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Who is the greatest Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper of all time?

Goalkeepers are often relegated to the sidelines of history, and yet many long argued that theirs is the most important role in any football team. With Tottenham's current goalkeeper currently captaining the team, and his predecessors recognised for their superlative playing - who is the greatest Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper of all time?

Pat Jennings was the greatest Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper of all time

Pat Jennings, who was Tottenham goalkeeper from 1964-65 to 1976-77 was dominant when goalkeepers received no protection from referees. Famous for his ability to command his penalty area, he was arguably as good with his feet as he was with his hands. All while subjected to the type of challenges that would be considered assault in the modern game.

Pat Jennings was named Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers Association

In 1973 the Football Writers' Association named Pat Jennings Footballer of the year.

Pat Jennings was named Footballer of the Year by the Professional Footballers Association

In 1973 Pat Jennings received the prestigious PFA top accolade, for being the most outstanding player in the league.

Tottenham won the FA Cup with Pat Jennings as goalkeeper

In 1966-7 Pat Jennings was goalkeeper for Tottenham when they triumphed at the FA Cup final.

Pat Jennings is one of the few goalkeepers to also score a goal for the team

Pat Jennings scored a goal for Tottenham in the 1967 Charity Shield.

Pat Jennings was Tottenham's goalkeeper for two League Cup wins

Tottenham's wins in the 1971 and 1973 League Cups would not have been possible without Pat Jennings in goal.

Pat Jennings was Tottenham's goalkeeper for their UEFA win

Many argue that without Pat Jennings' goalkeeping skills, Tottenham would have been unable to win the 1971-2 UEFA Cup.

Ted Ditchburn is the greatest Tottenham goalkeeper of all time

Ted Ditchburn, who was Tottenham's goalkeeper from 1946-47 to 1958-59, is a legendary figure in the team's history. Part of Manager Arthur Rowe's "push-and-run" squad, he played alongside other greats including Bill Nicholson.

Ted Ditchburn was placed onto the team by legendary Tottenham manager Arthur Rowe

Ted Ditchburn was known for his agility, athleticism and strength

Ted Ditchburn's physicality made him a cut above other players and made his playing graceful, athletic and poised.

Ted Ditchburn was in goal for over 450 Tottenham games

The extraordinary number of games Ted Ditchburn is believed to have played in is all the more amazing given his footballing career was curtailed by the Second World War.

Hugo Lloris is the greatest Tottenham goalkeeper of all time

Hugo Lloris has been Tottenham goalkeeper since 2012.

Hugo Lloris is a World Cup champion

Hugo Lloris is the only Tottenham player to receive the World Cup - football's greatest accolade - while at the club.

Hugo Lloris is the French captain

Hugo Lloris is captain of the French national team. His stellar leadership resulted in the French World Cup win.

Hugo Lloris is the Tottenham captain

Hugo Lloris is recognised as Tottenham's greatest player by the team's management. Not only was he chosen to lead the team, but he has maintained his position in the team since 2015.
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