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Mike England

1966 - 1975

A towering centre-half, England already had 20 Welsh caps when he arrived at Spurs for £95,000, a record for a defender, in 1966.

He had the unenviable task of replacing double hero Maurice Norman but fit the bill perfectly with his power in the air and threat at attacking set-pieces allied with a turn of pace and ability on the ball.

He helped the Club win the FA Cup in his first season, 1966-67, dominating Chelsea dangerman Tony Hateley in the final at Wembley.

England added the UEFA Cup in 1972 and League Cup in 1973 but injury ruled him out of the 1971 League Cup win. He also played and scored in the ill-fated UEFA Cup Final of 1974.

Capped 44 times in all by Wales, he announced his retirement in March 1975 as he struggled with an ankle injury but after a spell with Seattle in America, returned for one more season with Cardiff City.

He then spent another four years with Seattle before returning to the UK and the Wales manager's job, a role he kept for almost eight seasons. Awarded the MBE for his services to Welsh football

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Mike England
League Appearances
300
League Goals
14
League Cup Appearances
30
League Cup Goals
0
FA Cup Appearances
32
FA Cup Goals
2
European Appearances
35
European Goals
3