List of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. players

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Steve Perryman holds the record of 854 appearances for Spurs.

This is a list of notable footballers who have played for Tottenham Hotspur since its foundation as Hotspur F.C. in 1882.

The list comprises those who have: -

  • made 100 or more first-team appearances for the club including substitutions, and/or
  • made 50 or more first-team and represented their country at full International level while on the club's books, and/or
  • achieved notability through making a major contribution to the club as a player, e.g. club captain, founder member or achieved notability in other ways e.g. Darren Bent.

Records for some players vary from one data source to another and where possible these have been verified with reference to more than one such source. Corrections and updates should include a reference to source in the edit summary or on the Talk Page. To see a list of all Tottenham players, major or minor, with a Wikipedia article Category:Tottenham Hotspur F.C. players.

List of players[edit]

Key[edit]

Players are listed according to the date of their first-team debut for the club. First team appearances include, Football League, Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, FA Community Shield, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and UEFA Cup. Substitute appearances are included. Wartime matches are excluded.

International appearances are those at Full International level, including substitutions while on the club's books.

Positions
GK Goalkeeper DF Defender RB Right back MF Midfielder RW Right winger
CB Central back FB Fullback LB Left back FW Forward LW Left winger
  Tottenham Hotspur Greats or have been inducted into the club's Hall of Fame.[1][2][3]
  Players who have achieved notability through a major contribution to the club.
  Club captains who have won a major senior competition.

An asterisk (*) next to a name denotes that the player is still a current player at the club.

This is a list of notable players for Tottenham Hotspur. Please do not add the names and details of the current squad unless it meets the notability criteria above.

Table of notable players[edit]

