Paul Gascoigne has come a long way since his darkest days and now a new BBC documentary Gazza is on the air to look back at his remarkable career and life with all all the highs and all the lows
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The remarkable life of Paul Gascoigne will be explored in the new BBC documentary, Gazza.
The 54-year-old is one of the best players England has ever produced. In the National Football Museum, he is considered “widely recognized as the most naturally gifted English footballer of his generation”.
In addition to an extraordinary talent, he is also a major figure, a personality known for his iconic goal celebrations including the “dentist chair” at Euro 96 and the “flute player” at Euro 96. Rangers.
Gascoigne has played for a number of clubs, including Newcastle, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Rangers and Everton in a career spanning 20 years.
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He also played 57 times for England, scoring his 10th goal from an attacking midfielder position. The image of him in tears after receiving a yellow card against West Germany in the 1990 World Cup semi-final in Italy – a match England famously lost on penalties – is one of the most well-known images in the world. English football.
The image led to ‘Gazzamania’, with him winning Sports Personality of the Year the following year when he returned from the competition.
But also after the World Cup, Gascoigne picked up an injury while playing for Tottenham, which would hinder the following years of his career.
He’s unlucky, with injuries that have dogged him for years.
What is Paul Gascoigne’s net worth?
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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Paul Gascoigne is worth around £76,000.
As a professional footballer, he’s going to earn more – he set a new England record as the nation’s most expensive player when he was bought by Tottenham for £2m .
This may not seem like much for a man who heads one of the highest-paid sports in the world, and that’s because he’s blown away his huge fortune.
It’s no secret that Gazza has had to endure dark battles over mental health and football inactivity after being fired from management of Kettering Town in 2005.
He lasted only 39 days on the job with club owner Imraan Ladak blaming Gazza’s drinking problems for the defeat.
The former Tottenham player has said he will be there for the long term, even offering to buy a third of the club as a symbol of his commitment to the long-term project.
How did Gazza lose money?
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As the later parts of Gazza’s career passed, he became increasingly addicted to alcohol, which he has said publicly in the past.
Gazza has blown away his massive £20million fortune over the years. Speaking to the Mirror in 2020, he said: “I could have made around £20m when you factor in royalties payments, salaries, sponsorship deals.
“I bought some nice clothes, jewelry, had some great holidays, I really enjoyed it.
“I gave my family a lot of money. I don’t care about material things.
“If I wanted to go back to my life, I would do it all over again. I’m happy.”
Back in 2021, Gazza offered a glimmer of hope when he said he can now control his addiction and is drinking beer and wine but not sober.
He has insisted that he will “always be an alcoholic”, but now he can enjoy “a few glasses of wine or a few beers”.
“I’m in a better place – it’s the happiest I’ve been in years,” he added.
“Now I’m satisfied, happy with myself. I just had my first vacation in 15 years in Tenerife and I’m enjoying it for the first time in a long time.”
The new documentary about Paul Gascoigne, Gazza, airs April 13 at 9pm on BBC 2. Part two will arrive a week later at the same time on Wednesday, April 20.
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