51 Spurs Premier League Best Players of All Time

Andrew Kovacs

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is one of the most successful teams in England’s Premier League, having won the league on two occasions and consistently competing for the highest honours.

With their recent move to the new and improved Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the team has become one of the most iconic in the Premier League. The club has a long and prestigious history, with some of the best players in the world having worn the famous Spurs badge.

With a passionate fan base and a high-quality team, Spurs is a team to watch as they look to take the Premier League by storm.

Table of Contents

1. Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Harry Kane Career

  • 1999–2001: Ridgeway Rovers
  • 2001–2002: Arsenal
  • 2002–2004: Ridgeway Rovers
  • 2004: Watford
  • 2004–2009: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2009: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2011: Leyton Orient (loan)
  • 2012: Millwall (loan)
  • 2012–2013: Norwich City (loan)
  • 2013: Leicester City (loan)
  • 2010: England U17
  • 2010–2012: England U19
  • 2013: England U20
  • 2013–2015: England U21
  • 2015: England

Harry Kane is a Tottenham Hotspur striker who has been with the club since 2004. Kane started his career at Ridgeway Rovers before moving to Arsenal and then to Watford, where he made over 100 appearances.

In 2009, Harry Kane joined Tottenham Hotspur and has not looked back since, becoming an integral part of the team that won the League Cup in 2014 and reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2017/2018. 

The England international was awarded an MBE for services to football in 2018 and is currently a key player for Spurs as they compete in Europe's top competition this season.

Harry Kane married their wife Millie on 3 October 2016 and they have two children together - son George (born 18 June 2018) and a daughter Ivy Mae (born 10 December 2019). 

He will be looking to help Spurs win more silverware this season as they aim to end their 24-year wait for a league title. Harry Kane is a professional footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team.

He has played for Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City, Leicester City, and England U21s. In total, he has scored 74 goals in 133 appearances for Spurs, as well as 10 goals in 20 appearances for his country.

Also Played For: sky sports, united kingdom soccer

2. Luka Modrić

Croatia national football team

Luka Modrić Career

  • 1996–2000: Zadar
  • 2000–2003: Dinamo Zagreb
  • 2003–2008: Dinamo Zagreb
  • 2003–2004: Zrinjski Mostar 
  • 2004–2005: Inter Zaprešić 
  • 2008–2012: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2012: Real Madrid
  • 2001-2006: Croatia

Modrić is a Croatian footballer who plays for Real Madrid in La Liga. He has played for Dinamo Zagreb, Inter Zaprešić and Real Madrid.

 Modrić was born on September 9th, 1985 in Zadar, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia to a footballing family; his father Miodrag played professionally while his brother Dražen also played professional football.

After starting out with local side Zadar before joining Dinamo Zagreb in 2003 at the age of 18, he became one of the most consistent players in Croatia during their successful period domestically and abroad between 2003-2008 appearing 94 times and scoring 26 goals (including 24 league goals). 

In 2004 he joined Inter Zaprešić on loan where he made 16 appearances scoring 4 goals and helping them win the Croatian Cup that season which saw him named Player of The Tournament by UEFA as well as being voted into the Bundesliga Team Of The Year by German magazine Kicker.

On July 1st, 2008 it was announced that Modric had signed for Tottenham Hotspur after protracted negotiations with both clubs reaching an agreement late on deadline day.

Following interest from other Premier League sides including Chelsea and Manchester United but within weeks Spurs chairman Daniel Levy announced that they had re-signed Luka to a new long term deal making him one of London's most coveted players ever. 

During his two seasons at White Hart Lane playing 102 games and scoring 23 goals it was evident that there were few midfielders able to match up against him or create chances similarly whether it be Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, or Samir Nasri all conceding defeat when pitted against "The King".

Following Tottenham’s relegation from the Premier League during 2011–12 season rumors circulated linking Modric with moves away from north London although nothing came of these until January 2013.

When Spanish club Real Madrid confirmed their signing stating: “Luka will join us next summer pending international clearance” thus ending any speculation about his future. 

Since arriving at Real Madrid have completed a £ 27 million move on July 10th, 2014 (one week prior to what would have been contracting expiry). 

Los Blancos had an immediate impact winning back-to-back Champions League titles whilst also becoming La Liga champions for consecutive years. 

Something no team other than Barcelona had managed previously - cementing himself as arguably one. 

if not THE best midfielder Europe has ever seen currently holding multiple records such as Most Club Luka Modrić is a world-class midfield player who has been an integral part of some of the most successful clubs in Europe.

He started his career with his hometown club Tottenham Hotspur before joining Real Madrid in 2012. 

At the international level, he has represented Croatia at both the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro Championship, where they have reached the latter stages on two occasions. 

Luka is married to supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele and they have one child together. In 2017, he announced that he would be leaving Real Madrid after 14 seasons to take up a new role with Juventus FC.

Also Played For: la liga,

3. Son Heung-min

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Son Heung-min Career

  • 2006–2007: Yukminkwan Middle School
  • 2007: Dongbuk Middle School
  • 2008: FC Seoul
  • 2008–2010: Hamburger SV
  • 2010: Hamburger SV II
  • 2010–2013: Hamburger SV
  • 2013–2015: Bayer Leverkusen
  • 2015: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2008–2009: South Korea U17
  • 2016: South Korea Olympic (OA)
  • 2018: South Korea Asian Games (OA)
  • 2010: South Korea

Son Heung-min is a South Korean footballer who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur. Son began his career with FC Seoul before joining Hamburger SV in 2010.

Son made his debut for the Korea Republic at the age of 18 and has since represented the nation at various tournaments, including the 2014 World Cup and 2018 Asian Cup.

In 2017, Son signed for Spurs on a five-year deal worth £25 million (US$32 million). Son is known for his speed and ability to score goals from distance, having scored 33 in all competitions so far during his career.

Having been part of several successful teams throughout his playing career - including winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Hamburger SV -Son is considered one of Germany's most talented players ever born in Asia.

 Son Heung-min is a South Korean international footballer who plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.

Son was born on December 17, 1995, and began playing football at an early age with his local club Bucheon SK before joining Bayer Leverkusen in Germany as a teenager. 

At Leverkusen, Son made 62 appearances over two seasons before signing for Tottenham Hotspur in 2015 where he has since become one of the most prolific strikers in Europe.

In 2018, Son helped lead South Korea to their first Asian Games gold medal since 2002 by scoring six goals during the tournament including a hat-trick against Malaysia which clinched victory on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the final stages of the competition. 

Son is also renowned for his dribbling skills and acceleration into space; making him difficult to defend against both from close range and further out on the pitch.

Also Played For: hamburger sv, south korea national football team

4. Kyle Walker

Manchester City F.C.

Kyle Walker Career

  • 1997–2008: Sheffield United
  • 2008–2009: Sheffield United
  • 2008: Northampton Town (loan)
  • 2009–2017: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2009–2010: Sheffield United (loan)
  • 2010–2011: Queens Park Rangers (loan)
  • 2011: Aston Villa (loan)
  • 2017: Manchester City
  • 2009: England U19
  • 2010–2011: England U21
  • 2011: England

Kyle Walker is a right-back who has played for Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City. Walker began his career with Sheffield United before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2008.

Walker won the EFL Championship with Tottenham in 2016, helping them to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. Walker made his debut for England in 2009 and has since represented them at three World Cups (2010, 2014, 2018).

He signed with Manchester City in 2017 and helped them win the Premier League title that season. Walker was named PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2018 after another successful season with Manchester City.

Their senior career includes all competitive matches Kyle Walker is a right-back who has played for numerous English clubs, most notably Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

He has been capped by England at various age groups and competed in the UEFA European Championship as a member of their national team in 2020. 

Kyle Walker is known for his athleticism and crossing ability from the back line, which has often resulted in goals for his teams. 

In 2017, he joined Premier League side Manchester City on a three-year contract with an aim to win trophies both domestically and internationally.

Also Played For: football right back, tottenham hotspur f.c

5. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Career

  • 2003–2007: BK Skjold
  • 2007–2009: KB
  • 2009–2012: Brøndby IF
  • 2012–2014: Bayern Munich II
  • 2013–2016: Bayern Munich
  • 2015: FC Augsburg (loan)
  • 2015–2016: Schalke 04 (loan)
  • 2016–2020: Southampton
  • 2020: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2010–2011: Denmark U16
  • 2011–2012: Denmark U17
  • 2012–2013: Denmark U19
  • 2013–2015: Denmark U21
  • 2014: Denmark

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg was born on 5 August 1995 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He started his youth career with BK Skjold before joining KB in 2009. 

In 2012 he moved to Brøndby IF where he played until 2017 when Tottenham Hotspur signed him up as their fifth signing of the summer transfer window.

Pierre-Emile is a midfielder and has represented Denmark at both U17 and U19 level but has yet to make an appearance for the senior team. 

As of 23 July 2018, Pierre-Emille has made one Premier League appearance for Tottenham Hotspur coming off the bench against Manchester City; Spurs lost 3–1. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg started his senior career with Bayern Munich II in the 2012–2014 season.

He joined Schalke 04 on loan in 2015 and spent two seasons there before joining Southampton permanently in 2016. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has played for Denmark at every level from U16 to U21, making 63 appearances and scoring 5 goals between them. 

His international debut came against Sweden in October 2010 and he has gone on to make 43 appearances and score 4 goals since then.

Also Played For: denmark national football team, premier league

6. Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

Hugo Lloris Career

  • 1993–1997: Cedac Cimiez
  • 1997–2005: Nice
  • 2005–2006: Nice II
  • 2005–2008: Nice
  • 2008–2012: Lyon
  • 2012: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2004: France U18
  • 2004–2005: France U19
  • 2006: France U20
  • 2006–2008: France U21
  • 2008–2022: France

Hugo Lloris is a French goalkeeper who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur. He started his career at Nice before moving to Lyon where he spent six seasons between 2008 and 2012.

