Spurs v Portsmouth Notes



They are linked with both

Rory Allen Young striker who played only a few games at Spurs, moved on to Portsmouth before he walked away from the game after a number of injuries.

Darren Anderton Starred in the FA Cup run of 1991-1992 when Portsmouth reached the semi against Liverpool and Tottenham bought the winger for £2 million that included Paul Walsh as part of the deal.  Had signed professional terms with Pompey in February 1990 and had scored seven league goals in 62 games for the Second Division side when he was bought by Spurs for £1.75 million in June 1992.  Made 299 Premier League appearances, finding the net 34 times, before leaving for Birmingham City in August 2004.

Dave Beasant

Kevin Prince Boateng

Kevin Bond

Garry Brady Young winger who never really made the grade at Tottenham, but made Fratton Park one stop on his way to find first team football. 

Frank Brettell Played and worked with Everton before moving to Liverpool and Bolton.  In March 1898, he took over at Spurs and eased the club through their transition into a Limited Company.  Brought a number of top players to the club and played a major part at the club until he left in February 1899.  Moved onto Portsmouth, where he fulfilled a similar role and stayed until March 1903, when he left for Plymouth Argyle.

Charlie Brittan

Alex “Sandy” Brown Cup Final scorer in 1901 for Spurs.

Michael Brown On loan at Fratton Park from Manchester City, he later played for Spurs from 2004.

Frank Burrows

Guy Butters Came into the Spurs team as a central defender from the youth system.  Signed as a pro with Tottenham in July 1988 and won England Under-21 caps, while making 35 appearances in the league, netting one goal.   Guy eventually got edged out and moved on to Portsmouth in September 1990 for £375,000 to play in the same position there.  Was in the side that won a place in the promotion play-offs in 1992-1993 and in the FA Cup run of 1991-1992. Scored six times in 154 Pompey league matches before he was bought by Gillingham for £225,000 in October 1996.

Sol Campbell Defender who played 315 games at Spurs and then moved on to play at Portsmouth later on in his career.

John Collins Youth system product defender who played only a few games at Spurs, moved on to Portsmouth among other sides.

Freddie Cox Player with Tottenham as a centre half, Freddie scored 24 goals in 138 games for Spurs and served as manager at Portsmouth from August 1958 to February 1961.  

Peter Crouch Never got a chance to feature in the first team at Tottenham, but the lanky striker moved on and passed through Portsmouth after featuring in big money moves.   Twice broke the Portsmouth record for the costliest signing.

Jason Cundy Big centre half who stayed at Tottenham between and was hit by injury, ended his career at Portsmouth.

Charlie Daniels .

Sean Davis Midfielder that Spurs signed from Fulham in July 2004, but his injury-hit time at White Hart Lane saw him play only 17 games before he moved to Fratton Park in January 2006.

Jermain Defoe Spurs sold the striker to Pompey in January 2008 for £9,000,000, but he wanted to re-join Spurs and Harry Redknapp, so Defoe moved out of Fratton Park and back to White Hart Lane in January 2009 for £15,000,000.

Justin Edinburgh Long-serving left back joined Tottenham from Southend United for £150,000 in July 1990.  Won an FA Cup and a League Cup winners medal with Spurs, making 213 league appearances and scoring one goal before he moved to Fratton Park when he was surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane in March 2000 for £175,000.  Retired after suffering injury while at Portsmouth having only been able to play 38 league matches for Pompey. 

Terry Fenwick Player with Tottenham as a defender, a role he also filled with Pompey where he also returned as manager.

Gerry Francis Tottenham appointed Gerry Francis as the club’s manager in 1994, until he was sacked in 1997 and he had played a handful of games for Portsmouth in 1984-85.

Nigel Gibbs

Alex Glen A good goal-scorer, Alex Glen left Notts County in the summer of 1904 to join Southern League Spurs and he went on to score 16 times in 55 games over two seasons until he moved to Southampton.  Spent one season at the Dell, then joined Portsmouth in summer 1907 and played seven times that season before leaving to sign for Brentford.

George Graham Joined Portsmouth in November 1974 from Manchester United in a swap deal for Ron Davies and went on to score five times in 61 appearances in the League before moving on to Crystal Palace in November 1976.  Took over as Spurs manager in October 1998, winning the League Cup in 1999 before leaving the club in March 2001.

Micky Hazard Had two spells at Tottenham (1980-85 and 1993-95) and went to Portsmouth (8 games, 1 goal) as he moved to them from Chelsea and left them to go to Swindon Town.

Ian Hendon Peripheral involvement at Tottenham and was sent out to Portsmouth to gain some experience.

Kenny Jackett

Joe Jordan

Bill Joyce

Younes Kaboul

Niko Kranjcar

David Leworthy

Sid McClellan

Luke McGee

Neil McNab Young Scot who played in the Tottenham midfield and went to Portsmouth to play the same role, returning later as Youth team manager some time later.

Pedro Mendes Bought from Porto in July 2004, he was plagued by injury and bad luck at Tottenham, but the Portugal international made 36 appearances before he was sold to Portsmouth in  January 2006.

