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Number one at White Hart Lane - Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King's career in numbers
There are few who could disagree that Ledley King has been the number one fans' favourite at Spurs in recent years.
And as White Hart Lane gets ready to host the former Spurs captain's long-awaited testimonial, we took a look back at the legendary centre-back's career in numbers.
26 - King’s shirt number throughout his career in the Spurs first team. It is also the shirt number for Chelsea captain John Terry, who played with King as a youngster for Sunday league team Senrab FC.
8 - The number of managers King worked under at Spurs. The first being George Graham and the last being Harry Redknapp. Eight is also the number of yellow cards that he received in his career.
1996 - The year King joined Spurs as a trainee. During his time in the youth system, King was highly praised and some even made comparisons between King and World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore.
10 – The number of seconds it took King to score what remains the fastest goal in Premier League history. He netted the record in the team’s 3-3 draw with Bradford in 2000. King would score 14 more goals for the club in his career.
321 - The number of appearances that King made for Spurs in all competitions. His debut came against Liverpool at Anfield in 1999 and his final appearance came during the 1-0 defeat to QPR in April 2012. Since retiring, King has gone on to become an ambassador for the club.
21 – The number of caps that King won for England. He made his England debut against Italy in March 2002. He represented England in two major tournaments, the first being Euro 2004 and the last being the World Cup in 2010, where he made his last appearance in an England shirt in the group stage match against the USA.
2 - The number of games King won a league match against rivals Arsenal - the first match remains one of his career highlights. He waited a long time but finally tasted a league victory in the north London derby in April 2010. Spurs beat their rivals 2-1 again in October 2011 with Ledley at the back. But when Spurs beat Arsenal by the same scoreline in March 2013 Ledley had hung up his boots.
2004 – The year King won the Barclays Player of the Month Award for September.
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