Paul Gascoigne Signed Lazio Football shirt Gazza Autograph
Authentic Paul Gascoigne Signed Lazio Football shirt Gazza Autograph. Retro reproduction shirt signed on the front in black marker. Obtained in person 25th Nov 2020.
Paul John Gascoigne (born 27 May 1967) is an English former professional football player and manager. Also known by his nickname, Gazza. An attacking midfielder, he earned 57 caps in his England career and is widely recognised as the most naturally talented English footballer of his generation.
Born and raised in Gateshead, Gascoigne signed schoolboy terms with Newcastle United, before turning professional with the club in 1985. Three years later, sold to Tottenham Hotspur for £2.2 million. Won the FA Cup with Spurs in 1991, before sold to Italian club Lazio for £5.5 million. In 1995, he transferred to Rangers for £4.3 million and helped the club to two league titles and two trophies. He returned to England in a £3.4 million move to Middlesbrough in 1998. He made his debut in the Premier League in the 1998–99 season; already featured in the 1998 Football League Cup Final. He switched to Everton in 2000, and later had spells with Burnley, Gansu Tianma, and Boston United.
Gascoigne, part of the England team that reached fourth place in the 1990 FIFA World Cup; Gazza autographs famously cried after receiving a yellow card in the semi-final with West Germany which meant he would have been suspended for the final had England won the game. He also helped the team to the semi-finals of Euro 96; which included scoring a goal against Scotland described in 2013 as “one of the most iconic goals in the game’s recent history”. He has been involved in a number of high-profile goal celebrations at both club and international level, including the “dentist’s chair” celebration from Euro ’96, and mimicking playing the flute with Rangers in 1998.
In the later part of his career, and especially following retirement, Gascoigne‘s life became dominated by severe mental and emotional problems, particularly alcoholism. Jailed or sectioned on numerous occasions and his struggles receive regular coverage in the British press. He has frequently attempted to live without alcohol, though rehabilitation programmes have provided only temporary relief.