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Ron Burgess

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).

RON BURGESS (1939-54)

Seen as one of the all-time greats not just at Spurs but in British football history, Ron Burgess was the inspirational skipper of our famous 'push and run' championship side in 1951.


Also captain of Wales, Burgess actually kicked-off his career as a forward and it was only by chance, when he was called upon while watching a Spurs A match, that he was introduced to the half-back position he made his own.


He made his Spurs debut in 1939 and stayed there for the next 15 years, his appearances only interrupted by injury, national service or international calls.
Always willing to join in every attack, Burgess formed a perfect partnership with fellow half-back Bill Nicholson as we followed our Second Division title in 1949-50 with the big one in 1951.


He eventually took up a player-manager's role at Swansea Town before moving to Watford - where he discovered Pat Jennings - and he also managed Hendon and Bedford Town before turning to scouting.
Appearances: 297/15 (Lg), 27/1 (FAC).