international spurs

The following 186 players have represented their country during their time at Tottenham Hotspur.

BY NAME

Milenko Acimovic Slovenia
Clive Allen England
Walter Alsford England
Darren Anderton England
Steve Archibald Scotland
Ossie Ardiles Argentina
Gerry Armstrong Northern Ireland
Benoit Assou-Ekotto Cameroon
Thimothee Atouba Cameroon
Espen Baardsen Norway
Eddie Baily England
Gareth Bale Wales
Nick Barmby England
Sebastien Bassong Cameroon
Darren Bent England
David Bentley England
Dimitar Berbatov Bulgaria
Gudni Bergsson Iceland
Danny Blanchflower Northern Ireland
Jonathan Blondel Belgium
Bert Bliss England
Mark Bowen Wales
Alan Brazil Scotland
Johnny Brooks England
Bill Brown Scotland
Goran Bunjevcevic Yugoslavia
Ron Burgess Wales
Colin Calderwood Scotland
Sol Campbell England
Stephen Carr Republic of Ireland
Steven Caulker England
Nacer Chadli Belgium
John Chiedozie Nigeria
Vlad Chiriches Romania
Martin Chivers England
Nico Claesen Belgium
Harry Clarke England
Tommy Clay England
Ray Clemence England
Ralph Coates England
Alfie Conn Scotland
Vedran Corluka Croatia
Peter Crouch England
Edgar Davids Holland
Simon Davies Wales
Michael Dawson England
Alf Day Wales
Jermain Defoe England
Mousa Dembele Belgium
Clint Dempsey USA
Jimmy Dimmock England
Ted Ditchburn England
Gary Doherty Republic of Ireland
Giovani Dos Santos Mexico
Ilie Dumitrescu Romania
Gordon Durie Scotland
Erik Edman Sweden
Mike England Wales
Willie Evans Wales
Christian Eriksen Denmark
Terry Fenwick England
Les Ferdinand England
Marton Fulop Hungary
Anthony Gardner England
Tony Galvin Republic of Ireland
Johnny Gavin Republic of Ireland
Paul Gascoigne England
Hossam Ghaly Egypt
Alan Gilzean Scotland
Heurelho Gomes Brazil
Richard Gough Scotland
Jimmy Greaves England
Arthur Grimsdell England
Frode Grodas Norway
Chris Gunter Wales
Willie Hall England
Emil Hallfredsson Iceland
Ron Henry England
Lars Hirschfeld Canada
Glenn Hoddle England
Steve Hodge England
Jimmy Holmes Republic of Ireland
Mel Hopkins Wales
Tom Huddlestone England
Ted Hughes Wales
Chris Hughton Republic of Ireland
George Hunt England
Alan Hutton Scotland
Steffen Iversen Norway
Pat Jennings Northern Ireland
Jermaine Jenas England
Cliff Jones Wales
John L. Jones Wales
Ernie Jones Wales
Younes Kaboul France
Frederic Kanoute Mali
Robbie Keane Republic of Ireland
Kasey Keller USA
Stephen Kelly Republic of Ireland
Ledley King England
Bongani Khumalo South Africa
Joe Kinnear Republic of Ireland
John Kirwan Northern Ireland
Jurgen Klinsmann Germany
Cyril Knowles England
Nico Kranjcar Croatia
Erik Lamela Argentina
Young-Pyo Lee South Korea
Aaron Lennon England
Oyvind Leonhardsen Norway
Gary Lineker England
Jake Livermore England
Hugo Lloris France
Dave Mackay Scotland
Gary Mabbutt England
Mbulelo Mabizela South Africa
Chris McGrath Northern Ireland
Gerard McMahon Northern Ireland
Paul McVeigh Northern Ireland
Les Medley England
Terry Medwin Wales
Mido Egypt
Luka Modric Croatia
Alan Mullery England
Noureddine Naybet Morocco
Bill Nicholson England
Allan Nielsen Denmark
Maurice Norman England
Frank Osborne England
Taffy O'Callaghan Wales
Charlie O'Hagan Northern Ireland
Wilson Palacios Honduras
Scott Parker England
Roman Pavlyuchenko Russia
Steve Perryman England
Martin Peters England
Steven Pienaar South Africa
Gheorge Popescu Romania
Helder Postiga Portugal
Paul Price Wales
Alf Ramsey England
Grzegorz Rasiak Poland
Sergei Rebrov Ukraine
Andy Reid Republic of Ireland
Billy Rees Wales
George Robb England
Paul Robinson England
Graham Roberts England
Jimmy Robertson Scotland
Ronny Rosenthal Israel
Arthur Rowe England
Dick Rowley Northern Ireland
Moussa Saib Algeria
Louis Saha France
Sandro Brazil
Jimmy Seed England
Teddy Sheringham England
Tim Sherwood England
Gylfi Sigurdsson Iceland
Bobby Smith England
Bert Smith England
Bert Sproston England
Paul Stalteri Canada
Gary Stevens England
Neil Sullivan Scotland
Adel Taarabt Morocco
Teemu Tainio Finland
Erik Thorstvedt Norway
Andros Townsend England
Rafael van der Vaart Holland
Ramon Vega Switzerland
Jan Vertonghen Belgium
Chris Waddle England
Fanny Walden England
Ian Walker England
Kyle Walker England
Bill Whatley Wales
John White Scotland
Arthur Willis England
Vivian Woodward England
Terry Yorath Wales
Christian Ziege Germany
Reto Ziegler Switzerland
Didier Zokora Ivory Coast
   

