Sol signed with Spurs as a trainee in September 1992 as a central midfielder, making his debut against Chelsea in December. Campbell had to settle for playing at full back until injury and eventual retirement of Gary Mabbutt allowed him to impress at centre half.
Sol managed to cement his place in the starting line up, demonstrating not only his sheer strength and pace, but also his composure on the ball. Campbell enjoyed roaming forward, his aerial prowess and pace caused havoc in opposing penalty areas.
His fine displays were rewarded with an England debut in May 1996, eventually leading to 40 international caps. The powerful centre half was magnificent in the 1998 World Cup as England reached the knock-out stages.
Sol captained Spurs to the 1999 Worthington Cup Final win over Leicester City, but with no other major trophies in his 9 years with the club, and the attraction of European football, Campbell played his last game for Tottenham Hotspur in an FA Cup Semi Final defeat to Arsenal in 2001, before making the short trip across North London, never to be forgiven.