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Iconic duo set for Hall of Fame induction

Posted on 16 February 2016  - 11:00

We are delighted to announce that Jimmy Greaves and Steve Perryman will be inducted into the Club's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Jimmy Greaves and Steve Perryman are to be inducted into our Hall of FameJimmy Greaves in action in 1968Steve Perryman celebrates FA Cup glory in 1981

Two of the greatest players in the history of Tottenham Hotspur, Jimmy and Steve’s respective contributions to the Club will be honoured on what is sure to be an incredibly special evening at White Hart Lane.

The duo had been set for induction into the Hall of Fame on separate occasions previously but unfortunately both suffered an illness.


Jimmy (pictured, above, celebrating our FA Cup victory in 1967) is our all-time top goalscorer, having netted 266 goals in 379 appearances in the league, FA and League Cups and Europe during his nine-year stint at White Hart Lane.

Signed from AC Milan in December, 1961, he was influential as we retained the FA Cup in 1962 and lifted the European Cup Winners’ Cup the following year – notably scoring in both finals.

Renowned for his calm finishes in front of goal, he won the FA Cup with us once more in 1967 before leaving to join West Ham United. He remains fourth in England's all-time goalscoring list with 44 goals in his 57 appearances, 42 of those caps coming as a Spurs player.


Inspirational former captain Steve (pictured, above, holding the FA Cup in 1982) played for us between 1969 and 1986, making a Club record 854 first team appearances in all competitions.

Playing initially in midfield and latterly as part of our defence at right-back, he helped us to victory in the UEFA Cup in 1972 and 1984, the FA Cup in 1981 and 1982 and the League Cup in 1971 and 1973 during his glittering career.

He left us for Oxford United in 1986 but later returned to White Hart Lane in a coaching role during the 1990s and currently serves Exeter City as Director of Football.

Please note that Jimmy Greaves will not be attending this event in person. Proceeds will be made available through the Tottenham Tribute Trust to the Greaves family. Since Jimmy suffered a stroke last May, the Club and the Tottenham Tribute Trust have been working closely with Jimmy and his family to ensure his needs have been met during his period of recuperation.

Limited places are available for supporters to attend this special induction event – click here for details and to reserve your place now.