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Spurs Dream Team

Posted on 25 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.

We've run daily polls to determine our Dream XI by positions and we're down to the last two slots - the strikers.

We've already nominated goalkeeper, full-backs, centre-backs, wingers and central midfielders so it's the turn of the strikers today to complete the Dream Team line-up.

We'll then announce our Dream Team, as voted by you, tomorrow.


Glenn Hoddle and Paul Gascoigne fill our midfield slots after polling 33 and 35 per cent of the vote respectively yesterday.

So, next up, the two will qualify...

Bobby Smith: 317 appearances, 218 goals, 1953-63: Classical old-fashioned British centre-forward, strong as an ox, powerful in the air and a thunderbolt shot but with the skills to go with it. Top-scorer in double season and netted in both FA Cup wins of 1961 and 1962. Also won European Cup Winners Cup in 1963. Capped 15 times by England. Moved to Brighton in 1964 and ended career in non-league. Still a visitor to the Lane.

Jimmy Greaves: 379 appearances, 266 goals, 1961-1970: Quite simply the best striker the English game as ever seen, Greaves had the lot - pace, skill, confidence, balance, anticipation and the knack of scoring goals out of nothing. Won the FA Cup in 1962 and 1967, the Cup Winners Cup in 1963. Capped 57 times by England, scoring 44 goals but famously missed out in the 1966 World Cup Final. Later moved to West Ham and recovered from drink problems to become popular TV pundit.


Alan Gilzean: 429 (10) appearances, 133 goals, 1964-1973: Superb header of the ball and skilful on the floor. Already a Scottish cap when he arrived at the Lane after winning the title with Dundee in 1964 asd Bill Nicholson rebuilt after the double. Enjoyed partnerships with Greaves and Chivers. Left aged 36 for South Africa in 1974.

Martin Chivers: 355 (12) appearances, 174 goals, 1967-1976: Seen as one of the best strikers around in the early 1970s, Chivers will always be remembered for spectacular strikers that helped land the League Cup in 1971 and UEFA Cup against Wolves in 1972. Worked well with Martin Peters and Alan Gilzean. Eventually moved to Servette in Switzerland and had spells with Norwich and Brighton. Capped 24 times by England. Still a regular at the Lane.

Steve Archibald: 185 (4) appearances, 78 goals, 1980-1984: Ever-alert in front of goal, skilful, strong and lightning fast in and around the box, Archibald cost £800,000 from Aberdeen. Enjoyed a successful partnership with Garth Crooks and picked up two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup in 1984. Enjoyed further success at Barcelona after departing for £1.15m in 1984. Later played for Espanyol, Hibs, Blackburn, St Mirren and East Fife, where he also managed.

Garth Crooks: 176 (6) appearances, 75 goals, 1980-1985: Explosive striker in the box, he hooked up well with Archibald as the pair provided the perfect targets for the likes of Ardiles and Hoddle. Scored in the semi-final and final of the FA Cup in 1981 and later bagged the winner to end our 73-year hoodoo at Anfield. Intelligent and articulate, now a TV presenter and football pundit.


Clive Allen: 124 (11) appearances, 84 goals, 1984-1988: Broke what seemed an untouchable record from Jimmy Greaves with an incredible 49 goals in 54 in the so near, so far 1986-87 season, including goal in the FA Cup Final. Instinctive striker who relished playing up front alone in 86-87 and fed off Hoddle, Waddle and co. Capped five times by England. Had spells with Bordeaux, West Ham, Manchester City and Chelsea. Now a successful TV pundit and recently returned for stint as reserve coach.

Gary Lineker: 138 appearances, 80 goals, 1989-1992: Greatest modern-day English striker, just missed out on Bobby Charlton's scoring record. Arrived from Barcelona for £1.2m and scored for fun, deadly around the box and gave an attacking edge to the side alongside Paul Gascoigne. Scored twice as we beat Arsenal in 1991 FA Cup semi-final before winning trophy against Forest. Football Writers Player of the Year in 1992. Moved to Japan before a toe injury ended his career. Capped 80 times by England.

Teddy Sheringham: 275 (7) appearances, 130 goals, 1992-97, 2001-03: Enjoyed two wonderful spells at the Lane. Highlight the 50-goal partnership struck up with Jurgen Klinsmann in 1994-95. Intelligent striker who could also see a pass, skipper in second spell at the club. Won treble and PFA awards with Manchester United in-between Spurs spells and capped 51 times by England.

Jurgen Klinsmann: 68 appearances, 38 goals, 1994-95, 1997-98: German star who captured the hearts of Spurs fans with a wonderful season in 1994-95. Arrived with the reputation as a diver but dispelled that with sublime performances and self-mocking celebrations after goals in early games against Sheffield Wednesday and Everton. Hit 29 goals that season and won Football Writers Player of the Year. Returned in 1997-98 with the club in trouble but four-goal salvo at Wimbledon secured status.

Robbie Keane: 69 (4) appearances, 29 goals, 2002-: Impish Irish striker and current fans favourite. Loves to drop off the front line but bag of tricks always a danger in the box. A wealth of experience at only 23 including a spell at Inter Milan, 52 caps for Ireland and 20 goals - just one away from Niall Quinn's record.