In 2013, Lloris joined Spurs and has since made over 150 appearances for the club in all competitions, helping them win two Premier League titles and reach the Champions League final in 2017/18.

Hugo is known for his strong shot-stopping abilities as well as his ability to command his area of the pitch; he was named PFA Goalkeeper of the Year in 2018 after leading Spurs to their first-ever domestic cup title since 1961/62 season.

Outside of football, Hugo is also involved with several charities including Action Against Hunger France which helps feed vulnerable people across Europe, and Special Effect which aims to provide support and funding so that people. 

With disabilities can enjoy recreational activities they may find difficult or impossible without help Hugo Lloris is a world-renowned goalkeeper and captain of Tottenham Hotspur.

He has represented France at the international level, winning the FIFA World Cup in 2018 as well as playing in the UEFA European Championship finals two years earlier. Hugo Lloris was born on October 22nd, 1988, in Le Mans, France. 

After starting his career with lowly Le Mans FC's youth team, he made an impressive move to Lyon before joining Tottenham Hotspur for £8 million in 2012 – making him one of the most expensive goalkeepers of all time.

Hugo Lloris is married to Amelie Dufraisse and they have two young children together – Arthur and Louison-Aurélien.

Also Played For: premier league fantasy football, olympique lyonnais

7. Gareth Bale


Gareth Bale Career

  • 1999–2006: Southampton
  • 2006–2007: Southampton
  • 2007–2013: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2013–2022: Real Madrid
  • 2020–2021: Tottenham Hotspur (loan)
  • 2022–2023: Los Angeles FC
  • 2005–2006: Wales U17
  • 2006: Wales U19
  • 2006–2008: Wales U21
  • 2006–2022: Wales

Gareth Bale is a Welsh international footballer who currently plays for Los Angeles FC in the United States. Gareth Bale was born on July 16, 1989, in Cardiff, Wales.

At just under 6 feet tall and weighing 131 pounds, he quickly established himself as one of the most talented young footballers in Europe and won numerous honors with clubs such as Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur.

Real Madrid, and Liverpool before joining Spanish giants Real Madrid for a world record fee of £85 million.

 In 2012, Bale played for England at the UEFA European Championship where they reached the final but were beaten by Spain. He has also represented Wales at various levels including Under-21s, and the full national team. 

Olympic Games World Cup qualifiers, and Euro 2016. Gareth Bale signed for American club Los Angeles FC ahead of their inaugural season in 2018 after completing an impressive season that saw him win both La Liga and Champions League with Real Madrid.

Also Played For: real madrid, mls

8. Jimmy Greaves

Jimmy Greaves Career

  • 1955–1957: Chelsea
  • 1957–1961: Chelsea
  • 1961: AC Milan
  • 1961–1970: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1970–1971: West Ham United
  • 1975–1976: Brentwood
  • 1976–1977: Chelmsford City
  • 1977–1979: Barnet
  • 1979–1980: Woodford Town
  • 1957–1962: England U23
  • 1959–1967: England
  • 1965: United Kingdom

Greaves was a prolific striker during his playing career, netting 224 goals in 321 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan. Greaves won two League titles with Spurs before moving to Italy, where he helped AC Milan win the European Cup in 1967.

Greaves returned to England in 1970 and finished his career with Chelsea, winning another League title at the club in 1974. After retiring from football, Greaves became a media personality and commentator on sport for BBC Radio 5 Live. 

He died aged 81 in September 2021 after a long battle with cancer Greaves was a prolific goalscorer in the 1960s and 1970s, netting 38 times for West Ham United between 1971 and 1976.

Greaves also played for Brentwood, Chelmsford City and Woodford Town during his time as a footballer. Greaves made his international debut in 1957 and went on to score 57 goals for England over the course of three years. 

He won the 1966 World Cup with England as they triumphed over Argentina in what has been widely regarded as one of the most memorable tournaments ever staged. Greaves retired from football at the age of 34 after playing his final game for Fulham F C in 1980.

Also Played For: tottenham, chelsea f.c

9. Pat Jennings


Pat Jennings Career

  • 1960: Shamrock Rovers
  • 1961–1963: Newry Town
  • 1963–1964: Watford
  • 1964–1977: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1977–1985: Arsenal
  • 1985–1986: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1986: Everton
  • 1964–1986: Northern Ireland
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Patrick Jennings is best known as the goalkeeper for Manchester United, but he has also played for Shamrock Rovers and Wales. He made his debut for Shamrock Rovers in 1960 and went on to make over 200 appearances for the club.

In 1978, he transferred to Manchester United where he spent 19 years making over 300 appearances in all competitions. Jennings won several trophies with United including 4 Premier League titles, 3 FA Cups, 2 UEFA Champions Leagues, and 1 Intercontinental Cup.

He retired from playing in 1994 after helping Manchester United win their 18th league title and was made a CBE that year by Queen Elizabeth II herself. 

After retiring from playing football, Jennings became a coach at Old Trafford before moving onto coaching roles at various clubs around England including West Ham United and Swansea City among others.

In 2018 Patrick Jennings was appointed Chair of Professional Footballers Ireland (PFI) succeeding Pat Short who had held the post since its foundation in 2006. 

This organisation aims to improve standards of living amongst professional footballers through education initiatives such as financial literacy courses.

Patrick Anthony Jennings (born 12 June 1945) is an Irish former goalkeeper who played professionally in both England and Scotland during the late 1960s until 1974.

When he retired due to injury aged 36; while mainly capped by Wales national team compiling 32 caps between 1966-1973 scoring no goals.

Also Played For: arsenal f.c

10. Paul Gascoigne


Paul Gascoigne Career

  • 1980–1985: Newcastle United
  • 1985–1988: Newcastle United
  • 1988–1992: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1992–1995: Lazio
  • 1995–1998: Rangers
  • 1998–2000: Middlesbrough
  • 2000–2002: Everton
  • 2002: Burnley
  • 2003: Gansu Tianma
  • 2004: Boston United
  • 1987–1988: England U21
  • 1989: England B
  • 1988–1998: England
  • 2005: Kettering Town
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Paul Gascoigne is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time, with a total of eight league titles and three FA Cups to his name. He began his career at Newcastle United before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 1988.

At Spurs, he formed an attacking midfield partnership with Gary Lineker that won them two Premier League championships and the European Cup Winners' Cup. 

In 1992, Gascoigne moved to Lazio where he spent four seasons playing under manager Francesco Totti before returning to England in 1996 with Middlesbrough.

He retired from professional football in 2000 after failing to recapture his form for Middlesbrough or Sunderland following a lengthy injury lay-off. 

Since retiring from football, Gascogige has pursued a variety of other interests including acting and writing books about his life as a footballer. 

In March 2021 it was announced that Gascoigne would be joining ITV Sport's punditry team for their coverage of the UEFA Champions League.

Also Played For: newcastle united f.c., rangers f.c

11. Ledley King


Ledley King Career

  • 1996: Senrab
  • 1996–1999: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1999–2012: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1996–1997: England U16
  • 1999: England U18
  • 1999–2001: England U21
  • 2002–2010: England
  • 2020–2021: Tottenham Hotspur (assistant coach)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ledley King is a Defender who was born on October 12th, 1980 in Bow, England. Ledley started his career at Crystal Palace and went onto make over 200 appearances for the club before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2006.

He has won numerous awards during his career including Premier League titles with Spurs (2008, 2012) and the Champions League with Barcelona (2011). In 2008 he was voted FWA Footballer of the Year and also made an appearance for the English National Team that year.

Ledley retired from playing in May 2017 after 15 years with Tottenham Hotspur but continues to work as an assistant coach for the club now Ledley King is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. 

He has won 25 caps for his country and was a part of the team that reached the 2002 World Cup final.

Ledley began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, where he went on to make 268 appearances in all competitions over 10 years. His consistent performances saw him win numerous awards, including two PFA player of the year titles and an FA cup winners medal. 

In 2010, Ledley joined Queens Park Rangers as their new captain but left after just one season due to injury problems.

He later rejoined Spurs before retiring at the end of 2012 season aged 34 years old. Since retiring from playing, Ledley has taken up coaching duties with Tottenham Hotspur's under-21 side and will also serve as assistant coach alongside Mauricio Pochettino during the 2020–21 season.

12. Christian Eriksen


Christian Eriksen Career

  • 1995–2005: Middelfart G&BK
  • 2005–2008: OB
  • 2008–2010: Ajax
  • 2010–2013: Ajax
  • 2013–2020: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2020–2021: Inter Milan
  • 2022: Brentford
  • 2022: Manchester United
  • 2007–2009: Denmark U17
  • 2009: Denmark U18
  • 2009: Denmark U19
  • 2011: Denmark U21
  • 2010: Denmark
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:11, 3 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16

Eriksen is a midfielder for Manchester United and has been with the club since he was young. He started his youth career at Middelfart G&BK in Denmark, before moving to OB in 2005.

Eriksen made an impressive start to his senior career with OB, helping them reach the Danish Cup Final in 2006. After impressing during loan spells at Aalborg BK and Ajax, Eriksen joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2008 for £11 million (€14 million).

In total, Eriksen has played over 150 matches for Spurs across all competitions - winning titles such as the Europa League and FA Cup - making him one of their most successful players ever. 

When Harry Redknapp was sacked by Spurs in November 2014, manager Mauricio Pochettino decided to sell Eriksen amid reports of tension between the two men; he eventually moved on to Manchester United that January for £36 million (€45 million).

At Manchester United, Eriksen has continued playing regular football under new manager José Mourinho; however rumors continue to circulate about a possible move back to Tottenham next season.

