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Hall of Fame: Cliff Jones

Posted on 2 June 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).

Seen as the best winger in the world in his heyday, Cliff Jones was the entertainer of the famous double team.

Famed for his high-velocity dribbles down either flank, the Welshman possessed a body swerve that would leave defenders for dead and unmatched courage despite his slender 5ft 7ins frame.

Indeed, many point to his bravery as his greatest asset and Jones was never afraid to throw himself in where the boots were flying if he had half a chance of getting the ball or scoring a goal - and he had the injuries to show for it.

Capped by Wales at 18, Cliff starred for Swansea before a £35,000 deal took him to Spurs in February 1958.

It wasn't the brightest of starts for Jones and after enjoying Wales' run to the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup - ended by Pele's Brazil - he broke his leg in the pre-season of 1958-59.

But he came back strtonger than ever to take his place in our best-ever side.

Jones thrilled the crowds as we claimed the double in 1961 followed by the FA Cup again in 1962 and UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1963.

A constant in the Welsh side throughout his career, Jones added the FA Cup to his collection in 1967 before being the last member of the double side to leave to club, a cut-price move to Fulham, aged 33, in 1968.

He won his final two caps at Craven Cottage before ending his career in non-league circles.

He went on to teach PE and is still a regular in the hospitality lounges at the Lane.