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
1,477 424
Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
NandaRamanujam added Forward

2
1,301 410
Jimmy Greaves is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

3
1,637 553
Gareth Bale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

4
1,147 357
Christian Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
mikkelhaagensen30 added Midfielder

5
1,045 349
Luka Modrić is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

6
1,017 346
Paul Gascoigne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

7
937 312
Glenn Hoddle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

8
884 296
Gary Lineker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
kingbass added Forward

9
459 113
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Hee Chang Jang added Forward

10
819 287
Ledley King is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

11
776 273
Hugo Lloris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
NandaRamanujam added Goalkeeper

12
655 224
Dele Alli is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
gavin-bolton added

13
703 251
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time

14
580 197
Pat Jennings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

15
561 188
Ossie Ardiles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Ossie Ardiles

16
517 168
Teddy Sheringham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
pauljeffrey6 added Forward

17
550 199
Robbie Keane is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

18
335 94
Jan Vertonghen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Marc Osborne added Defender, Midfielder

19
451 174
Dave Mackay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Defender, Midfielder

20
469 186
David Ginola is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward, Midfielder

21
367 128
Toby Alderweireld is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Marc Osborne added Defender

22
430 165
Danny Blanchflower is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

23
482 213
Jermain Defoe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

24
343 167
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
209 81
Bill Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
hiren-bhardwa added Wing half

26
246 110
Chris Waddle is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
darren-bell added Midfielder

27
292 159
Steve Perryman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

28
211 107
Ray Clemence is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Goalkeeper

29
143 53
Moussa Dembélé is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Moussa Dembélé

30
242 143
Danny Rose is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
mio112 added Defender, Forward, Midfielder

31
242 143
Martin Chivers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

32
238 145
Gary Mabbutt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Defender

33
256 170
Kyle Walker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
mio112 added Defender

34
199 126
Cliff Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Winger

35
220 146
Dimitar Berbatov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
darren-bell added Forward

36
179 124
Ricardo Villa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
kingbass added Midfielder

37
108 60
Alderwireld is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Jqwertyuiop added Alderwireld

ALDERWIRELD

38
159 112
Alan Gilzean is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

39
153 110
Steve Archibald is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

40
170 129
John White is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Inside forward, Midfielder

41
154 114
Martin Peters is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

42
141 107
Alan Mullery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

43
136 108
Bobby Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Forward

44
149 127
Darren Anderton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Midfielder

45
146 124
Edgar Davids is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
gavin-bolton added Midfielder

46
144 140
Aaron Lennon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
hiren-bhardwa added Midfielder

47
143 143
Michael Dawson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Defender

48
109 107
Mike England is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
Defender

49
94 90
Graham Roberts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
alex-perring added Defender

50
89 90
Chris Hughton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time
hiren-bhardwa added Defender