Wednesday 28 August 2013

On this day in 1992: Sheringham seals Spurs switch

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall Teddy Sheringham joining Tottenham Hotspur

  • With 22 goals, Teddy Sheringham was the Premier League's top scorer in 1992/93

  • The England forward scored 76 league goals for Spurs before joining Man Utd in 1997

  • Sheringham won three league titles, the FA Cup and Champions League with Man Utd

  • He moved back to White Hart Lane in 2001, and played for Spurs for two more years rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

On this day 28 August 1992 - Teddy Sheringham joins Spurs

Just 12 days after making history as the first scorer of a Barclays Premier League goal on live television, striker Teddy Sheringham moved to Tottenham Hotspur from Nottingham Forest.

Sheringham scored the only goal in Forest's opening match of the 1992/93 season against Liverpool, rifling in to the top corner in front of the Sky Sports cameras as Brian Clough's side registered a 1-0 victory. His exploits impressed Spurs manager Doug Livermore and the North Londoners moved quickly to secure his services.

The striker, who earned 51 England caps during an illustrious career, was the Premier League's Golden Boot winner in its inaugural season after ending up with 22 goals.

Sheringham scored 76 Premier League goals in five years at White Hart Lane before he moved to reigning league champions Manchester United in 1997. He went on to win three Barclays Premier League titles and also played a key role in Man Utd's treble-winning success in the 1998/99 season, scoring in both the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League finals.

He returned to Spurs in 2001 and enjoyed another two seasons at White Hart Lane, before he moved on to Portsmouth in their first Premier League campaign. A spell at West Ham United followed and he became the oldest outfield player in Premier League history, aged 40 years and 272 days, when the Hammers took on Manchester City in December 2006.

Sheringham scored a total of 146 goals in 418 Barclays Premier League appearances during his career.

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Key Points

  • looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember when Tottenham Hotspur signed striker Teddy Sheringham from Nottingham Forest