spurs v aston villa notes

18.08.2002 Aston Villa play their first fixture of the season away for the sixth time running.
18.01.2003 Tottenham's first win at Villa Park in the Premier League
02.05.2004 Results elsewhere ensured Tottenham retain their Premier League status, despite losing out 0-1.
01.10.2007 Spurs celebrate their 125th birthday with this match closest to the day the club was founded a century and a quarter before.  The team wear a special one-off commemorative kit of light blue and white halves for the occasion.


they are linked to both

Danny Blanchflower -
Gudni Bergsson -
Colin Calderwood Played as defender (and sometimes midfielder) at Tottenham from and moved to Aston Villa in 1999 for a short time, as the first player the Villains signed from Tottenham.
Jimmy Cantrell -
Billy Cook -
Peter Crouch A Spurs Academy product, he moved away from White Hart Lane before ending up at Villa in 2002 via QPR and Portsmouth.  Costing GBP 5 million.  Two years at Villa Park saw hgim struggle to score initially, before being sent on a 3 month loan to Norwich City.  He returned to find his touch in front of goal before he was sold to Southampton for GBP2.5 million.  Returned to White Hart Lane in 2009, signed from Portsmouth and helped Spurs qualify for the Champions League and then played his part in the club reaching the quarter-final before he got sent off early in the first leg at Real Madrid, contributing to the team getting beaten 0-4. Left for Stoke City in 2011.
David Ginola Mercurial winger who thrilled Spurs fans between 1997 and 2000, but moved to Villa and soon was criticised by manager John Gregory and played sporadically after that.
Andy Gray Palace midfielder Andy Gray moved to Aston Villa in 1987 and won promotion to the First Division with the club, before re-joining the Eagles in 1989, via QPR.  Came to Spurs in 1992, but the move didn't work out particularly well for the midfielder and after going on loan to Swindon Town, he was sold to CA Marbella of Spain in 1994.  Later played for Bury, Falkirk and MIllwall
James Gray -
Steve Hodge Moved to struggling Aston Villa from Nottingham Forest in 1985, staying for 18 months and playing 53 games with 12 goals scored during his spell in claret and blue, in which the fans turned against him. A similar length of career at Spurs brought 45 appearances with a return of just 7 goals before he went back to Nottingham Forest.
Alan Hutton -
Peter Kyle -
Oyvind Leonhardsen Norwegian midfielder who starred for Tottenham from 1999-2002, before a spell at Villa which saw him fall out of favour after a change in management.
Josh Onomah A season long loan took the young midfielder to Villa Park in the Championship in 2017 and he was part of the team that took them to a losing play-off final against
Ernie Phypers An amateur with Villa from September 1932 until May 1933, when he was offered a contract with Tottenham, signing professional in June 1934.  Ernie played 28 first team league games and three in the FA Cup up to March 1937 when he joined Doncaster Rovers.  Phypers also guested for Clapton Orient, Southend United and West Ham United during the war.
Andy Ralston A First World War guest who played 100 times for Spurs between October 1915 and March 1919, was on Villa's books too.  The Scot signed as an amateur for Villa in 1902, but the war robbed him of his chances to make a career there.
Wayne Routledge Signed as a talented winger from Crystal Palace, Routledge broke an ankle on his debut and was kept out of the team by Aaron Lennon.  Loan spells at Portsmouth and Fulham followed, but he made only three appearances for Spurs, before he was sold on to Aston Villa for 1.5 million in January 2008.
Gordon Smith -
Cyril Spiers -
Kyle Walker Spurs defender spent 15 games on loan at Villa in 2011.
Frank Wilson -
Luke Young Another Spurs youth product who turned up at Villa.  Luke made his Spurs debut in 1998 and established a reputation as a solid defender, with a liking for tough tackling and over-lapping to attack on the wing.  An unused sub in Tottenham's 1999 League Cup win, he left for Charlton Athletic in 2001, where he began his England career.  A move to Middlesbrough in 2007 only lasted a year before Villa signed him for a fee of up to GBP6 million.  Made 89 appearances in three years at Villa Park, notching two goals, but was then sold to QPR for an undisclosed fee.


debuts against aston villa

William Oliver 13.12.1913
Harry Skitt 01.11.1924
Eddie King 22.09.1934
Archie Burgon 02.02.1935
Ralph Wetton 20.10.1951
Dickie Dowsett 21.08.1954
Phil Beal 16.09.1963
Derek Possee 25.01.1964
Noel Brotherston 13.03.1976
Richard Gough 23.08.1986
Mitchell Thomas 23.08.1986
Pat Van Den Hauwe 09.09.1989
Ian Hendon 16.03.1991
Paul McVeigh 19.04.1997
Gustavo Poyet 18.08.2001
Goran Bunjevcevic 18.08.2001
Christian Ziege 18.08.2001
Milenko Acimovic 24.08.2002
Calum Davenport 22.11.2004
Radek Cerny 01.05.2005
Vedran Corluka 15.09.2008
Roman Pavlyuchenko 15.09.2008
Tanguy Ndombele 10.08.2019


