Tottenham Hotspur have enjoyed an esteemed reputation of having some of the very best Scottish players throughout their history. These Scottish internationals have enjoyed an excellent spell with the club, and have contributed towards success for Spurs on the field.
At present, there are no Scottish players in the Spurs squad, but these examples of players that have donned the famous white shirt in the past would highlight that could change over the coming seasons.
Alan Hutton played an essential role in the success that Spurs achieved between 2008 and 2011. Hutton excelled at breaking forward with his quick pace able to see him breeze past opponents with ease. During his three-year stay with Spurs, he made 66 appearances for the club and scored two goals. Hutton was part of the Spurs side that famously beat Chelsea in the 2008 League Cup final. The Scot continued to play a regular part for the club after returning from a spell on loan with Sunderland and was essential as the club reached the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
However, his time at White Hart Lane came to an end in 2011 as he signed for Aston Villa after finding first-team opportunities hard to come by after becoming a fringe player. During his career, he made 50 appearances for Scotland. He retired from the game in 2019 after helping Aston Villa gain promotion to the Premier League.
Dave Mackay will not only go down as one of the best Scottish players to have played for the club but also one of the very best players in the club’s history. His performances on the pitch for Spurs throughout his nine-year stay were instrumental in helping the club achieve their first-ever league-cup double in 1961. Mackay would achieve even more success at Spurs by winning the FA Cup on two further occasions and the European Cup Winner’s Cup in 1963.
He was the heartbeat of the most successful Tottenham Hotspur team of all-time, and his performances were awarded with the Football Writers’ Player of the Year award in 1969. He was later inducted into both the English and Scottish Halls of Fame. During his Spurs career, he made 268 appearances and scored 42 goals. spursforlife.com recently looked deeper into the profound impact that Mackay had on Tottenham.
Colin Calderwood enjoyed an excellent six years with Tottenham Hotspur between 1993 and 1999. He joined Sours after an impressive eight-year stay with Swindon Town, and he immediately became an essential part of the team. Calderwood formed strong defensive backlines with Gary Mabbutt and Ramon Vega throughout his career. Calderwood played an important role in helping Spurs reach the 1999 League Cup final, but he unfortunately missed the final of the competition as he was injured.
During his time with Spurs, the central defender played in two major competitions for Scotland and was a regular under Craig Brown. Calderwood left Spurs in 1999 to join Aston Villa before injury forced him to hang up his boots in 2001.