Paul Gascoigne

Date of birth27 May 1967
Place of birthGateshead
NationalityEnglish
Weight75 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Rarely far away from the headlines, Gazza is one of British football's most colourful and controversial characters. Immediately impressing as a teenager in United's senior XI, his array of skills and vision was supplemented by a tremendous appetite for the game. Adored from the terraces he had recently patronised, a new British transfer record took him to Tottenham Hotspur in 1988.

Many believed Everton boss Walter Smith to be taking an unnecessary gamble when he signed English football's fading Enfant Terrible from Middlesbrough on a free transfer. But Paul repaid his old Glasgow Rangers' manager's faith by getting himself into the best shape he had been in for years - and showed a consistency and quality of performance to match. The old drawing power was still there - 15,000 for a pre-season friendly at Tranmere and 13,000 at Plymouth - and while the legs weren't quite as quick, the speed of thought was still evident. Initially employed as a 'supersub', capable of coming on and influencing the final quarter of matches, 'Gazza' forced his way into the Everton starting line-up and stayed there for nine successive matches. Such was the quality and energy he displayed in a televised draw at Leicester in September that some analysts were suggesting that Kevin Keegan should include him in his England squad for the World Cup qualifier against Germany. The fairy tale comeback ended with a torn thigh muscle against Aston Villa in November, but Paul had proved his fitness again by the end of the season and was intent on starting the 2001-02 season - the 15th of his professional career - with the same zest he had shown for the last one.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Newcastle United 13 May 1985 18 Jul 1988
Tottenham Hotspur 18 Jul 1988 01 May 1992
Lazio 01 May 1992 10 Jul 1995
Rangers 10 Jul 1995 27 Mar 1998
Middlesbrough 27 Mar 1998 17 Jul 2000
Everton 17 Jul 2000 16 Mar 2002
Burnley 16 Mar 2002 30 Jun 2002
DC United 25 Jul 2002 01 Aug 2002 T
Gansu Tianma 01 Jan 2003 30 Jun 2003
Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 Oct 2003 12 Nov 2003 T
Boston United 30 Jul 2004 05 Oct 2004
Kettering Town 27 Oct 2005

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1984-85 Newcastle United League Division One
2
1985-86 Newcastle United FA Cup 1
1985-86 Newcastle United League Cup 3
1985-86 Newcastle United League Division One 28
3
9
1986-87 Newcastle United League Cup 2
1986-87 Newcastle United League Division One 21
3
5
1987-88 Newcastle United FA Cup 3
3
1987-88 Newcastle United League Cup 3
1
1987-88 Newcastle United League Division One 34
1
7
1988-89 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 5
1
1988-89 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 31
1
6
1989-90 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 4
1
1989-90 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 34
6
1990-91 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 6
6
1990-91 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 26
7
1990-91 Tottenham Hotspur Rumbelows League Cup 4
1
6
1997-98 Middlesbrough League Cup
1
1
1998-99 Middlesbrough FA Cup 1
1998-99 Middlesbrough League Cup 2
1
1998-99 Middlesbrough Premier League 25
1
3
12
1999-00 Middlesbrough FA Cup 1
1999-00 Middlesbrough League Cup 1
1
1999-00 Middlesbrough Premier League 7
1
1
1
1
2000-01 Everton League Cup
1
2000-01 Everton Premier League 10
4
2
2001-02 Burnley League Division 1 3
3
1
2001-02 Everton FA Cup 3
1
2001-02 Everton League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Everton Premier League 8
10
1
2
2004-05 Boston United League Cup 1
2004-05 Boston United League Two 2
2
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
13 Apr 1985 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers W 1-0 League Division One
06 May 1985 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Division One
17 Aug 1985 Southampton v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
21 Aug 1985 Newcastle United v Luton Town D 2-2 League Division One
24 Aug 1985 Newcastle United v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
26 Aug 1985 Coventry City v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
31 Aug 1985 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers W 3-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1985 Manchester United v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
07 Sep 1985 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 5-1 League Division One
14 Sep 1985 Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion W 4-1 League Division One
21 Sep 1985 Newcastle United v Oxford United W 3-0 League Division One
25 Sep 1985 Newcastle United v Barnsley D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
07 Oct 1985 Barnsley v Newcastle United D 1-1
Agg: 1-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
26 Oct 1985 Aston Villa v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
30 Oct 1985 Oxford United v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 1985 Newcastle United v Watford D 1-1 League Division One
09 Nov 1985 Birmingham City v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
16 Nov 1985 Newcastle United v Chelsea L 1-3 League Division One
23 Nov 1985 Manchester City v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
21 Dec 1985 Liverpool v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1985 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
01 Jan 1986 Newcastle United v Everton D 2-2 League Division One
04 Jan 1986 Newcastle United v Brighton and Hove Albion L 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1986 West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
18 Jan 1986 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division One
01 Feb 1986 Newcastle United v Coventry City W 3-2 League Division One
08 Feb 1986 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
01 Mar 1986 Newcastle United v Arsenal W 1-0 League Division One
