18 Big Names Who Left Tottenham Hotspur and Won Trophies

18 Big Names Who Left Tottenham Hotspur and Won Trophies

Rene Otinga
June 3, 2023 at 9:40 AM
  • The last time Tottenham Hotspur won a trophy was 15 years ago when they lifted the league cup
  • The North London club has come under fierce criticism and banter in recent years for failing to clinch silverware despite the club’s investments and talent in the squad
  • Interestingly, several superstars who left the club ended up winning trophies
  • Erik Lamela is the latest of these characters, having won the Europa League with Sevilla on Wednesday, May 31

It goes without saying that silverware is the ultimate indicator of success in football as far as teams are concerned.

While individual accolades are always nice, it is the ability of one’s club to win trophies that ultimately separates them from the rest of the pack.

Unfortunately for Tottenham Hotspur, a brutal reality is that the club is not very highly ranked in recent years, because of their extremely poor luck in the trophy department.

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Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur warms up prior to the Premier League match between Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur at Elland Road on May 28, 2023 in Leeds, England. Photo by Gareth Copley.
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One could argue Spurs have had a golden generation in recent years, and at some point, enjoyed a team which had the likes of Kyle Walker, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Moussa Dembele , a prime Christian Eriksen and the evergreen Son heung Min.

Yet with all these players at their disposal and with a world class manager in the form of Mauricio Pochettino in the team, Spurs somehow failed to clinch any silverware.

Spurs’ silverware jinx

It is not for the want of trying, however, as they have come close on several occasions, but trophies always seem to elude them. Is it a curse? We will never know.

In 2016, for example, Spurs were genuine title contenders in a campaign where the underdogs Leicester City prevailed.

They ended up with a second place finish in the league, behind The Foxes, who were helped by Spurs’ city rivals Chelsea.

Three years on and Spurs were in the Champions League final at the Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid where they came up against fellow English side Liverpool.

But despite knowing their opponents all too well, Spurs once again fell short, losing 2-0 as the likes of Harry Kane’s long wait for silverware raged on.

The last time Tottenham clinched silverware, according to TottenhamHotspur.com, was in 2008, when a Juande Ramos-led side edged Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley.

Since then, Spurs have had stars come in and out of the club, and a majority of the players who ended up leaving have won silverware since.

The latest one in that list is Erik Lamela, whose Sevilla side beat Jose Mourinho’s Roma to win the Europa League on Wednesday, May 31.

Here are some starst who left Spurs and won trophies

1. Erik Lamela, won Europa Leagye with Sevilla

2. Bryan Gil: Won Europa League with Sevilla

3. Tanguy Ndombele, won Serie A with Napoli

4. Giovani Lo Celso: won the Finalissima against Italy at Wembley last year.

5. Toby Alderweireld: Won Qatar Cup qith Al Duhail, Belgian Cup with Royal Antwerp

6. Jan Vertonghen: Primera Liga with Benfica

7. Kieran Trippier: La Liga with Atletico Madrid

8. Joe Hart: Scottish Premiership and Scottish League cups with Celtic

9. Dimitar Berbatov: 3 Premier League titles with Man United, Club World Cup and English League Cup

10. Kevin Prince Boateng: La Liga(Barcelona) , Serie A(AC Milan), Italian Cup, German Cup

11. Adel Taarabt: Portuguese League, Portuguese Super Cup with Benfica

12. Kyle Walker: 5 PL titles, FA Cup, League Cup and 2 Community Shields with Man City

13. Luka Modric: 3 La Ligas, 5 Champions Leagues, 2 Spanish Cups, 4 Spanish Super Cups, 5 FIFA Club World Cups, 4 UEFA Super Cups with Rea Madrid

14. Gareth Bale: 5 Champions Leagues, 3 La Ligas, Spanish Cup, Spanish Super Cup (x2), FIFA Club World Cup (x3), UEFA Super Cup (x2), MLS Cup, Supporters Shield

15. Jermaine Defoe: Scottish Premiership with Rangers

16. Paulinho: LaLiga, Spanish Cup, Chinese League (x4), Chinese Cup, Chinese Super Cup (x2), AFC Champions League

17. Benjamin Stambouli: Ligue 1, French Cup, French League Cup, French Super Cup (x2) with PSG

18. Christian Eriksen: League Cup with Manchester United

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