Spurs v Fulham Notes

26.01.2010 Gareth Bale starts a match at the 23rd attempt that ends in a Premier League win for Tottenham.

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Steve Archibald Spurs goal-scorer between the years of 1980 and 1988, he signed as a non-contract player for the Craven Cottage side at the end of his career in September 1992.

Darren Bent A record signing for Spurs at the time arriving from Charlton Athletic in June 2007 for £16.5 million, but he never really hit it off with the team playing a different system that failed to suit his strengths.  Scored 37 in 79 games for Spurs before being sold to Sunderland in 2009 for the same fee.  Joined Fulham on 16th August 2013 for a season long loan from Aston Villa, scoring six goals in 30 matches.

Dimitar Berbatov Stylish striker Tottenham bought from Bayer Leverkusen in 2006 going on to score 46 times in 102 matches.  Sold to Manchester United in 2009, from where he joined Fulham in 2012 netting 20 goals in 54 games before signing for AS Monaco in 2013

Ernest Bowering In 1912, Ernie Bowering played left half in seven games for Spurs and one for Fulham in a short career.

Laurie Brown A versatile centre half/forward, Laurie Brown was with Fulham as an amateur, although he didn’t make the first team, but left for Northampton Town and then moved on to Arsenal.  Joined Spurs in 1964 staying for two years and scoring three times in 66 games before signing for Norwich City.

Michael Brown Joined Spurs in January 2004 and played 64 games in midfield scoring three times.  With first team opportunities limited, he joined Fulham in the January 2006 transfer window.

Alec Chaplin Played four games for Spurs in 1915 and joined Fulham in 1919.  Played 276 games for the Cottagers scoring once.

Ernie Coquet Signed from Reading in 1908, along with Billy Minter for a combined cost of £500, full back Coquet served Spurs well, making 77 league appearances, eight in the FA Cup and playing six Southern League games.  He scored one goal – a penalty against Burnley in 1909.  He left Tottenham in August 1911 to go to Port Vale, before returning to London with Fulham in January 1913, where he played 48 league matches.

John Curtis Left winger John ‘Jack’ Curtis joined Spurs from Gainsborough Trinity in 1909, being promoted to the First Division in his first season and going on to make 89 appearances and scoring five times. Moved to Fulham in 1913, playing only twice in his one season with the club and moved across West London to Brentford in 1914.

Simon Davies Well-respected at both clubs, the Welsh midfielder signed for Tottenham from Peterborough United on the last day of 1999.  Industrious and skilful, Simon Davies scored 18 goals in 147 matches and left for Everton in 2005.  Moved on to Fulham in 2007 staying for six and a half years, playing 167 matches and scoring 17 times before being released in 2013.

Sean Davis Brought through the ranks at Fulham, playing over 150 times, the midfielder signed for Tottenham in the summer of 2004, but injury hampered his time at the club restricting him to 17 appearances before being sold to Portsmouth in 2006.

Mousa Dembele Fearsomely strong on the ball, Mousa Dembele was the midfield pivot that Fulham and Spurs played around.  Signed from AZ Alkmaar in 2010 for £5 million, Dembele settled quickly and scored the club’s goal of the season against Spurs with a run for the halfway line.  Mousa scored seven goals in 75 matches for the Cottagers.  Was bought by Spurs for £15 million in 2013 playing a major part of the club’s progress under Mauricio Pochettino netting 10 times in 250 appearances before moving to China in January 2019.

Clint Dempsey Ace goalscorer Clint “Deuce” Dempsey was brought to London by Fulham from New England Revolution in 2007.  Hit 60 goals for the club from 228 appearances before signing for Spurs in 2012, where he hit the net 12 times in 43 matches. Returned to the US with Seattle Sounders at the end of the 2012-13 season, but went back to the Cottage in 2013 for a two month loan playing five more games without scoring.

