Spurs v Crystal Palace notes

03.04.2019 This visit of Crystal Palace marked the inaugural match at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium built on the site of the old White Hart Lane and 689 days after the final match at the old ground.

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Clive Allen Signed as a young striker from Arsenal, where he hadn’t played a game, in an exchange deal involving Kenny Sansom.  Only at Selhurst park for a season, scoring 9 goals in 25 games, before he left for QPR.  Spurs signed him from there in 1984 and scored 113 goals in the 174 games he played in for the club.  Departed in 1988 for Bordeaux for £1,000,000.

Chris Armstrong Moved across South London from Millwall to Palace in 1988.  Scored well in a struggling Eagles team, but failed a drugs test and after rehabilitation, he signed for Spurs in 1995.  Brought in to replace Jurgen Klinsmann, it was a tough ask, but the tall, pacy forward did score 75 times in 203 matches in his seven year stay at the Lane.  Injuries took their toll and he moved to Bolton Wanderers in 2002.

Dean Austin Tenacious full back Dean Austin signed for Tottenham from Southend United in 1992 and played regularly under manager Terry Venables, making 182 appearances, before a broken leg and other players brought in squeezed him out.  Leaving on a free transfer in 1998, Venables took him to Palace, where he stayed for four years before moving into coaching.

Jimmy Bauchop -.

Eddie Birnie -.

John Bostock Controversially moved to Spurs in 2008, much to the ire of Palace chairman Simon Jordan (who withdrew Bostock and his father’s season tickets).  Had been Palace’s youngest ever player and secured the same record at Spurs, but never really settled and a series of loans did not work out, restricting him to just 10 appearances before being released in 2013, when he moved to Royal Antwerp in Belgium.

John Brearley -.

John Brooks -.

Arthur Crompton -.

Bill Dodge -.

Dickie Dowsett -.

Terry Fenwick Was part of Venables’ ‘Team of the 80s’ at Palace, having four years in the first team after winning the FA Youth Cup with the club.  He followed Venables to QPR in 1980 and to Tottenham in 1987 (having scored against Spurs in the 1982 FA Cup Final).  Played over 100 times for Spurs, but fans never really took to him. Unfortunately broke his leg in the warm up for an FA Cup tie at Portsmouth in 1991 and never really regained his place, leaving for Swindon Town in 1993. 

Zeki Fryers A player Tottenham went to a lot of trouble to sign, but never realised his potential.  Left Manchester United after turning down a contract, joining Standard Liege in the summer of 2012 after training with Tottenham, but compensation with United could not be agreed.  A change of manager saw him out of the side and Spurs signed him in January 2013 to United’s anger.  Only made 16 appearances before leaving for Palace in 2014.  Played for the Eagles 14 times and left to sign for Barnsley in 2017.

Johnny Gavin -.

Andy Gray At Selhurst Park from 1984 to and 1989 to 1992, Gray played 242 times for Palace and scored 51 goals.  On signing for Spurs on loan originally and then permanently, he played 33 matches scoring three times before leaving in 1994.

Bob Hewitson -.

Charlie Hewitt -.

Phil Holder Having only limited opportunities in the first team at Tottenham, their youth product midfielder Phil Holder left after making 19 appearances (mainly from the bench) and scoring twice to join Palace in 1975 playing over 100 games as a bustling midfielder before leaving in 1978, joining Bournemouth.  Coached at Selhurst Park when he finished playing.

Roger Hoy A right back turned centre half who came through the ranks at Spurs, Hoy played 10 League matches and and made two European Cup Winners Cup appearances before signing for Palace in September 1968.  Roger played 53 League games and scored seven goals.

Archie Hughes -.

Rev. Kenneth Hunt The only ordained minister to play for England, the half back made 15 appearances for Palace between 1912 and 1914.  Hunt played one game at centre half for Spurs as a guest during World War I, but the match was abandoned after 40 minutes because of fog.  He returned to play for Crystal Palace after the war until 1920.

Steffen Iversen Norwegian striker Spurs bought from Rosenborg for £2.3 million, he struggled with injuries, but scored 47 goals in 177 games played for the club during his seven year stay.  Left to join Wolves in 2003, returning to Norway before signing for Crystal Palace in January 2011 and scored a couple of goals in 23 games before being released in January 2012.

Chris Jones Recommended by former striker Len Duquemin, Chris Jones journeyed from Jersey to Spurs in 1973 and netted 42 times in 185 appearances even though not a regular.  Moved to Manchester City in 1982, but played only three games before joining Palace the same year, in a short stay of 10 months appearing 18 times and scoring three times.  Left for Charlton Athletic and finished his career at Orient.

Nya Kirby Youngster developed by Spurs, who wanted a move to Chelsea and it looked a done deal, but suddenly he was at Selhurst Park with Palace.  Midfielder had not appeared for the Eagles before going on loan to Blackpool and will look to push on into the Palace first XI.

John Lacy Signed by Spurs for Fulham in 1978 on their return to the First Division, John Lacy became the first player to have his fee fixed by a transfer tribunal.  Featured in 132 games and chipped in with three goals before he moved to the Eagles in 1983, but injuries restricted him to about 30 appearances in 15 months, leading to him moving to Stockholm to play his football.  Returned to play non-league until he turned 40.

David Levene -.

Jimmy McCormick -.

Gary O’Reilly -.

George Payne -.

Wayne Routledge -.

