Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that they have raised over £33,000 for the Justin Edinburgh Foundation by auctioning the players’ shirts from their Carabao Cup win over Chelsea last month.
The foundation was set up in memory of the former Spurs defender, who tragically passed away from a cardiac arrest in June of last year while serving as the manager of Leyton Orient.
Edinburgh was a fantastic servant for the Lilywhites through the nineties, making 195 appearances for the club (transfermarkt.com) and he also attained legendary status at Orient by guiding them back into the football league just a month before he tragically passed away.
Spurs had initially planned to auction the shirts worn in their second-round Carabao Cup tie against the O’s but with the game being called off due to a spate of coronavirus cases at the League Two club, they decided to do the same with the shirts worn for their third-round tie against Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho’s men came back from a goal down to level the game through a second-half strike by Erik Lamela, before prevailing in a penalty shootout.
A message on Tottenham’s official website read: “We are delighted to confirm that a total of £33,170.95 has been raised from the auction, which has now been donated to this worthy cause, set up in memory of our legendary former defender and Leyton Orient manager Justin Edinburgh, who sadly passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest in June, 2019, aged 49.”
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