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Paul Gascoigne
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Personal information
Full name Paul John Gascoigne
Date of birth 27 May 1967 (1967-05-27) (age 42)
Place of birth Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1980–1985 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1988 Newcastle United 92 (21)
1988–1992 Tottenham Hotspur 92 (19)
1992–1995 Lazio 43 (6)
1995–1998 Rangers 74 (30)
1998–2000 Middlesbrough 41 (4)
2000–2002 Everton 32 (1)
2002 Burnley 6 (0)
2003 Gansu Tianma 4 (2)
2004 Boston United 4 (0)
Total 388 (83)
National team
1987–1988 England U21 13 (5)
1989 England B 4 (1)
1988–1998 England 57 (10)
Teams managed
2005 Kettering Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Paul John Gascoigne (born 27 May 1967 in Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England[1]), commonly referred to as Gazza, is a retired English professional football player who also had spells as a manager at Kettering Town.

Playing in the position of midfield, Gascoigne's career included spells at Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Rangers, Middlesbrough and Everton. He was capped 57 times for the England national football team.

Gascoigne was involved in many off-field incidents, and is believed never to have fulfilled his potential as a player.[2][3] Since his career finished he has suffered from alcoholism, mental illness and personal legal problems.

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Early life

Gascoigne was born in Gateshead, the second of four children of John Gascoigne (a hod carrier) and his wife Carol.

Gascoigne started playing football at the age of four, playing almost non-stop in the street and nearby park. He played for his school Brighton Avenue Primary School team from the age of eight, and later played for the local Redheugh Boys' Club despite being under the minimum age. He later attended Breckenbeds Junior High School (which closed in September 1996) on Saltwell Road South in Low Fell, then the Heathfield Senior High School (also closed in September 1996).

He caught the attention of the football scouts while playing for Gateshead Boys, and was given a trial at Ipswich Town although he failed to impress. Further trials at Middlesbrough and Southampton also proved unsuccessful, before Newcastle United signed him as a schoolboy in 1980. At school he was once caught practising his autograph during a geography lesson, his reason being that he was "going to be a famous footballer". His teacher, Mr Hepworth, was not impressed, telling the young Gascoigne that "only one in a million becomes a professional footballer." Nevertheless, he was signed on as an apprentice at Newcastle in 1983, initially playing for the youth team under Colin Suggett. It was at this time that his nickname of "Gazza" was first coined.

However, while Gascoigne was successful on the football field, his childhood was marked by instability and tragedy. Initially his family lived in a single upstairs room in a council house with a shared bathroom, and moved several times during Gascoigne's early life.[4] When he was ten his father moved to Germany to find work, and Gascoigne witnessed the death of Steven Spraggon, the younger brother of a friend, who was knocked down by a car. His father also suffered a brain haemorrhage and was in hospital for eight months. In his autobiography, Gascoigne reports that around this time he started exhibiting twitches and symptoms of Obsessive compulsive disorder. In addition to this, he began shoplifting - chiefly from slot machines and sweets from a local newsagent. He describes the thefts as being motivated not by need for the goods but by the need for excitement.

Subsequently Gascoigne developed an addiction to gaming machines, frequently spending all his money including bus fare home on them. Around this time he first drank alcohol, getting drunk on a bottle of vodka stolen by a friend at age fourteen, but ill effects led to Gascoigne swearing off alcohol for life - in the event he didn't drink again until he was eighteen. Furthermore, death made another appearance in Gascoigne's life when a friend whom he had encouraged to join Newcastle United from Middlesbrough went to work with his uncle in the building trade while waiting for an opening at Newcastle and was killed in a building site accident.[5]

Club career

Newcastle United

Paul captained Newcastle's youth team in the 1984-85 season, winning the FA Youth Cup where he scored twice in the second leg of the final against Watford. Manager Jack Charlton picked him as a substitute for the Tyne-Wear derby with Sunderland, although he did not make it onto the pitch. He made his first team debut at home to Queens Park Rangers on 13 April 1985, coming on as a substitute. Soon after he signed his first professional contract, and made a further appearance for the first team. Willie McFaul took over as manager soon after and awarded Paul his first start in the black and white shirt, on the opening day of the 1985-86 season at Southampton. He scored his first goal at home to Oxford United in a 3-0 victory at St James' Park, with a further eight following in the 1985-86 campaign. Newcastle finished 11th in the First Division that season and, at the end of it, Paul was featured on the front cover of the Rothmans Football Yearbook.

