Soccer The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time  

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Though the club may not have the success that many of its other big six rivals have, Tottenham Hotspur are one of the most illustrious clubs in all of English football. Formed in 1882, the Spurs won its first FA Cup in 1901, and from there, have managed to home a number of domestic and European honors over the years. That said, Spurs have had some of the biggest names in football on their starting XI. Recently, Spurs had one of the best players in the Premier League in Gareth Bale. Purchased from Southampton, Bale became one of the most decorated players in the league, taking home the PFA Player of the Year twice and carrying Tottenham to the Champions League. At the time of his transfer to Real Madrid, he was the highest transferred player in history.

Who are considered some of the greatest Spurs of all time? Other Tottenham legends include Dave Mackay, Glenn Hoddle and Jimmy Greaves. These players are considered some of the finest in league history, and with good reason. Their innovation has led Tottenham to trophies in every decade since the 1960s. 

This is a list of the best Tottenham Hotspur players of all time. If you see someone missing from this list, feel free to add him. Vote or re-rank this list based on who you think is the greatest Spurs of all time.
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1
1,246 345
Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
NandaRamanujam added Forward

2
1,442 481
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

3
959 296
Christian Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
mikkelhaagensen30 added Midfielder

4
1,112 371
Jimmy Greaves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

5
920 308
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

6
914 309
Paul Gascoigne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

7
787 267
Gary Lineker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
kingbass added Forward

8
813 283
Glenn Hoddle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

9
677 222
Hugo Lloris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
NandaRamanujam added Goalkeeper

10
723 256
Ledley King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

11
556 181
Dele Alli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
gavin-bolton added

12
630 223
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time

13
510 180
Pat Jennings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

14
483 170
Ossie Ardiles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Ossie Ardiles

15
313 82
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Hee Chang Jang added Forward

16
447 157
Teddy Sheringham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
pauljeffrey6 added Forward

17
485 179
Robbie Keane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

18
274 79
Jan Vertonghen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Marc Osborne added Defender, Midfielder

19
325 114
Toby Alderweireld is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Marc Osborne added Defender

20
419 174
David Ginola is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

21
403 166
Dave Mackay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

22
386 160
Danny Blanchflower is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

23
438 199
Jermain Defoe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

24
293 161
Rafael van der Vaart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
hiren-bhardwa added Forward, Midfielder

25
213 104
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
darren-bell added Midfielder

26
172 77
Bill Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
hiren-bhardwa added Wing half

27
217 119
Danny Rose is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
mio112 added Defender, Forward, Midfielder

28
115 35
Moussa Dembélé is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Moussa Dembélé

29
254 154
Steve Perryman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

30
187 101
Ray Clemence is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

31
230 138
Kyle Walker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
mio112 added Defender

32
214 140
Martin Chivers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

33
215 142
Gary Mabbutt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Defender

34
193 137
Dimitar Berbatov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
darren-bell added Forward

35
172 123
Cliff Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Winger

36
88 48
Alderwireld is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Jqwertyuiop added Alderwireld ALDERWIRELD

37
154 122
Ricardo Villa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
kingbass added Midfielder

38
149 123
John White is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Inside forward, Midfielder

39
130 105
Steve Archibald is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

40
135 112
Martin Peters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

41
132 109
Alan Gilzean is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

42
124 103
Alan Mullery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

43
121 101
Bobby Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

44
126 111
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
gavin-bolton added Midfielder

45
132 123
Darren Anderton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

46
131 127
Aaron Lennon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
hiren-bhardwa added Midfielder

47
125 137
Michael Dawson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Defender

48
94 99
Mike England is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Defender

49
75 83
Chris Hughton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
hiren-bhardwa added Defender

50
77 86
Graham Roberts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
alex-perring added Defender