They once ran defences ragged when wearing the Three Lions on international duty for England.
When Paul Gascoigne turned up early to the London venue where Ian Wright will be launching his new book, the ex-Tottenham and Arsenal stars shared a warm embrace.
The trajectory of both has gone in polar opposite directions with Wright becoming a successful broadcaster whilst Gascoigne has consistently battled internal demons and alcoholism.
Wonderful to see both in such good spirits.
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) September 1, 2021