Spurs v Stoke City Notes

29.04.1965 Jimmy Greaves, Alan Gilzean and Cliff Jones play for the Stanley Matthews XI in the famous winger’s farewell game at the Victoria Ground against a star-studded World XI.  For taking part they were given the shirt which was adorned with Matthews’ embroidered autograph and a Royal Stafford tea service of six cups, saucers and plates, a milk jug, sugar bowl and sandwich plate.

24.10.1970 Willie Stevenson, a substitute for Stoke City, breaks his leg in the 57th minute of the game at White Hart Lane.

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Frank Bentley .

Garry Brooke Spurs midfielder who came through the youth ranks and went to Stoke on a loan spell in 1990, making eight appearances.

Joe Brough .

George Clawley -.

Garth Crooks Lightning quick forward in his day, he had scored regularly for Stoke City before coming to Spurs in 1980 for £650,000 to form a formidable partnership with Steve Archibald in a successful period for Tottenham.

Peter Crouch Tall striker, who did well for Spurs as a first team player when signed in 2009, but fell out of favour and was sold on to the Potters in the summer of 2012.  Was also with Spurs as a junior, before being allowed to join QPR.

Matthew Etherington Flighty winger, who joined Spurs from Peterborough United, but never fulfilled his promise and left to join a bigger club in West Ham United, before ending up at the Britannia Stadium.

Ray Evans A product of the Spurs youth system, Edmonton born Ray was a solid full back, who was part of the Tottenham team in the early 1970s before he fell out of favour and was sold to the Potters in 1975, where he was a regular in the team.
Ken Hancock Started his goalkeeping career at Stoke City as an amateur.

Billy Leech -.

Ian Moores Tall striker who was not the most elegant, but scored his fair share of goals for Stoke and impressed enough for Tottenham to sign him up in 1976.

Gerard McMahon Young winger, who was highly regarded, but didn’t get much of a chance at Spurs, so moved to Stoke City in the early 1990s.

James Morton -.

Tashan Oakley-Boothe Young Spurs product who made one sub’s appearance for the club against Barnsley in the League Cup, but left for Stoke on 31st January 2020 for a reported fee of £400,000.

Wilson Palacios Honduran international midfielder who Spurs signed from Wigan Athletic in 2009 and stayed for a couple of seasons, making his physical presence felt in midfield before he moved on to Stoke in 2011, following Tottenham’s signing of Scott Parker.

Tony Parks Played 49 matches for Tottenham including the 1984 UEFA Cup final, which was his career highlight – saving penalties in the shoot out after the game ended all square.  Moved around after that and spent a spell at Stoke City.

Jimmy Robertson Flighty winger, who joined Spurs from Arsenal and left for Ipswich Town, later played for Stoke City in the early 1970s.

Paul Stewart Striker turned midfielder, who Spurs signed from Manchester City found his way to Stoke City on loan after Spurs sold him to Liverpool.

Charlie Wilson .


Debuts against Stoke City

John Montgomery 01.02.1896

Charlie Lanham 01.02.1896

William Hay 01.02.1896

Charlie Walters 10.04.1920

Sid Castle 10.04.1920

Doug Hunt 20.09.1930

Harry Marshall 25.03.1932

Johnny Brooks 06.04.1953

Jimmy Neighbour 24.10.1970

Micky Stead 21.02.1976

Terry Gibson 29.12.1979

Graham Roberts 04.10.1980

Carlo Cudicini 27.01.2009

Massimo Luongo 20.09.2011

Moussa Sissoko 10.09.2016


Last game for the club – played against Stoke City

Harry Pryor 01.02.1896

Fred Barnett 09.03.1929

Harry Marshall 25.03.1932

Archie Burgon 24.04.1935

John Illingworth 24.04.1935

Alex Wright 10.03.1951

Eddie Clayton 28.10.1967

Pat Corbett 11.12.1982

Vlad Chiriches 09.05.2015


First goal scored for the club – scored against Stoke City

Jimmy Seed 10.04.1920

David Jenkins 11.01.1969

Ray Evans 08.12.1973

John Duncan 02.11.1974

Glenn Hoddle 21.02.1976

Eidur Gudjohnsen 20.03.2010


Last goal scored for the club – scored against Stoke City

Alf Messer 26.01.1931

Willie Davies 07.01.1933

Walter Bellamy 08.12.1934

George Ludford 11.01.1947

Jimmy Pearce 14.03.1973

Peter Taylor 04.10.1980



19.10.2008 Stoke City’s 2,000th league match in the top division.
Stoke City’s first win over Tottenham in the Premier League.
Tony Pulis took charge of a team for the 600th league match in his managerial career.  It was also his 100th league game in charge of Stoke.
Danny Higginbotham played his 50th league game for the Potters.

27.10.2008 Tottenham’s 150th home win in the Premier League.Tottenham’s first win over Stoke City in the Premier League.
James Beattie scores his first goal for the Potters.

20.09.2011 Tottenham’s first meeting with the Potters in the League Cup.

22.12.2012 Kenwyne Jones plays his 250th league career match.

12.05.2013 Steven Nzonzi scores his first goal for Stoke City.
Stoke’s goal was the 1,000th in the Premier League this season.
Tottenham’s goal meant that they had scored against every Premier League team this season.
Gylfi Sigurdsson makes his 50th career Premier League appearance.

09.05.2015 Steven Nzonzi scored the second goal of the match for Stoke City, this being their 100th competitive goal against Spurs in all competitions.

15.08.2015 Hugo Lloris plays his 100th Premier League match for Tottenham.

18.04.2016 Harry Kane’s second goal of the game was Tottenham’s 50th away goal against Stoke City.

10.09.2016 Harry Kane goal was his 50th in the Premier League for Tottenham becoming the quickest to reach that target.
Dele Alli made his 50th Spurs appearance.
Shay Given makes his 450th Premier League appearance.
Erik Pieters makes his 250th career league appearance.
Ryan Shawcross makes his 300th career league appearance.

26.02.2017 Harry Kane’s first goal of his hat-trick was his 100th career goal.

09.12.2017 This was Stoke’s 1000th top-flight defeat.
Christian Eriksen makes his 200th appearance for Spurs.
Eriksen’s goal was the 150th scored by Spurs against Stoke City in competitive matches.
Tottenham became the first team in British football to win four top flight matches against the same team by four goals.
Ryan Shawcross became the first Stoke City player to score at both ends in a Premier League match.
Shawcross’ own goal was the first by a Stoke City player in this fixture’s history.


Transfers from Tottenham to Stoke City

Name Date Fee
Gerard McMAHON September 1996 £450,000
Jonathan WOODGATE July 2011 Free
Wilson PALACIOS August 2011 £6,000,000
Peter CROUCH August 2011 £10,000,000

Transfers from Stoke City to Tottenham

Name Date Fee
Fred LATHAM April 1897 Trial
George CLAWLEY 1899
James MORTON June 1908
Joe BROUGH July 1908
Frank BENTLEY July 1908
Ian MOORES August 1976 £75,000
Garth CROOKS July 1980 £650,000