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Paul Gascoigne

Tottenham Hotspur FC, SS Lazio, Glasgow Rangers FC, Middlesbrough FC
57 appearances, 10 goals

P 57 W x D x L x F x: A x
*(actual F x: A x)
x% successful

1988-1998

disciplined: 6
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
4178

Profile

Full name Paul John Gascoigne (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 27 May 1967 at 29 Pitt Street, Gateshead, county Durham [registered in Gateshead, June 1967].
Married to Sheryl Failes at Hanbury Manor Hotel, near Ware, Hertfordshire. [registered as Mailes, in Ware, July 1996]. Divorced 1998.
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 12lbs [1999].

Source

Gazza: My Story [2004] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies Gazza:My Story - Paul Gascoigne with Hunter Davies. (London: Headline, 2004).
Being Gazza:Tackling My Demons - Paul Gascoigne with Hunter Davies and John McKeown. (London: Headline, 2006).
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Began playing school football with Redheugh Boy's Club and also Gateshead Boys Club.  Gascoigne had unsuccessful schoolboy trials with Ipswich Town FC, Middlesbrough FC and Southampton FC, before his local team Newcastle United FC signed him at schoolboy level in 1980, then as an apprentice in 1983. He signed his first professional contract on 13 May 1985.
After 92 league appearances, where he scored 21 times, he left St. James' Park to initially join Manchester United FC, but instead joined Tottenham Hotspur FC for £2 million on 18 July 1988. After another 92 league appearances, whereupon he scored 19 times, he signed for SS Lazio, in the Serie A.  He had intended to sign for £8.5 million in May 1991, but a cruciate knee ligament injury incurred in the FA Cup Final delayed the transfer until 1 May 1992, at a lower cost of £5.5 million. 43 League appearances and six goals followed in an injury-plagued period of his career that included a fractured cheekbone. 
Gascoigne returned to Britain where Walter Smith and Glasgow Rangers FC signed him on 10 July 1995 for £4.3 million where he played 74 SPL matches, scoring thirty goals.  After being courted by Crystal Palace FC in 1998, he joined Football League side, Middlesbrough FC, on 27 March 1998 for £3.4 million. He featured seven times in League, helping Boro return to the Premiership, where he played a further 34 times and scored four times, before being released to Everton FC, returning under the tutorship of Walter Smith on 17 July 2000 on a free transfer.  Another
32 Premier League appearances followed, scoring once. Gascoigne was released to rejoin the Football League and Burnley FC in March 2002, playing six times.  In the summer of 2002, Gascoigne had an unsuccesful trial with MLS outfit DC United. Instead, he joined Chinese club Gansu Tianma on an initial nine-month contract. But after four Jai-league appearances where he scored twice, he left China.
In the spring of 2004, he trained with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, but was not offered a contract. On 30 July 2004, Gascoigne was signed by Boston United FC as a player-coach. He
played five league matches before leaving on 5 October.  He became player-coach of Algarve United FC, a recently-formed club in the Portuguese League, in the summer of 2005.  Gascoigne was then offered management with Kettering Town FC, a position he took on 27 October 2005, until he was dismissed 39 days later on 5 December 2005.
   
Club honours FA Youth Cup winner 1984-85; FA Cup winner 1990-91; Scottish Premier League Champions 1995-96, 1996-97; Scotttish Cup winner 1995-96; Scottish League Cup winner 1996; Football League Cup runner-up 1997-98;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 1987-88, 1990-91; PFA Young Player of the Year 1987-88; BBC Sports Personality of the Year 1990; BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Season 1990-91, Tottenham Hotspur FC vs. Arsenal FC, FA Cup semi-final, 14 April 1991; Scottish FWA Player of the Year 1995-96; Scottish PFA Player of the Year 1995-96;
Distinctions x

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [1999].

England Career

Player number 1006th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
First match No. 827, 14 September 1988, England 1 Denmark 0, a match at Wembley Stadium, London, substitute (85), aged 21 years110 days.
Last match No. x, aged x years x days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1990, European Championship Finals 1996.
Team honours Tournoi Espoirs de Toulon (U21) runners-up 1988;
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Paul Gascoigne - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- - - - - - - - - min - - None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Paul Gascoigne - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Paul Gascoigne - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Paul Gascoigne - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Paul Gascoigne - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Paul Gascoigne - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 20 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 19 full capsx

Age 21
1 - 14 September 1988 - x, x x x x x
- b 16 May 1989 - Switzerland B 0  England B 2, Winterthur Fr AW Start 8
- b 19 May 1989 - Iceland B 0  England B 2, Laugardalsv√∂llur, Reykjav√≠k Fr AW Start 8
- b 22 May 1989 - Norway B 0  England B 1, Stavanger Fr AW squad/unused sub?
- b 14 November 1989 - England B 1 Italy B 1, Goldstone Ground, Brighton Fr HD Start 8
- b 12 December 1989 - England B 2 Yugoslavia B 1, The Den, London Fr HW Start 8
Age 22
17 - 4 July 1990 - West Germany, x WCF x x x
 

Coach: Graham Taylor - 11 full capsx

Age 23
18 - 12 September 1990 - Hungary, x x x x x
19 - 17 October 1990 - Poland, x x x x x
20 - 6 February 1991 - Cameroon, x x x x x
 Club: S.S. Lazio - 12 full caps  
Age 25
21 - 14 October 1992 - Norway, x x x x x
22 - 18 November 1992 - Turkey, x x x x x
23 - 17 February 1993 - San Marino, x x x x x
24 - 31 March 1993 - Turkey, x x x x x
25 - 28 April 1993 - Netherlands, x x x x x
Age 26
26 - 29 May 1993 - Poland, x x x x x
27 - 2 June 1993 - Norway, x x x x x
28 - 8 September 1993 - Poland, x x x x x
 

Coach: Terry Venables - 15 full capsx

29 703 9 March 1994 - Denmark, x x x x x
Age 28
30 - 3 June 1995 - x, x TC H_ x x
31 - 8 June 1995 - x, x x   x x
32 - 11 June 1995 - x, x x   x x
 Club: Glasgow Rangers F.C. - 22 full caps  
33 - 6 September 1995 - x, x x x x x
Age 29
43 - 26 June 1996 - Germany, x ECF x x x
 

Coach: Glenn Hoddle - 14 full capsx

44 - 1 September 1996 - Moldova, x x x x x
 Club: Middlesbrough F.C. - 3 full caps  
55 - 23 May 1998 - Saudi Arabia, x x x x x
Age 31
56 - 27 May 1998 - Morocco, x x x x x
57 - 29 May 1998 - Belgium, x x x x x

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