Spurs v Sunderland Notes

November 2007 Marton Fulop became the first player to be transferred from Spurs to Sunderland.

07.03.2009 Kieran Richardson scored after 2 minutes and 11 seconds – the quickest goal scored against Spurs that season.

03.04.2010 Referee Lee Mason awards Sunderland three penalties – all taken by Darren Bent.  He scores the first, but goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes saved the second and third, having already saved one in the previous game at season on 07.11.2009.  A unique hat-trick of penalty saves !!
In addition, Darren Bent scores the quickest goal of the season against Spurs in 37 seconds.

They are linked with both

Ben Alnwick Spurs signed this promising goalkeeper for about £1,000,000 and was put out on loan to Leicester City, before returning to the club at the end of 2007-08 to be the second keeper at White Hart Lane. 

Darren Bent Record signing for Spurs, the former Charlton Athletic and Ipswich Town striker never really got a good run in the Tottenham team and left to join Sunderland in the summer of 2009, where he found a regular first team place and scored regularly too.  

Fraizer Campbell Striker on loan at Spurs from Manchester United failed to convince Harry Redknapp during the 2008-09 season that he was worth making a permanent signing, so returned to Old Trafford in the summer to be signed by Sunderland.  

Pascal Chimbonda Controversial full back, who left Wigan with a transfer request handed in after the last game of the season and Spurs after skulking off in the League Cup Final when substituted.  Went as one of a few players to Sunderland in the summer of 2008, leaving for an undisclosed fee on 26th July.  Surprisingly, he returned to White Hart Lane in January 2009 for £3 million, signed by new manager Harry Redknapp. 

Ernie Coquet Joined Sunderland from Seaham White Star in 1905, before moving on to Reading. Signed for Spurs 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 before leaving Tottenham in August 1911.

Jermain Defoe Signed twice by Spurs Defoe went on to score 17 goals for the club before moving to Toronto FC, but his time in Canada lasted just over a year before he was signed by Sunderland in January 2015.  Ironically, he made his debut at White Hart Lane and failed for the first time to score on a club debut.

Jimmy Devlin Signed for Spurs on 29th May 1896, Devlin scored once in 20 Southern League appearances, but in April 1897, he was suspended for a year for lack of effort.  During this period, he signed for Millwall and the matter had to be referred to the FA, but he played for the South London outfit and then Sunderland for a brief stint before moving on to Woolwich Arsenal in December of that year.

Marton Fulop Spurs reserve keeper who never broke into the first team, but had a good run at the Stadium of Light when first choice Craig Gordon was injured.  Was not happy being second choice though.

Phil Gray .

Alan Hutton Spurs defender signed from Glasgow Rangers, who went on loan form January until the end of the 2009-10 season.

Younes Kaboul After being signed by Spurs twice (with a spell at Portsmouth in between), the centre-half fell out of favour with Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino and left to join Sunderland in August 2015 for GBP4 million.

Steed Malbranque Signed from Fulham in 2004 for £2.5 million, the right footed Frenchman (born in Belgium) was often asked to do a job in the Spurs midfield on the left and scored a good ratio of goals.  Left as part of the clear-out in the summer of 2008 and moved to the Stadium of Light on 30th July. 

Steven Pienaar .

Andy Reid .

Danny Rose .

Teemu Tainio Signed from Auxerre in 2005, the experienced Finn did a good job in the Spurs midfield, until a clear-out in the summer of 2008 saw Teemu sold to the Black Cats on 25th July. 

DeAndre Yedlin US right back who was signed from Seattle Sounders, but was loaned out for the 2015-16 season to get him some playing time in the Premier League.


