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Fanny Walden

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).

FANNY WALDEN (1913-24)

A diminutive winger, Fanny Walden delighted Spurs fans for 13 years each side of the First World War with his darting, jinking runs down the right flank.


Just over five-foot tall, Walden was the subject of a then-record £1,700 move to the Lane from Northampton Town in April 1913. He went on to make over 300 appearances in all competitions until returning 'home' to Northampton.

He won his first England cap in April 1914 and after the war, starred in the team that won the Second Division title in 1920.


Denied a place in the 1921 FA Cup Final through injury, he collected his second international cap in 1922 and although he didn't play for England again, he continued to weave his magic until going back to Northampton in 1926.


He was also an impressive county cricketer for Northants where he racked up over 7,000 runs, took over 100 wickets in 258 matches before later umpiring at Test match standard.
Appearances/goals: 215/21 (Lg), 22/3 (FAC).