In pictures: Paul Gascoigne's career in pictures
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Paul Gascoigne was born in Gateshead on 27 May 1967.

He grew up in Dunston and starred for his local side, Redheugh Boys Club.

His small stature saw professional clubs relucant to sign him, but Newcastle United took him on as an apprentice in 1983.

Twenty-five goals in 99 games captured the attention of Tottenham who signed him for £2m in 1988.

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