Name Nationality Position Tottenham Hotspur career Club Apps Goals Inter'l Apps (at club) Inter'l Apps (all) Notes
Bobby Buckle  England MF 1882–1895 53 25 [4]
Jack Jull  England FB 1882–1894 159 24 [5]
Charles Ambler  England GK 1894–1895
1896–1900
133 0
Jack L. Jones  Wales MF 1897–1904 226 13 15 17 [6]
John Cameron  Scotland FW 1898–1907 293 139 0 1
Ted Hughes  Wales DF 1899–1905 148 8 6 14
Jack Kirwan  Ireland LW 1899–1905 347 97 12 1
Tom Morris  England MF 1899–1912 523 3
Sandy Brown  Scotland FW 1900–1901 57 45
Vivian Woodward  England FW 1901–1909 197 63 21 28
John Brearley  England FW 1903–1907 133 24
Charlie O'Hagan  Ireland FW 1903–1907 36 7 5 11
Danny Steel  Scotland CB 1908–1912 141 4
Bobby Steel  Scotland FW 1908–1915 245 45
Jabez Darnell  England CB 1908–1919 160 3
Bert Middlemiss  England LW 1908–1920 261 55
Billy Minter  England FW 1908–1920 334 101
Walter Tull  England FW 1909–1911 10 2
Tom Collins  Scotland FB 1910–1915 122 1
Charlie Rance  England CB 1910–1921 110 1
Findlay Weir  Scotland MF 1912–1917 101 2
Bert Bliss  England FW 1912–1922 215 106 1 1
Jimmy Cantrell  England FW 1912–1923 176 84
Arthur Grimsdell  England MF 1912–1927 360 27 6 6 [7]
Fanny Walden  England RW 1913–1924 237 24 2 2
Bill Jaques  England GK 1914–1922 138 0
Thomas Clay  England FB 1914–1929 351 24 4 4
Jimmy Archibald  Scotland MF 1919–1921 24 1
Charlie Walters  England MF 1919–1925 117 0
Jimmy Dimmock  England LW 1919–1931 438 112 3 3
Alex Lindsay  Scotland FW 1919–1930 224 48
Bob McDonald  Scotland CB 1920–1923 125 0
Jimmy Seed  England FW 1920–1927 254 77 5 5
Charlie Handley  England FW 1921–1928 141 29
Matt Forster  England FB 1921–1930 244 0
Andy Thompson  England MF 1921–1930 166 22
Bert Smith  England MF 1921–1931 319 10 2 2
Jack Elkes  England MF 1923–1929 200 50
Cecil Poynton  England FB 1923–1933 158 3
Frank Osborne  England FW 1924–1931 220 82 2 4
Harry Skitt  England MF 1924–1931 229 0
Cyril Spiers  England GK 1927–1932 169 0
Taffy O'Callaghan  Wales FW 1927–1935 263 99 11 11
Joe Nicholls  England GK 1927–1936 129 0
Tommy Meads  England MF 1929–1935 189 6
Tom Evans  Wales MF 1929–1936 101 4
Willie Davies  Wales RW 1930–1933 115 19
Walter Alsford  England LW 1930–1936 90 0 1 1
George Hunt  England FW 1930–1937 198 138 3 3
Les Howe  England MF 1930–1939 182 28
Willie Evans  Wales FW 1931–1936 195 86 6 6
Arthur Rowe  England MF 1931–1938 201 0 1 1
Willie Hall  England FW 1932–1939 222 29 10 10
Bill Whatley  Wales FB 1932–1939 254 2 3 3
Johnny Morrison  England CF 1932–1946 154 101
Jimmy McCormick  England RW 1932–1946 150 28
Fred Channell  England FB 1933–1936 109 1
Andy Duncan  Scotland FW 1934–1943 103 26
Percy Hooper  England GK 1934–1945 108 0
Fred Sargent  England RW 1934–1946 109 31
Vic Buckingham  England FB 1935–1949 230 1
Ralph Ward  England FB 1936–1946 132 11
Freddie Cox  England RW 1938–1949 105 18
Bill Nicholson  England MF 1938–1954 341 6 1 1
Les Medley  England LW 1939–1953 164 46 6 6
Ron Burgess  Wales MF 1939–1954 324 16 32 32 [8]
Sid Tickridge  England FB 1946–1951 101 0
Les Bennett  England FW 1946–1954 294 117
Arthur Willis  England FB 1946–1954 160 1 1 1
Ted Ditchburn  England GK 1946–1958 452 0 6 6
Ernie Jones  Wales FW 1947–1949 57 14 ? 4
Eddie Baily  England FW 1947–1955 325 69 9 9
Len Duquemin  Guernsey FW 1947–1957 307 134
Sonny Walters  England MF 1947–1957 234 71
Charlie Withers  England FB 1948–1956 164 2
Alf Ramsey  England FB 1949–1955 250 25 31 32
Harry Clarke  England CB 1949–1956 322 4 1 1
Tony Marchi  England MF Overall
1949–1957
1959–1965
232
131
101
7
2
5
Tommy Harmer  England FW 1951–1960 222 51
George Robb  England LW 1952–1958 200 58 1 1
Mel Hopkins  Wales LB 1952–1964 240 0 34 34
Johnny Brooks  England FW 1953–1959 179 51 3 3
John White  Scotland FW 1959–1964 183 40 22 22
Peter Baker  England RB 1953–1965 342 3
Danny Blanchflower  Northern Ireland MF 1954–1963 382 21 41 56 [9][10][11][12]
Bobby Smith  England FW 1955–1964 317 208 15 15
Terry Dyson  England FW 1955–1965 209 55
Eddie Clayton  England MF 1954–1967 102 20
Ron Henry  England LB 1955–1965 287 1 1 1
Maurice Norman  England MF 1955–1965 411 19 23 23