Derek Possee Diminutive striker who scored four goals in 19 first team appearances after coming through the ranks at Spurs, Derek Possee left to become a Millwall legend in 1967.  Scored 79 goals in over 200 games ahead of a move to Selhurst Park in 1973, where he got 13 goals in 53 appearances.  Left for Leyton Orient in 1974

Arthur Rowe Championship winning player and manager with Spurs, Rowe later went on to manage Palace, taking them to the Fourth Division championship – their first honour in forty years.

Neil Ruddock Signed from Millwall as a teenager in 1986, Neil Ruddock was sold back to the Lions in 1988, who let him leave for Southampton after two appearances.  Rebuilt his reputation as a hard tackling, ball-playing defender and re-signed by Tottenham in 1992 for a tribunal fee of £750,000.  Played 58 times over the two spells, the latter lasting just over a season before he was sold to Liverpool for a quick profit at £2.5 million.  Subsequently moved to West Ham and then to Palace in 2000 on a free, playing 20-odd games before ending his playing days at Swindon Town.

Charlie Rundle -.

Les Stevens -.

Paul Stewart Paul Stewart had developed a reputation for goal-scoring at Blackpool and Manchester City, who Tottenham signed him from in 1988 for £1.7 million.  Venables turned him into a powerful midfielder, winning England caps and the FA Cup while at the club.  Scored 37 goals in 171 appearances (one in the FA Cup Final) before Liverpool bought him for £2.3 million in 1992, but injuries blighted his time at Anfield and he spent a loan period at Crystal Palace in January 1994 scoring three goals in 18 games.

Peter Taylor -.

Andros Townsend -.

David Tuttle -.

Dennis Uphill -.

Terry Venables -.

Ernie Walley -.

Claude Watson -.


Debuts against Crystal Palace

Tommy Gipps 02.12.1907

Andy Polston 03.03.1990

Dean Austin 22.08.1992

Roberto Soldado 18.08.2013

Paulinho 18.08.2013

Etienne Capoue 18.08.2013

Nacer Chadli 18.08.2013

Paulo Gazzaniga 05.11.2017


Last game for the club – played against Crystal Palace

Wally Eames 09.02.1907

Tom Morris 28.10.1912

Chris Young 28.10.1912

Jimmy Bauchop 08.12.1913

Albert Tomkin 09.12.1939

Andy Duncan 29.08.1942

George (Willie) Hall 27.11.1943

Jimmy Greaves 28.01.1970

Ken Hancock 19.09.1970

Andy Polston 03.03.1990

Mark Robson 03.03.1990

Garry Brady 28.03.1998


First goal for the club – scored against Crystal Palace

Bert Middlemiss 02.12.1907

Jimmy Banks 02.10.1915

Harry Gilberg 07.10.1944

Steve Perryman 26.12.1969

Steve Archibald 19.08.1980

Roberto Soldado 18.08.2013

Victor Wanyama 20.08.2016

Juan Foyth 10.11.2018


Last goal for the club – scored against Crystal Palace

Jimmy Pass 12.02.1908

Harry Stansfield 05.10.1907

Arthur Pickett 12.02.1908

Jimmy Elliott 05.04.1919

Paul Walsh 22.12.1991


Debuts for Crystal Palace against Spurs

Alan Pinkney 26.12.1969

Terry Fenwick 17.12.1977

Nigel Martyn 18.11.1989

Paul Bodin 17.04.1991

Aaron Wan-Bissaka 25.02.2018

Nathan Ferguson 26.12.2021


Last game for Crystal Palace – played against Spurs

Alan Birchenall 18.09.1971

Phil Hoadley 18.09.1971


11.01.2014 First home win for Tottenham over Crystal Palace in the Premier League.  

22.01.2005 One point of the points gained in this match gave Crystal Palace their 500th in the top flight of English football.
Dougie Freedman makes his 100th League start for the Eagles.
Danny Granville makes his 350th club career appearance.
Mikele Leigertwood scores his first goal for Palace.

28.12.2004 Ledley King started a game for the 150th time for Tottenham.

23.01.2016 Hugo Lloris makes his 150th appearance for Tottenham.

20.08.2016 Christian Eriksen makes his 100th Premier League appearance for Tottenham.

26.04.2017 Tottenham record their longest winning run of games in the top flight since October 1960 with their eighth consecutive win.

25.02.2018 Harry Kane scored his 150th club career goal.
Wayne Hennessey plays his 250th career Premier League match.

07.03.2021 100th meeting in a match between the two sides.
Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son combine for the 14th time this season to score and create a new Premier League record.
Harry Kane becomes the first player since Jurgen Klinsmann v Wimbledon on 07.05.1998 to score twice and assist twice in a Premier League game for Tottenham.

26.12.2021 Tottenham record their 50th win over Crystal Palace in competitive matches.
Nathan Ferguson makes his Crystal Palace debut.


Transfers from Crystal Palace to Tottenham

Name Date Fee

John BOSTOCK July 2008 £1,500,000 (cond)

Wayne ROUTLEDGE July 2005 Undisclosed

Chris ARMSTRONG June 1995 £4,500,000

Andy GRAY June 1992 £700,000

Peter TAYLOR Sept 1976 £400,000


Transfers from Tottenham to Crystal Palace

Name Date Fee

Zeki FRYERS August 2014 Undisclosed

Dean AUSTIN July 1998 Free

John LACY July 1983

Phil HOLDER March 1975

Roger HOY September 1968

Bill DODGE July 1962

Charlie RUNDLE June 1950

David LEVENE December 1935

George PAYNE May 1909

John BREARLEY May 1907