Terry Dyson Yorkshire born winger Terry Dyson signed for Spurs in 1955 from Scarborough.  His ten year career at the Lane saw the team win the Double, another FA Cup and the Cup-Winners’ Cup.  Scored 55 goals in 209 matches before joining Fulham in 1965, playing only 28 games in three years and hitting the net five times. Left Craven Cottage in 1968 for Colchester United.

Bert Elkin Started at Fulham as a full back in 1906-07 without making the first team, he moved to Leyton and Stockport County.  Signed for Spurs in 1909 for £500, won a London FA Challenge Cup with the club and then emigrated to South Africa in 1911.  An all round athlete, he was supposedly a very good boxer and runner.

Willie Evans Welshman Willie Evans started playing with Tottenham Juniors in 1928, but only signed for Tottenham from Cardiff City in 1931, where he had been an amateur.   A speedy winger with a powerful shot, Willie played 203 times for Spurs and scored 96 goals, creating many more for his fellow forwards.  A knee injury and a second operation in 1937 meant Tottenham did not keep him on, with Fulham picking him up, but he retired without playing a game for them.

Ray Evans Strong tackling, attacking left back, Ray Evans was a Spurs youth product, progressing to the First XI .  Made 179 appearances scoring four times, then moved to Millwall and then Fulham in 1977 where he scored six goals in 91 matches. At the end of his 18 months spell at Craven Cottage, he played in the US and then signed for Stoke City in 1979. 

Tom Fitchie Dribbling forward Tom Fitchie played for both clubs in a career that saw him play for ten teams in numerous spells with most of them.   Was only at Tottenham once in 1902 when he played twice and scored once sandwiched between spells with Woolwich Arsenal.  Was at Fulham towards the tail end of his career in 1912, netting two goals in 8 games.

Matt Forster Only 19 when Spurs signed him from Newburn in 1919, Matt Forster was a talented full back who amassed 271 appearances before he was not retained in 1930 and moved to Reading.  After he finished playing, he scouted for Fulham from 1938.

Phil Gray Spurs’ young striker went on loan to Fulham in December 1990, playing three games for the Cottagers.  Played 31 times for the Spurs first team, scoring twice in friendlies, before leaving to join Luton Town in 1991.

Cliff Jones Tottenham legendary winger signed from Swansea City in 1958, Cliff Jones went on to make 378 appearances, scoring 159 goals as he was part of a side that won the Double, two more FA Cups and the Cup-Winners’ Cup. Left for Fulham in 1968, where his two seasons saw only twenty odd appearances and a couple of goals before he moved to Kings Lynn in 1970.

Paul Konchesky Starting his career at Charlton Athletic, defender Paul Konchesky spent three months on loan in 2003, playing 15 matches.  Signed from West Ham in 2007, he played just over 100 games for Fulham before moving to Liverpool in 2010.

John Lacy Was a professional at Fulham from 1972, playing for them in the 1975 FA Cup final.  The central defender joined Spurs when they returned to the First Division in 1978 and had his fee decided by a transfer tribunal … the first player to be subject to this process.  Stayed until 1983 when he left for Crystal Palace.

Jimmy McCormick Winger Jimmy McCormick signed for Spurs from Chesterfield in 1933, playing in 150 games and  scoring 28 goals in his 13 years at the club, taking in the Second World War.  Went to Fulham in 1946 and spent an injury hit two years, making only 9 appearances.  Left to join Lincoln City.

Kenny McKay Signed from Sheffield United in 1898, Kenny McKay spent a season at Tottenham with the forward playing 17 times and scoring four goals.  Left for Thames Ironworks and Wishaw United, then joined Fulham in 1901, winning the southern League Second Division with the Cottagers.

Steed Malbranque The French midfielder made 211 appearances and scored 44 goals for Fulham between August 2001 and May 2006, of which 32 goals and 172 appearances were in the League, before joining Spurs in August 2006.