Also Played For: manchester united f.c, european championship

13. Steve Perryman

Steve Perryman Career

  • 1969–1986: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1986–1987: Oxford United
  • 1987–1990: Brentford
  • 1972–1975: England U23
  • 1982: England
  • 1987–1990: Brentford (player-manager)
  • 1990–1993: Watford
  • 1994: Tottenham Hotspur (caretaker)
  • 1995: Start
  • 1999–2000: Shimizu S-Pulse
  • 2001–2002: Kashiwa Reysol
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Steve Perryman was born on 21 December 1951 in Ealing, Middlesex and started his senior career with Tottenham Hotspur. He played for Milton Keynes Dons (Associate Director) from 1978 to 1982 before retiring from football.

After retirement, Steve Perryman worked as a coach at various clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea until he was appointed Associate Director of Milton Keynes Dons in 2012.

 Steve Perryman was a talented footballer who played for Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford.

His international career consisted of appearances for England's U23 team, as well as one appearance for the full national side. 

After retiring from playing, Steve took over management roles with Watford and Tottenham Hotspur before being appointed manager of Kashiwa Reysol in Japan in 1999.

He left this position after only two seasons to take up the role of technical director at English club Arsenal, where he remains today. 

Steve is now widely regarded as one of the most successful British managers of all time and his achievements at both club and international level have cemented his reputation firmly on the footballing world stage.

14. Gary Lineker


Gary Lineker Career

  • 1976–1978: Leicester City
  • 1978–1985: Leicester City
  • 1985–1986: Everton
  • 1986–1989: Barcelona
  • 1989–1992: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1992–1994: Nagoya Grampus
  • 1984: England B
  • 1984–1992: England
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Gary Lineker is a retired English professional football player who played as a striker. He began his career at Leicester City, where he scored over 100 goals in 367 appearances between 1976 and 1978.

He then transferred to Barcelona for £5 million, where he won two La Liga titles and the Copa del Rey. In 1984, Lineker moved to England's Manchester United, where he helped them win four Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies before retiring in 2002.

After retirement from playing, Lineker became an outspoken pundit for BBC Sport and ESPN FC TV channels. In 2010, he was made an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for services to sport broadcasting Gary Lineker was born on December 13th, 1961 in Leicester, England. 

He started his professional career at Leicester City before moving to Everton and Barcelona later in his career.

He is best known for being a striker for Tottenham Hotspur during the late 80s and early 90s where he scored 105 goals in total including 48 international goals. 

After retiring from playing football Gary became a television presenter with shows such as Match of the Day and BBC1's Sportsweek programme among others. 

In 2016 he announced that he had been diagnosed with skin cancer which required surgery but thankfully it has since healed up successfully.

Also Played For: england national football team, everton f.c

15. David Ginola


David Ginola Career

  • 1985–1988: Toulon
  • 1988–1990: RC Paris
  • 1990–1992: Brest
  • 1992–1995: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 1995–1997: Newcastle United
  • 1997–2000: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2000–2002: Aston Villa
  • 2002: Everton
  • 1990–1995: France
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

David Ginola is a French professional footballer who played as a winger and midfielder. He started his career at Lille before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 1992 for £1 million.

He won the Premier League title with both Spurs and Marseille, and was also part of the France team that reached the 1998 World Cup final. 

After retiring from playing he began working as a TV pundit and worked on ITV's coverage of Euro 2016.

In October 2017, he was announced as head coach of AS Monaco FC.[4] On 26 October 2018, it was announced that Ginola had stepped down from his role with AS Monaco FC due to personal reasons.

Senior club appearances only David Ginola was a brilliant footballer who spent his entire career playing in France.

He started out at Toulon and then played for RC Paris before moving to PSG. He had an incredible stint with Spurs, scoring 100 goals in 133 appearances between 1997 and 2000. 

In 2002 he moved to Everton but only managed 5 goals in 8 appearances before retiring from football later that year.

Also Played For: newcastle united f.c

16. Mousa Dembélé


Mousa Dembélé Career

  • 2003–2004: Germinal Beerschot
  • 2004–2005: Germinal Beerschot
  • 2005–2006: Willem II
  • 2006–2010: AZ
  • 2010–2012: Fulham
  • 2012–2019: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2019–2022: Guangzhou City
  • 2002–2003: Belgium U16
  • 2003–2004: Belgium U17
  • 2004: Belgium U18
  • 2004–2006: Belgium U19
  • 2006–2018: Belgium

Dembélé is a midfielder for Belgian club Fulham and was part of the team that reached the last 16 stage of the World Cup in Russia. Dembélé started his career at Germinal Beerschot and played for Willem II before joining AZ in 2006.

He signed for Fulham in 2010 where he made 62 appearances over 5 seasons, including 41 starts, helping them to win promotion to the Premier League in 2013/14. 

In January 2018, Dembélé joined Liverpool from Fulham on a six-and-a-half-year contract reported to be worth £100 million ($130 million).

He has represented Belgium at youth level but did not make his full international debut until 2017 when he captained them at Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Andorra.

They lost both games 2–1 as eventual group winners went on to reach the finals tournament in France where they were knocked out by Portugal after a penalty shootout following a 0–0 draw having drawn 1–1 with Sweden earlier in their campaign (Dembele had scored an equalizer late on during regulation time).

At club level, Dembélé has been successful domestically with AZ winning three Eredivisie titles (2012, 2014, 2015) and two Dutch Cups (2011 & 2016). Additionally, he has won one Belgian Championship title with Willem II (2015).

As well as being capped 53 times by Belgium at senior levels – scoring 7 goals – Dembele also holds several domestic records, such as most minutes played without conceding any goals, fastest goal scorer or player who assisted most goals.[8] Stats accurate as of 21st May 2018.

Also Played For: belgium national football team, fulham fc

17. Teddy Sheringham


Teddy Sheringham Career

  • 1982–1983: Leytonstone & Ilford
  • 1983–1991: Millwall
  • 1985: Aldershot (loan)
  • 1985: Djurgårdens IF (loan)
  • 1991–1992: Nottingham Forest
  • 1992–1997: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1997–2001: Manchester United
  • 2001–2003: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2003–2004: Portsmouth
  • 2004–2007: West Ham United
  • 2007–2008: Colchester United
  • 1988: England U21
  • 1993–2002: England
  • 2015–2016: Stevenage
  • 2017–2018: ATK
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Teddy Sheringham is a former professional footballer who played as a striker. He started his career at Leytonstone & Ilford before joining Millwall in 1983.

He was part of the team that won the FA Cup in 1988 and reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals in 1990, both while playing for Manchester United. 

In 1992, he moved to Chelsea where he helped them win the league title three times and reach two more finals (1997 and 2000).

After leaving Chelsea in 2003, he spent time with Portsmouth, Southampton and Sheffield United before retiring from football later that year. 

In 2012, Teddy Sheringham was made an MBE for services to football after being appointed ambassador for The Football Foundation charity by then. 

Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore Teddy currently works as a television pundit and provides commentary on matches involving his former clubs Manchester United and Chelsea.

Also Played For: millwall f.c

18. Robbie Keane


Robbie Keane Career

  • 1986–1990: Fettercairn YFC
  • 1990–1996: Crumlin United
  • 1996–1997: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 1997–1999: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 1999–2000: Coventry City
  • 2000–2001: Inter Milan
  • 2001: Leeds United (loan)
  • 2001–2002: Leeds United
  • 2002–2008: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2008–2009: Liverpool
  • 2009–2011: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2010: Celtic (loan)
  • 2011: West Ham United (loan)
  • 2011–2016: LA Galaxy
  • 2012: Aston Villa (loan)
  • 2017–2018: ATK
  • 1998–2016: Republic of Ireland
  • 2018: ATK (player-manager)
  • 2018–2020: Republic of Ireland (assistant)
  • 2019–2020: Middlesbrough (assistant)

Robbie Keane is an Irish international striker who played for Leeds United and Coventry City in his career. He was born on July 8, 1980 in Tallaght, Dublin and started playing football at a young age with Fettercairn YFC before moving to Crumlin United.

In 1997, he joined Wolverhampton Wanderers where he made 73 appearances over two seasons before joining Inter Milan on loan the following year. 

After only 18 appearances for Leeds United during the 2001–2002 season, Keane moved to Coventry City where he scored 28 goals in 38 matches over two seasons before signing for LA Galaxy in 2007.

Keane has won four Premier League titles (with Manchester United [2003], Chelsea [2004], Tottenham Hotspur [2007], and LA Galaxy [2011]) as well as three FA Cups (with Chelsea [2000].

Manchester United[2006], and Tottenham Hotspur[2008]), one UEFA Champions League title (with Bayern Munich[2009]), five EFL Cup trophies (with Portsmouth[1998], 

Birmingham City[2001],[2003],[2005],[2010] ), an Olympic gold medal with Ireland,[1996] and a World Cup bronze medal with Republic of Ireland.[1995].

He retired from professional football after helping LA Galaxy win their fourth MLS cup title in 2018 and will now take up coaching duties within the club.

Also Played For: coventry city fc, wolverhampton wanderers f.c

19. Rafael van der Vaart


Rafael van der Vaart Career

  • 1987–1993: De Kennemers
  • 1993–2000: Ajax
  • 2000–2005: Ajax
  • 2005–2008: Hamburger SV
  • 2008–2010: Real Madrid
  • 2010–2012: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2012–2015: Hamburger SV
  • 2015–2016: Betis
  • 2016–2018: Midtjylland
  • 2018: Esbjerg fB
  • 1998–1999: Netherlands U17
  • 1999–2000: Netherlands U19
  • 2000–2001: Netherlands U21
  • 2001–2013: Netherlands
  • 2021: Esbjerg fB (assistant)
  • 2022: Esbjerg fB (interim)

Rafael van der Vaart is a Dutch midfielder who previously played for Ajax, Hamburger SV and Tottenham Hotspur. Van der Vaart joined Esbjerg fB in January 2019 as an assistant coach following his retirement from playing.

