Spurs' Ultimate Team - defenders, part 4
15 February 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
We've reached the final three defenders up for selection in Spurs' Ultimate Team.
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've run the 12 defenders available in blocks of three, next up and the final three of 12 to consider - Gary Mabbutt, Paul Miller and Chris Hughton.
A model professional in the modern era, 'Mabbsy' played 611 games for Spurs in 16 years, placing him second only to the great Steve Perryman in our all-time appearance list and captained the team to FA Cup glory in 1991. Numbers alone don't tell the whole story though as Gary battled throughout his career against the affects of diabetes and managed to overcome a serious facial injury in 1993 and a broken leg that ruled him out of the 1996-97 season to become on of the club's all-time greats.
Home-grown defender who came through the system to play 285 times for us between 1979-87 and form a rock-solid central partnership with Graham Roberts during the glory days of the early 1980s. Paul helped us lift the FA Cup in 1981, retain it in 1982 and then played a key role in our UEFA Cup triumph of 1984 where he scored the equaliser in the first leg against Anderlecht.
A Spurs man through and through, Chris came through the youth system, made his debut in 1979 and went on to make 397 appearances for us before leaving for West Ham in 1990. But that was only the start of his relationship with the club, he returned as reserve team coach in 1993 and went on to take the roles of first team coach and assistant manager right through to 2007 - a near-on 30-year association with Spurs.