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Spurs Diary - July

01 July 2017|Tottenham Hotspur

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


1995    We record our only win in the Intertoto Cup when our young side, including temporary loan players, returns from Rudar Velenje with a 2-1 win.

2011    Experienced USA international goalkeeper Brad Friedel (pictured, above) signs from Aston Villa.


Danny Rose’s 27th birthday.


1954    Full-back Gordon Smith born in Partick. He would join us from Villa in February, 1979.

1959    Graham Roberts born in Southampton. He arrives here in 1980 and goes on to represent England.


1966    England defender John Scales born in Harrogate. He transfers to Spurs from Liverpool in December, 1996.

2012    Gylfi Sigurdsson joins us from 1899 Hoffenheim.


1982    The announcement is made that Ossie Ardiles will join French club Paris Saint-Germain on loan for a year.

2007    Younes Kaboul signs from Auxerre. He joins Portsmouth a year later but returns to us in January, 2010.


1900    Winger Joe Scott born in Lye, Worcestershire. He moves to Spurs from Barnsley in June, 1928.

1993    Our former captain and record appearance holder Steve Perryman is appointed assistant manager by new boss Ossie Ardiles.


2007    Adel Taarabt among our goalscorers – along with Robbie Keane and Darren Bent – as we win 3-1 in a friendly at Stevenage.


1885    Goalkeeper Fred Boreham born in Rye and would play in our first two seasons in the Football League.

1980    Robbie Keane born in Dublin and is already an established Republic of Ireland international by the time he joins us from Leeds United in August, 2002.


2004    Sean Davis (pictured, below) and Pedro Mendes sign from Fulham and Porto respectively.


2005    Fredi Kanoute, Mido and Jermain Defoe share our goals in a 3-0 friendly win at Stevenage Borough.

10    MONDAY

1998    Ramon Vega scores for us in a friendly at Grasshoppers but we lose 3-1.

2010    Jon Obika on target in a 4-0 friendly victory at Bournemouth. Roman Pavlyuchenko (2) and Danny Rose also score.


1966    Jimmy Greaves plays in England’s opening game of the World Cup, a 0-0 draw with Uruguay at Wembley and would appear in all three group matches.


1956    Tony Galvin born in Huddersfield. He would join us in 1978 and go on to represent the Republic of Ireland.

2007    Robbie Keane hits the winner in a hometown friendly at St Patrick’s Athletic in Dublin.


2004    Young striker Lee Barnard is our goalscorer in a 1-1 draw at Falkenbergs in Sweden.

2006    On tour in France, Jermain Defoe and Kieran McKenna net in a 2-1 win at Girondins de Bordeaux (Albertville).

14    FRIDAY

1976    Keith Burkinshaw appointed as manager in place of Terry Neill.

2006    Lee Barnard hits the winner in our 1-0 tour success over OGC Nice in Evian.


1997    Allan Nielsen on target as we lose 3-2 at Ski in Norway. Ramon Vega also nets.

1998    Paolo Tramezzani among the Spurs goalscorers in a 6-0 friendly win at Peterborough United.

16    SUNDAY

1989    Gareth Bale born in Cardiff. He would join us from Southampton in May, 2007.

2005    Jermain Defoe and Mido both score in a 2-2 draw with Boca Juniors in the Peace Cup in South Korea.

17    MONDAY

1997    In Norway, young strikers Neale Fenn and Paul McVeigh score as we win 2-0 at Faaberg.

1998    Steffen Iversen (pictured, below) hits a hat-trick with Jose Dominguez scoring twice in our 7-1 win at Swedish club Lysekil.



1993    Teddy Sheringham scores twice in a 3-1 victory at Drogheda United where Darren Anderton is also on target.

2005    A Robbie Keane double and a goal from Fredi Kanoute gives us a 3-1 Peace Cup victory over Sundowns in South Korea.


2000    A brace for Steffen Iversen in our 4-0 success at AIK Skelleftea (Byske). Chris Armstrong and Les Ferdinand also chip in with goals.

2001    Simon Davies and Sergei Rebrov give us a 2-1 win at Orient in Steve Castle’s testimonial.


1998    Another hat-trick for Norwegian international Steffen Iversen as we beat Gais 3-0.

2003    Bobby Zamora scores twice and Robbie Keane once in a 3-0 friendly win at Oxford United.

21    FRIDAY

2005    Our South Korean tour moves down to Ulsan where Mido’s strike gives us a 1-1 draw with Real Sociedad.

2007    Back in South Africa, Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov share our goals in a 2-1 win over Kaizer Chiefs in Durban in the Vodacom Challenge.


SPURS v PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN, International Champions Cup, at Camping World Stadium, Orlando, kick-off 8pm (1am Sunday UK)

2003    A 3-0 win at Norwich where Darren Anderton, Simon Davies and Bobby Zamora net.

2010    We beat New York Red Bulls 2-1 in the New York Challenge tournament. Robbie Keane and Gareth Bale score.

23    SUNDAY

1975    On tour in West Germany and Holland, we draw 1-1 with Rot-Weiss Essen. Chris Jones scores our goal.

1989    We win 2-0 at Bohemians in Dublin with Paul Stewart and Paul Walsh our goalscorers.

24    MONDAY

1976    We return to West Germany on tour where we beat Vfl Osnabruck 3-1 with goals from Chris Jones (2) and Gerry Armstrong (pictured, below).


1995    Jason Dozzell and Ronny Rosenthal both strike as we win 2-0 at IFK Gothenburg.


SPURS v AS ROMA, International Champions Cup, at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, kick-off 8pm (1am Wednesday UK)

1975    Right-back Joe Kinnear scores from the penalty spot but we lose 2-1 at Karlsruher SC in Germany.

1989    Paul Gascoigne is among our goalscorers at Cork City where we win 3-0. Fellow England internationals Gary Mabbutt and Gary Lineker also score.


1988    On tour in Sweden we win 4-1 at Vederslav/Danningelanda IF. All together now: “Give us a ‘V...!”

1996    Just 750 people turn up to watch our 0-0 draw with Raufoss in Norway.


1984    We hammer Stjordal Blink 9-0 on tour of Sweden and Norway. Argentinean international trialist Mario Kempes bags a hat-trick.

1991    Vinny Samways, Paul Walsh and Philip Gray all score at Shelbourne where we win 3-1.

28    FRIDAY

Harry Kane’s 24th birthday.

1980    Steve Archibald is our goalscorer in a 1-1 friendly draw at Southend United.

2007    Darren Bent scores twice and Dimitar Berbatov once in a 3-0 triumph over Orlando Pirates in Pretoria.


MANCHESTER CITY v SPURS, International Champions Cup, at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, kick-off 5pm (11pm UK)

1988    Another win in Sweden. Terry Fenwick scores twice – one a penalty – at Trelleborgs FF. Paul Moran was also on target in our 3-0 win.

2003    Goals from Robbie Keane and Matthew Etherington do the damage as we win 2-0 against Kaizer Chiefs in Cape Town.

30    SUNDAY

1975    Chris Jones again on target in our 1-1 draw at Hannover 96.

1984    We win 4-0 at Ostersund on our Sweden-Norway tour with the ‘G-Men’ on target. Tony Galvin, Gary Stevens, Garth Crooks and Glenn Hoddle (penalty) all score.

31    MONDAY

1968    Centre-half Peter Collins scores twice in a friendly win over Rangers at White Hart Lane. Alan Mullery is also on target.

2009    Aaron Lennon among the goalscorers in our 3-0 win over Hull City in the Barclays Asia Trophy in Beijing. Robbie Keane nets twice – one a penalty.