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Spurs at the World Cup

Posted on 11 June 2010  - 12:00

Ten of our players in South Africa are looking to follow in the footsteps of 32 former Spurs by appearing in the World Cup Finals.

Spurs at the World Cup

Ten of our players in South Africa are looking to follow in the footsteps of 32 former Spurs by appearing in the World Cup Finals.

We have five players in the England squad - Ledley King, Michael Dawson, Aaron Lennon, Peter Crouch and Jermain Defoe plus Sebastien Bassong and Benoit Assou-Ekotto with Cameroon, Wilson Palacios with Honduras, Giovani with Mexico and Heurelho Gomes with Brazil.

The first Tottenham players to appear in the World Cup Finals were Eddie Baily and Sir Alf Ramsey for England in 1950 in Brazil. Sir Alf later led England to glory as manager in 1966.

Legendary strikers Jimmy Greaves and Gary Lineker lead the way in terms of most appearances in the World Cup Finals - remember, these are appearances as Spurs players.

Both Greavsie and Gary played seven times for England while they were at Spurs.

Gary, who won the Golden Boot in Mexico in 1986 when he was at Everton, scored four goals in Italia 90.

Greavsie played four times in Chile in 1962, scoring once, then famously started the 1966 campaign but suffered a shin injury in the final group match against France. That ruled him out of the quarter-final against France, Geoff Hurst stepped in - and the rest is history.

Christian Ziege remains the only player to appear in the World Cup Final during his time at Spurs, as a late substitute for Germany against Brazil in 2002.

Here is the list of players to appear in the World Cup Final during their time at Spurs...

Milenko Acimovic (Slovenia) 2002
Darren Anderton (England) 1998
Steve Archibald (Scotland) 1982
Ossie Ardiles (Argentina) 1982
Eddie Baily (England) 1950
Danny Blanchflower (Northern Ireland) 1958
Colin Calderwood (Scotland) 1998
Sol Campbell (England) 1998
Michael Carrick (England) 2006
Paul Gascoigne (England) 1990
Jimmy Greaves (England) 1962, 1966
Frode Grodas (Norway) 1998
Glenn Hoddle (England) 1982, 1986
Mel Hopkins (Wales) 1958
Pat Jennings (Northern Ireland) 1986
Cliff Jones (Wales) 1958
Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany) 1998
Lee Young-Pyo (South Korea) 2002
Aaron Lennon (England) 2006
Gary Lineker (England) 1990
Terry Medwin (Wales) 1958
Alan Mullery (England) 1970
Allan Nielsen (Denmark) 1998
Maurice Norman (England) 1962
Martin Peters (England) 1970
Alf Ramsey (England) 1950
Paul Robinson (England) 1990
Teddy Sheringham (England) 2002
Gary Stevens (England) 1986
Erik Thorstvedt (Norway) 1994
Chris Waddle (England) 1986
Christian Ziege (Germany) 2002