Terry Medwin  Wales FW 1956–1963 215 72 ? 30
Cliff Jones  Wales LW 1958–1968 378 159 ? 58
Les Allen  England FW 1959–1965 137 61
Bill Brown  Scotland GK 1959–1966 262 0 29 29
Dave Mackay  Scotland MF 1959–1968 318 51 22 22 [13]
Frank Saul  England FW 1960–1967 129 44
Jimmy Greaves  England FW 1961–1970 379 266[14] 42 57
Phil Beal  England DF 1963–1975 420 1
Jimmy Robertson  Scotland RW 1964–1968 181 31 1 1
Alan Mullery  England MF 1964–1972 374 30 35 35 [15][16]
Alan Gilzean  Scotland FW 1964–1974 439 133 17 22
Cyril Knowles  England LB 1964–1975 506 17 4 4
Pat Jennings  Northern Ireland GK 1964–1977 590 1 71 119
Terry Venables  England MF 1966–1969 141 9 0 2
Mike England  Wales CB 1966–1975 397 19 ? 44
Joe Kinnear  Ireland RB 1966–1975 258 2 26 26
Peter Collins  England CB 1968–1972 101 5
Jimmy Pearce  England FW 1968–1973 193 35
Martin Chivers  England FW 1968–1976 367 174 24 24
Ray Evans  England FB 1969–1975 181 4
John Pratt  England MF 1969–1980 415 49
Steve Perryman  England MF 1969–1986 854[17] 39 1 1 [18][19][20]
Martin Peters  England MF 1970–1975 260 76 34 67 [21]
Jimmy Neighbour  England FW 1970–1976 156 11
Terry Naylor  England DF 1970–1980 301 4
Ralph Coates  England MF 1971–1977 248 23 4 2
Barry Daines  England GK 1971–1981 173 0
John Duncan  Scotland FW 1974–1978 120 62
Keith Osgood  England CB 1974–1978 127 14
Chris Jones  Jersey FW 1974–1982 185 42
Don McAllister  England DF 1975–1981 202 10
Glenn Hoddle  England MF 1975–1987 490 110 44 53
Gerry Armstrong  Northern Ireland FW 1976–1980 98 16 27 63
Peter Taylor  England LW 1976–1980 140 33
Jimmy Holmes  Ireland LB 1977–1981 92 2 13 30
Ricardo Villa  Argentina MF 1978–1983 179 25 ? 25
John Lacy  England CB 1978–1983 152 3
Ossie Ardiles  Argentina MF 1978–1982
1983–1988
311 25 ? 53
Terry Yorath  Wales MF 1979–1981 62 1 6 59
Mark Falco  England FW 1979–1986 236 89
Tony Galvin  Ireland MF 1979–1987 273 31 19 29
Paul Miller  England DF 1979–1987 285 10
Chris Hughton  Ireland FB 1979–1990 398 19 44 53
Steve Archibald  Scotland FW 1980–1984 189 77 19 27
Garth Crooks  England FW 1980–1985 182 75
Graham Roberts  England CD 1980–1986 287 35 6 6
Tony Parks  England GK 1980–1988 37 0 0 0 [22]
Micky Hazard  England MF 1980–1985
1993–1995
170 25
Paul Price  Wales CD 1981–1984 62 0 12 25
Ray Clemence  England GK 1981–1987 330 0 5 61
Gary Mabbutt  England DF 1982–1998 611 38 16 16 [23]
Gary Stevens  England DF 1983–1987 200 8 7 7
Danny Thomas  England DF 1983–1987 116 1 0 2
John Chiedozie  Nigeria RW 1984–1986 75 14 2 9
Clive Allen  England FW 1984–1988 135 84[24] 5 5
Chris Waddle  England LW 1985–1989 173 42 36 62
Paul Allen  England MF 1985–1993 370 28
Richard Gough  Scotland DF 1986–1987 65 2 7 61
Nico Claesen  Belgium FW 1986–1988 63 23 10 36
Steve Hodge  England MF 1986–1988 54 9 4 24
Mitchell Thomas  England FB 1986–1991 157 6
Vinny Samways  England MF 1987–1994 247 17
Paul Gascoigne  England MF 1988–1991 112 33 20 57
Paul Stewart  England FW 1988–1992 171 37 3 3
Paul Walsh  England FW 1988–1992 156 21 0 5
Terry Fenwick  England DF 1988–1993 118 10 1 20
Guðni Bergsson  Iceland DF 1988–1994 86 2 34 80
Erik Thorstvedt  Norway GK 1988–1996 218 0 45 97
David Howells  England MF 1988–1998 335 27
Gary Lineker  England FW 1989–1992 106 67 21 80
Pat Van Den Hauwe  Wales DF 1989–1993 145 0 0 13
Nayim  Spain MF 1989–1993 144 18
Steve Sedgley  England CB 1989–1994 211 11
Justin Edinburgh  England FB 1990–2000 276 1
Gordon Durie  Scotland FW 1991–1993 78 17 11 43
Ian Walker  England GK 1991–2001 313 0 3 4
Nicky Barmby  England FW 1992–1995 108 27 2 23
Dean Austin  England FB 1992–1997 150 0
Sol Campbell  England CB 1992–2001 315 15 40 73 [25]
Teddy Sheringham  England FW Overall
1992–1997
2001–2003
277
197
80
125
99
26
21 51
Darren Anderton  England RW 1992–2004 358 48 30 30
Colin Calderwood  Scotland DF 1993–1999 199 7 32 36
Stephen Carr  Ireland RB 1993–2004 270 8 27 44
Ronnie Rosenthal  Israel FW 1994–1997 100 11 19 60
Jürgen Klinsmann  Germany FW Overall
1994–1995
1997–1998
68
50
18
38
29
9
10 108
Ruel Fox  Montserrat RW 1995–2000 129 15 0 2
Chris Armstrong  England FW 1995–2002 173 62
