Rangers legend Paul Gascoigne has picked the jersey he wore when scoring a hattrick on the final day of the season against Aberdeen to secure 8IAR as his favourite club top.
The legendary former England international – who to many is the best British player of his generation – played for the Gers between 1995 and 1998.
Also turning out for his boyhood club Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Middlesbrough, Everton, Burnley, Gansu Tianma and Boston United, Gazza’s most cherished club memory came in a Rangers jersey.
Speaking as part of the popular What I Wore series hosted by Andrew Mensah in association with BT Sport, Gascoigne revisited the jerseys he wore in yesteryear.
Going through the legendary midfielder’s career, when it came to the end of the interview Gazza was asked to name two tops he’d take out of a burning building.
Whilst the concept was to name one for footballing reasons and another for style, Gazza defied convention to pick his first ever England jersey and the Rangers one from May 1996.
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With the title coming down to the final day, Paul Gascoigne scored a legendary solo hattrick to win the league for Rangers and it is a moment he’s clearly never forgot.
“I think my debut for England (was my most dear memory in a football shirt),” said Gascoigne [BT Sport].
“It was a great honour playing for your country y’know? Fantastic. I was lucky enough to have all the fans, and to score in front of 100,000 was special.
“Celtic had won nine championships in a row, I joined them (Rangers) when they had seven. I knew I had to win two seasons, eight and nine.
“So to get the hattrick on the last day of the season to win eight in a row the feeling was unbelievable.”
Gascoigne remains a legend amongst the Rangers support and his heroics in the famous jersey will go down in Ibrox folklore.
In total, Gazza player 104 times for Rangers, scoring 39 goals and winning two league titles, a Scottish Cup and a League Cup.
Here’s a brilliant story from fellow Ibrox legend Ally McCoist who speaks about meeting Gazza in Las Vegas.