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50 years on - Terry reunited with CWC trophy at the Lane!

Posted on 15 May 2013  - 19:26

Terry Dyson's magnificent performance helped us make history - and 50 years on to the day, he proudly held the European Cup Winners Cup again at White Hart Lane.

50 years on - Terry reunited with CWC trophy at the Lane!

Terry scored twice as we beat Atletico Madrid in the final in Rotterdam on May 15, 1963 to become the first British team to lift a European trophy.

Jimmy Greaves also netted twice and the great John White smashed home for 2-0 as Bill Nicholson's team produced one of the club's finest-ever performances - you can read all about it here...

To mark the 50-year anniversary, Terry was back at the Lane to lead a special stadium tour, where he told some wonderful stories about that night, and his 10 years at Spurs, 1955-65.

Terry made 209 appearances in all competitions in that time, scoring 55 goals. Part of Bill's double-winning team - a goalscorer in the FA Cup Final in 1961, as we clinched the famous double - Terry added another FA Cup in 1962 and the Cup Winners Cup in 1963 in that golden era.

But he will always be remembered for Rotterdam...

"It's been a brilliant day, I'm part of the history of Tottenham Hotspur and I'm proud about that," said Terry, now 78.

"It was a historical event for the club. We were the first British club to win a European trophy and it was amazing to pick up that trophy again. That trophy is part of us, part of our history.

"Of course I remember scoring the goals, lifting the trophy and the whole day, really. Bill gave us a good team talk and we really didn't know what to expect from Athletico, we'd never played them before.

"Cliff Jones had a great game as well and once I got the lucky third goal to make it 3-1, we battered them. The team played really well and that's what Bill was most pleased about."

Terry thoroughly enjoyed leading the tour of the Lane. "It's always great to be back at the stadium and I'm sure everyone enjoyed it as much as I did," he added.

Danny Blanchflower holds the trophy aloft

LEGENDS TOURS

Experience the Lane with a legend...

Accompanied by one of our professional tour guides, your legend will lead you around White Hart Lane taking in the areas behind the scenes at the Club.

You will hear fantastic stories of their time at Spurs and following the tour there will be a Q&A and signing session and you will receive a limited edition postcard.

Go to our special Stadium Tour microsite to find out details of all future Legends tours, and a huge array of tours at the Lane.

Terry with the trophy 50 years on

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