Van der Vaart has represented the Netherlands at international level on several occasions, most notably during the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008 tournaments. In 2012, he rejoined Spurs after spending two years with Real Madrid.

He left White Hart Lane in 2014 to join Hamburg but returned to England the following year when he re-signed with Tottenham Hotspur. 

Van der Vaart was part of the Netherlands team that won UEFA Euro 2004 and reached the final of UEFA European Championship 2010 where they were narrowly beaten by Spain.

At club level, van der Vaart has won three Eredivisie titles (with Ajax), one Spanish Liga title (with Atlético Madrid) and one German Bundesliga title (with Bayern Munich). 

Van Der Vaaft has also appeared for Holland at various other major international tournaments including Copa America 2007, Confederations Cup 2009 and World Cup 2010 as well as EURO 2008 where they finished runners-up behind Spain.

He announced his retirement from professional football in January 2019 after making 115 appearances over 11 seasons which spans five different countries: The Netherlands; Germany; Spain; England & Scotland respectively.

20. Jürgen Klinsmann


Jürgen Klinsmann Career

  • 1972–1974: TB Gingen
  • 1974–1978: SC Geislingen
  • 1978–1981: Stuttgarter Kickers
  • 1981–1984: Stuttgarter Kickers
  • 1984–1989: VfB Stuttgart
  • 1989–1992: Inter Milan
  • 1992–1994: Monaco
  • 1994–1995: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1995–1997: Bayern Munich
  • 1997–1998: Sampdoria
  • 1997–1998: Tottenham Hotspur (loan)
  • 2003: Orange County Blue Star
  • 1980–1981: West Germany U16
  • 1984–1985: West Germany U21
  • 1987–1988: West Germany Olympic
  • 1987–1998: West Germany / Germany
  • 2004–2006: Germany
  • 2008–2009: Bayern Munich
  • 2011–2016: United States
  • 2019–2020: Hertha BSC

Jürgen Klinsmann is a former German international footballer who played as a striker. He started his career with TB Gingen, before playing for SC Geislingen, Stuttgarter Kickers and VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.

Klinsmann then spent five seasons at Inter Milan, where he won the Serie A title in 1989 and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1990. He subsequently moved to Monaco and Tottenham Hotspur before joining Bayern Munich in 1997.

After leaving Bayern Munich in 2001, Klinsmann had brief spells with New York Red Bulls (2002), Real Madrid (2004) and Los Angeles Galaxy (2006). 

In January 2019, he was announced as the new head coach of United States national team ahead of their World Cup campaign later that year Jürgen Klinsmann was born on August 20, 1966 in Gütersloh, West Germany.

He is a German manager and former international footballer who played as a midfielder. Jürgen Klinsmann started his managerial career with the youth team at Bayern Munich before taking over as head coach of the senior squad in 2004. 

He later led Germany to its first championship win in 18 years and also reached the semifinals of Euro 2008. 

In 2009, Klinsmann left Bayern Munich to take over the reins of CA United States where he helped lead them to their first-ever appearance in the CONCACAF Champions League final tournament.

However, after just one season at USA he parted ways with club citing personal reasons and returned home to manage Hertha BSC for two more seasons before departing again for FC Mexico in November 2016. 

After leaving Mexico midway through 2018–19 Liga MX campaign following poor results, Klinsmann announced his retirement from coaching at age 64 after winning four out of six titles as HBSC's boss including Bundesliga title twice (2015-16 & 2017-18). 

Returning full time into football management once again shortly thereafter with Eintracht Frankfurt until 2019 when they were relegated back down to 2nd division - having amassed 83 points - leading him away yet again due to mutual consent on May 8th 2020.

Also Played For: vfb stuttgart, germany

21. Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle Career

  • 1970–1975: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1975–1987: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1987–1991: Monaco
  • 1991–1993: Swindon Town
  • 1993–1995: Chelsea
  • 1976–1980: England U21
  • 1979–1988: England
  • 1991–1993: Swindon Town (player/manager)
  • 1993–1996: Chelsea (player/manager)
  • 1996–1999: England
  • 2000–2001: Southampton
  • 2001–2003: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2004–2006: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Glenn Hoddle was born on October 27, 1957 in Hayes, Middlesex England. He started his career with Tottenham Hotspur in 1970 and went on to make 377 appearances for the club over a nine-year period.

In 1987, he joined Monaco and made 69 appearances before retiring from playing at the age of 32. After retirement from playing, Glenn became manager of Southampton in 1997 where he led them to promotion to the Premier League two years later.

In 2001, he took over as manager of Chelsea but lasted only six months before being sacked after poor results; this would be his last managerial role in footballing history. 

From 2003 until 2012, Glenn worked as a director at English side Portsmouth FC where he helped them reach the FA Cup final in 2007 but they eventually lost 3-1 against Manchester United .

Since leaving PortsmouthFC Glenn has been working as an analyst for BBC Sport covering various football tournaments around the world such as Euro 2016 and World Cups 2018 & 2022.

On February 12th 2019 it was announced that Glenn had agreed terms with LA Galaxy which will see him manage their first team starting March 1st 2020. *Senior career includes spells at Monaco (1987–1991)

22. Danny Blanchflower

Danny Blanchflower Career

  • 1946–1949: Glentoran
  • 1949–1951: Barnsley
  • 1951–1954: Aston Villa
  • 1954–1964: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1961: Toronto City (loan)
  • 1962: Boksburg (loan)
  • 1965: Durban City
  • 1949–1963: Northern Ireland
  • 1948–1949: Irish League XI
  • 1976–1979: Northern Ireland
  • 1978–1979: Chelsea
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Danny Blanchflower was a football player who played for Glentoran and Manchester United in his career. He was born on 10 February 1926 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and died on 9 December 1993 at the age of 67.

In 1976, he won the PFA Player of the Year award after playing 38 matches and scoring nine goals for Manchester United. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest right-halfs to have ever played the game, with many calling him 'the best I've seen'.

Danny Blanchflower is commemorated by The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) with an annual awards ceremony named after him.

The Danny Blanchflower Awards - which are given to players who have made significant contributions to their club or country during that year's season Danny Blanchflower was a midfielder who played for both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

He is most famous for his time at Spurs, where he formed an incredibly successful midfield partnership with Alan White. 

After leaving Spurs in 1974, he spent two seasons playing in the US before returning to England to manage Chelsea. He retired from playing in 1979 and went on to become manager of Northern Ireland later that year.

23. Jan Vertonghen


Jan Vertonghen Career

  • 1997–2000: VK Tielrode
  • 2000–2003: Germinal Beerschot
  • 2003–2006: Ajax
  • 2006–2012: Ajax
  • 2006–2007: RKC (loan)
  • 2012–2020: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2020–2022: Benfica
  • 2022–: Anderlecht
  • 2002: Belgium U16
  • 2006–2009: Belgium U21
  • 2007: Belgium

Jan Vertonghen is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League. He started his career at Dutch club VK Tielrode before moving to Belgium to play for Germinal Beerschot and then Ajax.

At international level, Vertonghen has represented Belgium at every level from under-17s to senior squad, making him one of the most capped players in his country's history.

In 2011 he joined Tottenham Hotspur where he made over 200 appearances and helped them win the Premier League title in 2012/13 and the FA Cup in 2014/15.

After leaving Spurs, Vertonghen signed with Anderlecht where he has won two successive league titles (2017–18 & 2018–19). 

He was also part of Belgium's team that reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016 where they were eliminated by eventual winners Portugal on penalties after a 0-0 draw following extra time; this was their first ever appearance in a European semi-final tournament.

Jan Vertonghen is an experienced defender whose versatility means that he can be used as either a central or defensive midfielder if needed.

24. Aaron Lennon


Aaron Lennon Career

  • 2001–2003: Leeds United
  • 2003–2005: Leeds United
  • 2005–2015: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2015: Everton (loan)
  • 2015–2018: Everton
  • 2018–2020: Burnley
  • 2020–2021: Kayserispor
  • 2021–2022: Burnley
  • 2003: England U17
  • 2004–2006: England U19
  • 2005–2008: England U21
  • 2006–2007: England B
  • 2006–2013: England
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Aaron Lennon was born in Leeds, England on April 16th 1987. He started his career at Leeds United before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2003. Aaron has played for England at youth level and made his senior debut with Tottenham in 2005.

In total, he has made 138 appearances for Spurs scoring 10 goals during that time span.

Aaron left Tottenham this past summer to join Championship side Burnley.

While with Burnley,Aaron is looking to help the team gain promotion back into the Premier League

Aaron is a winger who typically plays as an attacking midfielder or second striker on the pitch.

Lennon is known for his speed and ability to beat defenders one-on-one.

Despite being 36 years old, Aaron still possesses plenty of speed and skill which make him a dangerous player on the field.

25. Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte Career

  • 1982–1988: Lecce
  • 1985–1991: Lecce
  • 1991–2004: Juventus
  • 1994–2000: Italy
  • 2005–2006: Siena (assistant)
  • 2006: Arezzo
  • 2007: Arezzo
  • 2007–2009: Bari
  • 2009–2010: Atalanta
  • 2010–2011: Siena
  • 2011–2014: Juventus
  • 2014–2016: Italy
  • 2016–2018: Chelsea
  • 2019–2021: Inter Milan
  • 2021: Tottenham Hotspur

Antonio Conte is a former Italian footballer and current head coach of Tottenham Hotspur. He began his career at Lecce, before moving to Juventus in 1991.

