Gary Lineker Biography: Age, News, Net Worth, Wife, House, Children, Wikipedia, Siblings

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Gary Lineker, a former professional footballer from England, has become a household name in the world of sports.

Known for his impressive skills on the field and his charismatic personality on the screen, Lineker is widely recognized as one of the most talented strikers of his generation.

He has transitioned into a successful television presenter and analyst career, making him a beloved figure in English football.


  • Full Name: Gary Lineker
  • Date of Birth: November 30, 1960
  • Age: 63 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Leicester, England
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Sports Broadcaster
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm)
  • Parents: Margaret P. (mother) and Barry Lineker (father)
  • Siblings: Wayne Lineker (brother)
  • Spouse: Michelle Cockayne (divorced), Danielle Bux (divorced)
  • Children: 4
  • Relationship Status: Divorced
  • Net Worth: $6 Million

Early Life & Education

Gary Lineker, currently 63, was born in Leicester, England, on November 30, 1960. He grew up in a working-class family with his parents, Margaret and Barry Lineker, and his younger brother, Wayne.

Lineker attended Caldecote Road School before moving on to Leicester Boys’ Grammar School (now the City of Leicester College).

Despite one of his teachers doubting his future in football, Lineker’s passion for the sport was unwavering.

Personal Life

Gary Lineker has been married twice. His first marriage was to Michelle Cockayne in 1986, and together, they have four sons: George, Harry, Tobias, and Angus Lineker.

Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2006. Lineker married his second wife, Danielle Bux, in 2009 but divorced in 2016.

Lineker’s romantic relationships have attracted media attention throughout his career.


Lineker’s football career began in 1978 when he joined Leicester City. He quickly established himself as a prolific goal scorer, finishing as the First Division’s joint top goal scorer in the 1984-1985 season.

Lineker’s international journey was equally impressive. He holds England’s record for FIFA World Cup goals, with a total 10.

After retiring from football, Lineker embarked on a successful media career. He has presented the flagship football program Match of the Day on BBC since the late 1990s.

Lineker has also worked for Al Jazeera Sports, Eredivisie Live, NBC Sports Network, and BT Sports coverage of the UEFA Champions League.

Net Worth

Gary Lineker’s estimated net worth is $6 million.

His successful career as a sports broadcaster and his previous football earnings have contributed to his financial success.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @garylineker
  • Twitter: @GaryLineker

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