Fans pay tribute to Tottenham legend Justin Edinburgh on his first death anniversary
Today marks one year since the tragic passing away of former Tottenham Hotspur star Justin Edinburgh.
The former Spurs ace lost his life to a cardiac arrest on June 8th last year, aged 49 years. At the time, Edinburgh was the manager of lower league outfit Leyton Orient, with whom he had won the National League in 2018/19.
Edinburgh spent ten years at Tottenham as a player, having signed from Southend United, initially on loan in January 1990, before making the transfer permanent in the summer the same year.
The left-back went on to rack up a total of 213 appearances for the club. Along the way, Edinburgh won the FA Cup (1990/91), FA Charity Shield (1991) and the League Cup (1998/99).
After leaving Tottenham in 2000, Edinburgh had a stint with Portsmouth and Billericay Town, before he hung up his boots. He went on to manage a number of non-league and lower league clubs after calling time on his playing career.
Edinburgh spent time with the likes of Newport County, Gillingham and Northampton Town among others before taking over the reins at Leyton Orient in 2017.
Tottenham shared a video on social media, paying tribute to the club legend on his first death anniversary. And fans flocked in numbers to join in paying their respect to the former defender.
Fans pay tribute to Justin Edinburgh
— 🐝 Mark O’Neill 🏴 #AllLivesMatter (@markcf83) June 8, 2020
So here’s to you, Justin Edinburgh, Tottenham love you more than you will know.
— Samurai Spurs (@SamuraiSpurs) June 8, 2020
A life long Spurs fan, Justin was a legend in the game. Thanks for the memories Justin
— RachieB (@RachieB25995588) June 8, 2020
Rest in peace 💙💙
— EY (@EliteYid) June 8, 2020
Rest in peace, Justin.
Taken way too soon.
— Field Notes Football #blacklivesmatter (@FieldNotesGeo) June 8, 2020
We miss you Justin.
Never, ever forgotten ♥️#COYS
— Zoe Pearson (@Z_PearsonTHFC) June 8, 2020
— Sam Barnden (@sambo1385) June 8, 2020
— ella (@xellanunn) June 8, 2020
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We as a club still need to do something substantial to mark his passing and raise money for his foundation @JE3Foundation
— mmee3087 (@marcusmee) June 8, 2020
Lovely guy, fortunate to meet him a few times. So So sad.
R.I.P Justin ❤️
— Adam Smithy (@AdamJSmithy) June 8, 2020