Spurs v Coventry City notes

02.04.1977 Coventry City play their eighth away game on the trot since their last home fixture.


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Alan Brazil -.

Ivor Brown -.

William Buckingham -.

Calum Davenport -.

Gerry Francis Spent the 1982-1983 season at Highfield Road, but was hit by injuries.  Went on to manage Tottenham between 1994 and 1997.

Marton Fulop -.

Randolph Galloway -.

Terry Gibson Tenacious striker, who made his way to the first team at White Hart Lane through the youth system, but left to join the Sky Blues to get more first team action in 1983.

Jimmy Holmes Youth product at Highfield Road, who became a stylish central defender, who was good on the ball.  Joined Tottenham in 1977.

Johnnie Jackson -.

Bill Jacques -.

Robbie Keane Worked through the Wolves youth system and when it looked like he was set for a move to a big club, he moved across the Midlands to Coventry in August 1999.  From there, the prolific striker moved to Internazionale in Milan, where he had a tough time, before joining Leeds United on loan and then permanently.  Tottenham snapped him up from Elland Road for £7 million and he went on to play for Liverpool for a short while before returning to White Hart Lane.  In 2011 he was allowed to leave to join LA Galaxy in the American MLS, although he did have a short spell back in England on loan to Aston Villa in 2012.

Peter Murphy -.

Keith Osgood Spurs Youth product, who made his break-through into the team as a centre-half before moving to Coventry in 1978.

Rohan Ricketts -.

Tommy Roe -.

Steve Sedgley A youngster in Spurs’ youth set up, Steve Sedgley went to Coventry to get his break and then re-joined Tottenham in 1989, after featuring against us in the 1987 FA Cup final.

Tim Sherwood -.

John Smith -.

Danny Thomas Attacking full back, who had a great career until ended by a ‘challenge’ from Gavin McMahon of QPR.  Started with Coventry City and made his name there before he signed for Spurs in June 1983.

Dennis Uphill -.

Grant Ward -.

Charlie Wilson -.

Terry Yorath Welsh international midfielder, who came to Spurs at the end of his career after serving Coventry City until 1979.


Debuts against Coventry City

Bert Smith 30.08.1919

Jimmy Chipperfield 30.08.1919

Alex Lindsay 30.08.1919

Isaac Spelman 28.08.1937

Martin Peters 21.03.1970

Don McAllister 15.02.1975

Ian Crook 01.05.1982

Mark Bowen 29.08.1983

John Polston 15.11.1986

Chris Fairclough 15.08.1987

Johnny Metgod 15.08.1987

Jason Cundy 28.03.1992

Gerard McMahon 09.05.1995

Steffen Iversen 07.12.1996

Tim Sherwood 06.02.1999


Last game for the club – played against Coventry City

David Jenkins 21.03.1970

Chris McGrath 27.12.1975

Richard Cooke 08.02.1986

Glenn Hoddle 16.05.1987

Chris Fairclough 18.08.1989

Nick Barmby 09.05.1995

Jason Dozzell 11.05.1997

Paul McVeigh 11.05.1997


First goal for the club – scored against Coventry City

Jimmy Chipperfield 30.08.1919

Martin Peters 21.03.1970

Charlie Whitchurch 26.01.1946

Paul McVeigh 11.05.1997

Rohan Ricketts 24.09.2003


Last goal for the club – scored against Coventry City

Les Stevens 29.11.1947

Dave Mackay 20.04.1968

Colin Lee 10.02.1979

Alan Brazil 24.03.1984

Paul McVeigh 11.05.1997

Nicola Berti 13.04.1998


Coventry City debuts against Spurs

Fred Hawley 30.08.1919

Horace Clarke 30.08.1919

Alex Mercer 30.08.1919

Fred Gibson 30.08.1919

Fred Howe 06.09.1919

Joe Stone 06.09.1919

Walter Medcalf 28.08.1937

Magnis McPhee 28.08.1937

Harry Pearson 28.08.1937

Edward Shore 30.08.1948

Ian St. John 25.09.1971

John Craven 25.08.1973

Brian Roberts 19.04.1976

Steve Whitton 29.09.1979

Danny Thomas (sub) 29.09.1979

John Hendrie 05.12.1981

Trevor Peake 29.08.1983

Micky Adams 29.08.1983

Graham Withey (sub) 29.08.1983

Tommy Langley 24.03.1984

David Speedie 15.08.1987

Craig Middleton (sub) 14.04.1990

Mike Marsh 31.12.1994

Marcus Hall 31.12.1994


First goal for Coventry City – scored against Spurs

Graham Withey 29.08.1983

David Speedie 15.08.1987



09.04.1994 Ally Pickering makes his Coventry City debut.

14.10.2000 Tim Sherwood plays the 800th match of his career.


Transfers from Tottenham to Coventry City

Name Date Fee
Steve SEDGLEY July 1989 £750,000
Danny THOMAS June 1983 £250,000
Terry YORATH August1979 £275,000
Jimmy HOLMES March 1977 £100,000
Peter MURPHY May 1950  
Septimus Randolph GALLOWAY August 1928  
Charlie WILSON 1919  
Bill JACQUES May 1914  


Transfers from Coventry City to Tottenham

Name Date Fee
Terry GIBSON August 1983 £100,000
Keith OSGOOD January 1978 £125,000
John SMITH March 1964  
Ivor BROWN July 1911