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Swansea v Spurs - back in time

Posted on 2 October 2015  - 15:00

Two Spurs, Swansea and Welsh greats face the camera on February 15, 1958.


Cliff Jones (centre) is joined by Ron Burgess (left), then Swansea manager and Jimmy Anderson, Spurs manager, as Cliff made the switch from the Vetch Field to White Hart Lane.

The rest is history.

Cliff went on to star for our glory, glory team of the early 1960s, winning the double in 1961, retaining the FA Cup in 1962 and then the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1963.

One of the club's all-time greats, Cliff added another FA Cup in 1967 before eventually moving to Fulham in 1968. He made 378 appearances for us and with 159 goals, remains fourth in our all-time goalscoring list behind Jimmy Greaves, Bobby Smith and Martin Chivers. Cliff remains as popular as ever and a member of our matchday team with his fellow legends, aged 80.

Cliff followed the same path as another Swansea-born double-winner, Teddy Medwin, who played for the Swans between 1949-56 before making 215 appearances for us between 1956-63.

Ron captained our famous 'push and run' team that clinched the old Division Two title in 1950 before claiming the Division One championship for the first time under Arthur Rowe in 1951.

Another all-time great, Ron made 324 appearances for us between 1939-54 before moving back to Wales to play for Swansea, eventually taking over the manager's job in 1955. Ron passed away in 2005.