Ultimate Team - strikers, part 3
09 April 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Jurgen Klinsmann, Jimmy Greaves and Gary Lineker are still leading the poll numbers as we search for a front line for Spurs' Ultimate Team – but Teddy Sheringham and Robbie Keane are closing in fast!
Remember, there are only two forward places up for grabs – make sure you cast your vote now as we look to whittle down the options.
That said, with so many legendary front men having worn our colours down the years, picking a front pairing in your Ultimate Team promises to be no easy task!
Here's a look at three of the 12 forward candidates up for selection...
Top-scorer in the great double season of 1960-61, Bobby went on to form one of the most feared strike partnerships in club football with Jimmy Greaves. Tough and uncompromising, he was signed from Chelsea in December, 1955, and scored 36 league goals in 1957-58 to equal Ted Harper's record of 1930-31. After capping off a tremendous double season by scoring in the 1961 FA Cup Final against Leicester City, the England international was then joined by all-time great marksman Greaves as the FA Cup was retained in 1962 and we lifted the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963. After scoring 208 goals in 317 games, he moved to Brighton in May, 1964.
A record signing for Spurs at the time, 'Archie' arrived at White Hart Lane from Aberdeen in 1980 and became a key figure in our successful side of the early 1980s. Quickly striking up a successful partnership with Garth Crooks, the Scotsman was part of the team that won back-to-back FA Cups in 1981 and 1982 with his first Wembley goal arriving against Liverpool in the 1982 League Cup Final, which we unfortunately lost after extra time. Predatory in the box, Scottish international Archibald was a consistent goalscorer and netted five times during our UEFA Cup-winning campaign of 1984. He left us for Barcelona that summer, having bagged 77 goals in 189 appearances.
German international striker Jurgen started as he meant to go on when he arrived at Spurs in the summer of 1994 from Monaco. He scored with a header on his Premier League debut against Sheffield Wednesday in August, 1994, and then saluted it with a ‘diving’ celebration that would become a trademark. He netted in similar fashion the following midweek against Everton and, by the end of the 1994-95 campaign, he'd notched 29 goals in all competitions – winning the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year award for his endeavours. He left us for Bayern Munich after only one season, but he was back mid-way through the 1997-98 campaign – signing on loan from Sampdoria – and scored some key goals to help us stave off relegation, memorably bagging four in a key 6-2 win at Wimbledon. He scored in his final game for us – a 1-1 draw at home to Southampton – in May, 1998, and ended his Spurs career with 38 goals in 68 appearances to his name.