Gascoigne's burgeoning career seemed to rise in conjunction with his capacity for getting into trouble. After an incident with Jimmy 'Five Bellies' Gardner where they ran over a man and then fled the scene, initially wrecking the car to make out it had been stolen before admitting their crime, Gascoigne was fined £260 and given eight points on his 'non-existent license'. He was told by Mr McKeag, one of the Newcastle directors, that this would be his last warning. Gascoigne later passed his test after having initially bribed an examiner who subsequently failed him anyway. His rise through the Newcastle youth team was not a happy one as he felt constantly picked on about his weight and his misbehaviour. After one instance where he felt particularly picked on, he took a groundsman's tractor and drove it straight into the dressing room wall, jumping off just before impact - he was fined £75 for this. Though confident in his ability, Gascoigne confesses to jealousy of Ian Bogie who he felt was a superior player to him. [6]

Gazza also had doubts as to the direction the club was going, especially when they sold Chris Waddle, something he felt was a bad sign. In all competitions he made a total of 107 appearances for Newcastle, scoring 25 goals. At the end of the 1987-88 season, he was named as the Barclays Young Player of the Year and was subject of offers from both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Gascoigne's first choice was Liverpool but with no offer forthcoming, Gascoigne promised Alex Ferguson that he would sign for Manchester United. Ferguson duly went on holiday to Malta, where he received the news that Gascoigne had signed for Spurs, for a British record fee of £2million. The record lasted just six weeks until Tony Cottee moved from West Ham United to Everton for £2.3million.

In his 1999 autobiography, Ferguson claims that Gascoigne was wooed into signing for Tottenham after they bought a house for his impoverished family.[7]

Ferguson expressed that the biggest disappointment in his managerial career was "not getting Gazza"[8]

Tottenham Hotspur

Under Terry Venables, Gascoigne developed into an international class footballer. He had a stocky, powerful build that allowed him to hold off defenders and weather challenges. He combined his attacking flair with hustle and tenacity, but sometimes reckless, tackling. In his first season at White Hart Lane he helped Spurs to sixth in the First Division, and to third position the following season. Over these two seasons he made a total of 75 appearances in all competitions, scoring 14 goals. In the 1990-91 season Tottenham reached the FA Cup Final after failing to get past the Third Round for the previous two seasons. Gascoigne scored six goals on the road to the final, including a spectacular free-kick against Arsenal in the semi-final at Wembley.

However the final, against Nottingham Forest, turned out to be disastrous for Gascoigne as he sustained a serious injury. Going into the final he had already agreed terms to join Italian club Lazio in an £8.5 million deal and wanted to leave Spurs on a high to show the world how good he was. Just minutes into the game he committed a dangerous knee-high foul on Gary Charles but ruptured the cruciate ligaments in his right knee in the process. He subsequently collapsed after taking his place in the defensive wall for a free kick, from which England team mate Stuart Pearce scored. Tottenham went on to win the Cup in extra time, which Gascoigne witnessed from his hospital bed.[citation needed] As a consequence he missed the entire 1991-92 season while he recovered, suffering a further knee injury in Autumn 1991, when an accident at a nightclub on Tyneside ruled him out for even longer.[9]

Lazio

He finally joined Lazio for a fee of £5.5 million, making his debut on 27 September 1992 in a match against Genoa which was televised in Britain as well as Italy. In his first season at the Stadio Olimpico, his form was inconsistent but he scored his first goal in the 89th minute to equalise during the Rome derby against AS Roma. However, he failed to fully settle in Italy and was beset by media interest and injury, notably breaking his cheekbone in April 1993 and his leg a year later; the latter injury keeping him out for the majority of the 1994-95 season. In all competitions he made 47 appearances for Lazio, scoring six goals.

