KARL WHITEHOUSE LOOKS AT some of THE PLAYERS THAT HAVE PLAYED FOR BOTH WOLVES & SPURS
Mick McCarthy signed Matt Doherty for Wolves in 2010 from Bohemians. Matt stayed at Wolves for 10 years, he made 302 league and cup appearances for club and scored 28 goals. He then signed for José Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur in 2020 and then went and signed for Tottenham in 2020 and is still playing there to the current day.
Jamie O’Hara joined Tottenham Hotspur academy in 2003, after some successful loans he finally played for Spurs in 2007. However, he fell out of favour with new manager Harry Redknapp and joined Wolves initially on loan before being made permanent. Jamie made 43 appearances for Wolves and scored 2 goals.
Hans Segers played for both Wolves and Tottenham. He made 11 appearances for Wolves and 1 appearance for Tottenham and then later became the goalkeeping coach at Tottenham where he worked with Martin Jol until 2007
Stefan Iversen moved from Tottenham to Wolves in 2003 after being at Tottenham for 7 years. He spent just one year at Wolves then returned back to Norway to play for Valerenga and made 16 appearances and scored 4 goals.
Allan Nielsen Joined Wolves on loan from Tottenham in 2000, he made 7 appearances for the club and scored 2 goals.
Andy Sinton Joined Wolves in a permanent transfer in 1999 from Tottenham and stayed until 2002 he played 71 games for the club and scored 3 goals.
Robbie Keane was another player to play for both Tottenham and Wolves. He started his career at Wolves in 1997 until 1999, he made 73 appearances and scored 24 goals including scoring twice on his first-team debut aged 17. Keane was sold to Coventry City and Moved to Inter Milan and Leeds before joining Tottenham in 2002. His first spell at Tottenham ran until 2008 during which he made 197 appearances and scored 80 goals. Robbie rejoined Tottenham for a second spell in 2009 until 2011 where he played 41 games and scored 11 goals.
Dean Richards was another player to play both for Wolves and Tottenham. Dean signed from Bradford in 1995 initially on a loan deal which was made permanent in the same year, he made 122 appearances and scored 7 goals before leaving in 1999 to join Southampton in the Premier League. Dean was signed for Tottenham by Glenn Hoddle in 2001 and stayed there 4 years playing 73 games and scoring 4 goals.
Dean sadly died aged just 36 after a long-term illness. Shortly after Wolves and Tottenham met in the Premier League and this fixture was dedicated as a tribute to Dean Richards. Joining the teams in the centre circle at Molineux were his widow Samantha and his two sons Rio and Jaden along with representatives of his former clubs – Ledley King, Claus Lundekvam, Matt Murray, Mark Lawn, Don Goodman, James Beattie, Graham Taylor and Dave Jones.
Gordon Smith is another player who played for both Tottenham and Wolves. He played for Tottenham for 3 years from 1979 to 1982 after signing from Aston Villa and went on to make 38 appearances, scoring 1 goal before leaving in 1982 to join Wolves. He stayed at Wolves until 1984 where he made 38 appearances and scored 3 goals.
The first player to move from Wolves to Tottenham was Goalkeeper Tommy Lunn who played for Wolves from 1904 to 1909 and made 129 appearances. He moved to Tottenham in 1909 to 1912 and made 86 appearances for Spurs.
Harry Marshall played for both clubs, he played for Wolves in 1927 until 1930, he played 52 games and scored 13 goals before a move to Port Vale. He then went on to play Tottenham for 1 game in 1932.
Cyril Spiers was another player who played for both Wolves and Tottenham, he spent 5 years at Spurs between 1927 and 1933 playing 158 games in goal. He joined Wolves in September 1933 as player-coach making 8 appearances and subsequently became Assistant Manager to Frank Buckley at Wolves.
Darren Anderton played for both Wolves and Tottenham. He initially began his career at Portsmouth moving to Spurs in 1992 and staying until 2004, during this time he made 299 appearance and scored 34 goals. After a stint at Birmingham City he joined Wolves in 2005. He made 24 appearances in gold and black and scored 1 goal.
Other players who played for both clubs but not involved with direct transfers of the clubs are Steve Sedgley, Paul Stewart, Vinny Samways and Mark Kendall.
Glenn Hoddle has managed both Tottenham and Wolves. He managed Tottenham 2001 to 2003 before being sacked, he later managed Wolves 2004 to 2006.
Nuno Espírito Santo has managed both Tottenham and Wolves. Nuno wasWolves head coach 2017 to 2021 where his tenure was a success winning The Championship in his and promotion to the Premier League. Nuno and then helped Wolves get a spot in the Europa League and guided them into the quarterfinals of the Europa League losing to Sevilla 1-0. Nuno stayed at Wolves until 2021 and left by mutual consent at the end of the season. Nuno then went onto to manage Tottenham from June 2021 until November 2021 he lasted just 17 matches before he was fired.
ARTICLE BY KARL WHITEHOUSE
I have been a Wolves fan for over 30 years.
I have supported them both home and away games in the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and now like looking into wolves games the stats behind the games they play in the premier league and also look other stats if asked by someone else in the podcast. I have also done the 92 football league grounds and shortly be doing a ebook about peoples favourite match they went to along with a match report and if possible stats from game