Legendary striker who played on the English national team from 1984 to 1992; became England's all-time top scorer in the FIFA World Cup finals after scoring a remarkable ten goals in his career.
He spent his club career with five different teams, most notably Leicester City, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur; in his 466-game club career, he compiled a total of 243 goals.
He played against Argentina and Diego Maradona in the quarterfinals of the 1986 World Cup competition. Maradona scored twice and England was eliminated.
He played both cricket and soccer during high school and believed at the time he would have a higher chance of succeeding professionally at cricket.
His parents, Barry and Margaret Lineker, raised him in Leicester, England.