Rangers

Gascoigne signed for Glasgow Rangers in July 1995, for a reported fee of £4.3 million. He made an immediate impact, in the fifth league game of the season in the Old Firm match at Celtic Park he scored a memorable goal running almost the length of the pitch. On 30 December 1995, in a match against Hibs, Gascoigne comically 'booked' referee Dougie Smith. Smith had dropped his yellow card and Gascoigne picked it up and showed it to the official, before returning it. Smith was not amused and booked Gascoigne. Rangers went on to win the league, clinching the title in the penultimate game of the season against Aberdeen. After Rangers went 1-0 down in the early stages Gascoigne went on to score a hat-trick despite, in his own words, being tired and running on pure adrenaline. Along with the equaliser he scored in the Rome derby for Lazio, Gascoigne identifies this hat-trick as one of his best footballing moments.[citation needed] Rangers subsequently won the Scottish Cup, and Gascoigne picked up both the Players' Player of the Year and Football Writers' Player of the Year awards. Rangers won the league title again in 1996-97, their ninth in succession, and also the League Cup where Gascoigne scored twice in the Final.

In January 1998 Gascoigne again courted controversy after he mimicked playing a flute (symbolic of the flute-playing of Orange Order marchers) during an Old Firm match at Celtic Park, which was televised live on Sky Sports. He had previously done the same after scoring against Steaua Bucharest in a 1995 pre-season friendly which had gone largely unnoticed. The gesture infuriated Celtic fans and Gascoigne was fined £20,000 by Rangers after the incident.[10] His wage was said to be in the region of £25,000 a week.

In 2006 Gascoigne was inducted into the Rangers hall of fame alongside former teammate Brian Laudrup at a ceremony in the Glasgow Hilton.[11]

Later career

In March 1998 he left Scotland and joined Middlesbrough for £3.4 million. His first match was the League Cup final against Chelsea in which he came on as a substitute. He played seven games in Division One, helping Boro into the Premier League as runners-up to Nottingham Forest. Personal problems limited his subsequent appearances for Boro and he joined Everton (managed by former Rangers boss Walter Smith) on 17 July 2000, scoring his first goal against Bolton Wanderers in November 2001,[12] and finished the 2001/02 season with the final few games of the Division One season with Burnley, who missed out on the playoffs (and the chance of Premier League football) by finishing in seventh place with an inferior goal difference of only 1 compared to sixth-placed Norwich City.

In 2002, with his career coming to an end, Gascoigne went on trial with American club D.C. United, but failed to win a contract. In January 2003, he signed a nine-month contact with Chinese club Gansu Tianma in both a playing and coaching role, but after going to America for treatment against drink and depression in April, he failed to return. The eruption of the SARS virus in China only further halted any thoughts of returning. Instead, he returned to England and later trained for six weeks with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but was not offered a contract for their 2003-04 Premier League campaign.

In 2004, Gascoigne was signed by then League 2 side Boston United as player-coach, but only made 5 appearances and scored no goals. He was, however, a strong favourite at York Street due to his England career and other prior experiences.

International career

Gascoigne was first called up to the full England squad by Bobby Robson for a friendly against Denmark, in September 1988. He scored his first goal for England in a World Cup Qualifier against Albania. The following match saw him make his first start and he played in most of matches in the run in to the 1990 World Cup with England finishing second in their group. He secured his place in the World Cup squad in a 4-2 win against Czechoslovakia when he scored one goal and had a hand in the other three.

He played in all three of the group games at World Cup held in Italy in 1990 as England topped their group, providing the assist for Mark Wright's winner against Egypt. In the first knockout game against Belgium he notched another assist. With the score at 0-0 towards the end of extra time. Gascoigne got the ball in the middle of the pitch and attacked, winning a free kick. He chipped the ball into the penalty area and David Platt volleyed the ball into net to send England into the quarter-finals where they played Cameroon. Gascoigne was at the centre of the action again when he gave away a penalty which Cameroon scored from. England were 2-1 down in the last ten minutes of the match. In extra time he found Gary Lineker with a through-ball from which Lineker won, and subsequently scored, a penalty which proved to be the winning goal.

