Spurs vs Stoke - top 5s - players who played for both
13 August 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
As we countdown to our first home game of the Premier League campaign against Stoke on Saturday, our top fives feature looks at players to have played for both teams down the years...
SPURS vs STOKE - FIVE PLAYERS TO PLAY FOR BOTH TEAMS
Garth Crooks (Stoke 1976-1980; Spurs 1980-1985)
Garth made his professional breakthrough at his local club Stoke and after scoring 53 goals in 164 games, joined us in the summer of 1980. He went on to form one of the great strike partnerships with Steve Archibald - 47 goals in the 1980-81 season - and lift the FA Cup in 1981, scoring in the famous 'Ricky Villa' replay against City, FA Cup in 1982 and UEFA Cup in 1984. After 75 goals in 183 matches for us, Garth moved to West Brom in 1985 before a back injury ended his career aged 32 at Charlton. He moved into media work and remains a highly-respected pundit on BBC.
Peter Crouch (Spurs 2009-2011; Stoke 2011-present)
'Crouchy' came through the Academy at Spurs without breaking through but after spells at QPR, Pompey, Villa, Southampton, Liverpool and Pompey again, re-joined us in the summer of 2009. Peter went on to score two of the most famous goals in the club's history - the winner at City to get us into the Champions League in May, 2010 and then the winner at the San Siro against AC Milan in February, 2011. Prolific for England (22 goals in 42 caps), Peter remains at Stoke, where he's scored 42 goals in 154 games so far.
Below: Ray Evans (right) in the 1974 UEFA Cup Final
Ray Evans (Spurs 1968-1975; Stoke 1979)
Full-back joined Spurs as an apprentice in July, 1965 and went on to make 181 appearances until a move to Millwall in 1975. Ray had to fight it out with Joe Kinnear during his time at the club, Ray played in the UEFA Cup Final against Feyenoord in 1974. He later played for Fulham and ended his career in the Football League at Stoke in 1979, later playing for Seattle in the USA.
Jimmy Robertson (Spurs 1964-1968; Stoke 1972-1976)
Always remembered for his goal in the 1967 FA Cup Final against Chelsea, the Scottish striker scored 31 times in 181 appearances for us between 1964-68. He joined Stoke in 1972 and was a regular before breaking his leg in 1974. Jimmy later joined Seattle Sounders in the NASL before ending his career at Walsall and Crewe.
Charlie Wilson (Spurs 1919-1922; Stoke 1926-1931)
After a spectacular debut - a hat-trick against South Shields in 1919 - Charlie scored 33 goals in 62 appearances between 1919-1922, helping the club clinch the Second Division title in 1919-20. He joined Huddersfield in 1922 and top-scored as the Terriers won the title in 1924 and 1925. He joined Stoke in 1926 and was top-scorer in four of his five seasons in the Potteries before retiring, ending with 110 in 156 games.