Terry Naylor

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Terry Naylor
Personal information
Full name Terence Michael Patrick Naylor
Date of birth (1948-12-05) 5 December 1948 (age 68)
Place of birth Islington, London, England
Playing position Full back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1979 Tottenham Hotspur 243 (0)
1980–1983 Charlton Athletic 73 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Terry Naylor (born 5 December 1948) is an English former professional footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur and Charlton Athletic in the position of full back.[1]

Tottenham Hotspur career[edit]

Naylor joined the club in July 1969. He was previously employed as a meat porter at London's Smithfield Market. His tough, uncompromising style of play as a full back soon earned him the nickname of "Meathook" with the White Hart Lane faithful.[2] Playing a total of 314 games in all competitions including 14 as substitute and scoring one goal between 1970-1980 at Spurs. Naylor featured in both legs of the 1974 UEFA Cup Final against Feyenoord and was an unused substitute in both legs of the 1972 UEFA Cup Final against Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C.


Tottenham Hotspur

Later career[edit]

Naylor joined Charlton Athletic in November 1980 and went on to make 69 League appearances for the club.


1988-89, took charge of Tonbridge Angels F.C. for seven games.

Post– football career[edit]

After his football career ended Naylor was employed as a postman for Royal Mail. Today, he is retired, and still lives in the Islington area. In his spare time, Naylor, sings in pubs in and around Hackney and Islington.[3]


  1. ^ Hugman,B,J, (Ed)The PFA Premier& Football League Players' Records 1946-2005 (2005) p452 ISBN 1-85291-665-6 Retrieved 20 August 2008
  2. ^ Players nicknames Retrieved 20 August 2008
  3. ^ Video on YouTube Retrieved 20 December 2013