Former Tottenham midfielder, Micky Hazard has named his all time Spurs XI.

Hazard began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, where he went on to make over 90 appearances. In his seven year spell (1978 to 1985) Hazard won the 1982 FA Cup and the UEFA Cup in 1984. Hazard was then transferred to London rivals Chelsea in September 1985 for a fee of £300,000 where he would remain for the next five years.

In January 1990 the midfielder moved to Portsmouth before become an influential player in Swindon Town’s 1992-93 play off winning season.

He was finally sold back to his first club Tottenham in 1993 for £50,000, where he would finish off his career in 1995.

Since retirement Hazard has become a taxi driver.

Here’s the Tottenham legends XI….

GK: Jennings – The Irish goalkeeper spent 13 years at White Hart Lane where he won the 1967 FA Cup in which he scored from his own area, 1971 & 73 League Cup, and finally the 1972 UEFA Cup.

RB: Perryman – A highly respected player currently holds the club record holder for most appearances in a Spurs shirt at 866 in all competitions between 1969 and 1986.

CB: King – Currently a Club Ambassador at White Hart Lane. A Club Captain who sadly suffered a number of knee injuries which sadly made him retire early in 2012. Thierry Henry claimed that King was one one of the best defenders he has played against.

CB: Gough –  A Scottish international who captained Spurs in the 1987 FA Cup Final against Coventry where Spurs lost 3-2.

LB: Knowles – A valuable first team player in his day who only missed one league match between 1965 and 1969. Regular knee problems forced premature retirement at the age of 31. Knowles sadly passed away on 30th August 1991 aged 47.

RM: Hoddle – After joining Spurs as a school boy in 1974 Hoddle went on to play over 370 appearances for the North London side. Hoddle also inspired promotion to the top flight following relegation in the 1976-77 season. The talented play maker took charge of Tottenham in 2001.

CM: Ardilles – Following the 1978 World Cup Ossie joined Spurs where he had a successful 10 year period with the club winning the 1980-81 FA Cup. He famously wore the number one shirt for Argentina in 1982 as the country assigned their players numbers alphabetically by surname.

CM: Mackay –  A member of the famous 1960-61 double winning team, Mackay made 268 league appearances for Tottenham and passed away on the 2nd March 2015 at the age of 80.

LM: Waddle – After scoring twice on his league debut for Spurs, Waddle went onto become a regular first team player. This allowed him to become part of the England team which reached the 1986 World Cup Quarter Finals. Waddle moved to French side Marseille for a fee of £4.5 million in 1989.

ST: Greaves – The talented striker joined Spurs in 1961 after they became the first English club of the 20th century to win the First Division and FA Cup in the same year. Greaves currently hold the record to both the most league goals (220 between 1961–70) and the most goals in total (266 between 1961–70) for Tottenham Hotspur.

ST: Archibald – Following success in the 1980 Scottish Premier Division with Aberdeen, Archibald signed for Spurs where he became top scorer in the First Division and a FA Cup winner in his first season. In 1982 he won his second FA Cup, following this in 1984 he won the UEFA Cup with Spurs where he scored a penalty in the shoot out over Anderlecht. Successful partnerships with Mark Falco and Garth Crooks allowed Archibald to score 77 goals in 189 appearances in his four year period at White Hart Lane.

Thanks to Micky for his input. You can follow him on twitter:  @1MickyHazard

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