Spurs v Blackburn Rovers Notes

1965-66 The away game scheduled for the opening day of the season had to be postponed because of an outbreak of Polio in the town and was eventually played as the last game of the season.

16.03.1996 There was a one minute’s silence before kick-off for those killed in the Dunblane shooting.

29.04.2012 Blackburn Rovers fail to have one shot at goal in the whole game.


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Willie Almond .

Steve Archibald The Scottish striker spent a spell on loan at Blackburn from Barcelona scoring six goals in twenty one games at Ewood Park between December 1987 and May 1988.

Osvaldo Ardiles Spurs legend who played seven games on loan at Ewood Park in between March and May 1988.

David Bentley Tricky winger who started his career at Arsenal, before moving onto Blackburn in August 2005 on loan and permanently in January 2006, where he was a big crowd favourite, scoring a hat-trick against Manchester United on his debut one day later, until he decided he wanted to leave having played 123 games and scoring 21 goals.  Spurs paid £16 million for the England man in July 2008.  However, he never really clicked at Spurs playing few games and being shipped out on loan (becoming the first Englishman to play in the Russian League while at FC Rostov) and suffering injury.

Mark Bowen .

Noel Brotherston A FA Youth Cup winner with Tottenham, Brotherston was a busy forward, who could play wide too.  Never given much of an opportunity at Spurs, he moved to Blackburn and played a considerable part in their promotions through the leagues.  Notable for his balding pate at an early age, Neil went on to play for Bury and Scarborough before retiring and becoming a painter-decorator, but he died young in 1994 of a heart attack.

Ray Clarke .

Ellis Crompton .

Ronnie Dix .

Brad Friedel .

Fred Hall Blackburn defender from 1935 to 1946, he played 23 times in our war-time side as a guest.

Ted Harper .

Archie Hughes .

Jim Iley .

John Joyce .

Willie McIver Blackburn played for Blackburn from 1901 until 1908 playing 126 times in the league before moving on and returning to play for Rovers during World War 1.  He ended up playing three games as a war-time guest at Spurs around Christmas 1919.

Bobby Mimms Former Halifax Town, Rotherham United and Everton goalkeeper who played 37 times in the league for Spurs between 1988 and 1990.  Joined Rovers in December 1990 of £250,000, becoming their club record signing at the time.  Made over 150 appearances for Blackburn, helping them to promotion through the 1992 play-offs, but played only four games in their Premier League title winning side of 1994-95, which wasn’t enough to win a medal.  Left to join Crystal Palace in 1996 and played for Preston North End, Rotherham United, York City before he finished his playing career at Mansfield Town, although has had a number of goalkeeping coaching positions around the world since, including one back at Ewood Park from 2008 to 2012.

Danny Murphy .

Paul Robinson Signed for Spurs in 2004, becoming England’s goalkeeper in the process, but had a crisis of confidence after a Euro 2008 qualifier in Croatia and lost his Spurs place.  Spurs brought in a new keeper in Gomes and Robbo moved to Blackburn on 25.07.2008 for £3.5 million on a five year deal.

Tim Sherwood Attritional midfielder who made his name with Watford and Norwich City, before joining Blackburn Rovers, where he was one of Kenny Dalglish’s first signings and captained Jack Walker’s team to the Premier League title.  Played 300 times for Rovers before he went on to end his playing days at Spurs, where he was part of the losing 2002 League Cup final team.  Retired after playing for Portsmouth and Coventry City in 2008 to join Harry Redknapp’s coaching team, became Technical Director in 2012 and took over as Spurs manager in December 2013 until the end of that season.

Graeme Souness He was on our professional staff from May 1970 until joining Middlesbrough during January 1973. His only senior outing was as a substitute in a UEFA Cup tie against Keflavik during September 1971.

David Tuttle .


