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10 Greatest Tottenham Hotspur Strikers Ever Ranked

6. Alan Gilzean [1964–1974]

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Alan Gilzean’s control and touch were regarded as impeccable, with his ability to utilize both in aerial situations regarded by some as almost unparalleled. He was part of the FA Cup-winning team of 1967 and, later, the great Spurs side which in successive seasons between 1971 and 1973 won two League Cups and a Uefa Cup.

Alan Gilzean formed an effective goal-scoring partnership alongside crowd favourite Jimmy Greaves, and together they were referred to by fans as the “G-Men”. One of the greatest Tottenham Hotspur strikers ever, Gilzean scored 133 goals in 439 apps for the club.

5. Gary Lineker [1989–1992]

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Gary Lineker was an instinctive forward, lethal in and around the box. As a Spur, he had a stunning strike rate, hitting the net at a rate of better than a goal every other game.

Lineker made 138 appearances for Spurs, scoring 80 goals—none of which were more important than the two he scored in the 1991 F.A. Cup semifinal win over archrivals Arsenal on the way to Wembley glory.

4. Martin Chivers [1968–1976]

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Martin Chivers was one of the best strikers of a successful period for Spurs. He was signed in January 1968 to accompany Jimmy Greaves and Alan Gilzean upfront.

Chivers was a popular figure on the terraces and he played a big part in the cup successes of the early 70s – most notably scoring both goals in the 2-0 League Cup final win over Aston Villa in 1971.

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 bagged 202 goals in a total of 415 first-team appearances – 174 in 367 competitive games – for the Club.

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