BY COUNTRY

 

Algeria Moussa Saib
Argentina Ossie Ardiles
Argentina Erik Lamela
Belgium Jonathan Blondel
Belgium Nacer Chadli
Belgium Nico Claesen
Belgium Mousa Dembele
Belgium Jan Vertonghen
Bulgaria Dimitar Berbtov
Brazil Heurelho Gomes
Brazil Sandro
Cameroon Benoit Assou-Ekotto
Cameroon Thimothee Atouba
Cameroon Sebastien Bassong
Canada Lars Hirschfeld
Canada Paul Stalteri
Croatia Vedran Corluka
Croatia Nico Kranjcar
Croatia Luka Modric
Denmark Christian Eriksen
Denmark Allan Nielsen
Egypt Hossam Ghaly
Egypt Mido
England Clive Allen
England Walter Alsford
England Darren Anderton
England Eddie Baily
England Nick Barmby
England Darren Bent
England David Bentley
England Bert Bliss
England Johnny Brooks
England Sol Campbell
England Michael Carrick
England Steven Caulker
England Martin Chivers
England Harry Clarke
England Tommy Clay
England Ray Clemence
England Ralph Coates
England Peter Crouch
England Michael Dawson
England Jermain Defoe
England Jimmy Dimmock
England Ted Ditchburn
England Terry Fenwick
England Les Ferdinand
England Anthony Gardner
England Paul Gascoigne
England Jimmy Greaves
England Arthur Grimsdell
England Willie Hall
England Ron Henry
England Glenn Hoddle
England Steve Hodge
England Tom Huddlestone
England George Hunt
England Jermaine Jenas
England Ledley King
England Cyril Knowles
England Aaron Lennon
England Gary Lineker
England Jake Livermore
England Gary Mabbutt
England Les Medley
England Alan Mullery
England Bill Nicholson
England Maurice Norman
England Frank Osborne
England Scott Parker
England Steve Perryman
England Martin Peters
England Alf Ramsey
England George Robb
England Graham Roberts
England Paul Robinson
England Arthur Rowe
England Jimmy Seed
England Teddy Sheringham
England Tim Sherwood
England Bobby Smith
England Bert Smith
England Bert Sproston
England Gary Stevens
England Andros Townsend
England Chris Waddle
England Fanny Walden
England Ian Walker
England Kyle Walker
England Arthur Willis
England Vivian Woodward
Finland Teemu Tainio
France Younes Kaboul
France Hugo Lloris
France Louis Saha
Germany Jurgen Klinsmann
Germany Christian Ziege
Holland Edgar Davids
Holland Rafael van der Vaart
Honduras Wilson Palacios
Hungary Marton Fulop
Iceland Gudni Bergsson
Iceland Emil Hallfredsson
Iceland Gylfi Sigurdsson
Israel Ronny Rosenthal
Ivory Coast Didier Zokora
Mali Frederic Kanoute
Mexico Giovani Dos Santos
Morocco Noureddine Naybet
Morocco Adel Taarabt
Nigeria John Chiedozie
Northern Ireland Gerry Armstrong
Northern Ireland Danny Blanchflower
Northern Ireland Pat Jennings
Northern Ireland John Kirwan
Northern Ireland Chris McGrath
Northern Ireland Gerard McMahon
Northern Ireland Paul McVeigh
Northern Ireland Charlie O'Hagan
Northern Ireland Dick Rowley
Norway Espen Baardsen
Norway Frode Grodas
Norway Steffen Iversen
Norway Oyvind Leonhardsen
Norway Erik Thorstvedt
Portugal Helder Postiga
Poland Grzegorz Rasiak
Republic of Ireland Stephen Carr
Republic of Ireland Gary Doherty
Republic of Ireland Tony Galvin
Republic of Ireland Johnny Gavin
Republic of Ireland Jimmy Holmes
Republic of Ireland Chris Hughton
Republic of Ireland Robbie Keane
Republic of Ireland Stephen Kelly
Republic of Ireland Joe Kinnear
Republic of Ireland Andy Reid
Romania Vlad Chiriches
Romania Ilie Dumitrescu
Romania Gheorge Popescu
Russia Roman Pavlyuchenko
Scotland Steve Archibald
Scotland Alan Brazil
Scotland Bill Brown
Scotland Colin Calderwood
Scotland Alfie Conn
Scotland Gordon Durie
Scotland Alan Gilzean
Scotland Richard Gough
Scotland Alan Hutton
Scotland Dave Mackay
Scotland Jimmy Robertson
Scotland Neil Sullivan
Scotland John White
Slovenia Milenko Acimovic
South Africa Mbulelo Mabizela
South Africa Bongani Khumalo
South Africa Steven Pienaar
South Korea Young-Pyo Lee
Sweden Erik Edman
Switzerland Ramon Vega
Switzerland Reto Ziegler
Ukraine Sergei Rebrov
USA Clint Dempsey
USA Kasey Keller
Wales Gareth Bale
Wales Mark Bowen
Wales Ron Burgess
Wales Simon Davies
Wales Alf Day
Wales Mike England
Wales Willie Evans
Wales Chris Gunter
Wales Mel Hopkins
Wales Ted Hughes
Wales Cliff Jones
Wales John L. Jones
Wales Ernie Jones
Wales Terry Medwin
Wales Taffy O'Callaghan
Wales Paul Price
Wales Billy Rees
Wales Bill Whatley
Wales Terry Yorath
Yugoslavia Goran Bunjevcevic
   

