Gary Lineker Bio, Age, Education, Wife, Kids, BBC, Net Worth

Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker Biography

Gary Lineker is an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster. Lineker is also the BBC’s lead presenter for live football matches, including its coverage of international tournaments. He has also previously worked for Al Jazeera Sports, Eredivisie Live, NBC Sports Network, and BT Sport’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League.

Gary Lineker Age

Gary Winston Lineker was born on 30th November, 1960, Leicester, England

Gary Lineker Height

Gary stand at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

Gary Lineker Education

Lineker first attended Caldecote Road School, Braunstone in Leicester. He then went to the City of Leicester Boys’ Grammar School on Downing Drive in Evington.

Gary Lineker Nationality

Gary is British English Nationality.

Gary Lineker Parents

Gary was born to Margaret P. and Barry Lineker.

Gary Lineker Siblings

Lineker has a younger brother namely; Wayne, who is two years his junior.

Gary Lineker Wife

Lineker married Michelle Cockayne in 1986. In May 2006, Cockayne filed for divorce on the grounds of her husband’s alleged “unreasonable behaviour”, with documents submitted to the court claiming that Lineker’s actions in their marriage had caused her “stress and anxiety”.

Gary Lineker Children

Lineker and his wife have four sons; George, Harry, Tobias and Angus.

Gary Lineker BBC

Gary developed a career in the media, initially on BBC Radio 5 Live and as a football pundit before replacing Des Lynam as the BBC’s anchorman for football coverage, including their flagship football television programme Match of the Day, and as a team captain on the sports game show They Think It’s All Over from 1995 to 2003. Following the departure of Steve Rider from the BBC.

Lineker appeared in the TV show Brass in 2001. In 2002, Lineker had a cameo appearance in the film Bend It Like Beckham. In 2005, Lineker was sued for defamation by Australian footballer Harry Kewell over comments Lineker had made writing in his column in The Sunday Telegraph about Kewell’s transfer from Leeds United to Liverpool. However, the jury was unable to reach a verdict.

Gary began working for NBCSN as part of their Premier League coverage in 2013, and contributing to the US version of Match of the Day. On 9th June 2015, Lineker was unveiled as the lead presenter of BT Sport’s Champions League coverage. On 13 August 2016, Lineker presented the first Match of the Day of the 2016–17 season wearing only boxer shorts.

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

Gary Lineker 1986 World Cup finals

Lineker is England’s fourth-highest scorer, behind Wayne Rooney, Bobby Charlton and Harry Kane, 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.

Gary Lineker Walker

Gary  is known for as much as his incredible career in football, it’s his love of crisps. The Leicester lad has been the face of Walkers crisps since 1994, and has been seen happily tucking into a packet of the city’s finest snack on and off for almost 30 years.

Gary Lineker Goals For England

Lineker scored 48 goals for England in 80 appearances.

Gary Lineker Yellow Card

Gary 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.

Gary Lineker Eldest Son Leukaemia

Lineker’s eldest son, George survived a rare form of leukaemia in November 1991 whilst he was a baby, and was treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Lineker now supports children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent and has appeared in promotional clips encouraging people to give blood. Lineker has been actively involved with other cancer charities such as Leukaemia Busters, where between 1994 and 2005 Gary and Michelle were the charity’s patrons.

Gary Lineker Salary

Lineker earn an estimated annual salary of USD 150,000.

Gary Lineker Net Worth

Gary net worth is estimated to be USD 35 million.

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