Ledley was appointed Club captain in January 2005 and has been waiting for a moment like this ever since.
But he believes this success could be just a stepping-stone to more and more good times at White Hart Lane.
Nonetheless, Ledley did take a moment to dwell on a moment of destiny as he led his team up the famous Wembley steps on Sunday.
He said: “It means a massive amount. For a player to be at a Club for so long and not win anything, you know how desperate everyone is to do so.
“I played in one Final before and lost it, and I didn’t want to go through that again.
“I thought the team was brilliant on the day. At 1-0 down against a team like Chelsea, a lot of teams may have folded, but not us. We believed we were the better team.
“I wanted to be one of those captains that led a team up those steps to lift a trophy, but I don’t want to stop there - I want to lead the Club onto more success. I’m not happy leaving it at one trophy.”
He continued: “When you go far in competitions, you see yourself as in with a chance of winning Finals and you want to win as many as you can.
“The UEFA Cup is another chance to win something, but we’ll be taking it one game at a time.”
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Ledley King hopes leading the team to Carling Cup glory at Wembley will be the first of many trophies he lifts as our skipper.