Spurs v West Ham United Notes

07.05.2006 Spurs’ preparation for the game was wrecked by food poisoning the night before the game, leading to them asking for a postponement of the match to the Premier League which was denied.

29.10.1994 Ossie Ardiles’ last match as manager of Tottenham.

17.10.1970 A crowd of 43,332 for the away  League match is a record crowd for West Ham United.

24.11.1975 A floodlight failure held up this League Cup tie for 25 minutes.

14.09.1966 Tottenham’s first ever League Cup tie.

02.08.1934 Spurs met Charlton Athletic on the tennis courts in the Professional Football Club’s Lawn Tennis Championships winning 5-0 with a team of Allan Taylor, Walter Bellamy, Willie Hall and Jimmy McCormick.  Spurs then beat West Ham 3-2, but lost out in the final to Chelsea 2-3.

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Clive Allen

Paul Allen Signed by Tottenham from West Ham in June 1985, where he had made over 200 appearances and won the FA Cup in 1980.  Energetic midfielder who linked play nicely, Paul liked to get forward as well as do his defensive duties.  Played nearly 450 games for Spurs altogether, scoring 31 times in a eight year stay before he departed for Southampton in September 1993.

Charlie Ambler

Les Bennett Legendary Spurs forward who came through the Northfleet nursery to join Tottenham in 1935, but only made his debut in 1946 because of the outbreak of World War II.  Played a pivotal role in the Arthur Rowe “Push and Run” side that won the Second and First Divisions in successive seasons at the start of the 1950s.   Left White Hart Lane in December 1954 to sign for West Ham, where he spent one season, captaining the side during his time at Upton Park.

Len Bolan

John Burton

Harry Bradshaw England international inside-forward who joined Thames Ironworks from Tottenham in the 1899 close season.  Played only five matches in the Southern League for The Irons before he passed away on Christmas Day 1899.

Chris Carrick Signed from West Ham in April 1905, left winger Chris Carrick spent a year at Tottenham scoring four years in 10 matches before moving onto Reading, having left White Hart Lane after a “misdemeanour” involving Peter Kyle that led to both players being suspended.  Carrick never played for Spurs again. 

Michael Carrick

Norman Corbett An Iron as a player in the 40s/50s, he was a scout for Tottenham after he finished in the game.

Calum Davenport

Jermain Defoe Made his professional debut for West Ham, after signing from Charlton as a youngster, and went on to make 105 appearances (93 in the League) and scored 41 goals (29 League) for the Hammers between July 1999 and February 2004, when he was signed by Tottenham for £7 million.

John Dowers Played once as a 16 year old in a war-time match for Tottenham before going on to Luton.  Left in 1943 to join West Ham and made some reserve appearances before emigrating to America.

Ilie Dumitrescu

Dave Dunmore Subject of a swap deal that brought John Smith to White Hart Lane on 15th March 1960.

John Eggett

Matthew Etherington Was on Tottenham’s books from January 2000 until his move to West Ham in August 2003 for £1m, making 51 appearances (45 in the Premiership) and scoring two goals (one Premiership).

Les Ferdinand

George Foreman Previously appearing as a war-time guest player for Tottenham (scoring eight goals in five matches), George Foreman signed permanently from West Ham in in March 1946.  A centre-forward with an instinct for being in the right place at the right time, Foreman scored twice on his debut against Plymouth Argyle and went on to hit 39 goals in 59 appearances before he was replaced in the side and George was released in April 1949, although he stayed on to coach the “A” Team for a couple of months.

Jimmy Greaves Little needs to be said about the goal-scoring ability of Jimmy Greaves, who was a legend at Tottenham.  The club’s record goal-scorer hit 306 goals in 420 appearances before making the move to West Ham in a swap deal that brought Martin Peters to White Hart Lane in a £200,000 deal.  Was only at Upton Park for just over a year and scored 13 goals in 38 matches, calling it a day in May 1971.  Went on playing in non-league football until 1979.

Fred Griffiths

Almer Hall

Joe Hart

Chris Hughton

Johnny Jordan

Bill Joyce Centre forward who joined Thames Ironworks from Tottenham in the 1899 close season

Bill Kaine Played his first game for West Ham in goal in October 1924 but left for Spurs in May 1925, playing 12 matches before leaving to play for Luton Town in July 1926.   

Fredi Kanoute

Percy Mapley Played 14 Southern League games for West Ham in season 1903-04 before joining Spurs in February 1904 to make five more appearances in the same league.  Made one more start in a friendly the next season before sustaining a foot injury and was released in May 1905.  He sadly died at the young age of 26 in 1907.

Fred Massey Only made one appearance for Tottenham at inside right before moving to West Ham in 1909.  

Ken McKay Scottish inside right who joined Thames Ironworks from Tottenham in the 1899 close season.

