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JD's top 10 hit

Posted on 14 May 2012  - 13:23

Jermain Defoe achieved a personal milestone with his goal against Fulham on Sunday.

JD's top 10 hit

In typical Defoe style, the striker came off the bench for Rafa van der Vaart on the hour and scored with his first touch less than three minutes later to secure a 2-0 win and fourth place in the Premier League.

However, that goal had extra significance for Jermain.

That was his 17th goal of the season and 118th for Spurs - and meant he took 10th place on his own in the club's all-time top goalscoring chart.

Jermain scored goal number 117 against Norwich on April 9 to move into the top 10 but level with Les Bennett, who scored 117 goals for us between 1939-55.

Now he's 10th on his own with Robbie Keane (122) and Teddy Sheringham (124) next in his sights.

Indeed, he's 20 goals from the top five with George Hunt, 138 goals for us between 1930-37.

OUR TOP-10 ALL-TIME GOALSCORERS

1 - Jimmy Greaves - 266 goals in 379 appearances

2 - Bobby Smith - 208 goals in 317 appearances

3 - Martin Chivers - 174/367

4 - Cliff Jones - 159/378

5 - George Hunt - 138/198

6 - Len Duquemin 134/307

7 - Alan Gilzean - 133/439

8 - Teddy Sheringham - 124/277

9 - Robbie Keane - 122/306

10 - Jermain Defoe - 118 after goal v Fulham, May 13