Where are Tottenham XI from 2007's opening day now?

Dimitar Berbatov (C) celebrates scoring the second goal for Tottenham Hotspur with team mates Paul Stalteri (L) and Robbie Keane (R)

Tottenham Hotspur faced Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on the opening day of the 2007/08 season.

With just a couple of weeks to go before the new Premier League season begins, Tottenham supporters may be reflecting upon some of the best and worst opening days the side have gone through down the years.

With that in mind, HITC Sport has taken a look at the Spurs side that faced Sunderland on the opening day a decade ago, losing the game 1-0 thanks to a stoppage-time winner from Michael Chopra.

Here is what happened to the XI since that day at the Stadium of Light...

Paul Robinson

Paul Robinson would be beginning his final season as a Tottenham player in 2007, leaving for Blackburn Rovers the following summer. He left Ewood Park in 2015, subsequently joining Burnley one year later. After a handful of appearances for the Clarets, the stopper would announce his retirement earlier this summer.

Pascal Chimbonda

Like Robinson, Pascal Chimbonda would leave Spurs in 2008, joining their opening day opponents from 2007, Sunderland. He would return to White Hart Lane for a brief spell in 2009. He has since played for Blackburn, QPR, Doncaster Rovers, Market Drayton Town, Carlisle United and Arles-Avignon. He has been without a club since 2015.

Anthony Gardner

Anthony Gardner brought an eight-year spell with Spurs to an end in 2008. He would go on to play for Hull City, Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday, but injuries prevented him realising his potential, and he last played in 2013.

Watford's Younes Kaboul celebrates after the gameYounes Kaboul

Younes Kaboul

Like Chimbonda, Younes Kaboul was coming towards the end of the first of two spells with Tottenham when the 2007/08 season began. After a spell with Portsmouth, he returned in 2010 before leaving again in 2015, this time joining Sunderland. He was allowed to join Watford in 2016, where he remains currently. 

Paul Stalteri

The Canadian becomes the fifth player in this line-up to leave in 2008. He joined Borussia Monchengladbach in 2009, staying for two years. Despite being a defender, his most memorable moment in a Spurs shirt arguably came when he scored the late winner in the dramatic win over West Ham in 2007. 

Didier Zokora

Didier Zokora left Tottenham for Sevilla in 2009. After spending three years with Trabzonspor, he joined fellow Turkish side Akhisar Belediyespor. He has since played for clubs in India and Indonesia.

Jermaine Jenas

Jermaine Jenas would remain on Tottenham's books until 2013, spending just over a year with QPR before retiring from the game due to injury in 2014. He now works as a television pundit.

Steed Malbranque

After shining at Fulham, Steed Malbranque joined Tottenham in 2006, leaving in 2008. He would spend three years with Sunderland before moving to Saint-Etienne and then Lyon after just one game with Les Verts. He spent last season with Caen.

Teemu Tainio

Like Chimbonda and Malbranque, Teemu Tainio left Tottenham for Sunderland in 2008. He finished his career with spells at Ajax, New York Red Bulls and HJK Helsinki before retiring in 2015. His son also has links to Tottenham, having joined the academy in January. 

Dimitar Berbatov scores the first goal for Tottenham Hotspur from the penalty spotDimitar Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov

Like so many in this team, Dimitar Berbatov's Spurs career ended in 2008, as he made a stunning move to Manchester United. After four years at Old Trafford, and two years with Fulham, he left the Premier League for Monaco in 2014. He is now a free agent, having left PAOK in 2016.

Robbie Keane

Robbie Keane left Tottenham in - yes, you guessed it - 2008, enduring a difficult spell at Liverpool before returning to Spurs in 2009. He left again in 2011, spending five years with LA Galaxy. He is now a free agent after leaving MLS in 2016.

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