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

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Tottenham Hotspur have had some superb players down the years so when it comes to selecting a top 30 there are always going to be some that miss out.

Many of their current crop could well go on to be named among the best ever if they continue on their current trajectory, but at number 30 we have to go all the way back to 1966, when Mike England moved from Blackburn Rovers to Tottenham for a then-record fee for a defender of £95,000.

The Welshman was a commanding centre-back who was the youngest person to captain Wales until Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey claimed that accolade in 2011.

England played 300 matches for Tottenham, scoring 14 goals in the process, and he played a significant role in the side winning the first ever UEFA Cup in 1972.

He would go on to score in the final of that competition two years later, but Tottenham would ultimately lose over two legs, but alongside his one European triumph at White Hart Lane England also played his part in one FA Cup win and two League Cup triumphs (although he missed one final due to injury).

Tottenham have had some superb defenders down the years and England was one of the very best. A man who spent his best years in North London and helped lay the foundations for the success that followed.

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