Debuts against Sunderland

Walter “Darkie” Tull 01.09.1909

Jimmy Kennedy 25.03.1910

Tom Collins 26.11.1910

Jimmy Elliott 20.01.1912

Andy Thompson 26.03.1921

Herbert Blake 05.04.1922

Buchanan Sharp 31.03.1923

Fred Channell 07.10.1933

Sid McClellan 23.09.1950

Peter Baker 18.04.1953

Ron Reynolds 20.03.1954

Dennis Uphill 23.09.1950

Neil Johnson 06.10.1965

John Collins 26.03.1966

Roger Hoy 26.03.1966

Steve Perryman 27.09.1969

Ken Hancock 17.01.1970

Danny Murphy 12.02.2006

Younes Kaboul 11.08.2007

Darren Bent 11.08.2007

Milos Veljkovic 07.04.2014

Benjamin Stambouli 13.09.2014

Heung-Min Son 13.09.2015


Last game for the club – played against Sunderland

Percy Humphreys 16.09.1911

Jim Fleming 24.04.1915

Ed Lightfoot 24.04.1915

Alan Hall 21.02.1934

David Levene 23.02.1935

Colin Brittan 02.11.1957

Ernie Walley 15.03.1958

Terry Dyson 20.03.1965


First goal for the club – scored against Sunderland

Fred Channell 23.02.1935

Michael Carrick 03.12.2005


Last goal for the club – scored against Sunderland

Tom Morris 01.09.1909

Fred Channell 23.02.1935

Gary Mabbutt 29.01.1995

Stephen Clemence 14.04.2001


14.05.2000 David Ginola plays his 100th and last Tottenham League match.

10.11.2002 Howard Wilkinson’s first win in charge of Sunderland.

08.02.2003 Teddy Sheringham scores the 300th goal of his career.
Gus Poyet gets his 50th League goal in England.

03.12.2005 Robbie Keane scored his 50th goal for Spurs.Jermaine Jenas makes his 150th career League appearance (Nottingham Forest, Newcastle and Tottenham).
Michael Dawson makes his 100th career League appearance, having played them for Nottingham Forest and Tottenham.
Martin Jol’s 50th game in charge since being formally appointed as Spurs Head Coach.

12.02.2006 Julio Arca makes his 150th League appearance for Sunderland.

11.08.2007 Pascal Chimbonda makes his 50th appearance for Spurs.
Paul Stalteri makes his 50th appearance for Spurs.
Dimitar Berbatov makes his 50th appearance for Spurs.

19.01.2008 Robbie Keane scored his 100th goal for Tottenham.

23.08.2008 Sunderland’s 3,000th top flight league match.
Jonathan Woodgate makes his 250th appearance in English club football (Leeds, Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Tottenham).
Dean Whitehead makes his 300th club career appearance (Oxford United and Sunderland).
Djibril Cisse makes his Sunderland debut and scores.

07.03.2009 Sunderland’s draw gave them a Premier League total of 300 points.
Daryl Murphy makes his 100th League appearance for Sunderland.
Phil Bardsley makes the 50th Premier League appearance of his career (Manchester United, Aston Villa and Sunderland).
Danny Collins makes his 150th appearance for Sunderland.

12.02.2011 The points in this win took Tottenham past a Premier League total of 1000 points.

18.12.2011 Aaron Lennon makes his 250th appearance for Tottenham.

19.05.2013 In beating Sunderland, Tottenham record their highest Premier League points total in a season – 72.
Sunderland’s Billy Knott makes the first appearance of his professional career.

07.04.2014 Harry Kane’s goal was the club’s 100th at home in senior matches against Sunderland.

13.09.2014 John O’Shea makes his 100th Sunderland appearance.
Aaron Lennon makes his 350th Spurs appearance.
Emmanuel Adebayor makes his 100th Spurs appearance.

17.01.2015 Jermain Defoe makes Sunderland debut.

16.01.2016 Jordan Pickford makes Sunderland Premier League debut.


Transfers from Tottenham to Sunderland

Name Date Fee

    Younes KABOUL August 2015 £4,000,000

    DeAndre YEDLIN August 2015 Loan (season)

    Danny ROSE 31 August 2012 – May 2013 Loan (season)

    Alan HUTTON January 2010 Loan (four months)

    Darren BENT 5 August 2009 £16,500,000 (conditional)

    Steed MALBRANQUE 30 July 2008 Undisclosed

    Pascal CHIMBONDA 26 July 2008 Undisclosed

     Teemu TAINIO 23 July 2008 Undisclosed

    Marton FULOP January 2007 £200,000


Transfers from Sunderland to Tottenham

Name Date Fee

    Joe KNOWLES May 1897

    John WHITBOURNE May 1905

    Ben ALNWICK January 2007 £1,000,000

    Pascal CHIMBONDA 26 January 2009 £3,000,000