How is Paul Gascoigne doing now 25 years after the Euro ’96?

How is Paul Gascoigne now 25 years after his miracle goal 96?

Tonight England looks up against Scotland at the European Championship and football fans both countries are excited.

The rivalry between Great Britain is one of the oldest in the world and many fans are thinking of 96 euros again.

During this tournament in England Paul Gascoigne scored one of the best goals of all time in an England shirt.

But how is Gazza now and how is his health?

Gazza was a hero during Euro ’96 (Credit: firo Sportphoto / DPA / Cover Images)

What happened in 1996 at the European Championship England against Scotland?

54-year-old former Newcastle, Spurs, Lazio and Rangers star Paul has struggled with addiction problems since retiring in 2004.

But at Wembley Stadium in 1996, Gazza was a hero.

England went 1-0 in the sunshine against their opponents thanks to a goal by Alan Shearer.

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But when Scotland won a penalty it looked like they would level it. David Seaman saved the penalty, however, and England stormed down the other end in a flash.

Gazza then lobbed the ball over the oncoming Colin Hendry and volleyed it into the net.

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Gazza has been through a lot since retiring (Photo credit: /

How does Paul remember the goal?

Gazza remembered the gate – and the infamous “dentist chair” celebration – when he spoke to spoke The sun Newspaper.

He said: “It’s the best goal I’ve ever scored in an England shirt and the biggest goal I’ve scored at Wembley in 100 years.

“I’d been working on being a biped player since I was eight by hitting a ball against a wall with just my left foot to train myself and that was the day it paid off would have.”

Paul Gascoigne now
Gazza seemed fit and healthy in the Italian version of I’m A Celebrity (Source: YouTube)

How is Gazza doing today?

After a catalog of drunk incidents and spectacular falls from the car, Gazza took drastic measures in early 2020.

He reportedly paid £ 20,000 to put anti-alcohol pellets in his stomach to keep him from drinking.

However, despite the treatment he admitted, he had started drinking again before his successful appearance on the Italian version of I’m A Celebrity.

“I’ll always be an alcoholic, but now I can have a few glasses of wine and a few beers,” he said.

“Not every day, but when I want to.”

He left the show after 38 days with a dislocated shoulder.

Paul Gascoigne now
Gazza recently appeared on GMB to share his Italian experience (Image: ITV)

And now, ahead of today’s big game, he admits that if England goes to the end he’ll have another drink.

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He told The Sun, “I had my drinking problems but if we win the tournament I don’t care, I’ll get out of the car and into the pub.

“There won’t be a better excuse for the whole country to celebrate.”

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