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Spurs Diary - May

01 May 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

Looking ahead and back on events on the same day in years gone by.

1.    SUNDAY

1986    We beat Inter Milan 2-1 in a benefit match for Ossie Ardiles at White Hart Lane with Diego Maradona in our line-up. Mark Falco and Clive Allen score.

1999    Ledley King (pictured above) makes his Spurs debut at Liverpool. We lose 3-2.

2.    MONDAY

CHELSEA v SPURS, Barclays Premier League, at Stamford Bridge, 8pm

1981    Gordon Smith scores his only goal for Spurs in a 4-2 defeat at West Bromwich Albion. Mark Falco also on target.

1998    Jurgen Klinsmann scores four times in a 6-2 win over Wimbledon to help us stave off any danger of relegation.


Alex Pritchard’s  23rd birthday.

1997    Espen Baardsen makes his Spurs debut at Anfield where Dean Austin plays his last game for us. We lose 2-1 with Darren Anderton our scorer.


1963    Jimmy Greaves grabs a record 37th goal for the season in our 4-2 home win over Sheffield United.

1988    Clive Allen, Steve Hodge and Johnny Metgod play their last game for the club. Gary Mabbutt and Hodge score as we beast Luton Town 2-1 at the Lane.


1962    We retain the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Burnley at Wembley. Danny Blanchflower (penalty), Bobby Smith and Jimmy Greaves share our goals.

1986    Tony Galvin hits a hat-trick as we beat Southampton 5-3 at White Hart Lane. Clive Allen and Chris Waddle also net.

6.    FRIDAY

1953    Future Scottish international Graeme Souness (pictured below) born in Edinburgh and would join us as an apprentice in April, 1969.

1961    We complete the Double with a 2-0 FA Cup Final victory over Leicester City. Bobby Smith and Terry Dyson score.



1911    We play a North German Combined XI in Hamburg and win 4-1.

2006    Chasing a Champions League place we lose 2-1 at West Ham after a stomach virus sweeps through our squad.

8.    SUNDAY

SPURS v SOUTHAMPTON, Barclays Premier League, at White Hart Lane, 1.30pm

1934    England international centre-half Maurice Norman born in Mulbarton, Norfolk, and would join us from Norwich City in November, 1955.

1979    Mark Falco scores on his debut at Bolton where we win 3-1. Jimmy Holmes also nets in what proves to be his last game for Spurs. Gordon Smith plays his first senior Spurs game with Ricky Villa our third marksman.

9.    MONDAY

1949    We travel to Penzance to take on a Cornwall County XI in a friendly and return with a 2-0 win. Charlie Rundle and Les Medley score.

1966    Terry Venables makes his Spurs debut at Blackburn Rovers where we win by the only goal. Jimmy Greaves is the scorer.

10.    TUESDAY

1982    Goalkeeper Tony Parks plays his first senior game for Spurs – a 2-2 draw at Upton Park. Garry Brooke and Glenn Hoddle (penalty) hit the back of the Hammers’ net.

1998    Gary Mabbutt and Jurgen Klinsmann play their last games for us – and Klinsmann (pictured below) scores in the 1-1 home draw with Southampton.



1974    Alan Gilzean scores his last goal in his final appearance for Spurs as we win 2-0 at Newcastle where Terry Lee and Keith Osgood make their debuts.

1997    Paul McVeigh scores his only Spurs goal in his final appearance for us. We lose 2-1 at home to Coventry City.


1984    Steve Archibald bids farewell with a goal in his final Spurs game. We draw 1-1 with Manchester United at White Hart Lane.

2013    A 2-1 win at Stoke City. Clint Dempsey and Emmanuel Adebayor score. Charlie Adam is sent off.

13.    FRIDAY

1914    We beat Milan 5-0 in Milan. Bert Bliss and Jimmy Elliott notch two apiece.

1986    Peter Shreeves’ first reign as Spurs manager ends as he departs with assistant John Pratt.


Filip Lesniak’s 20th birthday.

