He’ll have to make it on to the pitch first, but if Jermain Defoe scores on Saturday against his former team, he will join an elite band of Spurs players who have scored 100 goals or more for the club.
Only 15 players have achieved this so far and if Defoe becomes the 16th he will join illustrious names such as Jimmy Greaves, Martin Chivers, Bobby Smith, Glenn Hoddle and many other great servants from the past.
Disregarding the poor season that the player has offered (if that’s possible), this is still a great achievement and one that he can be truly proud of. Although, as the years pass by, it looks less likely that anyone will ever match Jimmy Greaves’ tally of 266, a century of goals is some feat and his ratio is decent too.
It would be unfair to compare JD to some of those names at the top of this list, but what about some of the players that he has surpassed? When we look back in years to come, how will our hearts and minds compare Jermain Defoe with say, Steve Archibald, Clive Allen, Garth Crooks, Gary Lineker or Mark Falco?