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16.8.2003 David Dunn scores the winner on his debut for Birmingham City.

First Premier League defeat to Birmingham City.

5.4.2003 First Premier league win for Spurs over Birmingham City
30.11.2002 First Premier league meeting between the two clubs


they are linked to both

John Acquroff A war-time player for Birmingham who played twice for Tottenham in 1945.
Darren Anderton Ten years at Tottenham, Anderton was released in 2004 and found a contract at Birmingham where he was taken on under a pay-as-you-play deal.
Arthur Archer Spent his formative years at Small Heath, getting promotion with them in 1900-1901 and then had eight games in friendlies and the London League for Tottenham between 1903-05 as a guest.
David Bentley Spurs winger, who went on loan to St. Andrews for five months at the end of the 2010-11 season.
Mark Bowen Played 20 times for Spurs between 1938 and 1987 before spending time at Birmingham as assistant manager to Steve Bruce.
Bob Cain At Tottenham from 1898-1899, making 69 appearances (!!), the hard tackling defender moved on as he was unhappy in London, moved back to Scotland and then played at Small Heath from October 1899.
Stephen Carr Played over 200 games for Tottenham before moving to Newcastle United and when injury hit, he retired, but resumed playing at Birmingham in their 2008-09 promotion season that saw them reinstated in the Premier League.
Jamie Clapham Left back who played at St. Andrews, after making one substitute appearance for Spurs in 1997.
Stephen Clemence Played over 100 times for Tottenham and moved on to Brum to feature in their midfield for four years.  Left to join Leicester City in 2007.
Richard Cooke Flighty winger went on loan to Birmingham City in 1986 while at Spurs
Kevin Dearden Only getting two games at Spurs, keeper Dearden was loaned out to the Blues to get some first team experience.
Jose Dominguez Joined Birmingham in 1994, before returning to Portugal, where Spurs picked him up for 1.6 million from Sporting Lisbon in August 1997.  The tiny winger made 58 appearances with 42 of them coming from the subs bench.
Jack Elkes With City in 1918 as a forward, he joined Spurs after leaving City and played for six years (1923-1929)
Ian Hendon Four loan games for the defender with the Blues in 1994.
John Jones Inside forward who started at Small Heath, moved on to Bristol Rovers and ended up at Tottenham, where he played from 1902 to 1904, when he died at the age of 29 of typhoid.
Johnny Jordan Inside forward who left Spurs to join Juventus, but only stayed seven months before returning to England with the Blues.
Stephen Kelly Defender who made 44 appearances (37 in the league) and scored two league goals for Spurs before signing for Birmingham for 750,000 in June 2006.
Sir Alf Ramsey A defender of note at Tottenham, winning consecutive  titles in 1950 and 1951.  Was invited to act as manager at Birmingham and later as a Director of the Midlands club.
Dave Mackay Legendary Spurs skipper later became Blues manager from 1989-1991.
Peter Murphy Goal-scoring forward who is notable for clashing with Bert Trautmann in the 1956 FA Cup Final, accidentally breaking his neck.
Gary O'Reilly Spurs defender, who made 73 appearances for the club, was loaned out to City in March 1991.
Gary Poole Released by Spurs in 1987, the defender went on to play at Brum for three seasons.
Vinny Samways Midfielder who was loaned to Birmingham after he left Spurs, where he won an FA Cup winners medal in 1991.
Pat van den Hauwe Hard man defender who had starred for City as a youngster, starting as an apprentice in July 1976 and staying until 1984 and joined Tottenham from Everton in 1989.  Another in the 1991 FA Cup winning team. 
Tony Want Right back who was at Spurs from 1967 to 1972 before going to Birmingham to get more first team action.


debuts against birmingham city

Bob McDonald 01.05.1920
Frank Hartley 14.04.1923
Cecil Poynton 29.12.1923
Albert Evans 27.08.1927
Arthur "Darkie" Lowdell 27.08.1927
Jimmy Armstrong 31.12.1927
Percy Austin 31.12.1927
Ronnie Dix 26.08.1939
Les Bennett 31.08.1946
Ted Ditchburn 31.08.1946
George Foreman 31.08.1946
Andy Keeley 20.10.1976
George Mazzon 10.01.1981
Rohan Ricketts 16.08.2003
Helder Postiga 16.08.2003


last game for the club - played against birmingham city

Bob Hewitson 20.03.1909
Jimmy Cantrell 21.04.1923
Jimmy Ross 05.01.1924
Percy Austin 31.12.1927
John Acquroff 06.10.1945
George Skinner 31.08.1946
Johnny Jordan 01.05.1948
Eddie Gibbins 09.03.1953
Micky Dulin 11.09.1957
Jim Iley 11.04.1959
Jose Dominguez 30.10.2000
Younes Kaboul 01.03.2008


first goal for the club - scored against birmingham city

Sam Bell 13.04.1935
Les Bennett 31.08.1946
George Foreman 31.08.1946
Mike Dillon 06.02.1974
Stephen Kelly 02.04.2005


last goal for the club - scored against birmingham city

Tom Clay 25.12.1925
Mike Dillon 06.02.1974
John Chiedozie 16.04.1986
Graham Roberts 29.10.1987
Stephane Dalmat 17.01.2004
Sebastien Bassong 04.12.2010



17.04.1976 Trevor Francis hits the second goal for Birmingham City in this match and it was the 2,000th away goal ever conceded by Tottenham in the league.
14.10.1978 Alberto Tarantini makes his debut for Birmingham City.
23.03.1982 Steve Perryman makes his 500th League appearance for Tottenham.
05.04.2003 Andy Marriott makes his debut in goal and concedes a clanger when Keane nips in to take the ball off his foot and roll it into an empty net.
07.01.2004 Tottenham's 450th Premiership match.

Gary Doherty makes his 50th League appearance for Tottenham.


Andy Reid makes the 150th League appearance of his career.


Aaron Lennon makes his 100th career league appearance (Leeds and Tottenham).

Darren Bent makes his 200th career start in club football (Ipswich, Charlton and Tottenham).

Michael Dawson also makes his 200th start in club football (Nottingham Forest and Tottenham).

Stephen Kelly makes his 50th league start in a Birmingham shirt and Fabrice Muamba makes his 50th start for Blues.

Alex McLeish takes charge of the Blues for the first time.

01.03.2008 The win gave Birmingham City their 50th in the Premier League.
04.12.2010 Stephen Carr makes his 450th club appearance.
22.05.2011 Ledley King makes his 300th appearance for Tottenham.


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