Spurs v Burnley Notes

16.01.1963 This Third Round FA Cup tie had been postponed numerous times because of the severe snow suffered by England in this year.  It was eventually played 11 days after the original date.

28.11.2021 Premier League match at Turf Moor was postponed because of heavy snowfall that prevented the pitch being cleared.

They are linked with both

David Black Left winger who signed in the summer of 1897.  Had played for Grimsby Town, Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton Wanderers before joining Burnley, who were then in the Football League.  Came South to play for Tottenham in the Southern League, scoring eight goals in 20 games.  Left to play at Woolwich Arsenal and finished his career at Clyde.

Jonathan Black Young Northern Ireland midfielder who was released by Tottenham in November 2003 and he had a trial at Burnley.

Jesper Cristiansen Danish Under-21 keeper, who had a trial with Spurs in April 2000, he also trialled at Burnley in 2003.

Ralph Coates A quick winger, who impressed against Spurs in League games came through the Turf Moor youth system and made over 200 appearances between 1964 and 1971.  A £190,000 transfer to Spurs saw him win the UEFA Cup and League Cup in his seven year stay, playing around 200 games before a spell in Australia and a return to England with Leyton Orient.

Jimmy Davidson The Scottish forward began his career at Leith Athletic before moving on to Glasgow Celtic, then the Clarets, for whom he scored twice in 20 games.  Loaned out to Lincoln City before coming to White Hart Lane before the start of the 1897-98 season.  Hit five goals in 17 Southern League matches for Tottenham.  Left to join Brighton United and then return to Burnley where he scored five more goal in 45 games.

Arthur Dixon Signed in 1907 after 175 games and seven goals for Burnley.  Started with Trawden Forest and Nelson before being taken to Turf Moor.  Played only six games for Tottenham in the Southern League before leaving for Bradford Park Avenue.

Frank Drabble In 1909, school teacher and goalkeeper Drabble made his debut for Spurs against Notts. County as an amateur.  Played twice for Burnley in the league and went on to play for Nottingham Forest, Bradford Park Avenue, Bolton Wanderers, Southport and QPR.

Theo Foley Was a player in Burnley’s reserve side before entering a coaching career, which included a stint at Spurs as coach to George Graham between 1998 and 2001.

Paul Gascoigne Signed by Tottenham from Newcastle United in 1989 for £2 million, Gazza scored 19 goals from midfield in 92 league matches.  Left to join Lazio in Italy, then went on to play for Glasgow Rangers, Middlesbrough and Everton.  Joined Burnley in March 2002, but played only six matches for the Clarets before moving on to Gansu Tianma in China and Boston United, then moving into management with Kettering Town.

Phil Gray 26 times capped Northern Ireland striker came through the Spurs youth system and played nine league games between 1987 and 1991.  His clubs included Barnsley, Fulham, Luton Town, Sunderland and Burnley in July 2000, netting once in five league matches.  Also went on to play for Nancy in France and Fortuna Dusseldorf in Germany.

Davie Haddow Scottish keeper, who won one cap for his country,  Played for Albion Rovers, Derby County, Glasgow Rangers, Motherwell, New Brighton Tower and Burnley where he won the Second Division title with the Turfites in 1898.  Joined Spurs and was part of the southern League championship winning team in 1900.  Also won a Scottish Cup winners medal with Rangers.

Ellis Hargreaves Played for both clubs in 1897 with one appearance for Burnley in the Football League and one United League game for Spurs.  Returned North to play for Darwen, where he scored once in 14 games.

Harry Hargreaves Inside forward who came to us from Burnley in March 1926.  Started his career at Great Harwood, East Lancashire regiment, Nelson and Wolverhampton Wanderers before playing for Pontypridd, leaving them in 1923 for Turf Moor.  Scored six goals in 26 games for the Clarets and then seven in 34 for Spurs.  Left to return to the North with Rossendale United and Barnoldswick Town.

Joe Hart England goalkeeper Joe Hart started his career with Shrewsbury Town before a big move to Manchester City brought winners medals in the three domestic competitions. Fell out of favour when Guardiola took over and went out on loans before signing for Burnley in 2018. Found himself behind two England keepers in Heaton and Pope, limiting his appearances to 24 and was released in 2020 to be picked up by Spurs on a free transfer.  Played only a handful of games in the Europa League before joining Glasgow Celtic in the summer of 2021.

Jimmy Hartley Forward who was born in Dumbarton, he played for his local team,  Sunderland, Burnley and Lincoln City (loan) before he was signed by Tottenham in the 1897 close season.  Scored nine times in 18 games for Tottenham in the Southern League.  Left to return to Lincoln and after his spell at Sincil Bank, went on to play for Glasgow Rangers, Port Glasgow Athletic, Brentford and New Brompton before retiring.

Harry Jackson War-time guest player who played twice for Spurs in 1942, but was a centre forward for Burnley.

Mark Kendall Debuted for Spurs in November 1978 and the last of his 471 league games came when he was at Turf Moor on loan from Swansea City in January 1992.  Also appeared between the sticks for Chesterfield, Newport County and Wolverhampton Wanderers, while winning Welsh caps at Schoolboy, youth, Under-21 levels.  Died too young after serving in Wales as a Policeman.

Doug MacFarlane Hit 35 goals in 121 appearances for Burnley before moving to Spurs in 1908.  Played in the first Football League match for us against Wolverhampton Wanderers and went on to complete 21 games and score two goals before moving on to play for his hometown club Barrow for the second time.

Paul Mahorn Young striker loaned to Burnley in 1996, where he scored once in eight games.  Left Tottenham with one game to his name for Fulham and Port Vale.

