker” on Instagram with 1.1M followers and “@garylineker” on Twitter with 7.7M followers. His Facebook page “Gary Lineker” has 111K followers.

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How much is Gary Lineker net worth?

Gary Lineker has been part of the sports fraternity for more than forty years. He had done amazing performances in the leagues and the world cup. According to celebritynetworth.net, he has an approximate net worth of $32 million.


Nutshell Bio

The full name of Gary is Gary Winston Lineker. The nationality of Gary is British. His current age is 60 years. He has an attractive height of 5 feet 10 inches with a complimentary weight of 74 kgs. He belongs to the English ethnicity.