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Teddy's Top Five

Posted on 19 February 2003  - 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).

Teddy Sheringham has lived every schoolboy's dream - but he's determined that reaching the 300-goal milestone won't be his last.

Our super skipper notched up number 300 in domestic football in our 4-1 win against Sunderland last time out.

It's been some career for the 36-year-old since his first goal for Millwall back in 1984.

He's scored in FA Cup Finals, Champions League Finals and 11 goals for England having played in the European Championship and World Cup.

Reflecting on his favourite five goals, Teddy admits: "I was one of the boys who used to watch the FA Cup Final and then try and go and do it in the garden or down the park or in the alleyway. Luckily I've had the chance to do all that.

"I think when you set out in football you want to score a few goals, get to 50, then to 100. But to score 300 goals in club football is unexpected and it's nice to reach it. Hopefully there is a little more to come at Tottenham."

Here are Teddy's top five:

August 16, 1992: Premier League: Nottingham Forest v Liverpool

Teddy: "The first one would have to be the first goal scored on Sky TV when they came into the game, 1992-93. I was at Forest at the time. It was the first game of the season, Forest against Liverpool, the first live game. The ball went down the left-hand side, I cut in and smashed it as hard as I could. I think David James was in goal and it went into the top corner. Lo and behold, two weeks later I was here at Tottenham."

January 23, 2002: Worthington Cup, semi-final, second leg: Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

Teddy: "The second was a Tottenham Hotspur goal, last season in the Worthington Cup against Chelsea. It was a massive night. We'd not beaten Chelsea for a long time and were 2-1 down from the first leg. Gus chested down a lovely ball and I struck as sweet as I could, a shaped volley that flew past the keeper and kept it going on a memorable night."

May 22, 1999: FA Cup Final: Manchester United v Newcastle United

Teddy: "It's every schoolboy's dream to score in the FA Cup Final at Wembley. I was very disappointed to be on the bench in the morning but Roy Keane got injured after about nine minutes and after 11 minutes I'd put us in front, a lovely little 1-2 with Scolesy, tried to keep the shot down hard and low and it flew through the keeper's legs and we're off and celebrating and I'd scored an FA Cup goal at Wembley."

May 26, 1999: Champions League Final: Manchester United v Bayern Munich

Teddy: "It wasn't the most sweetly struck shot I've ever hit but it was a case of being in the right place at the right time. Giggsy had a right-foot shot from the edge of the box and we joked afterwards that he was never going to hit a right-foot shot, so I was alert to that and I swept the ball in. I don't know if I meant it like that, perhaps I was going to smash it and saw the keeper at the last moment, but it was one of those moments. I checked I wasn't offside and then I was off celebrating and that put us on the way to winning the European Cup. That's what it's all about, football - winning things. I've seen pictures since of people celebrating with the European Cup and just to be there, to hold it, to win it, dance around it, drink out of it, it was an amazing night and crowned a special season for us."

November 15, 1995: England v Switzerland

Teddy: "The fifth goal is going to have to be an England goal. I think when you grow up as a kid you look at magic moments, scoring in finals and playing for England and there was no better feeling for me than playing for England. It wasn't my first goal for England but my first goal for England at Wembley. We beat Switzerland. Steve Stone went down the right, whipped in a nice cross and I got up and headed into the far corner. People talk about England travelling around and playing at the different clubs but the tradition of growing up and watching Englanbd on television at Wembley and then doing it was something special.

"I could have mention the first, for Millwall, it got me up and running. It was my second game. I played against Brentford the week before, I missed a sitter and we lost 2-1 and you are always thinking 'is that it?'. It was early in the game at Bournemouth, smashed it home and jumped on the fence. That was my trademark celebration at Millwall.

"Then there was the goal up at Liverpool for Spurs. Again, it was a most memorable day. We played very well that day and the goal was special. Howellsy played the ball up to Jurgen and he held it up so well, just waited for me to come into the picture. He rolled the ball square and I made out to come on and smash it but side-footed at the last minute, bent it around David James in off the post. Another special goal but not quite made it into my top five."