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Three Tottenham legends who could be part of PL Hall of Fame – including this 102-goal star

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Three Spurs legends likely to be inducted into the EPL Hall of Fame

The Premier League has announced plans to launch it’s official Hall of Fame. The framework will be used to add those players who have graced the league with their exceptional grace and skill since it’s inception in 1992.

The first two inductees will be revealed on March 19th along with a shortlist of nominees. Fans are invited to vote for additional former players, who will be added to the class of 2020.

To be eligible for the Premier League Hall of Fame, players must already be retired. The selection will only be based on the player’s Premier League career.

Each inductee will receive a personalized medallion that is engraved with the year of their induction.

We take a look at three former Tottenham Hotspur players who we think can make the grade.

1. Teddy Sheringham

The former Spurs striker should be a definite contender for induction into the Hall of fame. The English striker spent two spells at Tottenham sandwiching a famous spell at Manchester United.

He won the Premier League Golden Boot in his first season at White Hart Lane having scored 22 goals over the season. The striker continued his streak the following season scoring 14 goals in 19 games in what was an injury-plagued season.

He formed a prolific striking partnership with German legend Jurgen Klinsmann as the pair plundered in 38 goals over the course of the league of which Sheringham contributed to 18. Sheringham won the Tottenham Hotspur player of the year for 1994-95, beating Jurgen Klinsmann to it.

The then 28-year-old stayed at Spurs for two more seasons before moving on to Manchester United in 1997 as Eric Cantona’s replacement. He further enhanced his reputation at Old Trafford and broke his trophy duck as United won three Premier Leagues on the bounce among other accolades. He spent four seasons in manchester, scoring 46 goals and 28 assists in 153 appearances for the Red Devils.

Teddy Sheringham Hall of Fame
Teddy Sheringham was one of Spurs’ finest striker in the Premier League era

The highlight of his United career came in his last season as he won the PFA Players’ Player of the Year, FWA Footballer of the Year and the Sir Matt Busby player of the year.

He returned to Tottenham in 2001 and immediately helped the club to their highest finish in six years and also to the League Cup final. He ended his Spurs career in 2004, having played 247 times for the North Londoners. With 102 goals, he is Tottenham’s 10th all-time top goalscorer and was inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame in 2008.

He later went on to represent Portsmouth and West Ham and also won the Hammer of the year award in 2004/05

Sheringham has played close to two decades in the Premier League and has made a total of 218 appearances for Five different clubs. He is 11th in the all-time Premier League scorers list and was also inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

He occupies the 19th spot in the all-time appearances list and is the oldest player to have scored in the Premier League. Having proved his calibre at multiple clubs, he is a true great of the league and should be in with a shout to be inducted.

2. David Ginola

Tottenham pulled off a coup when they signed the electric Newcastle United attacker in the summer of 1997. He proved to be a regular for Tottenham in his three years at the club and went on to make 108 appearances.

Ginola played a crucial role as Tottenham finally broke their trophy drought in 1998-99 by winning the League Cup. Not only was he the Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Season but also won the PFA Player’s Player of the Year, FWA Footballer of the year and was also included in the PFA Premier League Team of the Season. Following his performances that season, he was named the best player on the planet by Footballing legend Johan Cruyff.

David Ginola
David Ginola won both the PFA and FWA awards in 1998-99

This was the Frenchman’s second inclusion in the team of the year, having already made it once during his time at Newcastle. A flamboyant attacker renowned for his magical touch, Ginola was a key player for both Newcastle United and Tottenham in the Premier League and one of the league’s most recognizable faces from the 1990s.

He spent seven years in the Premiership, played for a total of four clubs and made 195 appearances in the league. Apart from Gareth Bale, he remains the only Tottenham player to have won both the PFA and FWA awards in the Premier League era. He was inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur hall of fame in 2008 as it’s 26th inductee.

3. Jurgen Klinsmann

The club made a splash in the transfer market as they signed German superstar Jurgen Klinsmann in the summer of 1994. He scored on his debut against Sheffield Wednesday and went on to form a prolific strike partnership with Teddy Sheringham.

The pair plundered in 38 goals that season as Tottenham finished seventh. It was the club’s best finish in six years and wouldn’t better it again until the 2005-06 season.

The striker was initially held in contempt by the media and fans in England due to his antics while knocking England out in the World Cup 1990 semifinals. However, his first spell in England had such a profound effect that he forced Guardian journalist Andrew Anthony who had authored an article titled ‘Why I hate Jurgen Klinsman’ to later publish one titled’ Why I love Jurgen Klinsmann’

Jurgen Klinsmann
Jurgen Klinsmann returned to save Tottenham from relegation in 1997-98

He soon became a fan favourite due to his goals and also his celebration. The German won the FWA Footballer of the Year in 1994-95 before departing to Bayern Munich. Klinsmann scored 20 goals in 41 appearances in his first spell at the club.

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He returned to the club on loan for a second spell in 1997. Klinsmann scored nine goals in 15 appearances helping Spurs stave off relegation. The German finished his playing days at the top in Tottenham’s final game of the season against Southampton.

Klinsmann famously scored four goals in a 6-2 win against Wimbledon as Spurs finished just four points off relegation. He may not have spent much time in North London, but the effect he had on the club and the league is long-lasting.


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