Today, as its St Andrew’s day, we acknowledge the nine men with a Tottenham connection who have been inducted into the Scottish Hall of Fame.
The Hall is part of their National Museum and can be found at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Please note their inclusion is for their careers and contribution to Scottish Football. It may not necessarily reflect their time at Spurs.
The first three we remember certainly need not worry on that score, they are amongst the Tottenham greats.
They are the three Scots who made up part of the great Double winning side of 1960/61 and the glory years that followed.
All three were members of the Double, FA Cup winners 62 and European Cup Winners Cup in 63, although Mackay missed that final.
The first is Bill Brown (top), who India Spurs had the honour to nominate for inclusion and then led the campaign to ensure his successful induction (1).
One of the finest goalkeepers in our history, who played over 260 games for Tottenham. Bill won 28 caps (6 clean sheets) and was a member of the 1958 World Cup Squad. He was the most capped goalkeeper at one time.
Profile @ - http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/bill-brown
The next is one of the finest footballers that any country has ever produced, the great Dave MacKay. He became the first player for both the Scottish League and Football League against the other. His full profile is @ - http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/hotspur-towers-dave-mackay.
Dave played over 300 games for Spurs with 51 goals and could play in any position if called upon. He won just 22 caps for his country (seven as captain) with four goals. Played in the 1958 World Cup.
Right winning the Scottish PFA award.
The third member of that trip is John White who died so tragically. A player described as the finest of his generation. A David in Goliaths cloak is just one of the many descriptions of the man so call him the finest of his generation, with 47 goals in over 200 games for the club. His profile is @
See also this article written by his son, Rob. -http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/john-white-remembered
John scored three goals for his country in 22 games. These three players are featured throughout the European and Double series articles. There is no doubt they would have won more caps for their country if not for the ‘Anglo effect’ which stopped players in England being chosen for the national side, (2).
Next we come to two strikers who served Tottenham with great distinction.
Steve Archibald, formed a partnership with Garth Crooks and won the FA Cup in 1981 & 82 and the UEFA Cup in 1984. Steve still a follower of Spurs he played nearly 200 games for Spurs scoring 78 goals before joining Barcelona. He scored four times for Scotland in 27 games including the World Cup in 1982 & 86.
The next is Alan Gilzean, who played over 400 games for Tottenham with 137 goals and laid on as many forming partnerships with Greaves and then Chivers.
Alan won the 1967 FA Cup, the League Cup 1971 & 73 and the UEFA Cup 1972. Alan can still be seen at WHL. Alan scored 12 times in 22 games for the international side.
Although only with us for a a short period as his family could not settle outside Scotland he quickly became a rock at the heart of our defence and is still considered one of the best defenders for the club.
Richard Gough played just 65 games for us with two goals. He captained the Scottish side eight times in sixty one games scoring six times.
He went to the World Cup in 86 & 90 as well as the European Championships in 1992.
Next is a player that was with us as a youngest and moved on as his progress was happening as fast as he would of like at Spurs, Graeme Soulness. His only first team appearance came in the European game V Keflavik in 1971. He was a member of the Youth Cup winning side (getting sent off in the final).
He also went to the same school as Dave Mackay. Graeme scored four times in 54 international games , 27 as captain. He went to the World Cup in 1978, 82 and 86.
The final two never played for Spurs but helped guide their fortunes from the touchline.
First is Joe Jordan who was a coach under Harry Redknapp. Joe won 52 caps with 11 goals and played in the World Cup in 74, 78 and 82.
The last is former manager George Graham. He scored three times in eleven games for his country.
George was Tottenham manager from October 1998 to March 2001 and won the League Cup.
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Thanks - Tottenham stats from Bob Goodwin and international details from the Scottish FA.
See also the Connections – Scotland series. In seven parts it starts @ http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/connections-scotland-1
Notes – 1 – http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/tottenham-legend-honoured-with-india-spurs-help
2 – Connections Scotland 2
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