Tom Meade A Woolwich Arsenal amateur turned professional with the South Londoners before joining Spurs in 1897, but had to be left out because of “exorbitant demands for the South London club”. This let Bill Joyce to take his place, pushing Tommy Meade back to being a reserve.  Stayed for two seasons and then moved to Fulham in 1900, where he enjoyed four seasons, scoring 72 goals in 97 appearances.

Alan Mullery Began his career with Fulham playing over 200 games in six years before departing for Tottenham in 1964.  Won an FA Cup and two League Cups, before scoring in the UEFA Cup final and lifting the trophy in 1972.  Moved back to Fulham in 1972 playing another FA Cup final with the Cottagers until 1976, having played nearly 200 games and then played a short time in South Africa.

Danny Murphy Creative England midfielder signed by Spurs in 2006 from Charlton Athletic for £2 million.  Never established a permanent place in the side during his stay, but played well when he was in the team, making only 29 appearances and scoring twice.  Left for Fulham in 2008 although he had not fallen out with manager Martin Jol, which was just as well as he worked under him at Craven Cottage later in his career that that took in 198 games and 28 goals.  He could not agree a new contract with Jol in 2011 and was released to move to Blackburn Rovers.

Eugene O’Callaghan Came to Tottenham in 1925, he was farmed out to Northfleet and Barnet to get experience, before signing pro forms in 1926.  Made more than 300 appearances for Tottenham before leaving in 1935 for Leicester City and then Fulham in 1937 … making his debut against Spurs !!  He stayed at Fulham as a trainer, but “Taffy” returned to Spurs in the Second World War to play as a guest player.

Josh Onomah Spurs Academy midfield product who moved to Fulham in the summer of 2019 as part of the deal to bring Ryan Sessegnon to N17.  Played 13 games with Spurs and then helped Fulham to the Premier League after winning the play-off in 2019-20.

Frank Osborne South African born, Frank Osborne signed for Fulham in 1921, scoring well in a poor side, but winning an England cap before cash-strapped Cottagers sold him to Spurs in 1924 for £1,500.  Continued his heavy scoring including three hat-tricks in two weeks and 78 goals in 220 games.  Relegation to Division Two led to him leaving for £450 after seven years, moving to Southampton.  Returned to the Cottage as manager in two spells (winning the Third Division title in 1949), director and general manager.

Scott Parker Tough-tackling midfielder who was allowed to leave Spurs to join Fulham at the end of his playing career, returned to Spurs as a youth coach and then went back to Craven Cottage as a coach and then taking the manager’s role in 2019.

Tony Parks Tottenham’s young keeper was over-looked when Bobby Mimms arrived and spent a spell at Fulham on loan during February 1991 before joining them on a permanent basis in March of that year.

Ernie Payne Controversial character, who led to Tottenham being suspended for two weeks after professionalism charge from the FA after they gave him money to buy some boots, when he turned up for a trial match without them.  He had been with Fulham, who complained he had been poached by Spurs, even though he hadn’t been a regular player for them and paid back the money to retain his amateur status with the Cottagers.  Eventually signed for Spurs in 1894, but ironically, when they turned professional in 1895, he remained an amateur until a knee injury ended his career in 1898.

Tom Pratt An inside forward who was signed from Preston North End in 1899 and returned there as he was unsettled at Spurs despite scoring 54 goals in 60 appearances.  Spent the 1904-05 season at Fulham, joining from Woolwich Arsenal and leaving for Blackpool.

Wayne Routledge Spurs winger signed from Crystal Palace in 2005, only ended up making five league appearances for the club, going out on loan at Fulham for the 2006-07 season, where he played 28 times scoring once.

Ryan Sessegnon Speedy left sided defender/midfielder who won England Under-21 honours after coming through the Fulham Academy before joining Spurs for a fee that could rise to GBP30 million in August 2019.

Bob Stevens A top amateur defender in his day, Bob Stevens first played for Spurs in 1899 and spent 14 years representing the club, mostly in the reserves, with three first team outings.  Played for other clubs, including Fulham, as amateurs were not bound to one team, but ceased playing when World War I began.

