A key member of our double-winning side in
1960-61, Les Allen scored 27 goals in that famous campaign and 60 in less than
150 competitive games for the club.
Dagenham-born Allen joined us
from Chelsea for £20,000 in December 1959 in a deal that took Johnny Brooks to
Capped at Under-23 level by England, he formed a
lethal strikeforce alongside Bobby Smith and Terry Dyson in the double
Jimmy Greaves arrival in 1961 restricted his first-team
appearances and he left for QPR in July 1965.
He later managed QPR,
Woodford Town, Swindon Town and had a spell in Greece. His son, Clive, is
another famous Spurs marksman.
Appearances/goals: 119/47 (LG), 15/13
(FAC), 3/1 (EUR)