John Moncur Spurs midfielder who played a few matches, but found a lot of time out on loan with Portsmouth being one of the clubs he visited.

Paul Moran Skinny winger who was loaned out by Spurs to get him toughened up.  Pompey was one of the places he was loaned out to.

Shaun Murray

Jamie O’Hara

Noe Pamarot Signed by Tottenham from Nice, this strongly built defender made 30 appearances between August 2004 and his move to Portsmouth in January 2006.

Cliff Parker Left winger who played for Portsmouth from 1933 until 1953 winning the 1939 FA Cup with the club.  Played once for Spurs, as a guest, in the wartime League South Cup tie.

Sir Alf Ramsey Started his career at Portsmouth, before moving through another South Coast club to White Hart Lane, where he was a major factor in the 1951 First Division title win.

Harry Redknapp Manager who had two spells at Fratton Park and took the club to a FA Cup win in 2008 left to take over at Tottenham in October 2008.

Matt Reilly

Ricardo Rocha

Wayne Routledge Winger, who played 13 league games on loan from Spurs at Pompey between January and May 2006.

Art Rule A £10 signing from Millwall Athletic in 1899, Rule scored twice on his debut and played seven Southern league matches for Spurs.  Signed for Portsmouth in 1902 and stayed until 1905.

Teddy Sheringham Another who had two spells at THFC.  Firstly when signed for £2.1 million from Nottingham forest in August 1992 and left to move to Manchester United in July 1997.  Returned to Tottenham in July 2001 to tot up a total of 98 Premier League goals in 236 matches for Spurs.  His latter spell ended when Glenn Hoddle decided not to renew his contract and the striker was free to negotiate his transfer to Portsmouth.  scored nine goals in 30 Premier League games for Portsmouth before moving to West Ham in July 2004.

Tim Sherwood Signed for Tottenham from Blackburn Rovers in February 1999 for £3.8 million, Sherwood won and England cap while at the club and was part of the side that lost the League Cup Final to his previous club in 2002.  Played 98 Premier League matches for Spurs and scored 16 goals.  Released by Spurs in January 2003 after falling out of favour and he was picked up by Portsmouth to help their promotion push back to the Premier League in 2002-2003.

Robert Simpson

Harry Sparrow

Gary Stevens Bought from Brighton in summer 1983, winning the UEFA Cup in 1984 and making over 150 appearances. After missing a lot of playing time at Tottenham, the defender moved to Portsmouth in 1990, but was again hit by injury and retired from the game in 1992, having played around 50 matches for Pompey.

Mark Stimson

Andy Turner Young Spurs winger, who was unhappy at not getting regular first team action, playing 24 matches in four seasons with four goals scored and four loan spells away from the club, so left to go to Portsmouth in 1998, but despite his pace, he failed to establish a place there and after two years moved on.  Played at Crystal Palace, Wolves and Rotherham United before dropping into non-league.  When he finished playing had a number of coaching jobs including the Bangladesh Youth national team.

Solomon Upton Spurs signed winger Solomon Upton from Kettering in 1911 and when he made his debut against Crystal Palace in the London FA Charity Cup, the match was annulled as Tottenham had fielded an ineligible player.  Made only four appearances before he was released in May 1913, whereupon he joined Portsmouth.  Died in 1972.

Terry Venables Player and manager with Tottenham as a defender – Manager and Chief Executive at Portsmouth

Keith Waldon

Anton Walkes

Paul Walsh Long haired striker had a successful time at Spurs between 1988 and 1991 when he played 136 games and scored 36 goals, before he went to Portsmouth as part of the transfer that brought Darren Anderton to White Hart Lane.  Played 77 games netting 18 goals between 1992 and 1994, before leaving for Manchester City, but returned to Fratton in 1995 to score a further five goals in 22 matches before retiring in 1996.

