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.
SPURS SIGNINGS WHO SCORED FOR THEIR COUNTRY BEFORE
MAKING THEIR TOTTENHAM DEBUT
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SPURS PLAYERS WHO HAVE SCORED THREE OR MORE GOALS IN
AN INTERNATIONAL MATCH
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