Best Tottenham Players Of All Time | 20 Spurs Legends Ranked

13. Son Heung-min [2015-    ]

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Son has been sensational for Tottenham since joining the club in 2015 from Bayer Leverkusen. He is the driving force in the current team and is currently one of the best players in the Premier League. His partnership with Harry Kane up front is the most prolific in Premier League history. He has won Tottenham Hotspur player of the season thrice.

12. Ledley King [1999–2012]

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Ledley King is one of the best defenders to have played for Tottenham Hotspur. He spent his entire professional career with the club from 1999 to 2012 and won the League Cup trophy in 2008.

Having come through the Club’s Academy ranks, Ledley made his senior debut as an 18-year-old, coming on as a substitute during a 3-2 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield in May 1999. It took another season before the London-born youngster properly established himself in the First Team, but once he did so during the 2000-01 campaign, there was no looking back. Over the next few seasons, Ledley earned recognition as one of the best young defenders in the country, also often operating as a defensive midfielder.

The most astonishing stat is that King went the whole of his career with just eight yellow cards. Arsenal legend Thierry Henry once admitted that King was the best defender he ever faced. He was also trusted to be the captain of Tottenham Hotspur for four years, from 2005 to 2009. He is one of the latest entries among the Spurs legends.

11. Paul Gascoigne [1988–1991]

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One of the best Tottenham players of all time, Gascoigne, was a creative, hard-working, and technically gifted playmaker. Playing as an attacking midfielder, he was capable both of scoring and setting up goals. He also had very good passing accuracy and powerful striking ability.

Paul Gascoigne was one of the best English midfielders of all time who played for Tottenham Hotspur in the period 1988-1992. While his time was short with the club, it was a sweet few years after arriving from Newcastle.

He had a good pace and excellent dribbling skills, which allowed him to protect the ball and beat opponents. He managed to make 100 appearances for Spurs. During his period at Tottenham Hotspur, he helped Spurs to a FA Cup trophy in 1991. He was also a vital part of the English team that finished third in the 1990 World Cup.

10. Steve Perryman [1969–1986]

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One of the best Tottenham players of all time, Steve Perryman holds the record for most numbers of appearances at Tottenham Hotspur, with a total of 854 caps. Perryman led Tottenham to two UEFA Cup titles, two FA Cup trophies and two League Cup trophies.

Signing apprentice forms in 1967, Perryman made his league debut in 1969 as a midfielder but he would spend most of his career in the famous white shirt in defence. He became club captain in 1975. He won FWA Player of the Year in 1982. Perryman finally moved to Oxford in 1987 but later returned to White Hart Lane as an assistant manager.

9. Pat Jennings [1964–1977]

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During his period at Spurs, Jennings was considered the best goalkeeper in the world. He may be the model that most modern goalkeepers are taught of, as he was a true all-around keeper, able to use his feet nearly as well as his hands.

Jennings played over 670 games for Spurs between 1964-1977 and another 300-plus at Arsenal before winding down his career in a second spell at White Hart Lane. He also played 119 times for Northern Ireland, including two World Cups. He was voted FWA player of the year in 1973.

During 14 years playing for Spurs, Jennings won one FA Cup, two League Cup trophies and a UEFA Cup trophy and earned himself a place among the greatest Spurs legends.

8. Martin Chivers [1968–1976]

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Martin Chivers was one of the star strikers of a successful period for Spurs. Chivers is third in the list of Spurs record goalscorers, scoring goals in the 1971 and 1973 League Cup and 1972 Uefa Cup triumphs.

He was signed in January 1968 to accompany Jimmy Greaves and Alan Gilzean up front. Martin Chivers bagged 202 goals in a total of 415 first-team appearances – 174 in 367 competitive games – for the Club.

Capped 24 times by England, Chivers eventually left for Swiss outfit Servette in July 1976. In April 2007, he was inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame.

7. Bobby Smith [1955-1964]

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Bobby Smith was a strong forward with an impressive eye for goal. He formed a formidable partnership with Jimmy Greaves toward the end of his career. His goal scoring ratio of 208 goals in 317 appearances for Spurs and 13 in 15 matches for England, speaks a lot about his abilities.

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9 thoughts on “Best Tottenham Players Of All Time | 20 Spurs Legends Ranked

  • August 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I’m afraid you have got some details very wrong Jimmy Greaves was not part of the famous Spurs Double Team. Jimmy signed for Spurs the following season 1961/1962.
    These are the players who played most games in the Double season:
    Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay, Jones, White, Smith, Allen and Dyson. Jimmy Greaves replaced Les Allen who was transfered to QPR. Who is the father of former Spurs player Clive Allen.

  • August 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    OPPS I’ve made a big mistake egg on my face. Your article about Jimmy Greaves was correct. I misread the the sentence below Dave Mackay thinking it was about Jimmy Greaves. BIG APOLOGIES FROM MYSELF….

  • September 7, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Was just about to correct you Terry! Thought you had misread where it said he made the double winning team stronger

  • April 18, 2022 at 6:28 am

    Dave Mackay should have been number 1, he changed everything when brought in, was the driving force within the team.

  • July 3, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    for loyalty , passion and love for the club Gary Mabbot

  • July 7, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    You state that Dave Mackay won the league twice. Oh how I wish that was true but he only won it once during the double year.

  • July 7, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you for correcting us.
    We have done the needful.

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  • January 29, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Sol ????

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