Paul McVeigh Another youth product, who scored once in three league appearances in the league in 1997, but left to join Norwich City.  Won 20 caps with Northern Ireland and spent a spell on loan at Burnley between March and May 2007.  Left Norwich to join Luton Town in the Conference, but returned to Carrow Road for the 2009-10 season before being released by the Canaries.

Joe Meek Guest player who played for Burnley during the war when based nearby.

Tony Parks Taken to Burnley by Waddle as his first signing.  Didn’t play a game for the Clarets after he signed on at Turf Moor on a monthly contract in August 1997, but his career, which started with 49 games between 1982 and 1988, including the 1984 UEFA Cup final (which was his career highlight – saving penalties in the shoot out after the game ended all square) and took in spells at Oxford United, Gillingham, Brentford, Fulham, Southend United, West Ham United, Stoke City, Rotherham United, Falkirk, Lillestrom (Norway), Blackpool, Barnet (trial), Doncaster Rovers, Scarborough and Halifax Town.  Went back to Burnley as goalkeeping coach in January 1999.

Tom Roberts Played most of his career at Preston North End during which time he played twice for England.  Representing both teams in the 1920s, he scored 28 times in 49 games at Turf Moor and for Tottenham twice in four games.  Tom also played for Soho Villa, Leicester Fosse, Dick Kerr’s XI and Chorley.

John Sainty Former youth and reserve player at Tottenham, Sainty coached at Turf Moor from January 1984.

Fred Sargent Guest player who played for Burnley during the war when based nearby.

Max Seeburg German born striker played for Park (a local Tottenham side), Cheshunt and Chelsea.  Only played one game at Spurs before leaving for Leyton and then joining Burnley in 1910, where he appeared 17 times.  Played for Grimsby Town and Reading too.

Paul Stewart Paul Stewart was loaned to Burnley during February 1995 from Liverpool,  playing six matches.  A striker turned midfielder, Stewart played 131 games for Tottenham scoring 28 goals from 1988 to 1992, winning three England caps while at White Hart Lane.  Paul started with Blackpool, before moving to Manchester City and after Tottenham went to Liverpool, Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers,  Sunderland, Stoke City and Workington.

Mitchell Thomas Served Spurs for five years from July 1986, making 157 appearances and scoring six goals after signing from Luton Town.  Rejoined Luton before joining Burnley in July 1999, where the defender played 99 times in the league.

Jack Tresadern Turned out at left half 22 times for Burnley, before joining West Ham United (including the 1923 FA Cup final) and Northampton Town.  When he finished playing he became Spurs manager between 1935 and 1938, before occupying the boss’ office at Crystal Palace, Plymouth Argyle, Chelmsford City, Hastings United and Tonbridge.

Chris Waddle Was player/manager at Burnley in July 1997 after joining the Lancashire club from Sunderland.  Played 31 times scoring once.  Began his career with Newcastle United and after Spurs, played at Marseille, Sheffield Wednesday, Falkirk, Bradford City and Torquay United.  Joined Tottenham in July 1985 and in four seasons with the club Waddle turned out in 138 league games, scoring 33 times.

Debuts for the club – against Burnley

Jim Fleming 18.10.1913

Cyril Spiers 03.12.1927

Arthur Rowe 10.10.1931

Allan Taylor 10.10.1931

Leon Joseph 18.02.1947

Colin Brittan 07.10.1950

Micky Dulin 17.12.1955

Bob Wilkie 29.04.1957

Stephen Carr 22.09.1993

Ben Alnwick 21.01.2009

Davinson Sanchez 27.08.2017

Joe Rodon 26.10.2020

Last game for the club – played against Burnley

Joe Brough 24.02.1909

Bill Jacques 09.09.1922

Fanny Walden 26.04.1924

Herbert Blake 03.05.1924

Jimmy Townley 14.4.1928

Leon Joseph 18.02.1947

Sid Tickridge 07.10.1950

Alan Woods 16.04.1955

Eddie Baily 17.12.1955

Bob Wilkie 29.04.1957

Bill Dodge 03.10.1959

Ken Barton 21.04.1964

Bobby Smith 21.04.1964

First goal for the club – scored against Burnley

Ernie Coquet 24.02.1909

Les Howe 15.10.1932

Neil McNab 05.11.1977

Last goal for the club – scored against Burnley

Ernie Coquet 24.02.1909

Bert Bliss 16.09.1922

Ted Harper 10.10.1931

Les Medley 27.09.1952

Mike England 05.10.1974

Micky Dulin 07.09.1957

Jimmy Robertson 07.09.1968

Phil Holder 11.09.1973


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Harry Kane becomes the first player in Premier League history to score 70 or more goal on two different days of the week (Saturday and Sunday).
His goal was Tottenham’s 150th at home against Burnley in all competitions.

28.02.2021 At 18 years and 21 days, second half substitute Lewis Richardson became Burnley’s youngest Premier League debutant.

26.10.2020 Tottenham’s 50th win over Burnley.

07.03.2020 Dele Alli scores his 50th Premier League goal.
100th League meeting between the two clubs.

23.12.2017 Harry Kane becomes the first Spurs player to score 50 away Premier League goals and his third goal equals Alan Shearer’s 22 year old record of 36 Premier League goals in a calendar year.

27.08.2017 Mousa Dembele makes his 200th Spurs appearance.

01.04.2017 Ben Mee makes his 100th consecutive first team league start.
Sam Vokes makes his 100th Burnley appearance.

05.04.2015 Harry Kane captains Spurs for the first time

14.01.2015 Tottenham’s second goal was their 200th against Burnley in all competitive matches

05.01.2015 Burnley’s goal was their 100th against Spurs in competitive matches at Turf Moor

26.09.2009 First Premier League meeting between the two clubs.

06.11.2002 100th meeting of the two teams.

21.04.1964 Sammy Todd makes his Burnley debut.