Gary Lineker is a well-known English former professional footballer and sports broadcaster. He is best known for his successful football career with clubs like Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, and Tottenham Hotspur.
Apart from his successful career, Gary is also known for his family and personal life. Barry Lineker was born on August 30, 1936, in Leicester, England. His parents were Frederick and Eva Lineker. Barry grew up in Leicester and attended the Wyggeston Boys' School.
Gary Lineker parents: Meet Barry and Margaret
He worked in a factory as a lathe operator before joining the Royal Air Force. After his service, he worked as a market trader in Leicester.
Margaret Lineker, on the other hand, was born on October 29, 1937, in Leicester. Her parents were Thomas and Lilian Pratt. Margaret grew up in the Spinney Hills area of Leicester and attended the Humberstone Infants School and Junior School. She worked as a clerk in an insurance company before becoming a full-time mother.
Barry and Margaret Lineker met when they were teenagers. They were introduced by a mutual friend and started dating soon after. They got married on September 5, 1959, at the St. Andrew's Church in Leicester. The couple has been married for over 60 years and have four sons, including Gary Lineker.
Barry Lineker worked as a market trader in Leicester before starting his own business, Lineker's Fruit and Veg, in the 1970s. The business was successful and grew to include several shops in Leicester. Barry retired from the business in the 1990s.
Apart from his business, Barry was also involved in local politics. He was a councilor for the Westcotes ward in Leicester from 1983 to 1991. He was also the Lord Mayor of Leicester in 1988-89.
Margaret Lineker was a full-time mother and looked after their four sons. She was always supportive of her husband and sons' careers. Margaret was diagnosed with breast cancer in the early 1980s and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. She recovered from the illness and has been cancer-free since then.
Gary Lineker is the most famous member of the Lineker family. He has had a successful career in football and broadcasting. Gary has been married twice and has four children. He is also a patron of several charities, including the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.
Barry and Margaret Lineker still live in Leicester and are proud grandparents to several grandchildren. They are a close-knit family and are often seen together at events and occasions.