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-
6. Graham Roberts
Roberts played for Spurs for 6 seasons between 1980-1986, making 209 league appearances as a defender. He was a member of the successful Tottenham Hotspur side of the early 1980s, winning two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup in 1984, scoring in the second leg of the final against Anderlecht, and then scoring his penalty as Spurs won the final on a shootout.
He left Spurs for Rangers in 1986 and after spending two seasons with them, he joined Chelsea. He helped the side emphatically win the Second Division championship in 1988–89. He later moved to West Bromwich Albion, where he played out the remainder of his professional career.
5. Glen Hoddle
The only one who has played for both Chelsea and Tottenham and also managed both clubs.
Glenn Hoddle developed through the Spurs youth system to become a ‘Legend’ at the club. His skill, vision and goals were a delight to behold and he was a member of the successful team of the 1980s, winning FA Cup medals in 1981 and 1982, scoring the goals in the Final and replay win over QPR.
He left Spurs in 1987 and moved to France. He played for Chelsea on his return to English football and managed them before returning to White Hart Lane as manager.
4. Bobby Smith
He was a typical ‘old-fashioned’ English type of centre forward who used to terrorise defenders and goalkeepers. Smith was spotted by Chelsea when playing for Redcar Boys’ Club and signed professional for the London club in 1950. He scored 23 League goals in 74 League appearances.
Despite the fact he never really became established as a regular with Chelsea between 1950 and 1955, Tottenham Hotspur paid £18,000 for his transfer in December 1955.
Smith was an integral part of Bill Nicholson’s famous double winning Tottenham team of 1960/1961 (scoring in the final of the FA Cup), which went on to retain the FA Cup in 1962 (scoring in the Final again) and win the 1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.