Andy Sinton  England MF 1996–1999 100 7 0 12
Allan Nielsen  Denmark MF 1996–2000 115 18 7 44
Steffen Iversen  Norway FW 1996–2003 176 47 34 79
David Ginola  France LW 1997–2000 127 22 0 17
Stephen Clemence  England MF 1997–2003 109 3
Les Ferdinand  England FW 1997–2003 149 39 4 17
Øyvind Leonhardsen  Norway MF 1999–2002 72 11 18 86
Steffen Freund  Germany MF 1999–2003 131 0 0 21
Chris Perry  England DF 1999–2003 146 4
Tim Sherwood  England MF 1999–2003 118 16 3 3
Mauricio Taricco  Argentina DF 1999–2004 156 2
Ledley King  England CB 1999–2012 315 14 21 21 [26]
Neil Sullivan  Scotland GK 2000–2003 81 0 13 28
Gary Doherty  Ireland CB 2000–2004 77 8 24 34
Sergei Rebrov  Ukraine FW 2000–2004 76 13 29 75
Simon Davies  Wales MF 2000–2005 146 18 24 58
Anthony Gardner  England CB 2000–2008 144 3 1 1
Gus Poyet  Uruguay MF 2001–2004 98 23 0 26
Christian Ziege  Germany FB 2001–2004 55 10 13 72
Kasey Keller  United States GK 2001–2005 85 0 25 102
Jamie Redknapp  England MF 2002–2005 49 4 0 17 [27]
Robbie Keane  Ireland FW Overall
2002–2008
2009–2011
306
254
52
122
107
15
51 146
Frédéric Kanouté  Mali FW 2003–2005 73 21 11 39
Michael Carrick  England MF 2004–2006 75 2 5 34
Paul Robinson  England GK 2004–2008 175 1 37 41
Jermain Defoe  England FW Overall
2004–2008
2009–2014
363
177
186
143
64
79
45 56
Mido  Egypt FW 2005–2007 63 20 13 51
Teemu Tainio  Finland MF 2005–2008 83 3 11 64
Lee Young-pyo  South Korea LB 2005–2008 93 0 30 127
Tom Huddlestone  England MF 2005–2013 209 15 3 3
Jermaine Jenas  England MF 2005–2013 202 26 9 21
Michael Dawson  England CB 2005–2014 324 10 4 4
Aaron Lennon  England RW 2005–2015 364 30 21 21
Dimitar Berbatov  Bulgaria FW 2006–2008 102 46 17 78
Pascal Chimbonda  France RB Overall
2006–2008
2009–2009
103
98
5
4
4
0
0 1
Didier Zokora  Ivory Coast MF 2006–2009 134 0 22 123
Benoît Assou-Ekotto  Cameroon LB 2006–2015 200 4 19 24
Darren Bent  England FW 2007–2009 79 25 2 13
Gareth Bale  Wales LW 2007–2013 203 55 36 66 [28]
Younès Kaboul  France DF Overall
2007–2008
2010–2015
153
29
124
8
4
4
4 6
Alan Hutton  Scotland RB 2008–2011 66 2 11 50
Jonathan Woodgate  England CB 2008–2011 65 3 2 8
Vedran Ćorluka  Croatia DF 2008–2012 109 1 11 95
Niko Kranjčar  Croatia MF 2008–2012 71 11 6 81
Luka Modrić  Croatia MF 2008–2012 159 17 21 96
Roman Pavlyuchenko  Russia FW 2008–2012 113 42 11 51
David Bentley  England RW 2008–2013 62 5 1 7
Heurelho Gomes  Brazil GK 2008–2014 130 0 2 11
Andros Townsend  England RW 2008–2016 93 11 10 13
Ryan Mason  England MF 2008–2016 70 4 1 1
Peter Crouch  England FW 2009–2011 93 24 8 42
Wilson Palacios  Honduras MF 2009–2011 86 1 15 97
Sébastien Bassong  Cameroon CB 2009–2012 71 3 13 18
Kyle Walker  England RB 2010–2017 228 4 25 25
Rafael van der Vaart  Netherlands MF 2010–2012 78 28 13 109
Sandro  Brazil MF 2010–2014 96 3 15 17
Danny Rose*  England LB 2010–present 169 10 12 12
Scott Parker  England MF 2011–2013 63 0 15 18
Emmanuel Adebayor  Togo FW 2011–2015 113 42 14 75
Harry Kane*  England FW 2011–present 222 146 17 17
Gylfi Sigurðsson  Iceland MF 2012–2014 85 13 15 49
Mousa Dembélé*  Belgium MF 2012–present 243 10 29 69
Hugo Lloris*  France GK 2012–present 259 0 49 87
Jan Vertonghen*  Belgium CB 2012–present 258 10 51 89
Harry Winks*  England MF 2013–present 70 1 1 1
Paulinho  Brazil MF 2013–2015 67 10 14 39
Christian Eriksen*  Denmark MF 2013–present 228 57 29 67
Nabil Bentaleb  Algeria MF 2013–2016 66 1 19 25
Nacer Chadli  Belgium MF 2013–2016 119 25 18 34
Roberto Soldado  Spain FW 2013–2015 76 16 1 12
Érik Lamela*  Argentina MF 2013–present 159 27 20 23
Eric Dier*  England MF 2014–present 190 9 17 17
Ben Davies*  Wales LB 2014–present 137 4 19 29
Toby Alderweireld*  Belgium CB 2015–present 117 6 19 66
Dele Alli*  England MF 2015–present 152 48 17 17
Son Heung-min*  South Korea FW 2015–present 148 48 9 53
Kieran Trippier*  England FB 2015–present 84 2 2 2
Moussa Sissoko*  France MF 2016–present 86 2 ? 53
Victor Wanyama*  Kenya MF 2016–present 76 6 ? 49
  • Players correct up to the close of the 2016 Winter transfer window. Premier League and International statistics correct up to 2 April 2017

