Tottenham legend gravely ill

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Dom Le Roy

Club legend Alan Gilzean has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The 79-year-old played for more than 300 games for us, forming prolific partnerships with Jimmy Greaves and Martin Chivers winning numerous trophies during his time at the north London club including the FA Cup, the UEFA Cup and the League Cup twice.

“Our thoughts are with Alan Gilzean and his family after our legendary striker was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour,” the club wrote on their Twitter account.

It added: “The club and Tribute trust are in contact with Alan’s family, who have asked for privacy at this time. We send them all our best wishes.”

Before making the switch to White Hart Lane in 1964, Gilzean played for Dundee and became one of the most famous players in the club’s history.

Wed like to wish Gilly all the best in his hardest challenge to date. We are behind you

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  1. For those Spurs fans too young to know much about “Gilly”, he deserves to be ranked amongst the all time greats to have played for the club. Alan Gilzean was and is the most skilfull header of a football that I have ever seen. He was famous for his ability to flick a ball with his head, helping create as many goals as he scored.

    Goood luck Gilly, the original “King of White Hart Lane”.

    PS He scored a great goal at Hampden to give Scotland a 1-0 victory over the Auld Enemy.

  2. Watched Alan from the stands back in the 70’s he was the unsung King of White Hart Lane.
    Met him at White Hart Lane and chatted with him a few years ago. Told him he was and still is my hero. I truly hope Alan can beat this, I have him in my thoughts every day

    Gilzean the King of White Hart Lane.


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