Spurs v Wolverhampton Wanderers notes

28.08.1933 To mark Tottenham’s first home game back in the First Division at the start of the 1933-34 season, they hired the Band of the Grenadier Guards to play before the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.  The band could not make it for an evening kick off and so the time was brought forward to the afternoon, meaning that the Monday fixture was won by Spurs, but in front of a much reduced crowd, as many fans were unable to attend.

10.10.1959 Hollywood actress Jayne Mansfield attended the match and waved to the crowd from the Press box.

06.02.1982 The new West Stand at White Hart Lane is opened by Sir Stanley Rous – President of FIFA for the match against Wolves.

15.05.2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers’ last game in their first Premier League season before being relegated.

They are linked with both

David Black Wolves 1893-1896; Spurs 1897-1898

Sammy Brooks Wolves 1909-1922; Spurs 1922-1924

Harry Crump Wolves 1894-1895; Spurs 1895-1898 and 1899-1900

Harry Hargreaves Wolves 1921-1922; Spurs 1923-1926

Steffen Iversen Spurs 1992-2003; Wolves 2003-2004

Norwegian striker who failed to realise his full potential at White Hart Lane and moved to Wolves to try and recapture his goal-scoring ability.

Robbie Keane Wolves 1996-1999 ; Spurs 2002-2008 & 2009-2011

Prolific striker who was sold by Wolves after a mercurial start to his career and signed by Spurs via Coventry, Inter Milan and Leeds, having two spells with the club forging a solid bond with the fans thanks to his goals and extravagant goal celebrations. 

Mark Kendall Spurs 1975-1981; Wolves 1986-1990

Goalkeeper who failed to convince at Spurs, but was made a cult hero by fans at Wolves in their lower league days, winning two promotions with the club and winning the Football League Trophy.  His 28 clean sheets in the Fourth Division season of 1987-1988 was a club record.

Colin Lee Spurs 1977-1980;  Wolves manager 1983-1986

Brought to Spurs to score goals, getting four on his debut, but when the goals dried up (even though he scored 21 in 71 games) and he doubled as a defender, he left after a few years to play in West London.  Took on the manager’s job at Watford, then ended up at Molineux as the Wolves manager.  Took the club to a promotion play-off semi-final and the last four of the FA Cup, but the next two seasons saw the club miss out on the play-offs and he was sacked, somewhat harshly when top players were sold without adequate replacements.

Tommy Lunn Wolves 1904-1909; Spurs 1909-1913

Harry Marshall Wolves 1927-1930; Spurs 1931-1932

Dean Richards Wolves 1995-1999; Spurs 2001-2005

Big central defender, bought by Wolves from Bradford City and then joined SCBC on a free transfer before joining his former manager Glenn Hoddle to bolster the Tottenham defence for a then club record fee of £8.1 million.  The fee was also the highest paid for a plyer who had not gained international caps.
Had to retire in 2005 and died far too young in February 2011.

Vinny Samways Spurs 1984-1994; Wolves 1995-1996

Spurs midfielder, who came through the youth system to reach the first team and won an FA Cup winners medal in 1991.  Moved on to Everton in 1994, spending short spells on loan at both Birmingham City and Wolves in 1995-1996 before he moved to Spain, becoming a cult hero with the teams he played for.

Steve Sedgley Spurs 1989-1994; Wolves 1997-2000

A midfielder or defender who Spurs bought from Coventry City in 1989 having initially failed to pick him up during a trial as a teenager.  Determined tackler and prankster, Sedgley left for Ipswich Town before ending his career with 100+ appearances in the Old Gold until he called time on his playing days.

Andy Sinton Spurs 1996-1999; Wolves 1999-2002

Bought by Gerry Francis for £1.6 million, he played for Spurs during 1996-1999, making 99 appearances and then moved to Wolves where he stayed until August 2002, playing 71 times.

Gordon Smith Spurs 1978-1982; Wolves 1982-1984

Scottish defender signed by Spurs from Aston Villa in 1978 to add experience on the club’s return to the top flight.  Made only 45 appearances as he suffered injury and loss of form, so Gordon moved to Wolves , where he played a similar number of games in his two year stay ay Molineux.  Headed off to the US, before returning for a short spll at Barnet.

Cyril Spiers Spurs 1927-1932; Wolves 1933-1939

Cyril Spiers played 169 times between the sticks for Spurs, but he missed all of the 1932-1933 season with injury before leaving the club.  Signed on for Wolves, but only appeared a handful of times, before becoming a player-coach and then the Wolves Assistant manager. Left in 1939 to take over as manager of Cardiff City.

Paul Stewart Spurs 1988-1992; Wolves 1994

Strongly built forward, who Tottenham turned into an effective midfielder on signing him from Manchester City.  Scored Tottenham’s equaliser in the 1991 FA Cup Final and was sold to Liverpool, where he struggled with off-field issues.  Sent on loan to Wolves in 1994, he played a few games scoring a couple of goals before returning to Anfield.

Erik Thorstvedt Spurs 1988-1996; Wolves

Popular keeper at Spurs, who developed a good record and went to Wolves for a short time at the tail end of his career before retiring because of injury.


Debuts against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Bob Hewitson 01.09.1908

Douglas McFarlane 01.09.1908

Bobby Steel 01.09.1908

Joe Brough 28.12.1908

Jimmy Seed 05.04.1920

Joe Scott 08.09.1928

Davie Colquhoun 29.08.1931

George Greenfield 29.08.1931

Keith Weller 27.03.1965

Ralph Coates 14.08.1971

Mark Yeates 15.05.2004


Last game for the club – against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Arthur Crompton 19.10.1929

Bert Hodgkinson 02.01.1932

Les Medley 25.04.1953

Arthur Willis 24.04.1954

Dave Mackay 11.05.1968

Alan Mullery 17.05.1972

Barry Daines 30.04.1981

Darren Caskey 27.01.1996

Gus Poyet 15.05.2004

Christian Ziege 15.05.2004


First goal for the club – against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Frank Hartley 08.09.1928

Joe Scott 08.09.1928

Dick Rowley 22.02.1930

Neil Johnson 25.01.1969

Roger Morgan 22.02.1969

Willie Young 01.11.1975

Clive Wilson 27.01.1996

Stephane Dalmat 06.12.2003


Last goal for the club – against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Les Allen 27.03.1965

Gerry Armstrong 23.04.1980

Randolph Galloway 08.09.1928

Alan Mullery 17.05.1972


23.04.1980 Kenny Hibbitt scores his 100th goal for Wolves.

15.05.2004 Denis Irwin makes his 902nd career appearance, his 400th appearance in English top flight football and his last of his career.
Mark Kennedy  makes his 300th club career appearance.
Anthony Gardner makes his 100th career League start.

27.12.2020 Harry Winks played the 100th Premier League game of his Spurs career.
Conor Coady made his 250th Wolves appearance and the 350th appearance of his career.

16.05.2021 Theo Corbeanu makes his debut for Wolverhampton Wanderers.

22.09.2021 Yerson Mosquera makes his debut for Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Transfers from Tottenham to Wolves

Name Date Fee

Cyril SPIERS May 1933 Free

Gordon SMITH August 1982 Free

Andy SINTON July 1999 Free

Steffen IVERSEN August 2003 Free

Transfers from Wolves to Tottenham

Name Date Fee

Tommy LUNN April 1910

Sammy BROOKS July 1922

Hans SEGERS July 1998 Free