This article will tell you about the 10 greatest ever Tottenham Hotspur players
Tottenham Hotspur is one of the most successful and popular English football clubs. The Spurs have been around for more than a century and have won numerous trophies in that time.
From League titles to European competitions, Tottenham Hotspur has had some of the greatest players ever to grace the game.
Here is a list of the top 10 greatest Tottenham Hotspur players in history.
Harry Kane has spent his entire professional career playing for Tottenham Hotspur. He joined the club’s youth academy in 2004 and made his first-team debut in 2011.
Kane is widely regarded as one of the best forwards in the world. He is known for his exceptional finishing ability, aerial prowess, and ability to score amazing goals.
Harry Kane has won several individual awards, including the Premier League Golden Boot. He sadly has suffered a trophy drought in his career. The last trophy Tottenham won was Audi Cup in 2019.
Blanchflower was one of the most influential players in Tottenham’s history. He captained them to their first ever double in 1961.
He was a masterful passer and an inspirational leader who brought flair and creativity to Spurs’ midfield. Danny also scored many important goals during his time at White Hart Lane, including two in the FA Cup final against Leicester City.
His legacy lives on today with his famous quote “the game is about glory” being used by many teams around the world as motivation.
Gilzean was an integral part of Spurs’ double-winning team in 1961. He was renowned for his skillful dribbling and passing abilities.
Alan also scored some vital goals for Spurs during his time at White Hart Lane, including two in their 1967 FA Cup Final victory over Chelsea. He made over 400 appearances for Spurs before retiring in 1974.
He is remembered fondly for his loyalty to the club and his immense talent on the pitch.
Hoddle joined Spurs from Monaco in 1975. He quickly established himself as one of the best midfielders in England during his eight years at White Hart Lane.
Glenn was renowned for his vision, passing range and ability to score goals from long range. He was a key player in Spurs’ success during this period which included two FA Cup wins (1981 & 1982).
His influence on Tottenham’s style of play can still be seen today with many modern teams trying to emulate it.
Lineker joined Tottenham from Barcelona in 1989. He quickly became one of their most lethal strikers with his clinical finishing ability.
His technique made him one of the most feared attackers in England at that time. He scored 80 goals for Spurs during his three-year spell before moving on to Japan.
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He will always be remembered fondly by fans for his goal scoring heroics which helped them win two League Cups (1991 & 1999) during this period.
King joined Tottenham from Charlton Athletic as a teenager in 1999. But it wasn’t until 2003 that he truly established himself as one of the best defenders in England.
Ledley’s outstanding performances earned him an England call-up that same year. His strength, positional sense and leadership qualities made him an invaluable member of Spurs’ team throughout his career.
Unfortunately, his career ended due to injury problems but not before he had helped them win their first League Cup since 1999 (2008).
Klinsmann joined Tottenham from Monaco after impressing at Euro 96 with Germany. He quickly became a fan favourite due to his infectious enthusiasm on the pitch.
Jurgen’s instinct saw him score 20 goals during his first season at White Hart Lane (1994/95).
His presence helped spur on Tottenham’s run towards their first major trophy since 1991 when they won the League Cup (1999) under new manager George Graham who had been appointed earlier that year following Klinsmann’s departure back to Germany after just one season at White Hart Lane.
Keane joined Tottenham from Leeds United in 2002 and instantly became a fan favourite. It was all due to his tireless work rate, eye for goal and ability to create chances out of nothing with some sublime passes or dribbles past defenders.
All these attributes saw him become one of Europe’s deadliest strikers during this period. He won a League Cups with Spurs (2008) and led them to the tournament’s final in 2009.
His presence also helped spur on their run towards Champions League football in (2010). They reached the quarter finals before being knocked out by Real Madrid.
Luka Modric spent four years playing for Tottenham Hotspur between 2008 and 2012. He joined the club from Dinamo Zagreb and quickly established himself as a key player in the Tottenham midfield.
Modric was known for his exceptional passing ability, vision, and creativity on the field. His gameplay helped him earn a reputation as one of the best playmakers in the Premier League.
He was instrumental in helping Spurs reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2010-11.
Gareth Bale spent seven years playing for Tottenham Hotspur between 2007 and 2013. He joined the club as a left-back but quickly established himself as a key player in the Tottenham attack.
Bale was known for his exceptional pace, dribbling skills, and ability to score spectacular goals. Bale was named the PFA Player of the Year in 2012-13.
He was instrumental in helping Spurs reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2010-11. He left the club to join Real Madrid in 2013 for a then-world-record transfer fee.
In 2022, Bale returned to Tottenham as a loan transfer but ended his career at Santiago Bernabeu in 2023.