last game for the club - played against aston villa

Albert Gosnell 25.02.1911
John Tate 13.04.1914
Fred Webster 27.02.1915
Charlie Wilson 07.10.1922
Jimmy Brain 22.09.1934
Eddie King 22.09.1934
Jimmy Brown 07.11.1936
Willie Evans 07.11.1937
Ralph Ward 02.02.1946
Dickie Dowsett 21.08.1954
Les Allen 03.04.1965
Noel Brotherston 13.03.1976
Ian Moores 23.08.1978
Gordon Smith 05.09.1981
Stuart Nethercott 19.04.1997
Dean Richards 02.05.2004

first goal for the club - scored against aston villa

Jimmy Cantrell 26.10.1912
Les Dicker 22.11.1952
Dickie Dowsett 21.08.1954
Derek Possee 25.01.1964
Mike England 04.03.1967
Martin Robinson 13.03.1976
Allan Nielsen 12.10.1996
Ramon Vega 19.04.1997
Jamie Redknapp 24.08.2002
Andy Reid 01.05.2005
Tamguy Ndombele 10.08.2019


last goal for the club - scored against aston villa

Arthur Grimsdell 24.03.1928
Tom Meads 06.01.1934
Les Bennett 21.08.1954
Dickie Dowsett 21.08.1954
Harry Clarke 26.11.1955
Maurice Norman 25.09.1965
Laurie Brown 19.03.1966
Mark Falco 03.05.1986
Ossie Ardiles 28.10.1987
Rohan Ricketts 23.11.2003
Stephen Kelly 01.05.2005
Jermain Defoe 01.01.2008



15.12.1979 David Geddis scores his first Villa goal.
26.04.1980 Noel Blake makes his Villa debut.
29.12.2000 Ian Walker plays the 250th Premiership League game of his Spurs career.
19.04.2001 Les Ferdinand hit his 150th Premiership League goal of his career.
The goal was also Tottenham's 500th in the Premier League.
22.11.2004 Juan Pablo Angel makes his 100th Premier League appearance for Villa.

Carlton Cole makes his 50th appearance in the Premier League.

Thomas Hitzlsperger makes his 100th appearance for Aston Villa.


Frederic Kanoute's 50th start for Spurs.

17.09.2005 Jlloyd Samuel makes his 150th Premiership appearance for Aston Villa.

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson makes his 50th appearance for Tottenham.

Spurs field a starting line-up of 11 internationals for the first time ever ...
Paul Robinson (England), Paul Stalteri (Canada), Young-Pyo Lee (South Korea), Anthony Gardner (England), Ledley King (England), Teemu Tainio (Finland), Michael Carrick (England), Jermaine Jenas (England), Andy Reid (Republic of Ireland), Jermain Defoe (England), Grzegorz Rasiak (Poland)


Martin Jol's 50th Premier League match in charge of the team.

Michael Brown makes his 50th Premiership appearance for Spurs and 300th in the League (Manchester City, Hartlepool, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Tottenham).

Michael Carrick makes his 150th career appearance in the Premiership.

James Milner makes his 100th career League appearance (Leeds, Swindon, Newcastle and Aston Villa).

14.10.2006 Didier Agathe makes his Aston Villa debut.

Danny Murphy makes his 400th club career start (Crewe, Liverpool, Charlton and Spurs).

26.12.2006 Jermain Defoe's second goal was his 50th goal for Tottenham.
01.10.2007 Jermain Defoe makes his 200th career Premier League appearance (West Ham and Tottenham).

Steed Malbranque makes his 50th appearance for Tottenham.

Wilfred Bouma makes his 50th Premier League start in Aston Villa colours.

15.09.2007 Jermaine Jenas makes his 300th career Premier League appearance (Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United and Tottenham).

John Carew makes his 50th appearance in Aston Villa colours.

02.10.2010 Ashley Young makes his 150th Premier League appearance (Watford and Aston Villa).
15.03.2009 Wilson Palacios makes his 50th English league appearance (Birmingham, Wigan and Tottenham).

Michael Dawson makes his 200th career league appearance (Nottingham Forest and Tottenham).

02.10.2010 Ashley Young makes his 150th Premier League appearance (Watford and Aston Villa).

Gerard Houlllier's first defeat as Aston Villa's manager.

07.10.2012 Stephen Caulker scores the club''s 250th goal in competitive matches against Villa.
26.12.2012 Jermain Defoe scores Tottenham's 100th away goal in games against Aston Villa.

Paulinho scores Spurs' 150th home goal against Aston Villa.

11.04.2015 Benteke's goal in this match was Aston Villa's 50th Premier League goal against Tottenham.
16.02.2020 Heung-Min Son scores his 50th and 51st Premier League goals.

Bjorn Engels scores his first Aston Villa goal.

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