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Standing in a class apart as one of English football’s few “one-club” men, Ledley King could simply be identified as ‘Mr Tottenham Hotspur’ by most in North London.
In 12 years at White Hart Lane, King racked up 268 Premier League appearances - scoring ten goals – whilst appearing for England at European Championship and World Cup finals during the nation’s ‘golden generation’ of defenders. In 2008, he captained Tottenham to their first trophy in 17 years, triumphing 2-1 over rivals Chelsea in the League Cup Final, before two years later playing a historic part in the club’s history as the Lillywhites qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time King’s early retirement at the age of 32 due to chronic knee problems left many Spurs fans wondering what could’ve been, but he remains remembered as a Tottenham Hotspur and Premier League legend and continues to represent the club at an ambassadorial level.
- 268 Premier League appearances
- Captained Spurs to League Cup triumph in 2008
- 2 goals and 21 caps for England
- One of the Premier League’s few “one-club men”