The Premier League has been home to some of the greatest footballing moments over the last 30 years since its inception in 1992/93. Tottenham Hotspur has been one of the teams that has contributed to some of these great moments. Over this period, Tottenham Hotspur has scored more goals (97) against Everton than any other team. This article will revisit a few of the great Tottenham Hotspur goalscorers against Everton.
The first player on this list is Bobby Smith, who joined Tottenham Hotspur from Chelsea in December 1955. When Smith joined Tottenham Hotspur, the team was one place off the bottom of Division One. Smith scored the goals that helped Tottenham Hotspur avoid relegation that season and helped them to unprecedented glory over the next few years. It took Smith six games to net his first goal in Tottenham Hotspur colours, when he opened the scoring seven minutes into their home game with Everton on 21 January 1956. Sonny Walters delivered a free-kick, and Smith headed the ball home, a goal which would prove to be the first of an impressive haul of 208 Tottenham Hotspur goals in 317 appearances. Only Harry Kane and Jimmy Greaves have scored more goals for Tottenham Hotspur. Smith top-scored in their glorious Double-winning season of 1960/61, netted the first in their FA Cup Final victory over Leicester City that season, and also scored in the final the following season against Burnley. Smith is considered to be a genuine Tottenham Hotspur great.
Another Spurs legend who scored his first goal against Everton was Jimmy Greaves. Greaves made his Tottenham Hotspur debut on 31 August 1961 against Blackpool, and he finished his first season as the league’s top scorer with 25 goals. In the 1962 season, Tottenham Hotspur played Everton twice, and Greaves scored four goals against them in those matches. Greaves played eight seasons at Tottenham Hotspur, and he scored 266 goals in 380 appearances. He is considered one of the greatest strikers in English football history.
In the Premier League era, Tottenham Hotspur has also had players who have scored their first goals against Everton. One of these players is Robbie Keane. Keane joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2002, and he scored his first goal for Tottenham Hotspur against Everton in a 3-0 win on 6 February 2005. Keane played seven seasons for Tottenham Hotspur and scored 122 goals in 306 appearances, making him the 10th highest scorer in Tottenham Hotspur history.
In conclusion, Everton has been one of Tottenham Hotspur’s favourite opponents in the Premier League era. Tottenham Hotspur has scored 97 goals against Everton over the last 30 years, making Everton their most defeated team. Tottenham Hotspur has had some great goalscorers over the years, including Bobby Smith, Jimmy Greaves, and Robbie Keane. These players have scored important goals against Everton, with some of them also helping to lead Tottenham Hotspur to glory.