Michael Dawson named Club Ambassador
Fri 06 August 2021, 11:53|Tottenham Hotspur
We are delighted to announce Michael Dawson as a new Club Ambassador following his decision to retire from playing.
‘Daws’ first joined us from Nottingham Forest in January, 2005, at the age of 21, quickly establishing himself at the heart of our defence. He went on to make 324 appearances for us in all competitions – including 236 in the Premier League – and was captain of the Club during the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons.
During his time in N17, the affable Yorkshireman was a hugely popular figure among fans and in the dressing room.
His Spurs career highlights include his first ever goal for the Club in a London derby victory over Chelsea at the Lane in November, 2006, helping the Club qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time and subsequently captaining the side in one of those famous nights in the competition – a 1-0 win over AC Milan at the San Siro. He was also capped four times for England, being called up to the Three Lions squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
He left Spurs for Hull City in August, 2014, where he helped the Tigers earn promotion to the Premier League before finishing his career back at Forest, amassing well over 500 career appearances in the process.
Alongside his continued media work, Daws now returns to the Club he calls home, joining our team of legendary Ambassadors that also includes his former central defensive partner, Ledley King, as well as Gary Mabbutt MBE and Ossie Ardiles.
The 37-year-old will fulfil a role that will see him support the work of the Club, its Foundation and charitable partners within the local community, have a regular presence across Club digital channels, add value to our commercial partnerships and engage with our fanbase both at home and abroad.
Last week, Daws visited our new stadium for only the second time in the company of Ledley, and said: “Spurs will always be home to me. I enjoyed the most memorable moments of my career here and the special connection I have with the Club and its fans has never left me.
“I now return here during what is such an exciting time for us – this new stadium just blows me away every time I visit and it sums up the direction the Club is going in.
“Although it is impossible to replace the feeling of playing, I am so excited to begin this new chapter of my career back at Spurs and be a part of this new era.
“I’ve always looked up to Ledley from the minute I first joined and saw him play, so to be named an Ambassador alongside him, and legendary Spurs names in Gary and Ossie, is a huge honour.
“I look forward to getting started in my new role and meeting as many fans as possible over the coming months.”
Daws’ first Ambassadorial appearance will be at this Sunday’s double-header against Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – with the men’s Mind Series match taking place at 2pm, followed by the women’s derby at 4.45pm.
Tickets for this unique event – inclusive of both the men’s and women’s games – are now on general sale to anyone registered on our database before 22 June, 2021. £5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity, and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. Get your tickets here.