Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is commonly referred to as Tottenham or Spurs. It is a football club located in Tottenham, England. It plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The team has played its home matches in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since April 2019. Tottenham received the FA Cup for the first time in 1901. It was the first club in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960–61 season. The club was also the inaugural winner of the UEFA Cup in 1972. They received at least one major trophy in each of the six decades from the 1950s to the 2000s – an achievement only matched by Manchester United. The Tottenham top scorers are followed by their fans in all matches.
TOP 10 Tottenham top scorers
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Tottenham Hotspur all time top scorers
1. Jimmy Greaves- 266
Jimmy Greaves was an English footballer who played as a forward. He has scored 44 goals for England in international competition, 266 goals for Tottenham Hotspur, and 357 goals in the history of English top-flight football. He has also scored more hat-tricks for England than any other player. In six seasons, he finished as the leading scorer in the First Division. Greaves signed with Chelsea in 1957 and participated in the FA Youth Cup championship game the following year. In just four seasons, he scored 124 First Division goals, and in April 1961, he was traded for £80,000 to the Italian club A.C. Milan.
He moved back to England with Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £99,999 in December 1961. He won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1962-63, the Charity Shield in 1962 and 1967, the FA Cup in 1961-62, and 1966-67 while playing for Tottenham. In a player swap, he was sent to West Ham United in March 1970, and he retired the following year. Before officially retiring in 1980, he spent five years playing for Brentwood, Chelmsford City, Barnet, and Woodford Town.
2. Harry Kane Premier League goals all time – 259
Harry Kane was born on 28 July 1993. He is an English football player. He is a striker for Premier League Club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the England team. Kane is one of the top strikers in the world and is well-known for his ability to combine plays and his prolific goal-scoring record. He is currently the second-highest goal scorer in Tottenham history and the third-highest in Premier League history. Kane began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, where he quickly advanced through the organization’s junior academy before being promoted to the senior team in 2009 at the age of 16.
Kane was the second-highest goal scorer in the Premier League during his first full season with the team, scoring 31 goals in all matches. He also received the PFA Young Player of the Year award. Kane was the league’s leading goal scorer in both the 2015–16 and 2016–17 seasons. He was crowned PFA Fans’ Player of the Year in the latter campaign, which saw Tottenham finish as the competition’s runners-up. With 41 goals scored in 48 games across all competitions, Kane had his finest statistical season to date in 2017–18. The following year, he placed second in the UEFA Champions League. He ended the 2020–21 campaign as the league’s leading goal scorer.
3. Bobby Smith- 208
Bobby Smith was an English football player who played as a center-forward for Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Brighton, and Hove Albion and England. When he was playing for Redcar Boys’ Club, Chelsea caught his attention. In 1950, he made a professional signing with the London team. In 74 games, he made 23 League goals, and in 12, he made seven FA Cup goals. Despite only making four appearances that season, he was a part of Chelsea’s First Division-winning squad in 1954–1955. Between 1950 and 1955, he never really established himself as a regular for Chelsea, but Tottenham Hotspur nonetheless paid £18,000 to sign him in December 1955.
Smith was a key player of Bill Nicholson’s famous double-winning Tottenham team of 1960–61. He scored 33 goals in 43 games for Tottenham during the double-winning campaign, including the first of the two goals in the 1961 FA Cup Final. The team went on to win the 1963 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in addition to defending the FA Cup in 1962. He ranks third among all-time leading goal scorers for Spurs, after Jimmy Greaves and Harry Kane, with 208 goals in 317 senior outings, including 12 hat-tricks. Smith made 31 appearances while playing for Brighton & Hove Albion between 1964 and 1965, scoring 19 goals.
4. Martin Chivers- 174
Martin Chivers was born on 27 April 1945. He is an English football player in the 1960s and 1970s. Martin attended Taunton’s Grammar School, in Southampton. He spent a brief period in the club’s nursery side, CPC Sports, and signed as a footballer in September 1962. He made his debut against Charlton Athletic on 8 September 1962. In the 1963–64 season, he became a regular player and was the club’s joint-leading goalscorer (with Terry Paine) with 21 goals.
Chivers’ early years at White Hart Lane were not very successful. Instead, legendary Spurs players Jimmy Greaves and Alan Gilzean were still chosen as an attacking duo. After Greaves was sold to West Ham United in 1970, Chivers continued to be a regular member of the England Under-23 team. Finally, he rose to the position of leading goal scorer at Tottenham.
5. Cliff Jones- 159
Cliff Jones was born on 7 February 1935. He was formerly a Welsh footballer. Cliff played as a winger during his career and earned 59 caps for Wales. He was also a key component of the 1960–61 Tottenham Hotspur team that won two titles. When he was 17 years old, Jones joined Swansea Town, owned by Billy McCandless. In the League game against Bury in October 1952, he made his debut. Two games later, against Leeds United, he scored his first goal. He began playing as an inside attacker before switching to the left wing in the 1953–54 campaign. In 168 league games with the team, he scored 47 goals, and in 193 appearances across all competitions, he scored 54 goals.
