How old is Gary Lineker?
Gary Lineker is 63 years old.
What is Gary Lineker Net Worth?
Gary Lineker's net worth is $35 Million.
What is Gary Lineker Birthday?
Gary Lineker's birthday is 30/11/1960.
What is Gary Lineker Zodiac Sign?
Gary Lineker's zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
What is Gary Lineker's Real Birth Name?
Gary Lineker's real birth name is Gary Winston Lineker.
Where is Gary Lineker's Birthplace?
Gary Lineker's birthplace is Leicester, England.
How Tall is Gary Lineker?
Gary Lineker height is 5'10''.
What is Gary Lineker Nationality?
Gary Lineker nationality is United Kingdom.
What are Gary Lineker's Professions?
Gary Lineker's professions are Former Professional Football Player, Sports Broadcaster.
Who is Gary Lineker's Spouse(s)?
Danielle Bux (m. 2009–2016)
Michelle Cockayne (m. 1986–2006)
Who is Gary Lineker?
Gary Lineker OBE is an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster. His media career began with the BBC, where he presented the flagship football programme Match of the Day from the late 1990s until 2023, the longest tenure of any MOTD presenter. Lineker is also the BBC’s lead presenter for live football matches, including coverage of international tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup. He has also worked for Al Jazeera Sports, Eredivisie Live, NBC Sports Network, and BT Sport’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League.
Lineker began his football career at Leicester City FC in 1978, and finished as the First Division’s joint top goalscorer in 1984–85. He then moved to league champions Everton where he won both the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year awards in his debut season, before moving to Spanish giants Barcelona. With Barcelona, he won the 1987–88 Copa del Rey and the 1989 European Cup Winners’ Cup. He joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1989, and won his second FWA Footballer of the Year and won the FA Cup, his first and only major trophy in English football. Lineker’s final club was Nagoya Grampus Eight; he retired in 1994 after two seasons at the Japanese side.
Lineker made his England debut in 1984, earning 80 caps and scoring 48 goals over an eight-year international career. He is England’s fourth-highest scorer, behind Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney and Bobby Charlton and his international goals-to-games ratio remains one of the best for the country. His six goals in the 1986 FIFA World Cup made him the tournament’s top scorer, receiving the Golden Boot. Lineker was again integral to England’s progress to the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup, scoring another four goals. He still holds England’s record for goals in the FIFA World Cup.
Lineker is also the only player to have been the top scorer in England with three clubs: Leicester City, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur. Notably, he never received a yellow or red card during his 16-year career.As a result, he was honoured in 1990 with the FIFA Fair Play Award. In a senior career which spanned 16 years and 567 competitive games, Lineker scored a total of 330 goals, including 282 goals at club level. After his retirement from football he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame. A keen supporter of Leicester City, he led a consortium that invested in his old club, saving it from bankruptcy, and was appointed honorary vice-president.