Five former Tottenham players who deserve a call for the Premier League Hall of Fame

Following an initial delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Premier League has launched it’s Hall of Fame and announced the first two inductees.

Alan Shearer, the league’s all-time top-scorer, and Thierry Henry, Arsenal’s leading scorer, have the honour of being the first two former players introduced into the Hall of Fame and a further six are to follow.

Twenty-three more nominees were announced with a supporters’ vote to decide the final six nominees for the class of 2021.

No Spurs players, unless you count Sol Campbell, which we try not to, made it onto that list.

But if the Hall of Fame is expanded in years to come, Tottenham’s rich history in the Premier League should be well represented and we’ve selected five leading names for Spurs who should be in the running.

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Ledley King

Widely regarded to be one of the greatest players in Tottenham’s history, Ledley King’s career is often remembered for the injury problems that plagued him.

However, his impact for Spurs cannot be underestimated. He spent the entirety of his 13-year career in north London, with his finest moment being lifted the League Cup in 2008.

In his latter years, chronic knee problems restricted his participation in training but allowed him to play on first-team match a week – which led former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp to dub him ‘a complete freak’.

Teddy Sheringham

He may have won all his honours at Manchester United, but Teddy Sheringham is undoubtedly one of Tottenham’s greatest ever Premier League players.

He won the Golden Boot with Spurs in the inaugural season of the then Premiership and spent five seasons with the club, described by Jurgen Klinsmann as the most intelligent footballer has played with.

Sheringham scored 98 goals for Spurs in those five years, adding another 26 when he returned to the club after a silverware-laden four years with United.

He is a Premier League legend.

Robbie Keane

Like Friedel, Robbie Keane had an association with a number of Premier League clubs during his career – including two stints in north London with Tottenham.

Having scored 126 goals in the Premier League, Keane ranks 15th in the list of all-time leading scorers in the division and appeared in 349 matches.

91 of his Premier League goals came in a Spurs shirt, putting him joint-third on the list of Spurs’ leading scorers in the competition.

Darren Anderton

Only 10 Tottenham players have scored more Premier League goals for the club than Darren Anderton, who netted a total of 35 for the north London side.

In a 12-year stint with the club, Anderton made a total of 299 appearances in the top-flight – a tally that ranks him as the highest, although Hugo Lloris could overtake him in the near future.

While injuries did curtail his career, Anderton’s impact for Spurs cannot be forgotten and his records show his importance.

David Ginola

David Ginola may have only spent three years of his career with Tottenham but he made quite an impression, with his impact in the Premier League also seeing him have spells with Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Everton.

FWA Footballer of the Year in 1999, Ginola was the first player in the league’s history to clinch the award while at a club that wasn’t in the top-four of the Premier League.

Inducted into the Tottenham Hall of Fame in 2008, he’s certainly a candidate to secure a spot in the league’s version.

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