Tottenham Hotspur icon Alan Gilzean, known as ‘The King of White Hart Lane’, passed away on Sunday aged 79.

Our former striker had in recent weeks been suffering from a brain tumour.

“The King” spent the early years of his decades-long career playing in Scotland with Dundee before moving to England. 

He made over 300 league appearances for Spurs where he won the 1967 FA Cup with the Uefa Cup in 1972 and two League Cups. In total, Gilzean made 433 appearances for Spurs, scoring 133 goals.

Former team-mate and fellow striker Jimmy Greaves paid tribute to Gilzean via his media team saying via Twitter :”Heartbreaking news today,The great Alan Gilzean passed away this morning.

A statement from Spurs read: “Everyone at the club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our legendary former striker Alan Gilzean.

Gilzean also made 22 appearances for Scotland, scoring 12 goals. He was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

All at Spurs-Web would like to pass on our condolences to the family and friends of Gilly. A true gent and a true legend of Tottenham Hotspur. Rest in Peace

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