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Hall of Fame: Gary Mabbutt

Posted on 3 March 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).

GARY MABBUTT (1982-98)
Inducted: March 2005

A model professional in the modern era, Gary Mabbutt played over 600 games for Spurs in 16 years before retiring in at the end of the 1997-98 season.


Numbers alone don't tell the whole story though. Mabbutt battled throughout his career against the affects of diabetes and managed to overcome a serious facial injury in 1994 and a broken leg that ruled him out of the 1996-97 season.

Signed for £105,000 from Bristol Rovers in August 1982, Mabbutt soon tasted glory in the 1984 UEFA Cup triumph before forming one of the best central defensive partnerships seen at the Lane with Richard Gough in the 1986-87 season which saw us finish third in the league, reach the semi-finals of the League Cup and, unfortunately for him, see a deflection of Mabbutt helped Coventry City to victory on the 1987 FA Cup Final.


Awarded the MBE and winner of 16 full England caps, Mabbutt's proudest moment came when he lifted the FA Cup at Wembley in 1991.
Appearances/goals: 477/27 (Lg), 47/5 (FAC), 62/2 (LC), 25/4 (Eur).