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Hall of Fame: Alan Mullery, MBE

Posted on 13 May 2005  - 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).

ALAN MULLERY (1964-72)
Inducted: May 12, 2005

An inspirational midfielder and captain, Alan Mullery made 373 competitive appearances for Spurs.

A star as a youngster at Fulham, Mullery joined the club in 1964 following Danny Blanchflower's departure but he was a different type of player to the double-winning skipper, his strengh his desire, hard work and enthusiasm.

An FA Cup winner in 1967, which coincided with a regular run in the England team and the 1970 World Cup, Mullery took over the captaincy from Dave Mackay and led the side to the 1971 League Cup.

A serious pelvic injury ruled him out for six months and he went on loan to Fulham but was recalled to the Lane and responded with a crucial away goal against AC Milan in the 1972 UEFA Cup and the clincher against Wolves in the second leg of the final.

Mullery returned to Fulham in 1972 and went on to make 200 more appearances for the Cottagers, including the 1975 FA Cup Final and won the Football Writers Player of the Year award in 1974-75 and was awarded the MBE.

After retiring, he managed Brighton, Charlton, QPR and Crystal Palace and is now a popular pundit for Sky Sports.

Appearances/goals: 312/25 (Lg), 33/1 (FAC), 18/0 (LC), 10/4 (Eur).