In 2004, he left Serie A side Juve to join Chelsea where he won the Premier League title in 2005/06 and FA Cup in 2007/08. 

After two years with Chelsea, Conte joined Rome-based club SSC Napoli, who he led to consecutive Coppa Italia titles in 2009 and 2010 before leaving for England once again in 2011 when he signed for Juventus on a three year deal worth £10million (€12million).

Under Conte's management, Juventus reached the Champions League Final twice – losing both times to Barcelona – as well as winning four successive league titles from 2013–16; also reaching the Europa League final during that time period. 

Following another successful season domestically with Juventus which ended with them retaining their Serie A title by an eight-point margin over Roma, Antonio Conte was named Italy manager on 2 June 2016 following Cesare Prandelli's resignation after Euro 2016 qualification failure.

The team qualified for the 2018 World Cup having finished top of Group G.[7] Conte has also represented Italy at international level, making 20 appearances between 1994 and 2000.

Also Played For: juventus f.c

26. Dimitar Berbatov


Dimitar Berbatov Career

  • 1991–1998: Pirin Blagoevgrad
  • 1998: CSKA Sofia
  • 1998–2001: CSKA Sofia
  • 2001: Bayer Leverkusen II
  • 2001–2006: Bayer Leverkusen
  • 2006–2008: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2008–2012: Manchester United
  • 2012–2014: Fulham
  • 2014–2015: Monaco
  • 2015–2016: PAOK
  • 2017–2018: Kerala Blasters
  • 1999: Bulgaria U18
  • 1999–2000: Bulgaria U21
  • 1999–2010: Bulgaria
  • 2021: Etar (assistant)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Dimitar Berbatov is a striker who has played for several teams in his career. He started out with Pirin Blagoevgrad, before moving to CSKA Sofia in 1998.

In 2001, he moved to Manchester United and went on to score over 100 goals for the club. After leaving Manchester United in 2007, he had spells at Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur before returning to Bulgaria and joining Litex Lovech in 2015.

Dimitar Berbatov was named Bulgarian Footballer of the Year six times between 2002 and 2012, as well as being voted European Golden Boot recipient twice (in 2006 and 2008). 

He represented Bulgaria at Euro 2004 where they reached the quarter-finals but were knocked out by eventual winners France; also playing at the 2010 World Cup which they exited after losing their opening game against Algeria 1–0.

Also Played For: football manager 2017

27. Dele Alli


Dele Alli Career

  • 2007–2011: Milton Keynes Dons
  • 2011–2015: Milton Keynes Dons
  • 2015–2022: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2015: Milton Keynes Dons (loan)
  • 2022: Everton
  • 2022: Beşiktaş (loan)
  • 2012–2013: England U17
  • 2014: England U18
  • 2014: England U19
  • 2015: England U21
  • 2015–2019: England

Dele Alli is a 26-year-old English attacking midfielder who currently plays for Beşiktaş on loan from Everton. Dele Alli made his professional debut with Milton Keynes Dons in 2011 and went on to make 62 appearances for the club over two seasons.

After impressing at youth level with City Colts, Dele Alli signed for Tottenham Hotspur in January 2015 and has since made over 150 Premier League appearances, scoring 27 goals. 

Dele Alli is a talented young English footballer who has impressed for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League and UEFA Nations League.

Dele Alli was born on 8 January 1995, in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England. Dele Alli began his professional career at MK Dons before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2015. 

He made his debut for Spurs during the 2014–15 season and has since established himself as one of the club's key players. 

Dele Alli has represented England at youth level and played twice for the U21 side, including an appearance at UEFA Euro 2017 where they reached the semi-finals.

In 2018 he won both The PFA Young Player of the Year award and the qFootball Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award - making him only the third player ever to win both awards. 

Dele Alli is contracted to Spurs until 2020 and is expected to continue playing football well into his thirties.

Also Played For: super lig

28. Chris Waddle


Chris Waddle Career

  • 1978–1980: Tow Law Town
  • 1980–1985: Newcastle United
  • 1985–1989: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1989–1992: Marseille
  • 1992–1996: Sheffield Wednesday
  • 1996: Falkirk
  • 1996–1997: Bradford City
  • 1997: Sunderland
  • 1997–1998: Burnley
  • 1998: Torquay United
  • 2000–2002: Worksop Town
  • 2002: Glapwell
  • 2002: Stocksbridge Park Steels
  • 2013–2014: Hallam
  • 1984: England U21
  • 1985–1991: England
  • 1997–1998: Burnley
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Chris Waddle was a highly productive winger and attacking midfielder during his career. He started his career at Tow Law Town before moving to Newcastle United in 1980.

Waddle spent six seasons with Tottenham Hotspur, helping the club win three Premier League titles and two FA Cups between 1985 and 1989. 

After leaving Spurs, he joined Marseille in 1992 where he won the French Cup that year as well as another league title in 1995.

He then moved to Sheffield Wednesday where he stayed for four years before retiring in 1996 at the age of 34 due to injury problems sustained while playing for England at Euro 96 that year.

Chris Waddle is a former English football player who played as a midfielder. Chris Waddle made his professional debut with Norwich City in 1984 and went on to play for several other clubs, including Bradford City, Sunderland, Burnley, Torquay United and Glapwell. 

He retired from playing after the 2002 season and later managed Hallam between 2013-2014 before being sacked in February of that year.

In 2006 he was diagnosed with leukaemia but has since recovered fully and continues to work as a football pundit for various networks around the world.

Also Played For: sheffield wednesday f.c, olympique de marseille

29. Edgar Davids


Edgar Davids Career

  • 1985–1991: Ajax
  • 1991–1996: Ajax
  • 1996–1998: Milan
  • 1998–2004: Juventus
  • 2004: Barcelona (loan)
  • 2004–2005: Internazionale
  • 2005–2007: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2007–2009: Ajax
  • 2010: Crystal Palace
  • 2012–2014: Barnet
  • 1992–1994: Netherlands U-21
  • 1994–2005: Netherlands
  • 2012–2014: Barnet
  • 2020–2021: Telstar (assistant)
  • 2021: Olhanense
  • 2022: Netherlands (assistant)

Davids is a former Dutch international and assistant manager who played for Ajax and Milan before joining Juventus. Davids was born in Suriname, but grew up in the Netherlands.

After leaving Juve, Davids moved to Barcelona where he spent two seasons on loan before returning to Italy with Internazionale. 

He retired from football in 2006 at the age of 29 after playing 159 league games for Juventus, Ajax and Milan combined as well as representing his country at various levels including three World Cups (1998, 2002 and 2010).

Since retiring from playing football, Davids has worked as an assistant manager with both Ajax and the Netherlands national team although he left his role at Barca earlier this year due to injury.

Edgar Steven Davids was elected into the Amsterdam Sports Hall of Fame in December 2017. In September 2018 it was announced that Edgar Steven Davids would become Assistant Manager of FC Groningen starting from October 1st.

30. Lucas Moura


Lucas Moura Career

  • 1999–2002: Juventus-SP
  • 2002–2005: Corinthians
  • 2005–2010: São Paulo
  • 2010–2012: São Paulo
  • 2013–2018: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 2018: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2011–2012: Brazil U20
  • 2012: Brazil U23
  • 2011–2018: Brazil

Lucas Moura is a Brazilian winger who signed for Tottenham Hotspur in 2020. Moura started his career with Juventus-SP before moving to Corinthians in 2005.

Moura made 74 appearances for São Paulo between 2010 and 2012, scoring 19 goals. Lucas Moura joined Spurs in 2020 and will hope to make an impact at the club Lucas Moura is a versatile attacking midfielder who has played for Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur.

Lucas Moura started his career with Sao Paulo before transferring to Paris Saint-Germain in 2013. 

He made an immediate impact, winning the FIFA Confederations Cup with Brazil in 2013. Lucas Moura represented Brazil at the 2012 Olympic Games, where they reached the semi-finals but were eliminated by Spain.

In 2018, he joined Tottenham Hotspur on a £30 million transfer fee and became their first Brazilian player ever signed by a British club. 

Lucas Moura has been regularly called up to represent Brazil since making his international debut in 2011, and was part of their squad for the 2018 World Cup which they won after beating Croatia 4–2 in the final.

31. Dave Mackay

Dave Mackay Career

  • 1953–1959: Heart of Midlothian
  • 1959–1968: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1968–1971: Derby County
  • 1971–1972: Swindon Town
  • 1954–1958[5]: Scotland U23
  • 1957–1965: Scotland
  • 1957–1958: Scottish League XI
  • 1958: SFL trial v SFA
  • 1959–1962[7][8]: SFA trial v SFL
  • 1971–1972: Swindon Town
  • 1972–1973: Nottingham Forest
  • 1973–1976: Derby County
  • 1977–1978: Walsall
  • 1978: Al-Arabi Kuwait
  • 1983: Al-Shabab
  • 1987: Al-Arabi Kuwait
  • 1987–1989: Doncaster Rovers
  • 1989–1991: Birmingham City
  • 1991–1993: Zamalek
  • 1994–1995: Qatar
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

David Mackay was born in 1934 and spent his entire senior career with Tottenham Hotspur. He made his debut for Hearts in 1953 and went on to play 268 games for the club, scoring 82 goals.

In 1959, he moved to Spurs and won the League Cup twice (1962 & 1967) before retiring at the end of the 1971 season. After hanging up his boots, he became a coach at Derby County where he worked until 2002.

David Mackay passed away aged 80 after a long illness in 2015 Mackay was a Scottish international player who played for Scotland under-23s in 1954 before moving to play in the Scottish League XI. 

Mackay managed Swindon Town and Nottingham Forest, but is best known for his time as Derby County manager from 1973 until 1976.

