Legendary Striker Alan Gilzean Passed Away Aged 79
The Tottenham Tribute Trust, along with the entire Spurs family was devastated to hear that our former striker Alan Gilzean passed away at the weekend.
Gilly joined the Club from Dundee in December 1964 and went on to score 133 goals in 439 appearances in our colours as well as 12 goals in the 22 caps he won for Scotland.
Known for his ability in the air, he was described by our record golascorer Jimmy Greaves as “possibly the best footballer I’ve ever played with” and later went on to form a formidable partnership with Martin Chivers following Greaves’ departure in 1970.
During his 10 years at Tottenham, he and the Club enjoyed great success, wininng the FA Cup in 1967, the UEFA Cup in 1972 and the Football League Cup in 1971 and 1973.
The Spurs faithful quickly took Alan to their hearts and the popular terrace chant saw him labelled “The King of White Hart Lane”.
In recent years, following a number of years away, Alan returned to the Club and worked as a matchday host where he was as popular with the younger fans and those that were fotunate to have seen him grace the turf at the Lane.
The Tribute Trust has been in regular contact with the Gilzean family in recent weeks and our thoughts are with his entire family and friends at this sad time.