Top 10 Tottenham Hotspurs legends of all time: who is the best?

Top 10 Tottenham Hotspurs legends of all time: who is the best?

Helix Odhiambo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:57 PM

Tottenham Hotspurs is known for their attacking style of football and that has helped it win numerous titles. Many global football icons have also played for the club, but who are its legends? Come with us as we look into Tottenham Hotspurs legends, their achievements, and much more.

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Playing for the Spurs would be a dream come true to many footballers. However, some of its players struggle to fit into its system while others leave as legends. So, who are the top Tottenham Hotspurs legends of all time?

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From Paul Gascoigne to Ledley King and Harry Kane, let's find out if your favourite made it to the list. Using the most recent statistics, we compiled the top 10 Spurs players of all time, including their profiles and net worths.

10. Steve Perryman

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Steve Perryman of Tottenham in action during their Football League Division One match against Coventry City at White Hart Lane on 25 October 1980 in London, England. Photo: Professional Sport
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Steve Perryman holds the record of 854 appearances for the London-based club. He made his league debut for Spurs in September 1969. He also captained the team during his tenure.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Steve Perryman
  • Date of birth: 21 December 1951
  • Age: 71 (as of March 2022)
  • Place of birth: London
  • Nationality: English
  • Spurs career: 1969-1986
  • Caps: 854
  • Position: Midfield, Defense
  • Goals: 31
  • Titles: UEFA Cup titles (2), FA Cup trophies (2), League Cup (2)
  • Award: FWA Player of the Year (1982)
  • Net worth: $1 million - $5 million

9. Ledley King

Ledley King is among the top talents from the club's academy. He made his senior debut aged 18 in May 1999. King captained the team from 2005 to 2009.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Ledley King
  • Date of birth: 12 October 1980
  • Age: 41 (as of March 2022)
  • Place of birth: London
  • Nationality: English
  • Height: 1.88m
  • Position: Defender
  • Spurs career: 1999 – 2012
  • Caps: 268
  • Goals: 10
  • Assists: 8
  • Clean sheets: 63
  • Spouse: Amy Kavanagh (m.2015)
  • Title: League Cup (2008)
  • Net worth: $7 million

8. Harry Kane

There is no doubt about Harry Kane's talent and contribution to the team. Although he is yet to win a major title with Spurs, the skipper's record speaks for itself. Kane is currently Tottenham's all-time Premier League and European top scorer.

Kane has played more than 338 games for the Spurs and scored over 200 goals. In addition, he is leading the Tottenham Hotspurs legends FIFA 22 ratings with 93 points.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Harry Edward Kane
  • Nickname: The HurriKane
  • Date of birth: 28 July 1993
  • Age: 28 (as of March 2022)
  • Place of birth: Walthamstow, England
  • Nationality: English
  • Height: 1.88m
  • Weight: 86kg
  • Strong Foot: Right
  • Spouse: Katie Goodland
  • Spurs career: 2009 - date
  • Net worth: $49 million

7. Pat Jennings

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Spurs goalkeeper Pat Jennings in action at White Hart Lane in 1972, London, England. Photo: Don Morley
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The veteran goalkeeper ranks 7 in our Spurs legend list. He was considered the best shot-stopper in the world during his prime time. Jennings was good with both his feet and hand.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Pat Jennings
  • Date of birth: 12 June 1945
  • Place of birth: Newry, Northern Ireland
  • Age: 75 (as of March 2022)
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Spurs career: 1964 -1977
  • Caps: 472
  • Award: FWA player of the year (1973)
  • Net worth: $11 million

6. Martin Chivers

Chivers is among the famous Tottenham Hotspurs legends who led the club to dominance in the 1960s and 1970s. He is also among the record goal scorers of the team.

The legendary striker was inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame in April 2007. He also played for the English national team from 1971 to 1973.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Martin Chivers
  • Date of birth: 27 April 1945
  • Place of birth: England
  • Age: 76 (as of March 2022)
  • Nationality: English
  • Position: Striker
  • Spurs career: 1968 - 1976
  • Goals: 118
  • Games: 278
  • Titles: League Cup (1971,1973), UEFA Cup (1972)
  • Net worth: $140 million

Top 5 Spurs best players of all time

The players mentioned above have all left an indelible mark in football history. So, who are among the best Tottenham Hotspurs legends of all time? Join us as we share the profiles of the top 5 best Hotspurs legends.

