Best Tottenham Players Of All Time | Top 12 Spurs Legends

7. Pat Jennings

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During his period at Spurs, Jennings was considered to be 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.

6. Martin Chivers

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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 to the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame.

5. Cliff Jones

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Cliff Jones is regarded as one of the best-left wingers to ever play in the English League. He scored 159 goals in 379 matches for Spurs, winning the FA Cup three times, the Division One title once and the Cup Winners’ Cup along its way.

Fifth in our list of ‘best Tottenham players of all time’ , Jones was a key part in the double-winning side of 1960–61. He was also a member of the successful Spurs sides in the 1962 FA Cup Final and 1963 European Cup Winners Cup Final.

On his time at Spurs, Jones said, “Winning wasn’t enough, it had to be done with a certain style. I had 10 years at the club and I loved everything about the period. It was a brilliant 10 years for me and I look back on it with great affection. It was a privilege to be involved.”

Jones moved to Fulham in 1968  before winding down his career in non-league football.

4. Glenn Hoddle

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Hoodle was arguably the most technically gifted player to ever put on the Lillywhite jersey and he stayed loyal to his club even when bigger clubs came asking for him. Hoddle lit up the Lane for 12 years with sublime skills, unequaled passing ability, his eye for a goal, and that knack of being able to turn a game with a moment of magic.

He was the master in the midfield of the great Spurs team of the early 1980s that won two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup, although injury ruled him out of the European final. He also appeared in the 1987 FA Cup and 1982 League Cup Finals.

Hoddle initially joined the club on the recommendation of striker Martin Chivers in 1975 and went on to play almost 500 competitive games before moving to Monaco in 1987.

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3 thoughts on “Best Tottenham Players Of All Time | Top 12 Spurs Legends

  • 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

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