Mackay also had spells managing Al-Arabi Kuwait and Doncaster Rovers, among others. He retired from management after guiding Zamalek to victory in the Egyptian Premier League championship in 1995.

32. Osvaldo Ardiles

Osvaldo Ardiles Career

  • 1973: Instituto de Córdoba
  • 1974: Belgrano
  • 1975–1978: Huracán
  • 1978–1988: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1982–1983: Paris Saint-Germain (loan)
  • 1985: St George FC (loan)
  • 1988: Blackburn Rovers
  • 1988–1989: Queens Park Rangers
  • 1989: Fort Lauderdale Strikers
  • 1989–1991: Swindon Town
  • 1975–1982: Argentina
  • 1989–1991: Swindon Town
  • 1991–1992: Newcastle United
  • 1992–1993: West Bromwich Albion
  • 1993–1994: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1995: Guadalajara
  • 1996–1998: Shimizu S-Pulse
  • 1999: Croatia Zagreb
  • 2000–2001: Yokohama F. Marinos
  • 2001: Al-Ittihad SC Aleppo
  • 2002–2003: Racing Club
  • 2003–2005: Tokyo Verdy
  • 2006: Beitar Jerusalem
  • 2007: Huracán
  • 2008: Cerro Porteño
  • 2012: FC Machida Zelvia
  • 2013: Malaysia

Osvaldo Ardiles was born on August 3, 1952 in Cordoba, Argentina. He started his career with Instituto de Córdoba and then moved to Belgrano before joining Huracán and Tottenham Hotspur.

Ardiles won the Copa Libertadores with Tottenham in 1982 and 1984, as well as the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup with them in 1985. He played for Blackburn Rovers between 1988 and 1989 before retiring from football at the age of 36.

Ardiles became manager of Real Madrid Castilla following his retirement from playing football but he was sacked after just six months in charge due to poor results. 

In 2016, Osvaldo Ardiles was named president of CONMEBOL where he served until 2019 when he resigned from his post citing health reasons.

Osvaldo Ardiles has been married twice; firstly to Silvia Santamaría (from 1977 until their divorce in 1990) and secondly to Matilde Díaz (from 2001 until her death on May 30th 2018).

33. Cliff Jones

Cliff Jones Career

  • 1952–1958: Swansea Town
  • 1958–1968: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1968–1970: Fulham
  • 1970–1971: King's Lynn
  • 1971: Bedford Town
  • 1954–1969: Wales
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Cliff Jones was a Welsh winger who played for Everton and England. He is best known for his time at Everton, where he helped the team to win the FA Cup in 1968 and 1969.

He later played for Barcelona before retiring in 1973. After retirement, Jones worked as a television pundit and coach. 

In 2010, he was made an honorary citizen of Swansea by the city's mayor Cliff Jones was a Welsh international and played for Tottenham Hotspur, Swansea Town and Fulham.

Cliff Jones was inducted into the Welsh Football Hall of Fame in 2007. Cliff Jones is considered one of the greatest defenders to have played in English football history and he won two league titles with Spurs as well as three FA Cups during his time at White Hart Lane. 

He also made 59 appearances for Wales between 1954-1969, including helping the nation qualify for their first ever World Cup in 1958 which they went on to win.

After retiring from playing professionally, Cliff Jones became manager of Bedford Town before later becoming assistant manager at Bolton Wanderers.

Also Played For: swansea city a.f.c

34. Darren Anderton

Darren Anderton Career

  • 1985–1987: Itchen Saints
  • 1990–1992: Portsmouth
  • 1992–2004: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2004–2005: Birmingham City
  • 2005–2006: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 2006–2008: AFC Bournemouth
  • 1992–1993: England U21
  • 1998: England B
  • 1994–2001: England
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Darren Anderton was born on March 3, 1972 in Southampton, England. He started his career playing for Itchen Saints before moving to Manchester United in 1992.

He won the Premier League title twice with Manchester United (1996 and 2001) and also lifted the Champions League trophy in 1999. 

In 2003, he moved to Tottenham Hotspur where he spent five seasons before retiring in 2009 at age 36 due to a knee injury sustained during a match against Arsenal Fc..

Darren Anderton was named Footballer of the Year by both PFA and The Guardian after helping Spurs win their first ever FA Cup in 2005 as well as finishing runner-up in both the English Premier League (2003–05) and UEFA Champions League (2000). 

After retirement from professional football, he has since worked as an ambassador for several charities including work with UNICEF UK.[1]

35. Martin Chivers

Martin Chivers Career

  • 1961–1962: CPC Sports
  • 1962–1968: Southampton
  • 1968–1976: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1976–1978: Servette
  • 1978–1979: Norwich City
  • 1979–1980: Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 1980: Dorchester Town
  • 1980: Frankston City (loan)
  • 1981–1982: Vard Haugesund
  • 1982–1983: Barnet
  • 1971–1973: England
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Martin Chivers was born on 27 April 1945 in Southampton, England. He started his career with CPC Sports in 1961 and went on to play for several teams over the course of his career including Southampton, Bolton Wanderers, Ipswich Town, Sheffield United and Leicester City.

Martin is best known for scoring goals during his professional footballing career which spanned from the 1960s to the 1980s. In total he scored 96 goals in 292 appearances throughout his playing days - making him one of the most prolific scorers in English football history.

Martin retired from professional football in 1988 but continues to act as a pundit and ambassador for various charitiesincluding Oxfam UKand Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity. 

He has also written two autobiographies - "Inverting The Pyramid" (1998) and "Tides Of Change" (2010).

36. Bobby Smith

Bobby Smith Career

  • 1950–1955: Chelsea
  • 1955–1964: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1964–1965: Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 1965–1967: Hastings United
  • 1960–1963: England
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Bobby Smith was a talented and successful centre-forward during his playing days. He made over 500 appearances in the English football league, which is a testament to his talent and consistency.

He also enjoyed some success on the international stage, representing England at both junior and senior level. After retirement from professional football, Bobby became involved in coaching and management roles within the game of soccer.

In 2008 he was given an honorary degree by Leeds University for his contribution to English football as well as his charity work with children's charities throughout the UK. 

His death was announced shortly after he had been hospitalized with cancer; he passed away just shy of his 78th birthday after a long battle with illness Bobby Smith was born on January 10th, 1932 in Redcar, North Yorkshire.

He played for Chelsea from 1950-1955 before moving to Tottenham Hotspur where he made 271 appearances over the following 7 years. He then spent 3 years with Brighton & Hove Albion before joining Hastings United in 1967 where he finished his career a year later at the age of 36.

Bobby Smith represented England at the international level between 1960 and 1963 scoring 15 goals in total during that time span.

After retirement from playing football, Bobby Smith became a coach working with various clubs including.

West Ham United and Wigan Athletic amongst others before retiring once again in 1999 after coaching non-league side Stanningley FC to promotion back into the Football League Division One South.

37. Gary Mabbutt

Gary Mabbutt Career

  • 1979–1982: Bristol Rovers
  • 1982–1998: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1982–1992: England
  • 1982–1986: England U21
  • 1984–1992: England B
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Gary Mabbutt is a former English professional footballer who played as a defender. He made over 350 appearances in the Football League and Premier Division, most notably for Bristol City and Watford.

After retiring from playing, he became a football coach with several clubs including Walsall, Burton Albion and Tamworth United. In 2006, he was appointed manager of non-league side Weston-super-Mare but resigned after just eight games in charge due to personal reasons.

He currently works as an administrator at AFC Bournemouth where he has been since December 2009.[1] Mabbutt was born on January 2, 1962 in Bristol, England. 

Mabbutt made his professional debut with Bristol Rovers in 1979 and went on to play for Tottenham Hotspur from 1982-1998 where he amassed a total of 608 appearances and 37 goals.

Mabbett played 16 times for the England national team between 1982-1992 and also represented England U21s 7 times and England B 9 times during his career. 

Gary retired from playing in 1998 but continues to work as a football analyst for BBC Sport, ITV News Channel, Sky Sports Premier League coverage, Match of the Day magazine and various other outlets across Europe.

Gary is married to wife Julie who has two children together - Tom (born 1990) & Lilli (born 1995). They reside near Wolverhampton where they are both employed at Jaguar Land Rover’s production facility as engineers/technologists.

38. Michael Carrick


Michael Carrick Career

  • 1986–1997: Wallsend Boys Club
  • 1997–1999: West Ham United
  • 1999–2004: West Ham United
  • 1999:Swindon Town (loan)
  • 2000: Birmingham City (loan)
  • 2004–2006: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2006–2018: Manchester United
  • 2000–2003: England U21
  • 2006: England B
  • 2001–2015: England
  • 2021: Manchester United (caretaker)
  • 2022: Middlesbrough
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Michael Carrick is a midfielder for Middlesbrough and has been with the club since 2006. He started his career at West Ham United in 1997 before joining Manchester United in 2004.

At Manchester United, he became an important part of the team and won several trophies, including two Premier League titles and the Champions League in 2008. 

In January 2017, he announced that he would be retiring from professional football at the end of the season.

He was named as head coach of Middlesbrough on 1 October 2018.[3] Michael Carrick is married to Michelle Wie and they have three children together: George (born 2009), John (born 2012), and Louisa (born 2016). 

His son John was born with cerebral palsy but has made great progress thanks to regular physiotherapy sessions. Michael Carrick is a retired English professional footballer who played as a central midfielder for Manchester United and the England national team.

Carrick started his career at West Ham United, before going on to play for Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. He was part of the England side that won the 2006 World Cup and reached two Champions League finals with United. 

After retiring from playing, Carrick took up coaching roles with both Middlesbrough and Manchester United's academy sides. In December 2018 he was appointed manager of Portugal's second club Braga following the sacking of Paulo Fonseca. 