On 4 July 1990 England played West Germany in the World Cup semi-final in Turin. After going 1-0 down early in the second half, Gascoigne's Spurs team-mate Gary Lineker equalised for England with ten minutes remaining to force extra time. Gascoigne, having already received a yellow card during England's 1-0 victory over Belgium in the second round, showed his tenacity again as he fouled Thomas Berthold[1] and was booked, which meant that he would be suspended for the World Cup Final if England won the match. Television showed that he had tears in his eyes following the yellow card.[13] The match culminated in a penalty shoot-out with Gascoigne originally intended to take the third kick, which was scored by Platt, but the Germans eventually won and England failed to reach the final. He was named in the tournament All-Star team for his performances and returned to England to a frenzy that became known as Gazzamania. Five years later, a TV advert for Walkers Crisps (also featuring Gary Lineker) referenced to Gascoigne's tearful appearance in the semi-final. [14]

By the time of his serious injury in the 1991 FA Cup Final, he had earned twenty England caps. After his recovery he was usually picked by Graham Taylor for England matches until the broken leg sustained at Lazio ruled him out for a whole year. He became a key part of Terry Venables' team in the run-in to Euro '96. In the first game against Switzerland he was substituted but scored in the second game against Scotland. A minute after David Seaman had saved a penalty, Gascoigne received the ball from Darren Anderton on the left outside the Scotland penalty area. He moved as if to play the ball down the outside, but flicked the ball over Colin Hendry with his left foot and changed direction. Hendry was completely wrongfooted and, as the ball dropped, Gascoigne volleyed it with his right foot past Andy Goram. The goal was followed by the "Dentist's chair" celebration referring to an incident before the Euro 1996, where England team players were photographed on a drunken night with Gascoigne and Teddy Sheringham shown drinking in a dentist's chair. After the goal Gascoigne lay on the ground as if he were sitting in the dentist's chair, and teammates sprayed water from bottles into his open mouth.[15]

In the third group game against the Netherlands Gascoigne contributed to a 4-1 victory, providing the corner which led to the second goal and crafting the third goal with a mazy run into the Dutch penalty area. After beating Spain on penalties, England met Germany in the semi-final. Early on Gascoigne's corner again led to an England goal, and extra time was again required. England lost to Germany in the resulting penalty shoot-out and, once again, Gascoigne shed tears. He was named to the tournament All-Star squad along with Shearer and Steve McManaman.[16]

Under Glenn Hoddle, Gascoigne was picked regularly over the next year and a half helping England qualify for the 1998 World Cup. But with injury and disciplinary problems affecting his game, he was left out of the final squad by Hoddle. British tabloid newspapers showed pictures of a drunken Gascoigne eating kebabs in the early hours of the morning only a week before the final squad was due to be chosen.[17] On being told he was out of the squad, Gascoigne wrecked Hoddle's room in a rage before being restrained. Five other players were also left out the squad, including Phil Neville, who was later consoled by Gascoigne.[18] Hoddle later hit back at Gascoigne, declaring publicly that it was the latter's own fault that he was not included in the squad. But while Neville went on to win many more caps, Gascoigne was never to play for his country again, having won 57 caps and scored 10 goals.

Managerial and coaching career

Having already gained some coaching experience in China, he signed for Boston United on 30 July 2004. After being at the club for 11 games he left (partly as a result of the club refusing to let him participate in the reality television show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here![19]) on 5 October 2004, to begin a football coaching course. He made a total of five appearances for the club but scored no goals. In the summer of 2005 he spent two months as player-coach at the recently founded Portuguese team Algarve United, but a proposed contract never materialised[20] and he returned to England. He then became manager of Kettering Town on 27 October 2005. His tenure at Kettering lasted just 39 days, and he was dismissed by the club's board on 5 December 2005, along with assistant manager Paul Davis. The club's owner blamed Gascoigne's alcohol problems, stating that he drank almost every day he worked. [21]

Other projects

At the height of "Gazzamania", he reached number 2 in the UK Top 40 with "Fog on the Tyne", a collaborative cover with Lindisfarne. He also toured Europe with Iron Maiden.[22]

He promoted two videogames: Gazza's Superstar Soccer and Gazza II, as well as featured in an advertising campaign to promote the Fabergé brand Brut.

He worked as a pundit on ITV's World Cup team in 2002. In 2005, he made an emotional TV appearance on a BBC One programme about ex-footballers. Speaking to Scottish ex-footballer Alan Hansen, he talked about his problems and how he had had to cope with not being the player he used to be. He also mentioned he was determined to get back into the game by obtaining the proper coaching badges needed to manage a team.

