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Mackay at 80 - gallery

Posted on 14 November 2014  - 10:50

To celebrate the legendary Dave Mackay's 80th birthday today (Friday, November 14), we've delved into the photographic archives for this gallery of classic shots from his time at Spurs.

Dave leads the team out at the LaneDave with the double teamThe champagne pours as we put together a record winning run at the start of the 1960-61 campaignDave in trainingDave with United legend Denis Law after we shared the Charity Shield in 1967Recovering at home after his broken leg with visitors Terry Dyson and Bobby SmithPreparing for trainingDave stands above Bill Nicholson on the double paradeDave with the double teamThe lads with the league championship in the dressing room at the LaneCelebrating with Danny BlanchflowerProud captain of the 1967 FA Cup winnersInterviewed at the Lane as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the double season, August 2010

Regarded as one of the greatest players in our history and one of the most influential players to pull on the famous white shirt, Dave signed from Hearts in March, 1959 and went on to play 318 times for us before departing for Derby County in 1968.

In that time, Dave was an inspirational figure and driving force in the team that won the double in 1960-61, retained the FA Cup in 1962 and made history by becoming the first British club to win a European trophy in 1963 (although he was injured for the final).

Not only that, but Dave recovered from a career-threatening broken leg TWICE to skipper the team to the FA Cup in 1967, beating Chelsea in the final at Wembley.

He's pictured below with the trophy after that FA Cup success in 1967...


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