Alfie Stokes Signed from Clapton in 1953, Alfie Stokes scored well, netting 42 goals in 69 matches before moving on to Fulham in 1959 or one season, getting six goals in 15 matches for the West Londoners.

Bob Tannahill Well travelled Scottish winger, Bob Tannahill spent the 1897-98, playing regularly in the early part of the season (28 games, 9 goals) and then later joined Fulham between 1901 and 1904 .

Sid Tickridge A junior when Sid Tickridge signed for Spurs in 1946, he played 101 games at full back, including one in the title winning season of 1950-51.  Left in 1951 for Chelsea, but had featured as a guest for Fulham during the Second World War.

Charlie Walters Coming to Spurs from Oxford City in 1919, centre-half Charlie Walters won the 1921 FA Cup among his 136 appearances and left White Hart Lane for Fulham in 1926 to play 18 matches in his one season with the Cottagers.

Ralph Ward Came to Spurs from Bradford Park Avenue in 1936 after impressing in FA Cup ties against Tottenham.  Stayed for ten years in his full back position, making 378 appearances and scoring 28 goals.  Guest player for Fulham during the Second World War and left Tottenham in 1946 for Crewe Alexandra.

Bill Whatley Signed by Spurs from Ebbw Vale in 1929, Bill Whatley served as a full back in the side until displaced by Bill Nicholson and an ankle injury finished his career in 1947. Had guested for Fulham during WWII and went on to scout for Spurs after his playing days were over.

Roy White 169 games and two goals for Spurs would not have happened for Roy White, but after being injured in the Dunkirk evacuation, he was recommended to Spurs and he signed as an amateur.  Played throughout the war, guesting for Fulham and Manchester United, then was offered pro terms with Spurs, but he refused, returning to his former career of accountancy, but did play for Bradford Park Avenue for several seasons.


Debuts against Fulham

John George 14.11.1904
Charlie Morgan 02.01.1905
Joe Blake 16.10.1905
George Leach 16.10.1905
Alex Glen 03.09.1904
Harry Stansfield 03.09.1904
Les Stevens 02.05.1942
Derek King 20.08.1951
Garry Brady 05.01.1998
Tom Huddlestone 31.01.2006
Adam Smith 13.05.2012


Last game for the club – played against Fulham

Charlie Morgan 02.01.1905
Fred Boreham 06.12.1909
Jim Blyth 19.12.1936
Stan Alexander 24.04.1937
Bill Edrich 24.04.1937
Arthur Hitchins 02.05.1942
Roy White 16.03.1946
John Hall 16.03.1946
Frank Saul 30.12.1967
Paul Mahorn 05.01.1998


First goal for the club – scored against Fulham

Jimmy Reid 24.09.1906
Stan Alexander 24.04.1937
Les Stevens 02.05.1942
Bill Nicholson 04.12.1948
Terry Venables 01.10.1966
Stephen Clemence 05.01.1998
Pascal Chimbonda 20.01.2007
Younes Kaboul 01.09.2007
Gareth Bale 01.09.2007
Vlad Chiriches 04.12.2013


Last goal for the club – scored against Fulham

Bert Badger 11.04.1904
John Cameron 11.04.1904
Jimmy Reid 24.09.1906
Bobby Steel 25.03.1916
Billy Minter 13.12.1919
Stan Alexander 24.04.1937


05.09.1903 Fulham’s first professional match.

13.12.1919 Billy Minter’s first goal was his 100th for the club – the first man to achieve this milestone.

10.12.1932 Fulham keeper Alf Tootill plays his first match.

04.12.1955 Bill Nicholson’s goal was Tottenham’s 2,000th in the Football League.

02.11.1963 Danny Blanchflower’s last match at White Hart Lane

02.12.1981 Paul Miller makes his 100th appearance for Tottenham

15.12.2001 Spurs’ first home win over Fulham in the Premier League.
The first goal of the match, scored by Les Ferdinand, was the 10,000th in the Premier League since it’s inception in 1992

24.03.2002 Tottenham’s first away win against Fulham in the Premier League

11.09.2002 Fulham’s first goals against Spurs in the Premier League

30.08.2003 Jamie Redknapp’s 350th career league match.
Fulham’s first Premier League win at White Hart Lane.

31.01.2004 Fulham’s 50th home match in the Premier League.
Fulham complete their first League double over Tottenham.
Brian McBride scores for Fulham on his debut.