15 Mar 1986 Newcastle United v Ipswich Town W 3-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1986 Oxford United v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
22 Mar 1986 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
29 Mar 1986 Everton v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1986 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 League Division One
05 Apr 1986 Watford v Newcastle United L 4-1 League Division One
09 Apr 1986 Newcastle United v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division One
12 Apr 1986 Newcastle United v Birmingham City W 4-1 League Division One
16 Apr 1986 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 2-4 League Division One
23 Aug 1986 Newcastle United v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
30 Aug 1986 Luton Town v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
03 Sep 1986 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers L 0-2 League Division One
06 Sep 1986 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday L 2-3 League Division One
13 Sep 1986 Coventry City v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
20 Sep 1986 Newcastle United v Wimbledon W 1-0 League Division One
23 Sep 1986 Bradford City v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
27 Sep 1986 Norwich City v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1986 Southampton v Newcastle United L 4-1 League Division One
08 Oct 1986 Newcastle United v Bradford City W 1-0
Agg: 1-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
11 Oct 1986 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 3-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1986 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 1-2 League Division One
25 Oct 1986 Aston Villa v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
01 Nov 1986 Newcastle United v Oxford United D 0-0 League Division One
25 Mar 1987 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 League Division One
28 Mar 1987 Newcastle United v Southampton W 2-0 League Division One
04 Apr 1987 Newcastle United v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division One
08 Apr 1987 Newcastle United v Norwich City W 4-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1987 Oxford United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1987 Arsenal v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1987 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
20 Apr 1987 Everton v Newcastle United L 3-0 League Division One
25 Apr 1987 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 1-0 League Division One
02 May 1987 West Ham United v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
04 May 1987 Newcastle United v Charlton Athletic L 0-3 League Division One
09 May 1987 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United L 3-1 League Division One
22 Aug 1987 Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United W 0-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1987 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1987 Norwich City v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1987 Newcastle United v Wimbledon L 1-2 League Division One
23 Sep 1987 Blackpool v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
26 Sep 1987 Newcastle United v Southampton W 2-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1987 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
07 Oct 1987 Newcastle United v Blackpool W 4-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
17 Oct 1987 Newcastle United v Everton D 1-1 League Division One
24 Oct 1987 Coventry City v Newcastle United W 1-3 League Division One
28 Oct 1987 Wimbledon v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1987 Newcastle United v Arsenal L 0-1 League Division One
07 Nov 1987 Luton Town v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
14 Nov 1987 Newcastle United v Derby County D 0-0 League Division One
21 Nov 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1987 Newcastle United v Charlton Athletic W 2-1 League Division One
19 Dec 1987 West Ham United v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1987 Newcastle United v Manchester United W 1-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1987 Liverpool v Newcastle United L 4-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1988 Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United W 0-2 League Division One
02 Jan 1988 Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday D 2-2 League Division One
09 Jan 1988 Newcastle United v Crystal Palace W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
23 Jan 1988 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
30 Jan 1988 Newcastle United v Swindon Town W 5-0 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1988 Wimbledon v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
13 Feb 1988 Newcastle United v Norwich City L 1-3 League Division One
20 Feb 1988 Newcastle United v Wimbledon L 1-3 FA Cup 5th round
27 Feb 1988 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 3-1 League Division One
01 Mar 1988 Southampton v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1988 Everton v Newcastle United L 1-0 League Division One
19 Mar 1988 Arsenal v Newcastle United D 1-1 League Division One
26 Mar 1988 Newcastle United v Coventry City D 2-2 League Division One
02 Apr 1988 Newcastle United v Luton Town W 4-0 League Division One
04 Apr 1988 Derby County v Newcastle United L 2-1 League Division One
09 Apr 1988 Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1988 Newcastle United v Watford W 3-0 League Division One
23 Apr 1988 Charlton Athletic v Newcastle United L 2-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1988 Newcastle United v Oxford United W 3-1 League Division One
02 May 1988 Portsmouth v Newcastle United W 1-2 League Division One
07 May 1988 Newcastle United v West Ham United W 2-1 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 England Toulon Under-21 3
1
1987-88 England Toulon Under-21 3
1
1
1987-88 England UEFA Under-21 4
3
1987-88 England Under-21 2
1
1988-89 England A v B 1
1988-89 England B International 1
1
1988-89 England FIFA World Cup
1
1
1988-89 England International Friendly
2
