Spurs' Ultimate Team - defenders, part 3
09 February 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
The voting is hotting up in the defenders category in Spurs' Ultimate Team - now we feature three more legends all up for a place in the Ultimate XI.
Lining-up in a 4-4-2 system, we're looking for inspirational leaders, fierce tacklers and flying full-backs.
From double-winning heroes like Maurice Norman and Peter Baker to the fearsome duo of Graham Roberts and Paul Miller that provided the platform for our tremendous success in the early 1980s, right through to the commitment of Ledley King and Michael Dawson in the modern era - the barricades have been manned by a series of all-action individuals who gave their all in our cause.
Who would you name in your back four?
To help you make up your mind, we'll run the 12 defenders available in blocks of three, next up - Steve Perryman, Peter Baker and Cyril Knowles.
Our record-appearance maker, inspirational captain and 'Mr Tottenham', Steve came through the youth ranks to play over 850 times for us in a career spanning from 1969-1986. During that time, he won the League Cup twice, FA Cup twice and UEFA Cup twice (although he was suspended from the second leg in 1984), lifting the FA Cup as captain at Wembley.
An unsung hero of Bill Nicholson's all-conquering team, Peter formed one of the best full-back pairings in history with Ron Henry and missed just one game in our double-winning campaign of 1960-61. He made his debut alongside Bill in 1953 and went on to make 342 appearances in all competitions, adding another FA Cup in 1962 and the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963.
One of the greatest left-backs to serve the club, Cyril joined us from Middlesbrough in May, 1964 and made over 500 appearances for us before retiring in 1976. A forward-thinking full-back with a wand of a left foot, Cyril won the FA Cup in 1967, the League Cup in 1971 and 1973 and the UEFA Cup in 1972. His greatest moment though arguably came with a two-goal show in a win against Leeds that staved off relegation in 1975.