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Berba in Lane return

Posted by Tottenham Hotspur on 1 May 2014  - 12:30

We can reveal that Dimitar Berbatov will form part of the forward line for the Ledley King Guest XI side in our legendary captain's Testimonial match on Monday May 12 at White Hart Lane.

Ledley and Berba celebrate a goal against Fulham in December, 2007Ledley and Berba in trainingLedley and Paul Stalteri in training

The Bulgaria international joined us in the summer of 2006 from Bayer Leverkusen and went on to hit 46 goals in 103 games, including the equaliser from the penalty spot in our League Cup Final success over Chelsea in 2008.

As previously announced, Dimitar will be joined up front by two other former fan favourites Teddy Sheringham and Peter Crouch, with the likes of David Ginola and Darren Anderton providing the supply line on the night. 

"I am really looking forward to returning to White Hart Lane to play in Ledley's testimonial," said Berba.

"It is a fitting tribute for a great player and I can't wait to meet up with some of the past and present players. It should be a great night not just for Ledley but for the fans too."

Currently on loan at Monaco from Fulham, our former forward will be accompanied in Ledley's squad by another ex-teammate in Paul Stalteri.

Paul moved to us in 2005 as a Bundesliga champion having lifted the German title with Werder Bremen the previous year and his time with us will be best remembered by a stoppage-time winner at West Ham United in March, 2007, moments after Dimitar had levelled the scores in the 89th minute.   Now retired, the right-back will be making the trip over from his home in Toronto to feature on Ledley's big night.

"I am very honoured to have received Ledley's invitation for his testimonial," admitted Paul.

"Although I have not played for a while, I can't wait to step out onto the pitch at White Hart Lane again. It is one of my favourite grounds that I have ever played at. The fans are fantastic and I have nothing but great memories of my time at the Lane. I have been very fortunate in my career to have played with some great players and Ledley was certainly one of the greatest.  In my opinion, he is the best centre half England have produced in the last generation."

Tickets are still available to purchase by visiting https://www.eticketing.co.uk/tottenhamhotspur/default.aspx or calling 0844 844 0102 (Option 1) * A per ticket booking fee of £1.75 (online) or £2.25 (phone) will apply.

Alternatively, you can buy your tickets in person at the Ticket Office both on matchdays and non-matchdays.

Ledley's chosen charities Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Skills project, The Willow Foundation and Bowel Cancer Awareness UK will all benefit from monies raised from this Testimonial Match, with the Tottenham Tribute Trust also set to receive a contribution of the funds received.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults - £20.00
Seniors (65+) - £10.00 
Junior (U16) - £5.00
Family Package (Two Adults and Two Juniors) - available in all areas at £40.00

Hospitality packages are still available for the game. For further information, contact the Tottenham hospitality team on: 0208 365 5010 or E Mail hospitality@tottenhamhotspur.com

Keep an eye on our club channels for more updates on which other former players will form part of Ledley's Guest XI on this special evening to celebrate the career of a tremendous club servant.

Squad so far:
Ledley King
Paul Robinson
Paul Stalteri
Stephen Carr
Stephen Clemence
Ruel Fox
David Ginola
Darren Anderton
Teddy Sheringham
Peter Crouch
Dimitar Berbatov