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Hall of Fame: Terry Dyson

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).

A 5ft 3in pocket dynamo, Terry Dyson was a key member of the double side but saved his best as we made history by claiming the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1963.

The final against Atletico Madrid was, quite simply, the game of his life. In that memorable 5-1 demolition, he created the second goal John White, scored the third, set up the fourth for Jimmy Greaves before capping the night with a 25-yarder.

Son of jockey 'Ginger' Dyson, Dyson signed professional forms at the Lane in 1954. An out and out winger, he spent his early days as understudy to George Robb and Terry Medwin, a theme of his time at the club.

Indeed, following Robb's retirement, the arrival of Cliff Jones appeared to cut his chances further but, despite huge interest, Bill Nicholson made sure Dyson stayed at the club. Another masterstroke.

He was almost ever-present in our double season - scoring in the FA Cup Final against Leicester City - and the crowd loved his tenacious, competitive style.

After the double, Dyson again battled it out with Medwin before Medwin's enforced retirement saw Dyson a regular again.

He eventually moved to Fulham in 1965 and had spells at Colchester, Guildford City and Wealdstone before managerial stints at Kingsbury, Wingate and assistant at Dagenham.