Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are two of the biggest clubs in England. The London derby that is played between them is a fierce affair. Fans of both the clubs have immense dislike towards each other. Its hard to imagine a player playing for both these rivals clubs.
Still there are several players who played for both Chelsea and Tottenham, let us have a look at few such players.
Here is the list of 10 players who played for both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur-
10. William Gallas
Gallas played for all 3 big London clubs,Arsenal ,Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
Gallas began his career in England with Chelsea, where his defensive partnership with John Terry helped the club to lift their first league title in 50 years. However, in a highly controversial contract dispute with Chelsea in 2006, Gallas was sold to Arsenal. After the transfer, Chelsea issued a statement that Gallas threatened to deliberately score own goals if he was not allowed to leave Chelsea
After spending 4 seasons at Emirates, Gallas joined Tottenham,the move made Gallas the first player to have appeared for Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham. He played 61 league games for Spurs and was released from the club in 2013.
9. Colin Lee
In October 1977, Colin Lee left Torquay United to join Tottenham Hotspur for £60,000, making an immediate impact by scoring 4 goals on his debut in a 9–0 win over Bristol Rovers in the Football League Second Division, helping Spurs win promotion at the end of that season.
He stayed with Spurs for 3 seasons before moving to Chelsea, where he spent 7 seasons. Colin Lee was a free scoring forward at Spurs but at Chelsea he became something of a utility player able to play in central attack or as a full back.
8. Scott Parker
Despite being part of the Chelsea squad that won the Premier League in 2004/05, Parker did not pick up a medal as he had made only four appearances.
He left Chelsea in 2005 and after having fairly successful spells at Newcastle United and West Ham United ,he joined Spurs in 2011 for a fee believed to be £5.5 million.
He was voted the club’s Player of the Year in 2012, he left Spurs for Fulham in 2013. He is the latest to join the list of ‘ players who played for both Chelsea and Tottenham’.
7. Terry Venables
Terry Venables started his professional football career with Chelsea, signing for the Blues as an apprentice before becoming professional in 1960. During his time at Stamford Bridge, Venables became captain and led Chelsea to their 1965 League Cup victory – scoring in the final against Leicester.He played 202 league games for the Blues.
He joined Spurs in 1966 and was a member of the 1967 FA Cup winning team. He left in 1969 to join QPR but returned to Tottenham as manager and led them to the 1991 FA Cup success.