In August 2006, he visited Botswana on behalf of the FA's international outreach week and played football with the children from the SOS Children's village there.[23]

On 25 July 2009 Gascoigne appeared on a Sporting Heroes edition of the BBC television quiz The Weakest Link where he engaged in banter with host Anne Robinson[24] and on 26 July 2009 he played in an England v Germany charity football match to help raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson cancer fund.[25]

Personal life

Gascoigne married Sheryl Failes in Hatfield, Hertfordshire in 1996, only to divorce in 1998. They have a son, Regan Paul Gascoigne (born Hatfield, 1996). He adopted Sheryl's two children from her first marriage. Paul's stepdaughter Bianca Gascoigne appeared on reality TV show Love Island.[26][27] He has acknowledged regularly beating Sheryl; his children claim that he beat them as well.[28]

In 2004 he stated that he wished to be referred to as G8, combining his initial and his playing number.[29]

His seven year old nephew Cameron Gascoigne signed a contract with Newcastle United after he scored 22 goals in 30 minutes for Rutherford Swifts FC in the Gateshead Youth League.[30]

Alcoholism, health, and legal problems

In 2004 he published his autobiography Gazza: My Story, written with Hunter Davies. He published a follow-up book Being Gazza: Tackling My Demons in 2006. In it, he detailed undergoing therapy for bulimia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, and alcoholism.[31] An issue central to Gazza's decline as an athlete and increasing mental health problems was his inability to occupy himself when not able to play football. Hence his heavy drinking and various antics when injured, and subsequently retired from football, as described in Gazza: My Story. One such occasion saw him drive a car into Loch Lomond [32]. Gazza confessed in a 2005 BBC documentary Life After Football with Alan Hansen, that retiring from football had 'ripped his heart out.' [33] and intimated he was planning a playing comeback (which did not subsequently materialise) at the age of almost 38.

On 5 December 2005, the day of his firing from Kettering Town after a little over one month in charge, he was arrested after an alleged assault on a press photographer outside a hotel in Liverpool.[34] The photographer later dropped these charges, but the same charge was again brought against Gascoigne in November 2006 over an alleged incident in a London nightclub.[35]

In May 2007, it was reported that he underwent emergency surgery on a perforated stomach ulcer, after falling ill celebrating his 40th birthday.[36] In February 2008 he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act after an incident at the Malmaison Hotel in Newcastle. He reportedly threatened to harm himself, and so was taken into protective custody as a precaution.[37] Gascoigne claims that he almost died during his time in a rehabilitation programme in 2008 and that he was revived three times after his heart had stopped.[38] Later that year, on 18 September 2008 he was arrested by police in Gateshead whilst trying to enter a closed pub.[39][40]

In January 2009, home video clips of Gascoigne appeared in Surviving Gazza, a documentary screened on Channel 4, which depicted his family's efforts in 2008 to help and rehabilitate him. The conclusion at the end of the documentary was that their efforts had failed, and Paul's alcoholism had continued despite a stint in rehab.[41] In April 2009, Gascoigne made two media appearances, appearing to be in the stage of recovery, on the UK mid-day programme Loose Women[42] on the BBC football program Match of the Day 2. He claimed that his stint at the Tony Adams "Sporting Chance" rehabilitation centre [43] had finally allowed him to mature and that he was no longer a slave to addictions. He was also at the time in training for a forthcoming All Stars fund raising football match.

However, Gascoigne appeared in the press again on the 3rd June, appearing to have relapsed.[44][45] His girlfriend Emma-Kate Dawson later reported he called her from Newcastle after an extended drinking session saying he had a knife and was suicidal.[46] On 5 June 2009 Gascoigne was dropped from the ITV television show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! before filming started after failing a psychiatric test.[47]

On 7th February 2010, North Yorkshire Police were called to a disturbance at a takeaway in Leeming Bar, North Yorkshire. Gascoigne and another man were retained for questioning, and Gascoigne was arrested the following day and charged with drink-driving.[48]

