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XTRA - ALL-TIME PL SPURS TEAM - CENTRE-BACK VOTE
Posted 28 June 2012 11:06am
Benoit Assou-Ekotto was the clear winner of the left-back vote for our all-time Premier League team.
We're putting together a team from 20 seasons of the Premier League and Benoit took over 70% of votes to take his place in the defence.
Benoit registered 70.75% of the vote on Facebook with Christian Ziege second on 22.04%.
We now turn our attention to the central defensive positions and the top two from the list of 10 centre-backs below will go into the all-time PL team.
Here are the candidates...
Gary Mabbutt - 1982-1998 - Legendary former captain, 'Mabbsy' needs no introduction, lifted the FA Cup in 1991 and overcame serious injuries and diabetes to play over 600 games in all competitions for us, including 477 in the league.
Sol Campbell - 1992-2001 - Came through the ranks to captain the club and played over 300 times for us, 255 in the league, before his switch across North London. A regular in the first nine seasons of the Premier League, won the League Cup in 1999.
Colin Calderwood - 1993-1999 - Scottish international played centre-back and full-back in his six years at the club, eventually making over 150 appearances in the Premier League.
Chris Perry - 1999-2003 - Quick, committed in the tackle, Chris was one of a number of players to join us from Wimbledon's Crazy Gang and went on to play 120 times in the Premier League.
Dean Richards - 2001-2004 - Powerful centre-back who scored on his debut and went to play 73 times for us in the Premier League. Sadly passed away in February, 2011.
Ledley King - 1999-present - The longest-serving player at the club, Ledley also came through the Academy to captain the club, lifting the 2008 League Cup at Wembley and leading the team into the Champions League in 2010. Supremely talented, players and pundits alike agree that he would have been an England regular but for chronic injury problems. Played 21 times in the Premier League in 2011-12, taking his tally to 268.
Michael Dawson - 2005-present - Super-consistent, strong and no less skilful England international, fans favourite who has now captained the club on many occasions, Michael missed out League Cup win in 2008 through injury. In fact, he's suffered two seasons of setbacks and is determined to put together another consistent season in 2012-13. Restricted to seven appearances in the Premier League last term, now on 177 in total.
Jonathan Woodgate - 2008-2011 - Will always be remembered for his winning goal in the 2008 League Cup Final early in his Spurs career, went on to play 64 times for us in all competitions, 49 in the Premier League.
Younes Kaboul - 2007-present - In his second spell at the club, French international has grown in stature and played 33 of our 38 Premier League fixtures last season, more than our other centre-backs. Strong, powerful, quick and with an eye for goal, Younes has no featured 104 times for us in all competitions.
William Gallas - 2010-present - Joined us from Arsenal and enjoyed a fine first season in 2010-11, playing 36 times in all competitions, including eight of 12 in the Champions League. Captained the team in the memorable 3-2 at the Emirates in November, 2010. Hit by injury last season and eventually played 18 times, 15 in the Premier League.
Have your say!
We're putting together a team in a 4-4-2 system and we're using the poll facility on our official fan page on Facebook - CLICK HERE - to vote.
We will hold eight votes in total - goalkeeper, right and left full-back, two centre-backs, right and left midfield, two central midfielders and two strikers.
We'll run daily updates giving you the contenders for each position and the result of that position the next day. We'll also have reminders on Facebook and @SpursOfficial on Twitter.