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Spurs Dream Team

Posted on 20 June 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).

This is YOUR chance to pick YOUR modern-day Spurs Dream Team via YOUR votes on our online poll.

The Dream Team will be selected of players from 1960 onwards.

Over the next week, we'll be running daily polls to determine our Dream XI by positions - we started with goalkeeper on Thursday, we'll stick with the full-backs over the weekend, centre-backs on Monday, wingers on Tuesday, central midfielders next Wednesday and finally strikers next Thursday.

We'll then announce our Dream Team, as voted by you, on Friday June 24.

VOTE HERE

Pat Jennings comfortably won yesterday's goalkeeper poll with 82 per cent of the vote.

So, next up, the full-backs...top two will qualify...

Ron Henry: 287 appearances, 1 goal, 1954-1966: Left-back in double side who starred in 1961 FA Cup Final. Strong in the tackle, very rarely beaten, simple distribution. Kept out Mel Hopkins and played until knee injury got better of him. Also won FA Cup in 1962 and Cup Winners Cup in 1963. One England cap. Spurs through and through and still helps out in Academy.

Peter Baker: 342 appearances, 3 goals, 1952-1965: Right back in double side. Strong in tackle but prefered to jockey opponents out of danger areas. Kept things simple and would often lay ball off to his partner on the right side - a certain Danny Blanchflower. Also won FA Cup in 1962 and Cup Winners Cup in 1963. Later moved to South Africa.

Joe Kinnear: 251 (7) appearances, 2 goals, 1965-76: Quick, energetic right-back and stout defender. Came back from broken leg in 1969. Capped 26 times by Ireland. Famed for success as manager at Wimbledon and now at Forest after recovering from heart attack.

Cyril Knowles: 504 (2) appearances, 17 goals, 1964-76: Fans favourite left-back and the subject of the record 'Nice One, Cyril'. Took over from Ron Henry in 1965 and caught the eye with swashbuckling, overlapping style and calmness under pressure. Won FA Cup, two League Cups and UEFA Cup. Capped three times by England. Sadly died in 1991 of brain tumour.

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Chris Hughton: 389 (9) appearances, 19 goals, 1979-1990: Has been at the club 25 years as player, coach and assistant manager. Attacking left or right-back a key man in early 1980s team where he won two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup. Capped 53 times by Ireland and now Eire's assistant manager.

Justin Edinburgh: 248 (30) appearances, 1 goal, 1990-2000: Long-serving left-back who won FA Cup in first season at the club after joining from Southend. Consistent, all heart, loved the club. Memorably sent off in our 1999 Worthington Cup win after clash wth Robbie Savage. Moved on to Portsmouth and now boss at Billericay.

Stephen Carr: 265 (5) appearances, 8 goals, 1993-: Made debut at 16 and now in 11th year at club. Raiding right-back voted PFA right-back in 2001 and 2003, after recovering from serious knee injury. Captain in Jamie Redknapp's absence last season. Ireland regular with 29 caps.

VOTE HERE