Paul Gascoigne's Top Five Career Highlights

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Paul Gascoigne's Top Five Career Highlights
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Paul Gascoigne was an icon for football supporters in the early 1990s.

Paul Gascoigne remains one of the greatest players to pull on an England shirt, but is now facing a very different kind of battle, as BBC Sport reported at the weekend.

The 45-year-old was the icon of England's run to the World Cup semifinals at Italia '90 and etched his name on the hearts of millions for his reaction to the booking which would have seen him miss out on the final.

The former Newcastle, Lazio and Tottenham midfielder was forever the joker among teammates, and his legacy to the game was always playing with a smile on his face.

Here we look back at some of the reasons why Gazza became the face of English football 20 years ago.

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