Glenn Hoddle is one of the most gifted footballers of his generation in Britain if not the world. The attacking midfielder was a creative genius, who had unrivalled vision on the pitch, and was a master of passing, control, shooting and had a balance that is incomparable. The Tottenham and England Legend will always be a icon for many Spurs’ fans and set White Hart Lane alight on many occasions with his skill on a football pitch.
Glenn Hoddle is simply known as “the king of White Hart Lane“. Hoddle is without doubt the most gifted player this country has seen in a very long time. He could do anything with a football and put it on six pence, whether it left foot, right foot, and as you will see the scorer of great goals. Nothing fazed Hoddle and it is such a shame he never got the full recognition on the international stage that his ability deserved. There is no question that the player will rank in the top three of great players that have ever donned the white shirt at Tottenham and will always receive the warmest of receptions in N17.
Hoddle spent 12 years at White Hart Lane, making over 350 appearances for Tottenham and creative countless numbers of goals. He also had spells at Monaco, Swindon and Chelsea, as well as picking up over 50 caps for England over the years. In 2007 he was inducted into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame, which will make him forever remembered as a footballing great. Glenn Hoddle also forged a career as a manager, most notably of Chelsea and of course England.
He successfully led England to qualification for the 1998 FIFA World Cup with a famous goalless draw in Rome against Italy, but could guide England to the 2nd round of the finals where they lost to Argentina on penalties. His spell in charge of England was not without controversy, as he left Paul Gascoigne out of the World Cup squad which angered many fans, and was dismissed in 1999 after airing his controversial views about disabled people. However, Hoddle who now is a pundit on Sky Sports, should be fondly remembered for his ability to pick a pass and the quality he brought to the English game.