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The 100 club

Posted on 24 April 2011  - 12:00

Jermain Defoe has joined an elite group of players to score 100 goals for Spurs.

The 100 club

Jermain Defoe has joined an elite group of players to score 100 goals for Spurs.

The striker reached his century in style with a 25-yard cracker against West Brom at the Lane on Saturday.

In doing so, Jermain became only the 16th player to go past the 100-goal barrier in the club's illustrious history.

That wasn't the only milestone for the England international.

His strike in the 2-2 draw also took him to the 100-goal tally in the Premier League with goals scored for us, West Ham and Portsmouth.

Jermain is the 20th player to reach 100 Premier League goals and the fourth Spur to do so. Also on the list are Les Ferdinand (5th – 149 goals), Teddy Sheringham (7th, 147) and Robbie Keane (equal 10th, 123).

Incredibly, it was also our 1,000th goal in the Premier League! We've reached that mark in 729 matches since the start of the Premier League in 1992.

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The century-makers for Spurs

Billy Minter was the first Spur to hit a ton - he reached his 100 when scoring the first of his two goals in a 4-0 home win against Fulham on December 13, 1919.

Robbie Keane was the last to reach the milestone when he scored his 100th goals for us against Sunderland on January 19, 2008.

Jermain's 100 goals comprises 67 goals in the Premier League and 33 in cup competitions.

His club career tally of 177 goals in 427 senior appearances - including Football League spells with West Ham and AFC Bournemouth - comprises 129 goals in 351 league appearances plus 48 in 76 cup games.

The 100 club

1 - Jimmy Greaves - 266 goals in 379 appearances

2 - Bobby Smith - 208 goals in 317 appearances

3 - Martin Chivers - 174/367

4 - Cliff Jones - 159/378

5 - George Hunt - 138/198

6 - Len Duquemin 134/307

7 - Alan Gilzean - 133/439

8 - Teddy Sheringham - 124/277

9 - Robbie Keane - 122/306

10 - Les Bennett - 117/294

11 - Jimmy Dimmock - 112/438

12 - Glenn Hoddle - 110/490

13 - Bert Bliss - 104/215

14 - Billy Minter - 101/263

15 - Johnny Morrison - 101/154

16 - Jermain Defoe - 100/255

With thanks to Club Historian, Andy Porter...

Jermain is the 20<sup>th</sup> player to reach 100 Premier League goals and the fourth Spur to do so. Also on the list are Les Ferdinand (5<sup>th</sup> – 149 goals), Teddy Sheringham (7<sup>th</sup>, 147) and Robbie Keane (equal 10<sup>th</sup>, 123).