18 of the best quotes on Paul Gascoigne: ‘The crackerjack of British football’

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Whether it be for Newcastle, Tottenham, Lazio, Rangers or England, few players have captured the hearts and imaginations of supporters quite as much as Paul Gascoigne.

After breaking through at Newcastle, Gascoigne quickly established himself as one of the most exciting midfielders in Europe.

From the point he moved to the bright lights of north London and forced his way into his England team, Gazza became our superstar.

We laughed with him, we celebrated with him and we cried with him on more than one occasion, and while there have been many players billed as ‘the next Gazza’, none have gone on to earn the love of the English public with such intense fervor.

His vulnerabilities and struggles off the field have been well publicised, but Gazza will always be the exhilarating footballer to us.

We left it to those lucky enough to play with him and those who had the headache of managing him to explain why he remains so loved.


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