5. Cliff Jones

Those who watched Cliff Jones play will agree that he is one of the best-left wingers to ever play in the English League. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame on 25 September 2013.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Clifford William Jones
  • Date of birth: 7 February 1935
  • Place of birth: Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Age: 87 (as of March 2022)
  • Nationality: Welsh
  • Position: Left-wing
  • Spurs career: 1958 - 1968
  • Goals: 159
  • Games: 379
  • Titles: FA Cup (1961, 1962, 1967), Division One title (1961), European Cup Winners Cup (1963)
  • Net worth: $204 million

4. Glenn Hoddle

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Spurs player Glenn Hoddle in action during the 1981 FA Charity Shield against Aston Villa at Wembley on 22 August 1981 in London, United Kingdom. Photo: Allsport
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The talented football magician is fourth on our ranking of the biggest Tottenham Hotspurs legends. Glenn Hoddle's technical skills with the ball and passing abilities caught the attention of several clubs, but he chose to stay at White Hart Lane.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Glenn Hoddle
  • Date of birth: 27 October 1957
  • Place of birth: Hayes, England
  • Age: 64 (as of March 2022)
  • Nationality: English
  • Position: Midfield
  • Spurs career: 1975 - 1987
  • Goals: 110
  • Games: 490
  • Titles: FA Cup ( 1981, 1982), UEFA Cup (1984)
  • Net worth: $13 million

3. David MacKay

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Tottenham's Dave Mackay (R) heads the ball against Liverpool at White Hart Lane in 1968, London, England. Photo: Don Morley
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The creative midfielder was among the famous old Spurs players who entertained masses in their prime time. MacKay was considered 'the heartbeat' of the most successful Tottenham side with his aggressive personality.

Profile summary

  • Full name: David MacKay
  • Date of birth: 14 November 1934
  • Place of birth: Edinburgh, England
  • Date of death: 2 March 2015
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Position: Midfield
  • Spurs career: 1959 - 1968
  • Goals: 110
  • Games: 490
  • Titles: Division One title (1960, 1961), FA Cup (1961, 1962, 1967) European Cup Winners' Cup (1963)

2. Jimmy Greaves

Jimmy Greaves is one of the best Spurs players of all time. Greaves won the league's golden boot a record four times.

He was also known for his superb ball control and fantastic finishes. He died on 19 September 2021, aged 81.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Jimmy Greaves
  • Date of birth: 20 February 1940
  • Place of birth: England
  • Date of death: 19 September 2021
  • Nationality: English
  • Position: Striker
  • Spurs career: 1961-1970
  • Goals: 266
  • Games: 379
  • Titles: FA Cups (2), European Cup Winners' Cup

Who is the best Spurs legend?

Former Irish star and Tottenham captain Danny Blanchflower ranks top on our rating of best Spurs legends of all time. He scored a record 266 goals in only 10 years.

1. Danny Blanchflower

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Spurs skipper Danny Blanchflower holds the FA Cup aloft as he is cheered by teammates: Photo: S&G.
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The defensive midfielder had exceptional passing skills and the ability to control the pace of a game. Blanchflower was an inspirational leader on the pitch. He is one of the most decorated Spurs players in history.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Robert Dennis 'Danny' Blanchflower
  • Date of birth: 10 February 1926
  • Place of birth: Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Date of death: 9 December 1993
  • Nationality: Northern Irish
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Spurs career: 1954-1964
  • Goals: 266
  • Games: 379
  • Titles: FA Cup (2), European Cup Winners' Cup (1)
  • Award: English Footballer of the Year (1958, 1961)

Other great Tottenham Hotspurs legends not on our list include Gary Lineker, Paul Gascoigne, Luka Modric, Christan Eriksen, and Gareth Bale. Meanwhile, the club still produces brilliant players like Hugo Lloris, Heung min Son, and Dele Ali.

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Helix Odhiambo is an award-winning Kenyan journalist and content creator with over 6 years of experience. In 2016, he won the Goal Blaze Correspondent Award for young writers.