The club website has finally announced something that we’ve been expecting for ages with the news that Ledley King has called time on his playing career. Spurs have confirmed that he will stay involved however in an ambassadorial capacity.
“Ledley has made a magnificent contribution to this Club – as a wonderful player, Captain and ambassador,” said Daniel Levy.
“It is in an ambassadorial capacity that Ledley will continue, playing a crucial role in supporting the Club’s work in the community and the ongoing regeneration of the Tottenham area, whilst also being a hugely positive role model for our younger players.”
The player himself added,
“I have been here since I was a boy, I have always considered it my Club and have always found it hard to imagine wearing the shirt of another team.
“I would like to say thank you to everyone at the Club and to the fans. I have missed a lot of football over the years, but the Spurs fans have always been patient and incredibly supportive with me during difficult periods. Sadly my injuries and inability to train have now finally brought an end to my career.”
When you look back on someone’s career you tend to remember goals but as a centre half, there aren’t quite so many in Ledley’s case. At present however, Ledley still holds the record for the fastest Premiership strike!
So what was your favourite memory of our club captain? Lifting the Carling Cup in 2008 maybe – or was there one single game that defined Ledley at his very best?