Alan Gilzean

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Very sad news to hear that former striker Alan Gilzean has died at the age of 79 after a short illness.

The 22-time capped Scotland international had been diagnosed with a brain tumour just a few weeks ago.

Gilzean, known as the ‘King of White Hart Lane’, moved to Spurs in 1964, played more than 400 games for Spurs, scoring 133 goals in a 10-year spell. He formed dynamic and memorable partnerships with Jimmy Greaves and Martin Chivers

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During his time at Tottenham, Gilzean won the FA Cup, two League Cups, and was part of the side that won an all-English UEFA Cup final against Wolves in 1972.

A statement from Spurs read: “Everyone at the club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our legendary former striker Alan Gilzean. “Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”