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Ultimate Team - midfielders, part 6

Posted on 16 March 2015  - 13:30

This is our final selection of midfielders for you to consider in your Ultimate Team. Have you decided you midfield four yet?

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Voting remains open with the top four still standing at Gareth Bale, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne and David Ginola, tracked closely by Dave Mackay, Luka Modric and Ossie Ardiles.

There are numerous factors to consider - and with so many talented players having graced our midfield down the years, picking your four promises to be a tough task!

First off, the engine room needs players who could thrive in the middle of the park, winning back possession and driving us forward.

And then you need width. The pace and trickery of our wide men throughout the eras has been nothing short of dazzling, while a ball-playing maestro could provide that extra attacking flair from a central position.

Who would you pick? Have your say here and don’t forget you can still pick your goalkeeper and defenders.

To help you decide, here is the final part of our midfield cast list...

JOHN WHITE
The mercurial talents of John White earned him the nickname 'The Ghost' and he will be remembered as one of our greatest players, a player struck down by tragedy in his prime. Ever-present in the double season, John went on to claim another FA Cup in 1962 and the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1963 and continued to represent Scotland with 18 caps. He was set for more responsibility in 1964 following Danny Blanchflower's retirement but then tragedy struck - out golfing at Crews Hill, Enfield, he was fatally struck by lightning as he sheltered from a thunderstorm. John played 219 times for us between 1959-64, scoring 47 goals.

DAVE MACKAY
Seen as Bill Nicholson's greatest signing and the most influential player to wear a Spurs shirt, Dave Mackay sadly passed away on March 2, aged 80. Dave won everything in Scotland with Hearts before joining us in 1959 and was seen as the final piece of the jigsaw for the double-winning team. The heartbeat of that glory, glory team of the early 1960s, Dave recovered from breaking his leg twice to captain the team to the FA Cup in 1967. He played 318 times for us, scoring 51 goals.

OSSIE ARDILES
The little midfield maestro lit up the Lane with fellow Argentine Ricky Villa after the 1978 World Cup winners joined us in 1978. Ossie formed a formidable understanding with Glenn Hoddle to help drive Keith Burkinshaw's team of the early 1980s to glory, famously 'winning the FA Cup for Tott-ing-ham' in 1981 and then helping us to UEFA Cup success in 1984. Ossie made 211 appearances for us between 1978-88, scoring 25 goals.