Jamie Donley has become the 880th player to represent Tottenham after his first-team debut at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, the club have revealed on their official website.
It was only a matter of time before the 18-year-old forced himself into Ange Postecoglou‘s thinking and after making the bench on a couple of occasions, he made his bow against Premier League champions Manchester City, replacing Brennan Johnson deep into injury time.
Speaking to Spurs Play after the 3-3 draw, the teenager admitted his delight at making his debut, thanking everyone who has helped him along the way through his journey to the English top flight.
Donley’s legacy number
Tottenham launched a legacy number initiative back in October, deciding to assign a unique legacy number to every player in the club’s history based on the chronological order in which they made their debuts for Spurs.
Donley has become the first player to make his debut for the club since the announcement of the initiative, thereby being immediately assigned a number. The versatile attacker has been assigned a legacy number of 880 which he will now wear going forward on his shirt when involved in first-team action.
Spurs Web Opinion
The legacy number initiative is a great one by Tottenham and helps connect the players who represent Spurs to the club’s history, impressing on them that they are following in the footsteps of some great players.