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Birthday Boy - Alan Gilzean

Born in October: Alan Gilzean.

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Alan Gilzean (left) among the Wembley celebrations in 1971 after Martin Chivers scores our second League Cup Final goal against Aston Villa.


Scottish international Alan Gilzean was a special player at a special time in our history. And it was his appearance in a friendly at White Hart Lane that convinced Bill Nicholson that Gilly was a player that we badly needed.

Alan’s debut at White Hart Lane happened in November, 1964, when he scored twice for a Scotland XI against Spurs in a memorial match for John White. The Scots won 6-2 and Gilly’s artistry was instrumental in that. Within a month he was a Tottenham player.



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