1988-89 England Rous Cup 1
1
1989-90 England B International 2
1989-90 England FIFA World Cup 6
1
1989-90 England International Friendly 4
1
1
1990-91 England International Friendly 2
1990-91 England Peter Shilton Test 1
1
1990-91 England UEFA European Championship 1
1992-93 England FIFA World Cup 7
3
1993-94 England FIFA World Cup 1
1
1
1993-94 England International Friendly 1
1994-95 England Umbro Cup
3
1995-96 England International Friendly 6
1
1995-96 England UEFA European Championship 5
1
1996-97 England FIFA World Cup 4
1
1996-97 England International Friendly 1
1996-97 England Tournoi de France 2
1
1997-98 England FIFA World Cup 2
1
1
1997-98 England International Friendly 1
1
1997-98 England King Hassan II Cup 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
07 Jun 1987 England v Morocco W 2-0 Toulon Under-21
09 Jun 1987 USSR v England D 0-0 Toulon Under-21
13 Jun 1987 England v Portugal D 0-0 Toulon Under-21
08 Sep 1987 Germany v England L 2-0 Under-21
10 Nov 1987 Yugoslavia v England W 1-5 UEFA Under-21 Group 4
16 Feb 1988 Scotland v England W 0-1 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
22 Mar 1988 England v Scotland W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Quarter-final
27 Apr 1988 England v France D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
28 May 1988 Switzerland v England D 1-1 Under-21
05 Jun 1988 England v Mexico W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
07 Jun 1988 England v USSR W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
09 Jun 1988 England v Morocco W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
12 Jun 1988 France v England L 4-2 Toulon Under-21 Final
14 Sep 1988 England v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
16 Nov 1988 Saudi Arabia v England D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 1989 England v Albania W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
16 May 1989 Switzerland v England W 0-2 B International
19 May 1989 Iceland v England W 0-2 A v B
23 May 1989 England v Chile D 0-0 ROUS CUP
27 May 1989 Scotland v England W 0-2 ROUS CUP
06 Sep 1989 Sweden v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
14 Nov 1989 England v Italy D 1-1 B INTER
12 Dec 1989 England v Yugoslavia W 2-1 B INTER
28 Mar 1990 England v Brazil W 1-0 International Friendly
25 Apr 1990 England v Czechoslovakia W 4-2 International Friendly
15 May 1990 England v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
22 May 1990 England v Uruguay L 1-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 1990 Tunisia v England D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Jun 1990 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
16 Jun 1990 England v Netherlands D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
21 Jun 1990 England v Egypt W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
27 Jun 1990 England v Belgium W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
01 Jul 1990 England v Cameroon W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
04 Jul 1990 Germany v England L 1-1 (3-4) FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
12 Sep 1990 England v Hungary W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 England v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Dec 1990 England v ITALIA 90 XI W 4-0 Peter Shilton Test
06 Feb 1991 England v Cameroon W 2-0 International Friendly
14 Oct 1992 England v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
18 Nov 1992 England v Turkey W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
17 Feb 1993 England v San Marino W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
31 Mar 1993 Turkey v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
28 Apr 1993 England v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
29 May 1993 Poland v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
02 Jun 1993 Norway v England L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
08 Sep 1993 England v Poland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Mar 1994 England v Denmark W 1-0 International Friendly
03 Jun 1995 England v Japan W 2-1 UMBRO CUP
08 Jun 1995 England v Sweden D 3-3 UMBRO CUP
11 Jun 1995 England v Brazil L 1-3 UMBRO CUP
06 Sep 1995 England v Colombia D 0-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 1995 England v Switzerland W 3-1 International Friendly
12 Dec 1995 England v Portugal D 1-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 1996 England v Bulgaria W 1-0 International Friendly
24 Apr 1996 England v Croatia D 0-0 International Friendly
23 May 1996 China PR v England W 0-3 International Friendly
08 Jun 1996 England v Switzerland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
15 Jun 1996 England v Scotland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
18 Jun 1996 England v Netherlands W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
22 Jun 1996 England v Spain W 0-0 (4-2) UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 1996 England v Germany L 1-1 (5-6) UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
01 Sep 1996 Moldova v England W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Oct 1996 England v Poland W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Nov 1996 Georgia v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
24 May 1997 England v South Africa W 2-1 International Friendly
31 May 1997 Poland v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
04 Jun 1997 Italy v England W 0-2 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
07 Jun 1997 France v England W 0-1 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Jun 1997 Brazil v England L 1-0 TOURNOI DE FRANCE
10 Sep 1997 England v Moldova W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
11 Oct 1997 Italy v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
15 Nov 1997 England v Cameroon W 2-0 International Friendly
23 May 1998 England v Saudi Arabia D 0-0 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Morocco v England W 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
29 May 1998 Belgium v England L 0-0 (3-4) King Hassan II Cup


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.