Ultimate Team - goalkeepers, part 2
02 February 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Voting remains open for the number one spot in Spurs' Ultimate Team - the goalkeeper.
And what choice you have!
Six top-class goalkeepers including a double-winner, two goalkeepers seen in the 'best in the world' category during their playing days, an FA Cup winner, League Cup winner and the French international captain.
We've already outlined Hugo Lloris, Erik Thorstvedt and Ray Clemence, now we look at the three remaining goalkeepers in the list...
The goalkeeping great of the double-winning team, Bill joined the club from Dundee in 1959 and made 262 appearances in a seven-year spell at the Lane. Agile, brave and super-consistent, he formed a famous backline in Bill’s all-conquering team alongside full-backs Peter Baker and Ron Henry and centre-half Maurice Norman in a 3-5-2 system as we claimed the league title and FA Cup in 1961, retained the FA Cup in 1962 and triumphed in the European Cup Winners Cup in 1963.
One of the all-time greats, Pat will be remembered as one of the finest goalkeepers to ever grace the game.'Big Pat' played 590 competitive matches for Spurs between 1964-1977 and another 300-plus at Arsenal before winding down his career in a second spell at White Hart Lane. He also played 119 times for Northern Ireland, including two World Cups. He's second only behind Steve Perryman on our all-time appearance list.
A modern-day fans favourite, 'Robbo' joined us from Leeds in the summer of 2004 and was soon England's number one. His handling, shot-stopping, reflexes and communication with his back four made him such an integral part of the side, while his quick goal-kicks from his hands were so accurate to the strikers, that he set up many an attack. He even scored, of course, netting with a free-kick from deep inside his own half against Watford in March, 2007. He made 175 appearances for us and won the League Cup in 2008.