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Paul Gascoigne is without doubt one of the funniest and most charismatic footballers of his generation.

The former England and Tottenham midfielder was sublimely talented on the pitch and a true live-wire off it.

Stories of Gazza’s pranks on teammates quickly became the stuff of legend and his infectious grin endeared him to even the victims of his mischief.

Paul Gascogine used to steal clothes from his teammate’s at Rangers

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Paul Gascogine used to steal clothes from his teammate’s at Rangers

After highly productive and successful spells with both Newcastle and Spurs, he moved to Lazio and then to Rangers for a club-record fee in 1995.

Gazza delighted fans on the blue half of Glasgow, scoring 30 goals in 74 games, but made sure to terrorise his teammates on the sly.

McCoist remembers the silky midfielder with great fondness and, speaking on talkSPORT’s Sport Breakfast, revealed Gazza’s favourite prank to play on his Gers teammates.

He revealed: “But you’d have to keep your eye on him after training Fred because his favourite one was – and he used to do it once a week.

As long as he kept the trophies coming, his teammates didn’t mind the pranks

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As long as he kept the trophies coming, his teammates didn’t mind the pranks

“If he was going into Glasgow for a meeting or something, normally after training, he would just disappear and away he would go and on his way.

“But if he had a meeting in Glasgow he would disappear into the shower quick after training and just as the boys were on their way into the shower, he would be on his way out.

“He would put on everyone else’s clothes; he would maybe get Gordon Drury’s trousers, maybe my shirt or big Goughie’s tie and away he would go.

“Away he would go to the meeting and you would come back and find an item of clothing missing!

The blue half of Glasgow still remembers Gazza fondly

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The blue half of Glasgow still remembers Gazza fondly

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“All of a sudden, you would pick up the Daily Record the next morning and he would have Goughie’s tie on, my shirt and somebody else’s socks and shoes!

“He was brilliant, you had to keep your eye on him.”





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