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Who is Paul Gascoigne and what was his club career like?
Paul Gascoigne is a former professional footballer who played for a number of clubs during his career, including Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Rangers and Lazio. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation and was known for his skill, dribbling ability and natural talent. After captaining Newcastle's U21 team to an FA Cup victory in 1984 Gascoigne began his senior career at Newcastle United in 1985. He quickly became a regular starter for the club and helped them win a promotion to the First Division in 1989. The following year, he was named PFA Young Player of the Year after scoring nine goals in 39 league appearances.
In 1991, Gascoigne joined Tottenham Hotspur for a then-record fee of £2.2 million. He enjoyed great success at Spurs, winning the FA Cup in 1991. However, Gascoigne's time at Spurs came to an end after he suffered a serious knee injury in the FA Cup final against Nottingham Forest. But Gascoigne had already secured a move to Lazio before the injury occurred. At Lazio, Gascoigne became a cult hero and was loved by the fans. However, he struggled with injuries during his time at Lazio and was eventually sold in 1995.
Gascoigne then returned to the UK to join Rangers. He won two league titles and a Scottish Cup during his time at Rangers. Gascoigne left Rangers in 1998 to join Middlesbrough. After just a couple of seasons with the club he went on to have spells with Everton, Burnley and eventually retired with Boston United in 2004
What was Gascoigne's international career like?
Gascoigne made his debut for the England national team in 1988 and quickly became a regular starter. He was part of the England squad that reached the semi-finals of the 1990 World Cup. However, Gascoigne missed the semi-final against West Germany after receiving a yellow card in the quarter-final against Cameroon. This led to him famously crying on the pitch as he knew he would miss out on a potential place in the final.
Despite this setback, Gascoigne bounced back and was an integral part of England's Euro 96 campaign. He scored two goals in England's opening game against Switzerland and helped them reach the semi-finals where they lost to Germany on penalties. Gascoigne played 57 times for England, scoring ten goals.
What was Gascoigne's playing style like?
Gascoigne was an attacking midfielder who was known for his dribbling ability and skills on the ball. He was also a very creative player and could create chances for his teammates with his vision and passing ability. Gascoigne was an excellent free-kick taker and had a great shot from distance. He was also known for his physicality and toughness, which led to him being nicknamed "Gazza".
Gascoigne was a truly gifted footballer who had natural ability and skill. He was also fearless on the pitch and would take on defenders with ease. This led to some spectacular goals and memorable moments throughout his career. In addition to this, Gascoigne had great passion for the game and always played to win. This made him a hugely popular figure with fans all over the world.
What happened after Gascoigne's retirement?
Since retiring from football, Gascoigne has struggled with personal issues including alcoholism and mental health problems. However, he has recently spoken out about his battle with addiction and is now trying to help others who are struggling with similar issues.
Gascoigne will always be remembered as one of the greatest players of his generation and a true footballing icon. His career was full of highs and lows but he always gave 100% on the pitch. He is a player that will be fondly remembered by fans all over the world.