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Kieran Wheeler, from Southend, was born into a Spurs-supporting family in 1988 and was a matter of hours old when his parents first kitted him out in our colours courtesy of a baby-grow! Recognising players by the time he was seven, he’s picked his favourite all-time Spurs XI from the players he’s seen since.

“My favourite player I’ve watched live has to be David Ginola. For me, he epitomised everything that Spurs players should be. He had such grace about his game and scored some fantastic goals as well.”

Dream_WalkerGOALKEEPER: IAN WALKER

My dad was often frustrated by Ian (pictured, left), but to this day I’m not really sure why! He was a great shot stopper, was very agile and always seemed to have a good rapport with his defenders. It was great to see him give us so many years of his career – it’s just a pity the League Cup in 1999 was the only senior trophy we were able to win for him.

RIGHT-BACK: STEPHEN CARR

I’ve seen a lot of people choosing Stephen for the right-back position in this column and I have to agree with them. He was reliable as a defender but he could also get forward without leaving us too exposed down that side. And who can forget his screamer against Manchester United? He certainly had a great shot on him and delivered key goals.

LEFT-BACK: BENOIT ASSOU-EKOTTO

Benny, for me, was one of the most consistent players around the time we broke into the Champions League in 2010. He certainly wasn’t afraid to get forward and he gave the impression of being a particularly tricky person to play against –always a useful quality for a defender!

CENTRAL DEFENDER: LEDLEY KING

The greatest Spurs defender I’ve seen in my lifetime. A fine reader of the game, you felt comfortable watching games from the stands knowing Ledley was there guarding your penalty area. The thing that stood out most about him was his incredible composure both with and without the ball.



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