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Ron Burgess

1939 - 1954

Seen as one of the all-time greats not just at Spurs but in British football history, Ron Burgess was the inspirational skipper of our famous 'push and run' championship side in 1951.

Also captain of Wales, Burgess actually kicked-off his career as a forward and it was only by chance, when he was called upon while watching a Spurs A match, that he was introduced to the half-back position he made his own.

He made his Spurs debut in 1939 and stayed there for the next 15 years, his appearances only interrupted by injury, national service or international calls.

Always willing to join in every attack, Burgess formed a perfect partnership with fellow half-back Bill Nicholson as we followed our Second Division title in 1949-50 with the big one in 1951.

He eventually took up a player-manager's role at Swansea Town before moving to Watford - where he discovered Pat Jennings - and he also managed Hendon and Bedford Town before turning to scouting.


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Ron Burgess
League Appearances
297
League Goals
15
League Cup Appearances
0
League Cup Goals
0
FA Cup Appearances
27
FA Cup Goals
1
European Appearances
0
European Goals
0