Challenges

PAUL GASCOIGNE: PLAYER CAREER CHALLENGE

Some might now him, some won't. But Paul Gascoigne was a special kind of footballer. His looks or his quality on the pitch made him remembered as a great player.

Regarded as one of the greatest players of his generation, Paul Gascoigne had it all. Gascoigne had good physical ability, yet incredible technical ability. He could score, assist, pass, and take set pieces. He was the perfect all-rounder.

The Geordie-born attacking midfielder began his career with Newcastle United, after breaking into the first team at only 17. While with the Magpies, he played 92 times getting 20 goals. After leaving Tyneside for Spurs in 1988, Gascoigne played another 92 times, getting another 19 goals, and picking up an FA Cup in the 1990/91 season. Sitting the next season out due to an injury he picked up in the FA Cup final, he joined Lazio for the 1992/93 season, however, his time in Italy was blighted by inconsistency, but was a Roman hero, scoring an 89th minute winner in the Rome derby in his first season in Italy. Having never kicked on in Italy, he joined Rangers, with who he won two league titles and one Scottish Cup. Gascoigne spent some of his best years in Glasgow, across which he earned 30 goals in 74 games. Gascoigne did not find as much success in his later clubs. He bounced around Middlesbrough, Everton, Burnley, a club in China, and Non-League Boston United.

He almost found success on several occasions with England. He was part of the Italia ’90 team that lost to eventual winners West Germany in the semi-final on penalties. Gascoigne held a crucial role in the EURO 96 team as well, scoring that iconic goal in a 2-0 win over Scotland at Wembley, leading to the iconic ‘Dentist’s Chair’ celebration. However, a title did not come back to England, as they lost to Germany on penalties in the semi-final. Again. In his 57 international caps, the Geordie scored 10 times.

This is where you come in. Make Gazza the player he should have been. His basic information is as follows:
– Paul Gascoigne
– CAM, 1.77m (5’10”)
– 27th May (Set his Birthday to the youngest possible)
– Newcastle United, Number 8, English
– Tutorial for making his face: CLICK HERE

Goals for the save:
– Outscore the real Gazza, and his 93 goals in 445 games, whilst still getting assists. You can use THIS post to keep track of the stats.
– Break into the Newcastle United team as soon as you can, and then once you have established yourself there, get into the England team.
– If you receive a transfer offer from one of Gascoigne’s former clubs then you should accept it, however, if you want to keep Gazza ‘on the right track’ you could keep him at Newcastle for most of his career.
– I recommend limiting player growth, as a player can go from the starting rating to 80-ish by the end of the first season. You could assign skill points every 3 goals and 3 assists, or whatever number of goals and assists of your choosing.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy your save, if you have any questions feel free to message me on the Discord server (@Sammaboi67+2). And also make sure to follow us on our Twitter and Instagram.

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