Charlie Whitchurch

Harvey White


Debuts against Portsmouth

Sands 17.04.1901

Bob Stevens 17.04.1901

W Fortnum 24.04.1901

John Stephenson 24.04.1901

William Dryburgh 25.12.1902

John Eggett 22.10.1904

Ernie Payne 26.11.1906

Ernie Williamson 10.04.1917

Sam Bell 09.03.1935

Johnnie Jackson 26.12.2003

Jermain Defoe 07.02.2004

Hossam Ahmed Mido 05.02.2005

Andy Reid 05.02.2005

Teemu Tainio 13.08.2005

Wayne Routledge 13.08.2005

Paul Stalteri 13.08.2005

Jamie O’Hara 15.12.2007

Kyle Walker 27.03.2010


Last game for the club – played against Portsmouth

Sands 17.04.1901

Anson 24.04.1901

John Stephenson 13.10.1903

Allan Leach-Lewis 04.04.1904

James McNaught 03.03.1906

Fred Milnes 03.03.1906

Arthur Pickett 06.04.1908

Jack Whitbourne 06.04.1908

Findlay Weir 10.04.1917

Ernie Williamson 10.04.1917

Tom Meads 09.03.1935

Dennis Uphill 08.11.1952

Fredi Kanoute 13.08.2005


First goal scored for the club – scored against Portsmouth

Arthur Jones 17.11.1900

William Dryburgh 25.12.1902

Len Bolan 27.10.1934

Dennis Uphill 24.03.1951

Johnny Brooks 25.12.1953

Micky Dulin 04.09.1957

Jermain Defoe 07.02.2005

Hossam Ahmed Mido 05.02.2005

Danny Murphy 01.10.2006


Last goal scored for the club – scored against Portsmouth

Peter Kyle 03.03.1906

John Brearley 26.11.1906

Dennis Uphill 08.11.1953

Gus Poyet 07.02.2004



08.11.1952 Portsmouth goalkeeper Norman Uprichard’s debut saw him make a mistake by knocking a Dennis Uphill shot into his own net to score for Tottenham. 

26.12.2003 Dean Richards makes his 400th career appearance.
Robbie Keane makes his 50th appearance for Tottenham.

07.02.2004 First appearances for Lomana Tresor Lua Lua and John Curtis for Portsmouth.
First goals for Portsmouth from Lua Lua and Berkovic.

18.10.2004 David Unsworth makes his 400th career club appearance.
Nigel Quashie makes his 150th appearance for Pompey.
Simon Davies makes his 100th start for Tottenham.

05.02.2005 Robbie Keane’s goal brought his total to 100 for English clubs.
Patrik Berger makes his 50th start for Portsmouth and 150th career Premiership start

13.08.2005 Sander Westerveld, Azar Karadas, Andy O’Brien, Gregory Vignal, Laurent Robert, Collins Mbesuma and John Viafara all make their Portsmouth debuts.
Lomana LuaLua makes his 100th appearance in the Premier League (Newcastle and Portsmouth).
Jermain Defoe makes his 50th start for Spurs.

01.10.2006 Sean Davis makes his 200th club career start (Fulham, Tottenham and Portsmouth).

15.12.2007 Tottenham play their 300th away Premier League match.
The game saw Tottenham’s win being their 75th away Premier League victory.
Miguel Pedro Mendes makes his 50th Premier League appearance for Pompey.
Pascal Chimbonda makes his 50th Premier League appearance in a Tottenham shirt. 

22.03.2008 The first goal in the match, scored by Darren Bent, was the 100th in Spurs home games at White Hart Lane this season.
Bent makes his 250th club career appearance with Ipswich, Charlton and Tottenham.
Steed Malbranque makes his 300th appearance for an English club playing for Fulham and Tottenham.
Sean Davis makes his 200th career league start having played for Fulham, Tottenham and Portsmouth.
Richard Hughes makes his 200th career league start for his clubs Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Grimsby.

28.09.2008 Jermaine Jenas makes his 200th Premier League appearance during his time with Newcastle United and Tottenham.

18.01.2009 David Bentley makes his 150th career Premier League appearance (Arsenal, Norwich, Blackburn and Tottenham).
David Nugent scores his first goal for Portsmouth.

17.10.2009 Former Portsmouth striker Jermain Defoe was sent off for Tottenham and former Spurs midfielder Michael Brown was dismissed for Portsmouth.

11.04.2010  Portsmouth’s first FA Cup win over Tottenham.



Transfers from Tottenham to Portsmouth

Name Date Fee

Alex “Sandy” BROWN May 1902

Art RULE November 1902

Solomon UPTON May 1913

Sid McCLELLAN November 1956

John COLLINS May 1971

Gary STEVENS March 1990 £250,000

Guy BUTTERS September 1990 £375,000

Paul WALSH May 1992 £500,000 (part of Darren Anderton deal)

Andy TURNER September 1996 £250,000

Robert SIMPSON 1998 Free

Rory ALLEN 1999 £1,000,000

Justin EDINBURGH March 2000 £250,000

Tim SHERWOOD January 2003 Undisclosed

Teddy SHERINGHAM July 2003 Free

Pedro MENDES January 2006 )   Combined fee

Noe PAMAROT January 2006 }   of

Sean DAVIS January 2006 )   £7,500,000

Wayne ROUTLEDGE January 2006 Loan (3 months)

Jermain DEFOE January 2008 £9,000,000

Younes KABOUL August 2008 £6,000,000

Kevin Prince BOATENG September 2009 £4,000,000

Jamie O’HARA September 2009 Loan

Luke McGEE 12 July 2017 Undisclosed

Anton WALKES January 2018 (5 months) Loan

Anton WALKES 18 July 2018 Undisclosed

Harvey WHITE 18 January 2021 (4 months) Loan

Transfers from Portsmouth to Tottenham


Name Date Fee

Alex “Sandy” BROWN May 1900

Darren ANDERTON July 1992 £2,000,000 (incl. Paul Walsh)

Jermain DEFOE January 2009 £15,400,000

Peter CROUCH August 2009 £10,000,000

Niko KRANJCAR September 2009 £2,500,000

Younes KABOUL January 2010 £1,500,000