1921    We travel to Camberley to play Fulham in aid of the RMC (Sandhurst) War Memorial Fund and triumph 4-0.

1977    Our relegation from the First Division is confirmed despite us beating Leicester City 2-0 at the Lane.

15.    SUNDAY

NEWCASTLE UNITED v SPURS, Barclays Premier League, at St James’s Park, 3pm

1963    History is made as we become the first British side to win a European trophy – beating Atletico Madrid 5-1 in Rotterdam to lift the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Jimmy Greaves and Terry Dyson both score twice with John White also on target.

1992    Peter Shreeves’ second spell as Spurs boss comes to an end.

16.    MONDAY

1921    We lift the Charity Shield for the first time with a 2-0 win over champions Burnley at White Hart Lane. Goals from Jimmy Cantrell and Bert Bliss.

2005    Canadian international right-back Paul Stalteri (pictured below) signs from Werder Bremen.


17.    TUESDAY

1972    We win the UEFA Cup after a second leg 1-1 draw with Wolves at the Lane. Alan Mullery is our goalscorer in his last game for the club.

1983    In Port of Spain we draw 2-2 in a friendly with a Trinidad and Tobago XI. Steve Archibald and Garth Crooks score.


1929    We beat the Royal Navy by the only goal of the game in Malta, scored from the penalty spot by Ted Harper.

1991    The FA Cup is won with an extra time 2-1 success over Nottingham Forest at Wembley thanks to Paul Stewart and a Des Walker own goal.


1957    Bobby Smith scores three in a 4-3 friendly win over Celtic in New York.

2001    Willem Korsten scores twice in a 2-0 home win against Manchester United. Les Ferdinand also scores.

20.    FRIDAY

1967    We win the FA Cup as Chelsea are defeated 2-1 at Wembley where Jimmy Robertson and Frank Saul score.

1991    Gary Lineker and Mitchell Thomas play their last games for the club in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. John Hendry nets.


1941    A 3-0 win away to Arsenal at White Hart Lane in the London War Cup!

1974    Our UEFA Cup Final first leg tie with Feyenoord at the Lane ends in a 2-2 draw thanks to Mike England and an own goal.

22.    SUNDAY

1969    Mark Robson (pictured below) born in Stratford, East London, and would join us in July, 1987.

1982    Our FA Cup Final with QPR ends 1-1. Glenn Hoddle and future Spur Terry Fenwick score.


23.    MONDAY

1954    Gerry Armstrong born in Belfast. A future Northern Ireland international, he would join us in November, 1975.

1984    After a 1-1 second leg draw with Anderlecht at the Lane, we win the UEFA Cup following a dramatic penalty shoot-out.

24.    TUESDAY

1924    A 1-0 friendly win at subsequent Europa League opponents Basel. Alex Lindsay nets.

2009    A 3-1 Premier League defeat at Liverpool where Robbie Keane scores.


1957    Five goals for Bobby Smith as we beat the Ontario All-Stars 7-0 in Ontario.

1960    We go down 2-0 in a friendly at Juventus.


1907    We return from Ostend with an 8-1 win over Union St Gilloise. New signing Max Seeburg hits a hat-trick.

1953    Don McAllister born in Radcliffe and would join us from Bolton Wanderers in February, 1975.

27.    FRIDAY

1967    Paul Gascoigne born in Gateshead. His move to Spurs from Newcastle comes in July, 1988.

1982    We retain the FA Cup after a narrow replay win over QPR (pictured below). Glenn Hoddle scores the only goal from the penalty spot.



Tom Carroll’s 24th birthday.

Kyle Walker’s 26th birthday.

1952    Sid McClellan scores nine as we beat the Saskatchewan FA XI 18-1 on our Canadian tour.

29.    SUNDAY

1974    On a night to forget, we lose 2-0 at Feyenoord in the UEFA Cup Final second leg, a 4-2 aggregate defeat.

1984    Keith Burkinhaw’s testimonial sees a 2-2 draw with an England XI at the Lane. Chris Hughton and Gary Brady score for us.

30.    MONDAY

1930    Experienced full-back Bert Lyons signs from Leyton Orient.

1983    Garth Crooks bags all three in a 3-2 friendly victory at Aalesund in Norway.

31.    TUESDAY

1910    Winger Joe Meek born at Hazelrigg, Tyneside, and would join us in March, 1936.

1941    Brentford knock us out of the London War Cup (Section B) at the semi-final stage with a 2-0 triumph at White Hart Lane.