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Posted on 19 June 2008  - 12:00

Is Jurgen Klinsmann and Teddy Sheringham your favourite Spurs strike partnership?

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What is the best Spurs strike partnership of all time? Well here's your chance to have your say...

We've put up five contenders for this striking crown with partnerships from each of the last five decades - 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s - all listed below.

Today, we look at one of our most talented and exciting duos - Jurgen Klinsmann and Teddy Sheringham.

In the meantime, the voting remains open - click on the relevant email below...

The pair may have played together for only one season in the mid-1990s, but both frequently comment on how much they enjoyed this almost telepathic partnership while it lasted.

Teddy had been at The Lane for two seasons when Jurgen arrived, and in a recent interview with us, he admitted even he was full of excitement at the arrival of such a big name player.

"I couldn't believe it, so you can imagine what the fans would have thought, expecting to see this German World Cup winner. His enthusiasm just rubbed off on everyone else and it was fantastic," recalled Ted.

The fanfare and media frenzy that greeted Jurgen's arrival at The Lane from AS Monaco in the summer of 1994 was not for nothing. The blonde bombshell thrilled the Spurs faithful over the next year, scoring 29 goals in 50 appearances. He also brought the best out of Teddy that season, who scored 22 goals in his 49 games.

Jurgen moved back to Germany to join Bayern Munich at the end of the 1994/95 season, and Teddy himself moved on to Manchester United two seasons later. But such was the importance of the Club to the pair, that they both returned for further spells later in their careers.

Klinsmann joined us on-loan from Sampdoria for the second half of the 1997/98 season, and his nine vital goals helped us avoid relegation. Teddy came back for two seasons in 2001 to further cement his place as a Spurs legend.

Is the Klinsmann/Sheringham partnership the best?

Here are the contenders...
Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Smith:
One of the most feared partnerships both in England and Europe, they helped us to the FA Cup in 1962 and Cup Winners Cup in 1963. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

1970s: Martin Chivers and Alan Gilzean: After the departure of Greaves, Chivers and Gilzean led the line as we won the League Cup in 1971 and 1973 and UEFA Cup in 1972. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

1980s: Steve Archibald and Garth Crooks: Partnership a key part in the return of the glory days of the early 1980s with FA Cup wins in 1981 and 1982. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

1990s: Jurgen Klinsmann and Teddy Sheringham: No trophies but a memorable partnership in 1994-95 with 52 goals between them in all competitions and that great FA Cup win at Anfield. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

2000s: Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane: Scored 45 and 46 goals between them respectively in 2006-07 and 2007-08, helping us to fifth place in 06-07 and the League Cup last term. CLICK HERE TO VOTE

We'll have the results on Monday June 23.