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Death of the Duke

Mon 21 April 2003, 12:00|Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

All at the club were saddened to hear of the death of Len Duquemin.

A potent centre-forward, Len was a key figure in our ‘Push and Run’ side and scored the goal that sealed our League Championship success of 1951.

He was born in Guernsey on July 17, 1924, and signed for Spurs as a professional in January, 1946, after a successful trial followed by a spell as an amateur. He stayed for 13 years during a highly successful spell for the club.

Known as The Duke, he was a powerful, hard-working striker and always highly competitive, creating as many goals for others as he scored himself. Indeed, he was the traditional centre-forward, good in the air with a powerful shot.

Bobby Smith’s arrival saw him move to Bedford Town in November, 1958, and he later played for Hastings United and Romford before retiring from the game.

We extend our condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.

A full obituary will appear here later in the week.