A success here between 1976-84, with two FA Cups and a UEFA Cup to his name, Burkinshaw also managed the Portugese club in 1986-87.
And he was in charge of Spurs in our only ever meeting with Sporting Lisbon back in December 1981.
A side that also included current boss Glenn Hoddle and first team coach Chris Hughton flew out of snowbound England to take on worthy opponents before a crucial FA Cup tie against Arsenal.
We went 2-0 up via Ricky Villa and Graham Roberts, defender Roberts then headed into his own net before the home side levelled via Manuel Fernandes.
Fernandes later bagged the winner for a Lisbon side, managed by Malcolm Allison, that went on to clinch the domestic double.
Spurs line-up that night: Clemence, Hughton, Price, Roberts, Villa, Perryman, Ardiles (Hazard), Falco, Galvin, Hoddle, Crooks.
Legendary Spurs boss Keith Burkinshaw features heavily in when you talk about Spurs and Sporting Lisbon.