Lineker and Michelle have four sons; George, Harry, Tobias and Angus. However, the jury was unable to reach a verdict. He played five games in the 1986 World Cup and was top scorer of the tournament with six goals, winning the Golden Boot, making him the first English player to have done so. 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. [77], Lineker is a Visiting Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, appointed 2020. Player of the Year, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. In 2009, Lineker and his wife Danielle hosted a series of the BBC's Northern Exposure, following on from Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen from the previous year in visiting and showcasing locations throughout Northern Ireland.[39]. The former couple were married for seven years before parting ways in 2016. [48], Lineker was the highest paid BBC employee, receiving payments of £1.75-1.76 million pounds in the years 2016-17, 2017-18,[49] 2018-19,[50] and 2019-20,[51] according to the BBC's list of top salaries. [85], English TV presenter and former footballer, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. "[67] He stated that he would invest a six-figure sum and that other members of his consortium would invest a similar amount. He still holds England's record for goals in the FIFA World Cup. @DanielleBux and I had many wonderful years together. [38] In December 2008, Lineker appeared on the ITV1 television programme Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? We go out for dinner when I’m in LA. He then joined the youth academy at Leicester City in 1976.[9]. On his final league appearance, he scored twice in a 3–1 home win over West Ham United whose own title hopes had just disappeared. The couple subsequently stated that the situation was amicable. Also, he presented Grandstand in the London studio while then-presenter Desmond Lynam was in Aintree when the Grand National was abandoned because of a bomb alert at the racecourse in 1997. However, Gary and Gizzi's representatives denied any claims, stating: "There is no relationship.". In May 2006, Michelle 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." Reports at the time claimed they decided to split because she wanted to have children, but he didn’t. Phil Shaw reports", "England – International Results B-Team – Details", "Lineker Admits to Shitting Himself (Literally) Against Ireland at Italia '90", "Classic Players – Lineker, still at the top – FIFA:", "It's Coming Home: England fans sing wrong lyric to Three Lions ahead of World Cup quarter-finals", "Sweden 2 England 1 Match Summary and Report", "Past encounters between England and Brazil", "Celebrities fail to see the joke on Brass Eye", "Lineker and Kewell settle libel case out of court", "Gary Lineker kicks column into touch in protest over Lord Triesman sting", "Lineker and Match of the Day feature in NBC's Premier League plans", "Gary Lineker pants: Match of the Day presenter keeps Twitter promise", "Even Dentists Are Tearing Apart Tory MP's Call For Child Refugee Tooth Age Checks", "Would you let your child change their gender? [85], English TV presenter and former footballer, Tottenham Hotspur F.C. In May 2010, Lineker resigned from his role as columnist for The Mail on Sunday in protest over the sting operation against Lord Triesman that reportedly jeopardised England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup. ", 1985–86 Football League First Division PFA Team of the Year, 1989–90 Football League First Division PFA Team of the Year, 1991–92 Football League First Division PFA Team of the Year, Proposed referendum on the Brexit withdrawal agreement,, First Division/Premier League top scorers, People educated at City of Leicester Boys' Grammar School, English association football commentators, Officers of the Order of the British Empire, Articles with dead external links from February 2018, Articles with permanently dead external links, Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from May 2018, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from January 2019, Articles with Japanese-language sources (ja), Pages using national squad without sport or team link, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only, This page was last edited on 2 November 2020, at 23:10.

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