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Ossie Ardiles

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).


Forever remembered for wanting to 'win the cup for Tottingham', Ossie Ardiles did just that in an amazing chapter of the club's history.

Keith Burkinshaw completed the coup for Ardiles and compatriot Ricky Villa after the pair, particularly Ardiles, starred in Argentina's World Cup triumph in 1978.

Superbly skilful and determined for such a slight figure in the English game, Ardiles immediately forged a dream team in midfield with Glenn Hoddle as we won two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup in 1984.

Of course, there were difficulties. Ardiles left for home to play for Argentina in April 1982 but the Falklands conflict meant he did not return until December. He then broke his leg and injuries hampered the rest of his time at the Lane.

He moved to QPR in 1988 and since then has returned to manage us in an ill-fated spell in 1993-94. He also managed at Swindon Town and Newcastle United and is currently managing in Japan.
Appearances/goals: 238/16 (Lg), 32/4 (FAC), 32/3(LC), 9/2 (Eur).