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Danny Blanchflower

Posted on 27 July 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).


The inspirational captain of our double-winning side, Danny Blanchflower is one of the most famous players of all time, not just at Spurs, but in world football.

Signed from Aston Villa for £30,000 in 1954, Blanchflower went on to play 384 competitive games for the club, lift the FA Cup twice, the Cup Winners Cup and the league title and gain 50 caps for Northern Ireland before retiring in 1964.

Belfast-born Danny was a member of one of the greatest midfield units seen in football alongside Dave Mackay and John White.

He was voted Player of the Year in 1958 and 1961, the second award after he had climbed the steps at Wembley to receive the FA Cup as we celebrated the double.

On retiring, he stayed in the game as a journalist for the Sunday Express before becoming manager of Northern Ireland and Chelsea. He sadly died in 1993.

Appearances/goals: 337/15 (Lg), 33/4 (FAC), 12/2 (Eur).