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.
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