30.10.2004 Jermain Defoe makes his 100th Premiership appearance.

26.02.2005 Carlos Bocanegra makes his 50th appearance for Fulham.

26.09.2005 Zat Knight makes his 100th Premiership appearance – all for the Cottagers.

31.01.2006 Chris Coleman’s 100th Premiership match in charge of the Cottagers.
Martin Jol’s 50th Premiership match in charge of Spurs.
Michael Carrick makes his 50th Premiership appearance for Spurs.

17.09.2006 Jermaine Jenas makes his 150th career League start having played for Nottingham Forest, Newcastle and Tottenham.
This was Martin Jol’s 80th match in charge of Spurs.
Brian McBride makes his 100th Fulham appearance.
Zat Knight makes his 150th club career start.

20.01.2007 Ian Pearce makes his 50th Premiership start for the Cottagers.
Robbie Keane makes his 150th Premiership appearance for Spurs and 300th career English League appearance (Wolves, Coventry, Leeds and Spurs).
Young-Pyo Lee makes his 50th appearance for Tottenham.

01.09.2007 Simon Davies makes his 250th career league appearance (Peterborough, Everton, Tottenham and Fulham).
Hameur Bouazza makes his 100th league appearance (Watford, Swindon and Fulham).
Dejan Stefanovic makes his debut for Fulham.

26.12.2007 Robbie Keane’s second goal was his 100th Premier League goal.
Chris Baird makes his 100th career league appearance (Southampton, Walsall, Watford and Fulham).

26.12.2008 Jermaine Jenas makes his 100th Premier League appearance for Tottenham.
Mark Schwarzer makes his 350th appearance in a Premier League matches (Middlesbrough and Fulham).
Simon Davies makes his 300th career league appearance and 350th club career appearance (Peterborough, Tottenham, Everton and Fulham).
Paul Konchesky makes his 50th league appearance in a Fulham shirt.

16.10.2010 Roman Pavlyuchenko’s goal was Tottenham’s 100th goal in away London derbies in the Premier League.

06.11.2011 Luka Modric plays his 100th Premier League game for Tottenham.

01.12.2012 Spurs third goal from Jermain Defoe was their 100th away game against Fulham.

Transfers from Fulham to Tottenham

Name Date Fee
Ryan SESSEGNON 8th August 2019 £30,000,000 (cond.) (included Josh Onomah as part of the deal)
Clint DEMPSEY 31st August 2012 £6,000,000
Mousa DEMBELE 30th August 2012 £15,000,000
Steed MALBRANQUE August 2006 £2,500,000
Sean DAVIS July 2004 £3,000,000
John LACY July 1978 £200,000
Alan MULLERY March 1964
Frank OSBORNE January 1924 £3,000
Ernie PAYNE October 1893

Transfers from Tottenham to Fulham

Name Date Fee
Josh ONOMAH 8th August 2019 Part of deal to sign Ryan Sessegnon
Danny MURPHY January 2007 Undisclosed
Michael BROWN January 2006 Undisclosed
Alan MULLERY June 1972
Cliff JONES October 1968 £5,000
Terry DYSON June 1965 £5,000
Alfie STOKES July 1959 £10,000
Jimmy McCORMICK November 1945
Willie EVANS May 1937
Harry LOWE May 1927
Charlie WALTERS October 1926
John CURTIS 1913
Ernest BOWERING October 1912