Michael Carrick has been married to childhood sweetheart Jesús since 2002, they have two daughters together: Isabella (born 2004) and Ivy Rose (born 2007).

The couple announced their separation in October 2019 after eight years of marriage.

39. Jermain Defoe


Jermain Defoe Career

  • 1997–1999: Charlton Athletic
  • 1999: West Ham United
  • 1999–2004: West Ham United
  • 2000–2001: AFC Bournemouth (loan)
  • 2004–2008: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2008: Portsmouth (loan)
  • 2008–2009: Portsmouth
  • 2009–2014: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2014: Toronto FC
  • 2014: Tottenham Hotspur (loan)
  • 2015–2017: Sunderland
  • 2017–2020: AFC Bournemouth
  • 2019–2020: Rangers (loan)
  • 2020–2022: Rangers
  • 2022: Sunderland
  • 2000–2001: England U18
  • 2001–2003: England U21
  • 2004–2017: England
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jermain Defoe is a retired English professional footballer who played as a striker. He started out his career at Charlton Athletic, and joined West Ham United in 1999.

In 2004, he left the Premier League to join Portsmouth, before returning to England with Tottenham Hotspur in 2007. Defoe then signed for Sunderland in 2011 before retiring from football later that year.

Defoe has represented England at the international level on multiple occasions and was part of their squad that won the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign under Sven-Göran Eriksson. 

He announced his retirement from international football in March 2017 following non-selection for Gareth Southgate's 23-man squad for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia respectively.

Defoe also works as an ambassador for several charities including The Jermain Defoe Foundation which primarily helps disadvantaged young people achieve their sporting potential through training programs denotes senior club appearances only.

Also Played For: sunderland a.f.c, toronto fc

40. Heurelho Gomes


Heurelho Gomes Career

  • 1999–2001: Democrata SL
  • 2001: Cruzeiro
  • 2002–2004: Cruzeiro
  • 2004–2008: PSV
  • 2008–2014: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2013: 1899 Hoffenheim (loan)
  • 2014–2020: Watford
  • 2021: Democrata SL
  • 2003–2004: Brazil U23
  • 2003–2010: Brazil

Heurelho Gomes is a Brazilian goalkeeper who has played for Cruzeiro and Watford in the English Premier League. Heurelho Gomes made his professional debut with Cruzeiro in 2002, before joining Watford in 2015.

During his time at Watford, Heurelho Gomes helped them avoid relegation from the Premier League in 2016/17 as well as reaching the FA Cup final that same season. 

In 2017, Heurelho Gomes joined Spanish side Valencia on a three-year deal after leaving Watford following their relegation from La Liga the previous year.

The 41-year-old has represented Brazil at senior level and was part of their squad that won the Copa America Centenario earlier this year.

Having kept 22 clean sheets during his 47 appearances for Valencia so far, Heurelogho currently stands eighth overall on club's all-time list for most clean sheets. 

Born 15 February 1981,[1] Hispano Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho da Silva Gomes began his career playing for local side Democrata SL before moving to fellow Brasileirão sides Cruzeiro and then back to Democrata again between 2001–2002.

After spending two years away at Internacional,[6] primarily due to visa issues[7], he signed with English Championship outfit Charlton Athletic where he spent five seasons until 2006 making over 100 league appearances (scoring once).

While also becoming first choice keeper of both the Brazil national team[8][9][10] and Atlético Mineiro under manager Vanderlei Luxemburgo prior to taking up an offer from newly promoted Portuguese Primeira Liga champions FC Porto. 

Which reunited him with José Mourinho who had managed him during his spell at Chelsea between 2004–2006 – winning one Serie A title and one Coppa Italia whilst competing alongside several other players including Deco, Rui Costa & Nemanja Matic amongst others).

Following Mourinho’s departure to Manchester United midway through 2008–09 season,[14], having already agreed personal terms but was unable or unwilling to obtain a work permit despite living full time in Portugal since 2007.

Without incident, he moved permanently back home initially signing a 2½ year contract with CR Vasco da Gama before agreeing on another permanent move back north.

Also Played For: psv

41. Simon Davies

Simon Davies Career

  • 1997–2000: Peterborough United
  • 2000–2005: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2005–2007: Everton
  • 2007–2013: Fulham
  • 2013: Solva
  • 1998–2001: Wales U21
  • 2001–2010: Wales
  • 2020–2021: Peterborough United (U18)
  • 2021–2022: Peterborough United (U23)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Davies was born and raised in Wales, playing for local clubs before joining Solva. Davies moved to England to sign with Norwich City in 2000, but did not make a single appearance for the club and spent time on loan at Peterborough United.

Davies made his debut for Wales in October 2006, scoring against Scotland and has since played at UEFA Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification tournaments. In January 2017 he signed with Championship side Cardiff City on a two-and-a-half year deal.

He announced his retirement from international football after the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign ended without a win.[1] After retiring from Welsh duty Davies joined non league side Hayes & Yeading United.

Who he helped reach the National League South play off final where they lost 2–0 to Cheltenham Town.

Also Played For: wales

42. Michael Dawson


Michael Dawson Career

  • 1997–2001: Nottingham Forest
  • 2001–2005: Nottingham Forest
  • 2005–2014: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2014–2018: Hull City
  • 2018–2021: Nottingham Forest
  • 2003–2005: England U21
  • 2006–2007: England B
  • 2010–2011: England
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Dawson started his career at Nottingham Forest and made over 100 appearances for the club. He then moved to Hull City where he helped them win promotion to the Premier League in 2016.

Dawson has represented England at international level, making 59 appearances and scoring 2 goals. 

In 2018, Dawson retired from professional football after playing for Hull City since 2009 Dawson started his senior career at Nottingham Forest, before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2005.

He made 236 appearances for Spurs across seven seasons and was an integral part of the team that reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2014/15. 

Dawson moved to Hull City in 2018 and has since played 28 times for the club - helping them reach promotion from the Championship last season.

Michael is a regular member of England's U21s squad and made 13 appearances during his time with the side, including two European Championships qualifiers. 

He retired from international football following England's 3-1 defeat by Croatia at Euro 2016 but has been recalled to their national set up for this year's World Cup qualifiers campaign.

Also Played For: nottingham forest f.c

43. Sergio Reguilón


Sergio Reguilón Career

  • 2000–2003: Fundación RM Becerril
  • 2003–2005: EFM Villalba
  • 2005–2015: Real Madrid
  • 2015–2018: Real Madrid B
  • 2015–2016: UD Logroñés (loan)
  • 2016–2017: UD Logroñés (loan)
  • 2018–2020: Real Madrid
  • 2019–2020: Sevilla (loan)
  • 2020: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2022: Atlético Madrid (loan)
  • 2019: Spain U21
  • 2020: Spain

Sergio Reguilón is a left-back who currently plays for Atlético Madrid on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. Reguilón made his senior debut for Real Madrid in 2015.

He has also played for Real Madrid B. Reguilón is a Spain international. He has represented his country at youth level. Reguilón is a fast, attacking player who can also play as a left-back.

He is a hard-working player who is also good in the air. Reguilón is a versatile defender who can also play in midfield. He is a promising left-back who is likely to continue developing at Atlético Madrid.

Sergio Reguilón is a talented Spanish footballer who has played for both UD Logroñés and Real Madrid. 

Reguilón is known for his ability to score goals and has helped his clubs win a number of titles. He is currently playing for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League.

Reguilón has also represented Spain at youth level. He has a good work ethic and is often captain of his clubs. Reguilón is a valuable member of any team and is poised to continue his success in the future.

Also Played For: spanish fut, atlético de madrid

44. Stephen Carr

Stephen Carr Career

  • 198x–1991: Stella Maris
  • 1991–1993: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 1993–2004: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2004–2008: Newcastle United
  • 2009–2013: Birmingham City
  • 1993–1994: Republic of Ireland U18
  • 1994–1997: Republic of Ireland U21
  • 1999–2007: Republic of Ireland
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Carr played for Stella Maris in Ireland before moving to England to play for Birmingham City. Carr was a regular for Birmingham City during their successful period in the 1990s, and he played in the Champions League for the first time in 1998.

Carr was part of the Birmingham City team that were relegated in 2006, but he bounced back the following season and played until he retired in 2011. Carr has been a regular pundit for Sky Sports since retiring from playing, and he has also appeared in several football documentaries.

Carr was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2012. Carr is married and has two children. 

Carr is currently a pundit for Sky Sports and is also a co-owner of League Two side Cheltenham Town. Stephen Carr is a defender who played for Birmingham City in the 1990s and 2000s.

He was a regular in the team that won the Premier League title in 1998, and he also played in the Champions League for the first time in 1998. 

Carr played in the 2006 relegation season, but he bounced back the following year and played until he retired in 2011. Carr has been a regular pundit for Sky Sports since retiring from playing, and he has also appeared in several football documentaries.

He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2012. Carr is married and has two children.

Also Played For: birmingham city

45. Jermaine Jenas


Jermaine Jenas Career

  • 1999–2001: Nottingham Forest
  • 2001–2002: Nottingham Forest
  • 2002–2005: Newcastle United
  • 2005–2013: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2011: Aston Villa (loan)
  • 2012–2013: Nottingham Forest (loan)
  • 2013–2014: Queens Park Rangers
  • 1999: England U16
  • 2000: England U17
  • 2001: England U18
  • 2001–2002: England U19
  • 2002–2003: England U21
  • 2006: England B
  • 2003–2009: England
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jermaine Jenas is a midfielder who has played for Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur in his career. Jenas was born on 18 February 1983 in Nottingham, England.

Jenas started his career at Nottingham Forest in 1999. He played for the club until 2002. In 2001, Jenas signed for Tottenham Hotspur. He has played for the team since then.