Fred Milnes

John Moncur Spurs youth product, midfielder John Moncur made over 50 appearances for Spurs – the majority from the bench – finding it difficult to displace more expensive signings in his position.  Left for Swindon Town for £75,000, where he helped them reach the Premier League.  Signed by West Ham in June 1994 for £1 million and stayed there for nine years.

Jimmy Neighbour

Scott Parker -.

Tony Parks Spent time at the club after leaving Spurs, where he played 49 games, including the UEFA Cup Final of 1984, where he featured prominently in the penalty shot out at White Hart Lane.

Martin Peters World Cup winner with England in 1966, Martin Peters had a long career at West Ham, making his debut as an 18 year old and went on to play over 400 matches for the Hammers winning the FA Cup and the European Cup-Winners Cup along the way.  Swapped for Jimmy Greaves, his arrival at Tottenham heralded the first £200,000 transfer.  Played a significant part in the successes of the early 1970s, winning two League Cups and a UEFA Cup. Skippered the side to the second of the League Cup wins and the losing 1974 UEFA Cup final before leaving for Norwich City in 1975.

Ernie Phypers An amateur with Villa from September 1932 until May 1933, when he was offered a contract with Tottenham, signing professional in June 1934.  Ernie played 28 first team league games and three in the FA Cup up to March 1937 when he joined Doncaster Rovers.  Phypers also guested for Clapton Orient, Southend United and West Ham United during the war.

Sergei Rebrov

Harry Redknapp

Jimmy Reid

Mark Robson Skinny winger, who spent five years at Tottenham after signing form Exeter City in 1987, only appeared 9 times, spending most of his time at the club out on loan.  Signed for West Ham in 1992, having been born close to their ground, but only lasted one season before moving to Charlton Athletic. 

Neil Ruddock

Teddy Sheringham Striker who made 277 appearances (236 in the Premiership) and scored 125 goals (98 in the Premiership) in two spells with Tottenham between August 1992 and July 1997, and from May 2001 to July 2004.

John Smith

Mitchell Thomas Signed from Luton in July 1986, Mitchell Thomas was a left back, who scored 10 goals in 240 appearances for the club.  He failed to make the impact at Tottenham it had been hoped for and the former England Under-21 international moved to West Ham in 1991 for £275,000 where he made 49 appearances (with his one goal ironically scored against Spurs) before returning to his first club Luton Town in 1994.

Jack Tresadern Played for West Ham (including the 1923 FA Cup Final) and managed Spurs from 1935 to 1938.

Steve Walford

Dick Walker Centre half during the late Forties and early Fifties with West Ham, he became a Spurs scout when he retired.

Simon Webster

Bill Whatley

Charlie Whitchurch Signed from West Ham in January 1946, Charlie Whitchurch was an athletic winger, who could operate on either side.  Held a place in the Spurs team just after Word War II scoring 7 goals in 27 games, but on resumption of the Football League proper, he found himself pushed down the pecking order and left in July 1947 to play for Southend United.  Spent only a season at Roots Hall before giving up the game.

