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Les Allen

Posted on 27 July 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).

LES ALLEN (1959-65)

A key member of our double-winning side in 1960-61, Les Allen scored 27 goals in that famous campaign and 60 in less than 150 competitive games for the club.


Dagenham-born Allen joined us from Chelsea for £20,000 in December 1959 in a deal that took Johnny Brooks to Stamford Bridge.


Capped at Under-23 level by England, he formed a lethal strikeforce alongside Bobby Smith and Terry Dyson in the double year.


Jimmy Greaves arrival in 1961 restricted his first-team appearances and he left for QPR in July 1965.


He later managed QPR, Woodford Town, Swindon Town and had a spell in Greece. His son, Clive, is another famous Spurs marksman.

Appearances/goals: 119/47 (Lg), 15/13 (FAC), 3/1 (Eur).