Ultimate Team - defenders, part 1
03 February 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Our Ultimate Team has really taken off - and now it's time to vote for your defenders.
Pat Jennings currently leads the goalkeeper vote, just ahead of current number one Hugo Lloris.
The goalkeeping vote remains open - have your say here...
Now we're looking for a back four 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 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 take a closer look at the 12 defenders available in blocks of three, starting with Ledley King, Phil Beal and Graham Roberts.
Modern-day great and one-club man, skipper and now Club Ambassador and Academy coach, Ledley made 323 appearances for us between 1999-2012, proudly lifting the League Cup at Wembley in 2008. Ledley came through our Academy system and is seen as one of the best central defenders of the modern era, his career unfortunately hampered and ultimately cut short by a serious knee injury.
Another great servant, Phil made 420 appearances for us between 1963-75, eventually cementing a place in the team in 1965 and hardly looking back. He overcame the disappointment of missing the 1967 FA Cup Final victory to land the League Cup in 1971 and 1973 and the UEFA Cup in 1972.
An inspirational tale of a player who rose through the non-league ranks to lift the UEFA Cup as captain in 1984. Famed for his bite in the tackle, this born leader played 287 games for us between 1980-1986, lifting the FA Cup in 1981 and 1982 before his night to remember in 1984, when he scored the equaliser in the second leg of the final against Anderlecht before banging in his penalty on our way to a dramatic shoot-out victory at the Lane.