For a then-record £35,000, Jones signed with Tottenham Hotspur in February 1958. On February 22, 1958, he made his club debut during the away game at Highbury against Arsenal. Jones struggled to perform at his peak for a spell while playing for the Spurs. In the summer of 1958, he was tackled by Peter Baker and shattered his leg. In December 1958, upon his rehabilitation, he joined the team again. He developed into a prolific goal scorer for the team, tallying 25 goals in all of his outings in the 1959–60 campaign.
6. Jermain Defoe- 143
Jermain Defoe was born on 7 October 1982. He was a striker and a former professional footballer from England. He also participated in international play for England. When Defoe was 14, he joined Charlton Athletic’s youth team. He later transferred to West Ham United at age 16, where he advanced through the ranks. He made his West Ham first-team debut in 2000, and after spending the 2000–01 season on loan at AFC Bournemouth, he firmly cemented his place in the starting lineup. Following the 2003 relegation of West Ham, Defoe moved to Tottenham Hotspur in January 2004. He stayed there for four years before being transferred to Portsmouth in January 2008.
Before returning to Tottenham in the January 2009 transfer window, he played one season at Fratton Park. He moved to Major League Soccer in 2014 before coming back to England in January 2015 to join Sunderland. He remained with the team until it was demoted from the Premier League in 2017. After a brief stint at AFC Bournemouth in 2017, Defoe signed a loan agreement with Scottish team Rangers in 2018. Later, the change was made permanent. He played a part in his new team’s 2020–21 league championship. At the age of 38, he won this, his lone league championship.
7. George Hunt- 138
George Hunt was an English footballer who played for Chesterfield, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Bolton Wanderers, and Sheffield Wednesday during his 294 Football League matches. Hunt, a center forward or inside forward, earned three caps for England in 1933. He transitioned into coaching at Bolton Wanderers once his playing career was over. Hunt was raised playing for local teams in his home country of Yorkshire, where he was born. He also had fruitless trials with Port Vale, Barnsley, and Sheffield United. In 1929, he finally transferred from Barnsley club Regent Street Congregational to Chesterfield. In his lone season there, he scored 25 goals from 28 attempts for their Midland League squad in addition to 9 goals in 14 Third Division North games.
For a price of £1,500, Hunt transferred from Chesterfield to Tottenham Hotspur in June 1930. He played for the team for seven seasons and was a productive scorer. From 1931 to 1933, he led the team in goals scored for three straight seasons. His 32 league goals in 1932-33 helped Tottenham get promoted to the First Division. Even though his performance suffered, he still managed to score 138 goals from 198 League and FA Cup games. As of the completion of the 2016–17 season, he is still sixth on Tottenham’s list of all-time scorers.
8. Len Duquemin- 134
Len Duquemin played professional football and is best remembered for his time with Tottenham Hotspur. He made his Spurs debut in March 1946 and was an important part of Arthur Rowe’s brilliant “push and run” team that won the league championship in 1951. He was known as “The Duke.” The first well-known football player to come from the Channel Islands was Duquemin. When games were authorized by the German occupiers during World War II’s German control of the Channel Islands, he played for champions Vauxbelets Old Boys Association. In 1946, he made just one appearance for Colchester United.
In a 5-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday at White Hart Lane in August 1947 during the previous Second Division, he scored on his Spurs debut. He appeared in 307 games and scored 134 goals for Tottenham Hotspur over the following ten years. After winning the Second Division championship the year before, he won the League Championship in 1951. His worth was noted in his ability to open up space for some of his more well-known teammates. He was known as “Reliable Len” for his dedication to work rather than for being a stylish player.
9. Alan Gilzean- 133
Alan Gilzean was a Scottish football player, active from 1955 to 1975. Gilzean, a striker, was most known for his work with Dundee and Tottenham Hotspur. He also represented Scotland in 22 international matches. He contributed to the victories of Dundee in the 1961–1962 Scottish League Championship, Tottenham in the 1967 FA Cup, two League Cups (1971 and 1973), and the UEFA Cup in the 1971–1972 season.
Gilzean started his career with Coupar Angus Juniors, before signing provisional forms with Dundee in January 1956. He once played with their junior team Dundee Violet before switching to Coupar Angus. In February 1957, he signed with Dundee. He made his debut for Dundee in August 1959. He made 190 games for Dundee in the Scottish top division, scoring 169 goals during that time as Dundee won the Scottish league title in 1961–1962 and advanced to the European Cup semi-finals in 1962–1963. Gilzean became one of the inaugural members of the Dens Park club’s Hall of Fame in 2009.
10. Son Heung-min- 136
Son Heung-min was born on 8 July 1992. He is a South Korean footballer who captains the South Korean national team. Further, he plays as a forward for Premier League Club Tottenham Hotspur. He is renowned for his explosive speed, finishing, two-footedness, and ability to link play. He is regarded as one of the greatest Asian footballers of all time and one of the best forwards in the world. At the age of 16, Son moved to Germany to join Hamburger SV, making his Bundesliga debut in 2010. He joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2013 for a club-record €10 million, then two years later, he signed with Tottenham for £22 million, making him the most expensive Asian player in history.
Son became the most prolific Asian scorer in Premier League and Champions League history while playing for Tottenham. In 2019, he made history by being the second Asian to ever start and advance to a UEFA Champions League final. He became the first Asian player to win the Premier League Golden Boot award in 2021–22 with 23 goals.
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