As people look for news of the passing of Paul John Gascoigne, better known by his moniker “Gaza,” an English former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder, is believed to have passed away.
He underwent a liver transplant after being diagnosed with a liver illness; thus, he eventually tried to quit alcohol. For now, he’s in good health and gets along well with friends and family.
Paul John Gascoigne was born on May 27, 1967, and was raised in Gateshead. He joined Newcastle United as a schoolboy and became a professional player for the team in 1984. He was traded to Tottenham Hotspur three years later for £2.2 million.
He won the FA Cup in 1991 while playing for Spurs before being traded for £5.5 million to Lazio of Italy. He moved to Rangers in 1995 for £4.3 million, where he helped the team win two league championships, a Scottish Cup, and a Scottish League Cup.
Gascoigne played for the England national team from 1988 to 1998, collecting 57 caps and scoring 10 goals. He was a member of the England team that finished fourth in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He is remembered for his dramatic meltdown after collecting a yellow card in England’s semi-final match against West Germany, which would have resulted in a suspension for the final had England won.
A goal he scored against Scotland in the Euro 96 quarterfinals, which was hailed in 2013 as “one of the most famous goals in the game’s recent history,” was another way he contributed to the team’s success.
At both the club and international levels, he has participated in several well-known goal celebrations, such as the “dentist’s chair” celebration from Euro 96 and imitating playing the flute with Rangers in 1998, a reference to the Protestant Orange Order.