Paul Gascoigne’s unwashed shorts and socks from Euro 96 up for grabs in charity auction

With the Euro Football Championship set to kick off subsequent month it is well timed to show again the clock 25 years to one in all England’s best video games in the event.

On June 18 1996 England beat the Netherlands 4-1 at Wembley, with two Geordies in the facet – Alan Shearer who scored twice and Paul Gascoigne – and went on to succeed in the semi-finals.

Now the shorts and socks worn by Gazza in the course of the Netherlands match are to be auctioned.

They shall be bought along with two of his spare Adidas Predator soccer boots with embroidered “Gazza” tongue, with a mixed estimate of £800-£1,200.

At the time Gazza’s social life included his celeb mates broadcaster Danny Baker and DJ Chris Evans.

The gadgets had been initially purchased at a charity auction and are being bought with a hand-written notice from Danny Baker authenticating the boots, shorts and socks stating: I affirm that these shorts, socks and spare boots had been give [sic] to me by Paul Gascoigne instantly after England’s 4-1 victory over Holland at Euro 96. Socks and shorts as worn, unwashed!”

The reverse of the notice exhibits {a photograph} of Paul Gascoigne, Danny Baker and Chris Evans.

The sale is being held by Catherine Southon auctioneers of Bromley in Kent on June 9.

“We are thrilled to offer a pair of shorts, socks and boots belonging to Paul Gascoigne and worn throughout England’s historic win over the Netherlands throughout Euro ’96. These gadgets – some nonetheless in match-worn state – provide the prospect to personal a singular piece of footballing historical past, belonging to one of many sport’s largest personalities,” Said Sothon’s Simon Spier.

Meanwhile, 73 gamers from the North’s senior golf equipment have helped elevate round £30,000 for an air ambulance service.

The fundraising attraction is by Tottenham Hotspur equipment man Steve Dukes in reminiscence of his father.

Geordie soccer legend Paul Gascoigne

Newcastle United, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Carlisle United gamers all signed membership shirts for an auction in help of Steve Dukes.

The sale, organised by Graham Budd Auctions, featured signed shirts from all 92 English league golf equipment. All income shall be donated to the Essex & Hertfordshire Air Ambulance

The Newcastle contribution was a 2019-20 season match-issued Allan Saint-Maximin shirt personally signed in black marker to the entrance by 17 members of the enjoying squad. It bought for £660.

A Sunderland AFC 2020-21 season duplicate shirt signed by 17 gamers fetched £195, a Middlesbrough 2019-20 season duplicate shirt signed by 20 members of the enjoying squad made £210 and a Carlisle United 2020-21 season duplicate away shirt with 19 participant signatures went for £105.

The on-line bidding auction ended on Sunday- the primary anniversary of the passing of Mr Dukes’s father Charlie after a highway accident, which the air ambulance attended.



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