15 Greatest Tottenham Wingers

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15 Greatest Tottenham Wingers
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Where will Tottenham's recently departed boy wonder find himself in the list of their greatest ever wingers?

Of the considerable talents to have played for Tottenham Hotspur over the years, some of the finest have been found on the wings.

Naturally, there have been varieties in how these wingers have been deployed, but essentially their objectives have remained the same: get up and down the flanks, help your full-back, beat your man and provide service in the final third.

Fortunately for Tottenham supporters, those charged with these tasks have proved a lot more entertaining than those descriptions.

The following list attempts to rank the 15 greatest wingers to have played for the North London club.

Many of those featured could cite more expansive roles than that of wide-men. It is skipping purposely, often eye-catchingly in reach of the touchlines, though, where their respective talents are primarily associated.

Only post-World War Two candidates have been included. Properly assessing players pre-1960 is challenging enough, but with a lot less living and/or recent testimony to their talent than their more contemporary counterparts, those even further back are sadly harder to compare with.

Criteria for inclusion and ranking is based on a mix of individual ability—what the players offered as wingers and their contributions to the greater Tottenham cause.

Essentially though, it comes down to this writer's opinion through the interpretation of these factors.

Regardless of your opinion about the list, it will hopefully at least provide an excuse to celebrate Spurs' best ever wingers.

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