Honours

Club

Newcastle United

Tottenham Hotspur

Rangers

International

England

Individual

Career statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1984-85 Newcastle United First Division 2 0 - - - 2 0
1985-86 31 9 1 0 3 0 - 35 9
1986-87 24 5 - 2 0 - 26 5
1987-88 35 7 3 3 3 1 - 41 11
1988-89 Tottenham Hotspur First Division 32 6 - 5 1 - 37 7
1989-90 34 6 - 4 1 - 38 7
1990-91 26 7 6 6 5 6 - 37 19
1991-92 0 0 - - - 0 0
Italy League Coppa Italia League Cup Europe Total
1992-93 Lazio Serie A 22 4 4 0 - - 26 4
1993-94 17 2 - - - 17 2
1994-95 4 0 - - - 4 0
Scotland League Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup Europe Total
1995-96 Rangers Premier Division 28 14 4 3 3 1 7 1 42 19
1996-97 26 13 1 0 4 3 3 1 34 17
1997-98 20 3 3 0 - 5 0 28 3
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
1997-98 Middlesbrough First Division 7 0 - 1 0 - 8 0
1998-99 Premier League 26 3 1 0 2 0 - 29 3
1999-00 8 1 1 0 2 0 - 11 1
2000-01 Everton Premier League 14 0 - 1 0 - 15 0
2001-02 18 1 4 0 1 0 - 23 1
2001-02 Burnley Championship 6 0 - - - 6 0
China PR League Chinese FA Cup League Cup Asia Total
2003 Gansu Tianma China League One 4 2 - - - 4 2
England League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
2004-05 Boston United League Two 4 0 - 1 0 - 5 0
Total England 267 45 16 9 30 9 - 313 63
Italy 43 6 4 0 - - 47 6
Scotland 74 30 8 3 7 4 15 2 104 39
China PR 4 2 - - - 4 2
Career Total 378 83 28 12 37 13 15 2 468 110

Notes

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  5. ^ Gascoigne, Paul (2004). Gazza: My Story, pp31-54.
  6. ^ Gascoigne, Paul (2004). Gazza: My Story, pp61-64.
  7. ^ Ferguson, Alex (1999) Managing My Life. London: Hodder and Stoughton, pp264-265.
  8. ^ Pickup, Oliver. "Paul Gascoigne: My regret over snubbing Manchester United move". mirror.co.uk. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/2009/03/20/gazza-my-regret-over-snubbing-man-united-move-115875-21211603/. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 
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  23. ^ Gazza and the FA pay SOS children a visit SOS Children's Villages, 29 August 2006. Retrieved 27 June 2007.
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References

  • Paul Gascoigne; Hunter Davies (2004). Gazza: My Story. London: Headline Publishing. ISBN 0-7472-7118-6. 
  • Paul Gascoigne; John McKeown and Hunter Davies (2006). Being Gazza: Tackling My Demons. London: Headline Publishing. ISBN 0-7553-1543-7. 

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Simple English

Paul Gascoigne
File:Gascoigne,
Personal information
Full name Paul John Gascoigne
Date of birth 27 May 1967 (1967-05-27) (age 43)
Place of birth    Dunston, Gateshead, England
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Youth clubs
1980-1985 Newcastle United
Senior clubs
Years Club
1985-1988
1988-1992
1992-1995
1995-1998
1998-2000
2000-2002
2002
2003
2004
Newcastle United
Tottenham Hotspur
Lazio
Rangers
Middlesbrough
Everton
Burnley
Gansu Tianma
Boston United
National team
1988-1998 England
Teams managed
2005 Kettering Town

Paul Gascoigne (born 27 May 1967) is a former English football player. He has played for England national team.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1984/85Newcastle UnitedFirst Division200000-20
1985/863191030-359
1986/872450020-265
1987/883573331-4111
1988/89Tottenham HotspurFirst Division3260051-377
1989/903460041-387
1990/912676656-3719
1991/92000000-00
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
1992/93LazioSerie A22440--264
1993/9417200--172
1994/954000--40
ScotlandLeague Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup EuropeTotal
1995/96RangersPremier Division28144331714219
1996/9726131043313417
1997/98203300050283
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
1997/98MiddlesbroughFirst Division700010-80
1998/99Premier League2631020-293
1999/00811020-111
2000/01EvertonPremier League1400010-150
2001/021814010-231
2001/02BurnleyFirst Division600000-60
China PRLeague Chinese FA Cup League Cup AsiaTotal
2003Gansu Tianma42---42
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2004/05Boston UnitedLeague Two400010-50
CountryEngland 26745169309-31363
Italy 43640--476
Scotland 6430837415210439
China PR 42---42
Total 3788328123713152468110

International career statistics

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England national team
YearAppsGoals
198820
198941
1990131
199110
199222
199362
199410
199560
1996113
199781
199830
Total5710

References


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