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "GREAT PLAYERS". www.tottenhamhotspur.com. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ "HALL OF FAME - 41 LEGENDS". Tottenham Hotspur. 20 November 2014.
  3. ^ "ROBERTS AND MILLER SET FOR HALL OF FAME". tottenhamhotspur.com. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  4. ^ 'Founding player of Hotspur F.C "A Romance of Football p8" [1] Retrieved March 23, 2008
  5. ^ Founding player of Hotspur F.C. "A Romance of Football p8" [2] Retrieved March 23, 2008
  6. ^ FA Cup Winners 1901 Reported on www.mehst.com
  7. ^ FA Cup Winners 1921 Reported on www.mehst.com
  8. ^ First Division Champions 1951 Reported on Jim Duggan's www.topspurs.com [3]
  9. ^ First Division Champions 1961 Reported on Jim Duggan's www.topspurs.com
  10. ^ FA Cup Winners 1961 Reported on www.mehst.com
  11. ^ FA Cup Winners 1962 Reported on www.mehst.com
  12. ^ European Cup Winners Cup 1963 Reported on www.mehst.com
  13. ^ FA Cup Winners 1967 Reported on www.mehst.com
  14. ^ Club Record - Most goals for club (266) 1961/70 Reported on THFC official Site "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
  15. ^ League Cup Winners 1971 Reported on THFC Official website
  16. ^ UEFA Cup Winners 1972 Reported on www.mehst.com [4]
  17. ^ Club Record - Most appearances for club (854) 1969/86 Reported on THFC official Site [5]
  18. ^ FA Cup Winners 1981 Reported on www.mehst.com
  19. ^ FA Cup Winners 1982 Reported on www.mehst.com
  20. ^ UEFA Cup Winners 1984 Reported on www.mehst.com [6]
  21. ^ League Cup Winners 1972 Reported on www.THFC Official Website
  22. ^ "Hero" of UEFA Cup Final 1984 Reported on BBC website
  23. ^ FA Cup Winners 1991 Reported on www.mehst.com
  24. ^ Club Record - Most goals (49) in one season 1986/87 Reported on THFC official Site [7]
  25. ^ League Cup Winners 1999 Reported on www.mehst.com
  26. ^ League Cup Winners 2008 Reported on www.mehst.com
  27. ^ "Redknapps set to link up at Spurs". 12 May 2009. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  28. ^ "Gareth Bale joins Real Madrid from Spurs in £85m world record deal". BBC Sport. 1 September 2013.

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