 

SPURS YOUNGEST INTERNATIONALS

Aaron Lennon is the youngest ever Spur player to take part at a World Cup Finals tournament when he came on as a 58th minute substitute for England against Trinidad & Tobago on June 15 2006.

Aged 19 years 60 days, Aaron took the previous record off Jimmy Greaves who played against Hungary at Rancagua, Chile on 31st May 1962, aged 22 years 100 days.

Welsh legend Cliff Jones had held the record prior to that, at 23 years 121 days, also against Hungary, at Sandviken, Sweden on 8th June  1958.

Paul Gascoigne now sits third in our all time list of youngest World Cup Finals players, aged 23 years 15 days when he played against the Republic of Ireland at Italia 90.

Two other players featured prior to reaching their 24th birthday; Mel Hopkins in the same fixture as Cliff aged 23 years 213 days; and Sol Campbell 23 years 270 days when facing Tunisia at France 98.

Aaron can also claim the mantle as our youngest ever England player at full international level as his appearance against Jamaica on 3rd June 2006 ranks him as the 16th youngest ever England player since 1872.

The record as England's youngest Spur has been held for a long time by Jimmy Dimmock who was 20 years 125 days when he made his England debut on 9th April 1921 against Scotland.

He held the club record until 3rd October 1964 when Pat Jennings won his first Full cap as a Spurs player, for Northern Ireland against England.

Other teenage international Spurs are ...

18 years 140 days Jonathon Blondel for Belgium v Poland 21st August 2002.
19 years 48 days Aaron Lennon for England v Jamaica 3rd June 2006.
19 years 69 days Reto Ziegler for Switzerland v France  26th March 2005.
19 years 113 days Pat Jennings for Northern Ireland v England 3rd October 1964.
19 years 172 days Chris McGrath for Northern Ireland v Scotland 11th May 1974.
19 years 290 days Jimmy Robertson for Scotland v Wales 3rd October 1964. 