Bobby Zamora


Debuts against West Ham United

Tom Soulsby 16.01.1901

Alex Haig-Brown 15.02.1902

Harold Rainbird 15.12.1902

George Fredericks 14.02.1903

Walter Bugg 16.02.1903

David Quinn 16.02.1903

C G Gaudson 06.11.1905

William Hickling 26.03.1906

William Dow 01.09.1906

Wally Eames 01.09.1906

Charlie Hewitt 01.09.1906

Frank McDiarmid 01.09.1906

Bob Walker 01.09.1906

Danny Steel 08.10.1906

Claude Watson 08.10.1906

John Hall 26.10.1912

Harry Hargreaves 09.02.1924

Jock Britton 20.03.1926

Ralph Ward 14.03.1936

George Ludford 29.08.1936

Stan Alexander 29.08.1936

Jimmy Collins 23.08.1961

Joe Kinnear 08.04.1966

Tony Parks 10.05.1982

Steve Hodge 26.12.1986

Mark Robson 17.12.1988

Luke Young 28.11.1998

Chris Perry 07.08.1999

Oyvind Leonhardsen 07.08.1999

Robbie Keane 15.09.2002

Adel Taarabt 04.03.2007

Kyle Naughton 23.08.2009

Gareth Bale (second debut) 18.10.2020


Last game for the club – played against West Ham United

Tom Soulsby 16.01.1901

Walter Bugg 16.02.1903

Walter Moles 16.02.1903

Percy Mapley 18.04.1904

Joe Blake 06.11.1905

C G Gaudson 06.11.1905

William Hickling 26.03.1906

George Badenoch 08.10.1906

Claude Watson 08.10.1906

Frank McDiarmid 08.04.1907

Bobby Steel 29.04.1916

Bob Brown 22.04.1924

Sid White 20.03.1926

Jimmy Smith 08.01.1927

Jimmy Seed 18.04.1927

Fred Channell 14.03.1936

Allan Taylor 14.03.1936

Wally Alsford 26.12.1936

Bert Sproston 29.10.1938

Eugene “Taffy” O’Callaghan 01.01.1944

George Foreman 17.05.1947

Alfie Conn 01.01.1977

Simon Webster 31.12.1983

Shaun Close 28.12.1987

Erik Thorsvedt 29.10.1994

Espen Baardsen 28.11.1998

Dave McEwen 31.01.2001

Ian Walker 31.01.2001

Michael Carrick 07.05.2006

Stephen Kelly 07.05.2006


First goal for the club – scored against West Ham United

Bob Houston 8.09.1902

Harold Rainbird 16.02.1903

Alf Whyman 26.03.1906

William Dow 01.09.1906

Danny Steel 04.12.1907

John Smith 22.12.1962

Steve Hodge 26.12.1986

Les Ferdinand 13.08.1997

Anthony Gardner 15.09.2002

Bobby Zamora 29.10.2003

Da Silva Gilberto 09.03.2008


Last goal for the club – scored against West Ham United

John Barlow 15.12.1902

Harold Rainbird 16.02.1903

Herbert Chapman 08.04.1907

Joe Walton 30.11.1908

Charlie Wilson 02.10.1922

Alfie Stokes 26.12.1958

John Smith 22.12.1962

Terry Dyson 16.01.1965

Martin Peters 26.12.1974

Steve Perryman 26.12.1985

David Howells 24.02.1998

Bobby Zamora 29.10.2003

Teemu Tainio 04.03.2007



14.01.1995 Jurgen Klinsmann makes the 400th league appearance of his career.

13.04.2002 Ian Pearce scores to earn West Ham a draw in his 100th appearance for the club.

15.09.2002 Trevor Sinclair plays his 500th club match in his career.

20.11.2005 West Ham United play their 400th Premier League match and their 200th away from home in the Premiership.
Anton Ferdinand scores his first Premier League goal for West Ham United.

07.05.2006 Martin Jol picked his 75th Tottenham side during his time in charge of the team.

22.10.2006 Rob Green makes his debut in goal for West Ham United.

04.03.2007 Lee Bowyer makes his 450th club career appearance (Charlton, Leeds, West Ham and Newcastle).
Young-Pyo Lee makes his 50th Premiership appearance in a Tottenham shirt.

09.03.2007 Alan Curbishley’s 50th game in charge of West Ham.
Tottenham’s third goal scored in this match was their 500th home goal in the Premier League.
Dean Ashton makes his 50th career Premier League appearance (Norwich and West Ham).
Darren Bent scores the 100th goal of his career.

08.12.2008 Diego Tristan makes his West Ham United debut.

11.04.2009 Jermaine Jenas makes his 250th career league appearance (Nottingham Forest, Newcastle and Tottenham).
Matthew Upson makes his 200th career Premier League appearance (Arsenal, Birmingham and West Ham).
James Collins makes his 50th appearance in top-flight football – all for West Ham United.

23.08.2009 Jermain Defoe plays his 150th Premier League appearance for Tottenham and scores his 50th Spurs goals in all competitions.

23.11.2019 Jose Mourinho takes charge of a Spurs game for the first time as Head Coach.

21.02.2021 Jose Mourinho takes charge of a Spurs game for the 50th time as Head Coach
Tottenham’s 50th Premier League meeting with West Ham United.

Transfers from Tottenham to West Ham

Name Date Fee


Bill JOYCE 1899

Kenny McKAY 1899

Fred MASSEY 1909

Les BENNETT December 1954

Dave DUNMORE 15th March 1960 £20,000 (Part swap with John Smith)

Jimmy GREAVES 16th March 1970 £54,000 (Part of swap for Martin Peters)

Chris HUGHTON December 1990

Mitchell THOMAS August 1991 £500,000

Ilie DUMITRESCU March 1996 £1,500,000

Les FERDINAND January 2003 Undisclosed

Matthew ETHERINGTON August 2003 (£500,000 – Part of swap for Frederic Kanoute)

Bobby ZAMORA February 2004 (£1,000,000 – Part of swap for Jermain Defoe)

Sergei REBROV July 2004 Free

Mauricio TARICCO November 2004 Free

Calum DAVENPORT January 2007 £3,000,000



Transfers from West Ham to Tottenham Hotspur

Name Date Fee

Percy MAPLEY February 1904

John EGGERT May 1904

Chris CARRICK April 1905

Fred MILNES December 1905

Bill KAINE May 1925

Charlie WHITCHURCH January 1946

George FOREMAN February 1946

Johnny JORDAN August 1947

John SMITH 15th March 1960 £20,000 (part of Dave Dunmore deal)

Martin PETERS 16th March 1970 £200,000 (incl. Jimmy Greaves)

Paul ALLEN June 1985 £400,000

Frederic KANOUTE August 2003 £4,000,000 (incl. Matthew Etherington)

Jermain DEFOE February 2004 £7,000,000 (incl. Bobby Zamora)

Michael CARRICK August 2004 £3,000,000

Scott PARKER 31st August 2011 £5,500,000