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Former footballer Paul Gascoigne.

FORMER football star Paul Gascoigne – aka Gazza – is set to head north for an event in Lerwick later this year.

The retired England footballer, who played for the likes of Rangers and Spurs, will recount stories from his life and career at the Clickimin Leisure Complex on Friday 2 August as part of a wider tour.

Ticket details for An Evening With Paul Gascoigne will be released soon.

Gazza started his professional career with Newcastle United in the mid 1980s before joining Tottenham Hotspur.

In 1992 he headed to Italy to play for Lazio, with Gascoigne then joining 54-time Scottish league winners Rangers to help them towards their nine-in-a-row dominance of the 1990s.

After spending three years in Glasgow Gazza headed back to England to play for Middlesborough, Everton and Burnley.

During his career he racked up nearly 60 caps for England, playing at World Cups and scoring that famous goal against Scotland at Euro 96.

He is also known for his life off the pitch, from his sense of humour to his problems with alcohol, although Gazza is said to be in good health at the moment.

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