Debuts against Blackburn Rovers

Charlie Rance 17.12.1910

Ernest Bowering 27.12.1912

George Bowler 28.12.1914

James Fullwood 01.01.1935

Percy Hooper 19.04.1935

Bill Nicholson 22.10.1938

John Hollowbread 30.08.1958

Bill Dodge 03.01.1959

Ronny Piper 20.05.1963

Terry Venables 09.05.1966

Guy Butters 09.11.1988

Stephen Robinson 30.10.1993


Last game for the club – played against Blackburn Rovers

George Greenfield 01.01.1935

Ronny Piper 20.05.1963

Bill Brown 09.05.1966

Paul Moran 30.10.1993

Jason Cundy 16.03.1996

Matthew Etherington 11.05.2003

Chris Perry 11.05.2003

Teddy Sheringham 11.05.2003

Simon Davies 15.05.2005

Erik Edman 24.08.2005


First goal scored for the club – scored against Blackburn Rovers

Bob McTavish 17.12.1910

Frank Grice 18.12.1937

Colin Lyman 18.12.1937

Jimmy Scarth 24.12.1949

Nicola Berti 07.02.1998

Christian Ziege 25.08.2001

Robbie Keane 06.10.2002


Last goal scored for the club – scored against Blackburn Rovers


Frank Grice 18.12.1937

Ernie (W.E.A.) Jones 26.02.1949

Mido 05.03.2006


Debuts for Blackburn Rovers against Spurs


David Batty 30.10.1993

Jason McAteer 30.01.1999

Matt Jansen 30.01.1999

Andy Cole 01.01.2002

Johann Vogel 05.04.2008



15.10.1927 This draw gave Tottenham their 500th point in the Football League.

25.12.1936 This was Tottenham’s 1,000th Football League match and their 400th win in the competition.

18.12.1937 Spurs won their 300th Football League home match.

05.12.1959 Blackburn’s goal was the 1,000th home goal Tottenham had conceded in the Football League.

31.12.1977 Tottenham’s 700th Football League home win.

30.12.1995 Alan Shearer scored his 100th Premier League goal.

29.11.2003 Markus Babbel makes his 50th English League appearance.

08.05.2004 Simon Davies makes his 100th Premiership appearance for Tottenham.
Peter Enckelman makes his Blackburn debut.

04.12.2004 Andy Todd makes his 200th career League appearance.
Fredi Kanoute makes his 50th appearance for Tottenham.
Ledley King makes his 150th appearance for Spurs.

15.05.2005 Jermain Defoe makes his 50th Premiership appearance for Spurs.
Robbie Savage makes his 400th career club appearance.

20.08.2005 Robbie Keane makes his 100th Premiership appearance for Tottenham and his 250th career League appearance.

05.03.2006 Brad Friedel makes his 200th appearance in English top flight football.
Steven Reid makes his 250th career club appearance (Millwall and Blackburn).
Robbie Savage makes his 350th career League start

19.11.2006 Brad Friedel makes his 250th English League appearance (Liverpool and Blackburn).
Jermain Defoe plays the 250th senior match of his career.
Steed Malbranque appears in the 250th League match of his career.
Michael Dawson plays his 50th Premier League match for Spurs.

10.05.2007 Anthony Gardner makes his 250th career League appearance (Port Vale and Tottenham).
Matt Derbyshire plays his 50th career League match (Blackburn and Wrexham).

28.10.2007 Tom Huddlestone makes his 50th appearance for Tottenham.

05.04.2008 Steven Reid makes his 100th Premier League appearance, all for Blackburn Rovers.
Ryan Nelsen makes his 100th appearance for Blackburn Rovers.
The goal that Blackburn Rovers conceded was the 50th in all games this season.

04.04.2009 The win took Blackburn Rovers’ total of home Premier League points to 502.
Robbie Keane makes his 300th career Premier League appearance (Coventry, Leeds, Liverpool and Tottenham).

19.12.2009 This was Rovers’ 600th Premier League game and their 300th at Ewood Park.
Tottenham’s 50th away game against Blackburn Rovers.

Transfers from Tottenham to Blackburn Rovers

Name Date Fee

Paul ROBINSON 25 July 2008 £3,500,000

Bobby MIMMS December 1990 £250,000

Noel BROTHERSTON July 1977 Free

Archie HUGHES October 1948  


Transfers from Blackburn Rovers to Tottenham

Name Date Fee

Ryan NELSEN 2nd February 2012 Free

David BENTLEY August 2008 £15,000,000

Tim SHERWOOD February 1999 £3,000,000

Mike ENGLAND August 1966 £95,000

Ellis CROMPTON December 1910