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Gary Lineker is a football icon who was born in Leicester, England, on November 30, 1960. He gained notoriety as a goal scorer, a good athlete, and, subsequently, as a successful sportscaster. Lineker is highly respected in the sports world due to his impact on football, both as a player and a personality.
Early Life and Career
His native town of Leicester City was the side he began playing professionally in 1978. Lineker was transferred to Everton in 1985 when bigger teams began to take note of his goal-scoring prowess.
Gary Lineker’s international career with the England national team is particularly noteworthy. He represented England in the FIFA World Cups of 1986 and 1990, finishing as the tournament’s top scorer in 1986 and earning the Golden Boot for his exceptional play. Lineker is highly respected for his fair play on the field. Despite being a striker, he is well-known for never having received a yellow or red card in his professional career.
In addition to his successes in international tournaments, Lineker enjoyed a very successful club career. He played for several top teams, including Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur. He had a very successful time with Barcelona, winning the Copa del Rey and the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Gary Lineker won the English Premier League’s Golden Boot in 1984–85 and 1985–86 as a result of his incredible goal-scoring efforts. Gary Lineker declared his retirement from the professional game of football in 1994. He transitioned into sports commentary with ease. His affable manner and astute judgment made him a perfect fit for television. Lineker is a well-known figure who provides analysis and commentary on football matches on the BBC’s Match of the Day.
Apart from his contributions to sports, Lineker is involved in other humanitarian endeavors. He has made donations to charitable causes including the battle against malaria in Africa. In May 2014, Lineker co-founded his production company, Goalhanger Films Ltd., with Tony Pastor, a former ITV controller. Lineker, using the handle “Blahzil,” screened a few short videos from Goalhanger videos that had been posted to YouTube during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In May 2015, the group gave another example of its capabilities when it produced a 60-minute documentary for the BBC called “Gary Lineker on the Road to FA Cup Glory,” which Lineker himself presented.
In addition to these pursuits, Lineker is employed at Goalhanger Podcasts, where he manages the initiatives The Rest is History, The Rest is Football, and The Rest is Politics. Micah Richards, who co-hosts with Alan Shearer, provides Lineker with a platform to discuss and debate a variety of football-related subjects.
Who is Gary Lineker’s Wife?
Gary Lineker had married twice. He married his first wife Michelle Cockayne from 1986-2006. He then later married Danielle Bux in 2009 and divorced in 2016.