The Scotland international full-back arrived from
Glasgow Rangers in January, 2008.
Three games into his Spurs career
and he was celebrating a first medal after our League Cup Final triumph against
Chelsea - a record for any new player in terms of games played for that first
He made the right-back role his own towards the end of the
2007-08 campaign before injury struck that summer.
Alan suffered a
fractured foot during our pre-season tour of Spain, keeping him out of the first
10 games of 2008-09.
He made his to action return to action in our
2-1 defeat at Stoke City on October 19, 2008, but managed only seven games
before suffering the same injury again less than a month later.
was no rushing his return next time around, and Alan returned to action in April
2009 to feature four times before the end of the season.
Corluka became Harry Redknapp's first choice right-back during Alan's absence,
and in search for regular first team football, Alan agreed to join Sunderland on
loan in January, 2010, for the remainder of the 2009/10 campaign having made 14
appearances for Spurs that season.
At the Stadium of Light, Alan
impressed, making 11 Premier League appearances as the Black Cats pulled safely
clear of relegation worries.
On returning to Spurs for the 2010-11
campaign, Alan finally broke his goalscoring duck for the Club with a goal in a
3-1 Premier League win over Wolves at the Lane in September, 2010.
Alan made his professional debut for Rangers as an 18-year-old in December,
2002 and went on to make 122 appearances for the SPL giants - his boyhood
Having previously represented his country and Under-21 and 'B'
level, he made his full debut against Austria in May 2007 and has since become
his nation's first choice right-back, playing a key role as the Scots narrowly
missed out on qualification for the 2008 European Championships.