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Club pays tribute to late, great Mackay

Posted on 3 March 2015  - 15:45

The Club will mark the sad passing of one of our all-time greats, Dave Mackay, at our Premier League match against Swansea at White Hart Lane tomorrow night (Wednesday, March 4).

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The players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect for our legendary double-winner and captain who died at the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, on Monday night.

Players and fans alike will then pay tribute to Dave as we hold a minute's applause before the 7.45pm kick-off.

Dave's former team-mates and fellow legends will gather pitchside for this special moment and will return at half-time to talk about their memories of the great man.

Dave played 318 times for us between 1959-68 and is seen by many as the best Spurs player of all-time. Bill Nicholson described him as his best-ever signing.

As well as the double in 1961, Dave helped us retain the FA Cup in 1962 and was key in our run to the 1963 European Cup Winners Cup Final, which he missed through injury.

He returned from breaking his leg on two occasions to captain the team to the FA Cup again in 1967. He eventually joined Derby County in 1968.