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Ranking the 10 Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of all time

Tottenahm Hotspur is one of the ‘big six’ clubs in the Premier League and here we learn about the 10 best Tottenham Hotspur players of all time.

10. Steve Perryman

Steve Perryman (Credit: Photo by Colorsport/Shutterstock)
Steve Perryman (Credit: Photo by Colorsport/Shutterstock)

Two FA Cups, two UEFA Cups, and two League Cups have been won by this player. These are impressive numbers, yet they are overshadowed by a far larger number: 861. Perryman played 861 times for Tottenham, making him the club’s all-time most devoted player. No one has ever touched the White Hart Lane pitch as much as he has. There is just no better way to pay tribute.

9. Ted Ditchburn

Ted Ditchburn (Credit:tottenhaminsight.com)
Ted Ditchburn (Credit:tottenhaminsight.com)

Between World War II and the Premier League era, Ted Ditchburn was the first in a long series of brilliant Tottenham goalkeepers.

He was a key member of the squads that earned promotion to Division One in 1949-50 and then the Division One title the following year, appearing in 247 straight games for the Lillywhites.

A wonderful guy who made 452 club appearances in all, with a strong goalkeeping record and admirable dedication to the team during a long period of success.

8. Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale (Credit: Getty)
Gareth Bale (Credit: Getty)

Bale is one of those rare players that come around every now and again. Despite a rocky start at Spurs and an unfavourable record of 24 games without a win, the Welshman was always destined for greatness.

He began his career as a strong left-back before evolving into the most contemporary of centre-forwards; a great dribbler and powerful runner capable of scoring from any distance and angle.

For Tottenham supporters, there are few moments more memorable than his performances against Inter Milan in the Champions League in 2011; the year he became a star.

In the 2012/13 season, he was pulling Tottenham kicking and screaming towards a top four finish with fantastic goal after stunning goal, only to see his team fall just short.

7. Gary Lineker

Gary Lineker (Credit: Twitter)
Gary Lineker (Credit: Twitter)

Gary Lineker, who is currently the host of BBC’s Match of the Day, was a devastating striker for club and country for a decade.

Lineker scored 80 goals in 138 appearances for Spurs, none more crucial than the two he scored in the 1991 F.A. Cup semi-final victory against arch-rivals Arsenal on the road to Wembley triumph.

Lineker also had a brief stint with European heavyweights Barcelona, when he scored 48 goals in 80 appearances. He is without a doubt Tottenham’s finest striker in the contemporary era.

6. Ledley King

Ledley King (Credit: standard.co.uk)
Ledley King (Credit: standard.co.uk)

Homegrown talent was hard to come by at White Hart Lane until lately. King ploughed a lonely furrow as the Lord of the Lane when Harry Kane was still wearing an Arsenal shirt and Josh Onomah was still in diapers. Until the very end, he remained one of their own and the captain of a sinking ship.

His fame was cemented by his selection for England’s World Cup team in 2010, despite his deadly fitness issues; his career was summed up so neatly when he broke down in the first game.

5. Cliff Jones

Cliff Jones (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
Cliff Jones (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Cliff Jones is widely considered as one of the finest left wingers in English League history. In 379 games with Spurs, he scored 159 goals, won the FA Cup three times, the Division One title once, and the Cup Winners’ Cup once.

Jones, who is ranked fifth on our list of the “greatest Tottenham players of all time,” was a crucial member of the 1960–61 double-winning team. He also played in the 1962 FA Cup Final and the 1963 European Cup Winners Cup Final for Tottenham Hotspur.

Jones joined Fulham in 1968 before returning to non-league football to finish his career.

4. Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne (Credit:Getty)
Paul Gascoigne (Credit:Getty)

Gascoigne was a creative, hardworking, and technically skilled midfielder who was one of the finest Tottenham players of all time. As an offensive midfielder, he was capable of scoring as well as setting up goals. He possessed excellent passing accuracy and a strong hitting ability.

Paul Gascoigne, who played for Tottenham Hotspur from 1988 until 1992, was one of the finest English midfielders of all time. While his stint with the club was brief, it was a pleasant few years following his arrival from Newcastle.

He possessed good speed and dribbling abilities, allowing him to protect the ball and outscore opponents. For Spurs, he made over 100 appearances. He helped Tottenham Hotspur win the FA Cup in 1991 during his time there. He was also an important member of England’s World Cup-winning squad in 1990.

3. Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle. (Photo by Professional Sport/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Glenn Hoddle. (Photo by Professional Sport/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)

Glenn Hoddle was the epitome of brilliance on the football field, scoring countless goals of incredible technique and brilliance (including those in the above compilation).

In the video, his goals at 1:40 (a fast turn and exquisite lob) and 3:45 (a scything dash through midfield and cheeky finish) are maybe his two most memorable.

Even his disappointing tenure as Tottenham manager and a contentious exit as national team coach cannot dim the enthralling memories that older Tottenham supporters will cherish.

2. Danny Blanchflower

Danny Blanchflower (Credit: BBC)
Danny Blanchflower (Credit: BBC)

Danny Blanchflower, the inspiring captain of Tottenham’s double-winning team, is one of the most famous players in football history, not only at Spurs, but worldwide.

Blanchflower was twice awarded Player of the Year while at Tottenham, and was a leader and most decorated player on the great Tottenham team of the 1950s and 1960s. Blanchflower was a great midfielder, pitch general, and game mastermind in his day.

Blanchflower was signed from Aston Villa for £30,000 in 1954 and went on to play 384 competitive games for the club, winning the FA Cup twice, the Cup Winners Cup once, and the league title once before retiring in 1964. He also won 50 matches for Northern Ireland.

1. Jimmy Greaves

Jimmy Greaves (Credit: sportsavour.com)

Jimmy Greaves, one of the greatest goal scorers in football history, is ranked first on our list. In 380 appearances for Tottenham, he scored an astounding 266 goals. In his career, he scored 366 league goals.

Greaves’ arrival proved to be the final piece of the puzzle for what would go on to become the greatest Tottenham team ever, as he was signed for £99,999 from AC Milan to escape being the first £100,000 player in 1961.

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