A documentary exploring the life of Paul Gascoigne is set to be released this summer, 25 years after World Cup Italia ’90 where he famously cried during England’s semi-final game against Germany.
Gazza is regarded as one of the best English players of all time but has had a troubled life since he left the game, battling with alcoholism and mental illness.
He was born and raised in Gateshead and started his career at his beloved Newcastle United, where he went on to make 92 appearances before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 1988. He then went on to play for the likes of Lazio and Glasgow Rangers, picking up a total of 57 England caps in the process.
The film, narrated by Gazza himself, will be shown in cinemas across the UK for one day only (June 8th) before being released on DVD the following week.
Producer Nick Taussig hopes that the documentary will capture Gazza in a different way from how he is portrayed in the press.
Some huge names in football, both past and present, have contributed to the film including Jose Mourinho, Wayne Rooney and Gary Lineker, which just goes to show how widely respected he is as an all time great of the game.
Watch the trailer here below and click the red link to pre-order your copy of Gascoigne [DVD]