Tottenham's top 30 players of all time - Number 26

Alan Gilzean makes it on to our list of Tottenham Hotspur's best ever players.

Tottenham Hotspur have had some fine strikers down the years and Alan Gilzean certainly ranks among them.

The Scottish forward signed for Spurs after he enjoyed a truly sensational spell at Dundee, scoring 169 goals in 190 appearances, and he would go on to net 133 times in 429 appearances for the North London club.

Gilzean spent a decade at White Hart Lane and there is no doubt Tottenham had him for the best years of his career.

He was a vital part of two League Cup winning sides and he also won the UEFA Cup in 1972, that success sandwiched between the two domestic trophies. He also won the FA Cup in 1967 to ensure his medal haul was plentiful by the time he hung up his boots.

Gilzean formed a brilliant partnership with Jimmy Greaves and would later do the same with Martin Chivers, and while he was nowhere near as prolific as he had been in Scotland his influence on this Tottenham side should not be understated.

Capped 22 times for Scotland, Gilzean is a true great among Tottenham forwards of the past.

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