 

 

SPURS SIGNINGS WHO SCORED FOR THEIR COUNTRY BEFORE MAKING THEIR TOTTENHAM DEBUT

ROMAN PAVLYUCHENKO
for Russia in a 2-1 victory against Wales on 10.09.2008; his debut for Tottenham was 15.09.2008 v Aston Villa

ALLAN NIELSEN
for Denmark in a 2-0 win against Slovenia on 01.09.1996; his Spurs debut was against Wimbledon was on 04.09.1996

NICO KRANJCAR
for Croatia in a 1-0 win over Belarus on 05.09.2009; his Spurs debut was not until 26.09.2009 against Burnley.

JAN VERTONGHEN
for Belgium v Netherlands in a 4-2 win in Brussells on 15.08.2012; his Spurs debut was against West Bromwich Albion 25.08.2009.

CLINT DEMPSEY
for USA v Jamaica in a 1-2 defeat in Kingston on 08.09.2012.  Clint made his first appearance for Spurs on 16.09.2012 at Reading.

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN
for Denmark v Malta (away) in a 2-1 World Cup Qualifying match win on 07.098.2013; his Spurs debut was 14.09.2013.

VLAD CHIRICHES
for Romania in a 3-0 World Cup qualifying victory v Hungary in Bucharest on 06.09.2013 before his Spurs debut v Aston Villa on 24.09.2013.

 

 

 

SPURS DEBUTANTS WHO SCORED FOR ENGLAND THAT  DAY

JOHNNY BROOKS
14th November 1956 v Wales in a Home Nations Championship match

STEVEN CAULKER
a close range header in Stockholm against Sweden in a 2-4 friendly defeat on 14th November 2012.

GLENN HODDLE
against Bulgaria in a European Championship qualifier at Wembley on 22nd November 1979.

BILL NICHOLSON
in the first minute, a penalty, against Portugal on 10th September 1951

BOBBY SMITH
against Northern Ireland in Belfast on 8th October 1960 in a 5-2 win.

ANDROS TOWNSEND
hitting a 25 yard strike against Montenegro in a Wembley World Cup qualifier on 11th October 2013.

VIVIAN WOODWARD
one of two against Ireland on 14th February 1903 in a Home Nations Championship match.

 

 

 

SPURS PLAYERS WHO HAVE SCORED THREE OR MORE GOALS IN AN INTERNATIONAL MATCH


16.03.1908 Vivian Woodward 3 v Wales (Wrexham) won 7-1

08.06.1908 Vivian Woodward 3 v Austria (Vienna) won 11-1

31.05.1909 Vivian Woodward 4 v Hungary (Budapest) won 8-2

01.06.1909 Vivian Woodward 3 v Austria (Vienna) won 8-1

26.05.1910 Frank Osborne 3 v Belgium (Antwerp) won 5-3

16.11.1938 Willie Hall 5 v Ireland (Old Trafford) won 7-0

20.05.1962 Jimmy Greaves 3 v Peru (Lima) won 4-0

03.04.1963 Cliff Jones 3 v Northern Ireland (Belfast) won 4-1

20.11.1963 Jimmy Greaves 4 v Northern Ireland (Wembley) won 8-3

03.10.1964 Jimmy Greaves 3 v Northern Ireland (Belfast) won 4-3

29.06.1966 Jimmy Greaves 4 v Norway (Oslo) won 6-1

14.10.1986 Nico Claesen 3 v Luxembourg (Luxembourg) won 6-0

01.04.1987 Nico Claesen 3 v Scotland (Brussels) won 4-1

12.06.1991 Gary Lineker 4 v Malaysia (Kuala Lumpar) won 4-2

15.11.2006 Robbie Keane 3 v San Marino (Dublin) won 5-0

03.09.2010 Jermain Defoe 3 v Bulgaria (Wembley) won 4-0

04.06.2011 Roman Pavlyuchenko 3 v Armenia (Moscow) won 3-1

 

 

 

 
OTHER SPURS INTERNATIONAL TRIVIA

Spurs provided three England players in the England side for the first time since 1987 on 8th September 2004, when Paul Robinson, Jermain Defoe and Ledley King for the match v Poland (Chorzow). 

Alan Mullery played for Rest of UK v Wales, in a specially arranged game for the Coronation of the Prince of Wales. Pat Jennings was on the same side, with Mike England playing for the Welsh.
 

 

 

 

 

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