Spurs Diary - June
01 June 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Looking ahead and back on events on the same day in years gone by.
1926 George Robb born in Finsbury Park and would become a schoolteacher while playing for us as an amateur before signing professional forms in 1951.
1959 We beat Dynamo Kiev 2-1 on tour to Russia. Johnny Brooks scores both.
1928 Goalkeeper Ron Reynolds born in Haslemere. He would join us from Aldershot in July, 1950.
1952 On tour in Canada we beat Victoria and District 7-0 with Eddie Baily (pictured, above) hitting four goals.
1974 Ukrainian international hitman Sergei Rebrov born in Horlivka. He would join us from Dynamo Kiev, where he is currently manager, in May, 2000.
2004 We announce that French international manager Jacques Santini will take over as Spurs boss after Euro 2004.
1957 Scottish midfielder Neil McNab born in Greenock. He would move to Spurs from Morton in February, 1974, initially as an amateur before signing as a full professional the following June.
1979 We win the Japan Cup with a 2-0 win over Dundee United in Tokyo. Scot Gordon Smith and Ossie Ardiles score.
1909 We draw 2-2 with Everton in a friendly in Palmermo. Walter Tull and Bert Middlemiss score.
1985 Mark Falco on target in our 1-1 draw with Brazil’s Vasco da Gama in Adelaide.
1927 Half-back Ralph Wetton born in Rowland Gill, County Durham. He originally joined us as an amateur from local side Cheshunt in June, 1949.
1979 We beat a Bermuda Select XI 3-1 in Hamilton. A depleted squad meant that club secretary Peter Day and physio Mike Varney had to play.
1941 We beat Fulham 2-1 at home in our final Football League South match of the season. Ralph Ward converts a penalty while future England striker Ivor Broadis, playing for us as a guest, also scores.
1947 A 1-1 draw with Barnsley in the Second Division at the Lane. Our goal comes from a Ronnie Dix penalty in a game that saw Ernie ‘Alphabet’ Jones make his Spurs debut.
Will Miller’s 21st birthday.
1963 We defeat an NFL Select XI 5-2 in Durban. Cliff Jones and Jimmy Greaves both score twice with Terry Dyson also on target.
1974 Martin Chivers (pictured, above) nets a hat-trick in a 5-0 victory over Mauritius in Curepipe where Alan Gilzean bags a brace.
1907 Jimmy Smailes born in South Moor, Yorkshire. The outside-left would join us from Huddersfield Town in March, 1931.
2006 Left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto signs from Lens.
1909 The Uruguay League defeated 8-0 in Montevideo. Goal log: Clarke (3), Curtis (2), Minter (2), McConnon.
2001 Gus Poyet signs from Chelsea and goes on to make almost 100 senior appearances for us.
1925 Sid McClellan born in Dagenham. The striker impressed us when he scored three for Chelmsford City against our Reserves and was signed in August, 1949.
1983 A 2-0 win over Manchester United in Swaziland where Steve Perryman and Gary Mabbutt score.
1945 Pat Jennings born in Newry and would come to us via Watford in June, 1964.
1966 Alan Gilzean hits the winner as we beat the Mexican National XI by the only goal in Mexico City in front of 100,000 spectators.
1889 Harry Sparrow born in Faversham. A centre-forward, he would join us in a joint deal with Tommy Clay from Leicester Fosse in January, 1914.
1973 Harry Sparrow dies in Lincoln.
1952 Five different marksmen on target as we beat Manchester United 5-0 in an exhibition match in Toronto – Sonny Walters, Les Bennett, Len Duquemin, Eddie Baily and Les Medley.
1971 Swiss international defender Ramon Vega (pictured, above) born in Olten and would join us in January, 1997.
Vincent Janssen’s 23rd birthday.
1947 We lose 2-1 in a friendly at Toulouse. Charlie Rundle is our goalscorer.
1959 Scottish international Alan Brazil born in Glasgow and would join us from Ipswich Town in March, 1983.
1909 Liga Argentina beaten 4-1 in a friendly at Palermo. Billy Minter among our goalscorers.
1974 Alan Gilzean hits three as we beat a Mauritius Select XI 6-0 in Curepipe.
1966 Keith Weller, Frank Saul and Terry Venables score in Detroit as we continue our tour of Bermuda, the USA and Mexico with a 3-0 victory against Bayern Munich.
1876 Full-back John Montgomery born in Chryston, Lanarkshire. He is believed to have become our first ever professional player when he signed for us in January, 1896.
1952 We enjoy an 8-0 triumph over the Quebec FA in Montreal. Sid McClennan and Les Bennett hit three apiece.
1947 Len Duquemin scores the only goal as we return from Montpelier with a narrow win.
1971 Striker Chris Armstrong (pictured, below) born in Newcastle and would move to us from Crystal Palace in the summer of 1995.
1909 An amazing 9-0 triumph over Rosario while on tour of Argentina.
1942 Boxing at White Hart Lane sees a world light-heavyweight fight between defending champion Len Harvey and Freddie Mills. Mills wins by a second round knock-out in front of a 30,000 crowd.
1957 St Etienne beaten 2-0 on their own ground. Charlie Rundle and Les Bennett score.
1965 Jimmy Greaves twice hits the net in a 3-1 friendly win over Hakoah in Haifa where Cliff Jones also scores.
1915 Full-back Bert Sproston born in Elworth, Cheshire. The England international would join us from Leeds United in June, 1938.
1976 Terry Neill resigns as Spurs manager and is later replaced by his assistant Keith Burkinshaw.
1880 Centre-forward Alex Young born in Slamannan, Stirlingshire. A future Scottish International, his move to Spurs in June, 1911, came after a good deal of success with Everton, including scoring their winner in the 1906 FA Cup Final.
1909 We beat Alimini 5-0 on our Argentina-Uruguay tour. Billy Minter scores twice.
2003 Young Portuguese international striker Helder Postiga signs from Porto.
Victor Wanyama’s 26th birthday.
1984 Peter Shreeves (pictured, below, with Clive and Paul Allen) confirmed as our new manager following Keith Burkinshaw’s resignation.
1995 We are beaten 2-0 by FC Lucerne in the InterToto Cup at Brighton’s Goldstone Ground.
1875 Defender Lycurgus Burrows born at Aston-under-Lyme. An amateur all his career, at one stage he was playing for both Spurs and Woolwich Arsenal!
2008 Brazil international goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes signs from PSV Eindhoven.
1894 Harry Wilding born in Wolverhampton. A versatile player, he also won the Military medal in World War One and came to us from Chelsea in November, 1928.
1900 Goalkeeper Bill Kaine born in East Ham. He made his Spurs debut at Bury in October, 1925, but would go on to play just 12 senior games for us.
1941 Bert Middlemiss dies in Brixham. A free-scoring winger, he was an important player for us between 1907-20.
1908 Spurs elected to the Football League after overcoming Stoke, Lincoln Rotherham Town and Southport in a keenly-contested ballot.
2007 Forward Darren Bent signs from Charlton Athletic in a record deal.
2006 Ivory Coast midfielder Didier Zokora signs from St Etienne.