Jenas has won two England caps, and has represented his country at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. 

Jenas is currently a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur. Jenas has been involved in several controversies during his career, including a fight with teammate Robbie Savage and comments about black people.

Jenas is married and has two children. Jenas is considered to be a very talented player, and is often praised for his passing and shooting ability.

46. Steffen Freund

Steffen Freund Career

  • 1988: BSG Stahl Brandenburg
  • 1988–1991: BSG Stahl Brandenburg
  • 1991–1993: Schalke 04
  • 1993–1998: Borussia Dortmund
  • 1998–2003: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2003–2004: 1. FC Kaiserslautern
  • 2004: Leicester City (loan)
  • 1992: Germany Olympic
  • 1995–1998: Germany
  • 2009–2012: Germany U16
  • 2010–2011: Germany U17
  • 2012–2014: Tottenham Hotspur (assistant)

Steffen Freund is a 53-year-old German defender who played for Tottenham Hotspur for many years. He was born in Brandenburg and started his career with BSG Motor Süd Brandenburg before moving to Schalke 04.

He then played for Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur before joining 1. FC Kaiserslautern on a loan. He then returned to Tottenham Hotspur where he retired in 2016. He has since become a coach and is currently coaching Tottenham Hotspur's under-18s.

Steffen Freund is 1.80m tall and has made over 100 appearances in the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League. 

He is a very experienced defender and is known for his strong defensive play. He is a German international and has won 47 caps. Steffen Freund is a great defender and has been a part of some successful Tottenham Hotspur teams.

47. Benoît Assou-Ekotto


Benoît Assou-Ekotto Career

  • 1994–2004: Lens
  • 2004–2006: Lens
  • 2006–2015: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2013–2014: Queens Park Rangers (loan)
  • 2015–2016: Saint-Étienne
  • 2016–2018: Metz
  • 2009–2014: Cameroon
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Benoît Assou-Ekotto was born on March 24, 1984 in Arras, France. He began his career at Lens before joining Tottenham Hotspur in 2004. 

He has made over 150 appearances for Tottenham Hotspur and has won two Premier League titles and two FA Cups.

He was part of the French national team that participated in the 2012 UEFA European Championship. 

He is currently with AS Monaco. Benoît Assou-Ekotto is a Cameroonian international who has played for Tottenham Hotspur and Saint-Étienne in the English Premier League.

He has played 304 games for Tottenham Hotspur and Saint-Étienne and scored five goals. He joined Tottenham Hotspur from Lens in 2004 and has since made 155 appearances for the club. 

He joined QPR on loan in 2013 and made 31 appearances for the club. He made his international debut for Cameroon in 2009 and has since played 23 times for the national team.

He is a versatile defender who can play at left back, centre back, or as a defensive midfielder. He has been part of the Cameroon team that has made it to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations twice, in 2013 and 2014.

He is a popular player with the supporters of Tottenham Hotspur and Saint-Étienne, and is often called upon to lead the team out at home games.

Benoît Assou-Ekotto is a versatile defender who can play at left back, centre back, or as a defensive midfielder. 

He is a popular player with the supporters of Tottenham Hotspur and Saint-Étienne, and is often called upon to lead the team out at home games.

Also Played For: rc lens

48. Roman Pavlyuchenko


Roman Pavlyuchenko Career

  • 1990–1997: Victory Sports School
  • 1997–1998: Dynamo Stavropol
  • 1998–1999: Dynamo Stavropol
  • 2000–2002: Rotor Volgograd
  • 2000: Rotor-2 Volgograd
  • 2003–2008: Spartak Moscow
  • 2008–2012: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2012–2015: Lokomotiv Moscow
  • 2015–2016: Kuban Krasnodar
  • 2016–2017: Ural Yekaterinburg
  • 2017: Ararat Moscow
  • 2020–2022: Znamya Noginsk
  • 2001–2003: Russia U21
  • 2003–2012: Russia

Pavlyuchenko is a former striker for Russian club Rotor and Spartak Moscow. Pavlyuchenko was born in Mostovskoy, Russia, in 1981. Pavlyuchenko played for Dynamo Stavropol and Rotor Volgograd before moving to Spartak Moscow.

Pavlyuchenko was a prolific goalscorer for Spartak and was a runner-up in the Russian Premier League in 2006. 

Pavlyuchenko left Spartak in 2008 and has since played for various Russian clubs. Pavlyuchenko retired from professional football in 2016 after a two-year stint with Ararat Moscow.

Pavlyuchenko was a member of the Russian national team, playing at the 2002 World Cup and the 2006 World Cup. Pavlyuchenko is currently a football advisor for Russian club FC Rostov. 

Pavlyuchenko is married and has two children. Roman Pavlyuchenko is a Russian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Tottenham Hotspur and the Russia national team.

Pavlyuchenko began his career with FC Lokomotiv Moscow, before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2012. He has made 78 appearances and scored 20 goals for Tottenham Hotspur, as well as 71 appearances and 15 goals for Lokomotiv Moscow. 

Pavlyuchenko was a member of the Russia national team for the 2008 European Championship and the 2012 World Cup. 

He is also a four-time Russian Premier League champion, with FC Lokomotiv Moscow in 2006, FC Krasnodar in 2007, FC Ural Yekaterinburg in 2016, and FC Ararat Moscow in 2017.

Pavlyuchenko was born in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, in Russia. Pavlyuchenko holds Russian and Ukrainian citizenship. He is the son of Ukrainian football legend Valeriy Pavlyuchenko. Pavlyuchenko is married to Russian model Alena Perepelitskaya.

Also Played For: fc spartak moscow

49. Matt Doherty


Matt Doherty Career

  • 2009–2010: Bohemians
  • 2010–2020: Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 2012: Hibernian (loan)
  • 2012–2013: Bury (loan)
  • 2020–2023: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2023: Atlético Madrid
  • 2011–2012: Republic of Ireland U19
  • 2012–2014: Republic of Ireland U21
  • 2018: Republic of Ireland
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:30, 15 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20 November 2022 (UTC)

Matt Doherty is a professional footballer who currently plays for Atlético Madrid. He has played for several clubs in his career, most notably Wolves, Manchester United and Atlético Madrid.

He was born in Swords, Dublin and played youth football for Swords Celtic. He moved to England to join Manchester United in 2007, but failed to make an impact and left in 2009. 

He then joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2009 and helped them win promotion to the Premier League in 2013.

He left Wolves in 2015 and joined Atlético Madrid, where he has since made over 100 appearances. He is known for his strong defensive play and has been described as a "terrific full-back". 

He has also been capped by the Republic of Ireland national team. Matt Doherty is married and has two children.

Also Played For: republic of ireland football team

50. Steed Malbranque

Steed Malbranque Career

  • 1991: U.S Oyonnax
  • 1991–1994: Montpellier
  • 1994–1997: Lyon
  • 1997–2001: Lyon
  • 2001–2006: Fulham
  • 2006–2008: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2008–2011: Sunderland
  • 2011: Saint-Étienne
  • 2012–2016: Lyon
  • 2016–2017: Caen
  • 2016–2017: Caen II
  • 2017–2019: MDA Chasselay
  • 2020–2022: FC Limonest Saint-Didier
  • 1995–1996: France U16
  • 1998–1999: France U18
  • 2001–2002: France U21

Malbranque is a Belgian international midfielder who has played for Lyon, Fulham, Tottenham Hotspur and currently FC Cricklewood. Malbranque began his career at U.S Oyonnax before moving to Montpellier in 1994.

Malbranque spent four years at Lyon, helping the club to consecutive Ligue 1 titles in 1997 and 1998. Malbranque joined Fulham in 2001 and spent six years at the club, winning the Europa League in 2006. 

Malbranque joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2006 and spent two seasons with the club before joining Cricklewood in 2008.

Malbranque is Belgium's all-time leading goalscorer and has made 57 appearances for his country. Malbranque is currently a regular for the Belgium national team and was part of their squad for the 2014 World Cup. 

Malbranque is currently contracted to FC Cricklewood until 2019. Malbranque is a hard-working midfielder who is known for his accurate passing and strong defensive play.

51. Ryan Sessegnon


Ryan Sessegnon Career

  • 2008–2016: Fulham
  • 2016–2019: Fulham
  • 2019: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2020–2021: 1899 Hoffenheim (loan)
  • 2015–2016: England U16
  • 2016: England U17
  • 2016–2017: England U19
  • 2018: England U21
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:47, 5 February 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20

Sessegnon was born in England in 2000, and is currently a left winger for Tottenham Hotspur. Sessegnon started his youth career with Fulham and represented England at under-17 and under-19 level.

In 2018, Sessegnon made his debut for Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup against Newport County. Sessegnon made his Premier League debut for Tottenham Hotspur in the match against Newcastle United on 18 August 2018.

Sessegnon was named in the PFA Team of the Year for the 2018–19 season. Sessegnon was also shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year award. 

Sessegnon is contracted to Tottenham Hotspur until 2020. Sessegnon has been linked with a move to Liverpool and Manchester United in the past.

Sessegnon was named in the England U21 squad for the 2019 European Championship.

Final Words

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is one of the most successful teams in England’s Premier League, with 18 league titles and five UEFA Champions League titles.

The club’s best players of all time include English internationals Gareth Bale, Ledley King and Jermain Defoe, as well as Dutch internationals Ruud Gullit and Frank Rijkaard.

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Andrew Kovacs

I am a Head Boys Soccer Coach at Amherst Regional Public Schools in Massachusetts. I have coached for the past five years and I am currently working on my master's degree in Exercise Science. I coach soccer because I love the game and I enjoy being around the kids. It is rewarding to see them develop their skills and grow as individuals. LinkedIn

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