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England trios - a history

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).

Wednesday night was the first time since 1987 that three Spurs players have started a full international for England.

Paul Robinson, Ledley King and Jermain Defoe all lined-up for England against Poland in Warsaw - Jermain scoring in the 2-1 World Cup qualfiying win.

The same trio all featured against Iceland in June with Robinson starting, King and Defoe coming on as substitute.

It was the 24th time three or more Spurs have started for England.

The last time the club had three players start a full England international was when Glenn Hoddle, Steve Hodge and Chris Waddle lined-up against Scotland on March 23, 1987.

Our club record is five players in an England team against Turkey in April 29, 1987 - Clive Allen, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Hodge, Gary Mabbutt and Chris Waddle.

The first time three or more Spurs in England team was on April 9, 1921 against Scotland when four were used - 09.04.21 Bert Bliss, Jimmy Dimmock, Arthur Grimsdell & Bert Smith.

With thanks to club historian Andy Porter...