Ex-Spurs player Ryden dies

Former Tottenham player John Ryden has died at the age of 82, the club has confirmed.

Last Updated: 22/08/13 at 13:18 Post Comment

John Ryden during his playing days at Tottenham

John Ryden during his playing days at Tottenham

Ryden began his career at Alloa Athletic before joining Third Division (North) Accrington in 1954, where he featured in almost all of their games before making the move to Spurs the following year.

A versatile player who could feature at wing or centre-half, Ryden had to bide his time before breaking into the Tottenham first team.

But once there he soon progressed and captained the side to a third-place finish in the top-flight in the 1957/58 season.

Ryden scored twice in 63 Division One games for Spurs and also played in five FA Cup matches before moving to Watford in 1961.

He stayed at Vicarage Road for one season before moving into non-league football, playing for Southern League club Romford and Tunbridge Wells before being named player-manager of Bexley United.

Ryden passed away at home in Kent on 16 August and is survived by wife Mary and daughters Pat, Fiona, Nell and Oonagh.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

ood lord that's got me unnecessarily excited. Damn you Storey. Cut to Liverpool being crushed under the wheels of Sparky's Stoke Machine and Firmino brought off the bench to no effect. It's the hope that kills you.

suarez_blind
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

N

o Schweini? Have to admit that I did a little sex wee when we signed him and I can't wait to see him in action!!!

spence
F365's Top Ten Players We Can't Wait To Watch

I

think he'll do quite well. My only reservation would be Kagawa, who had similar stats to Firmino in the bundesliga before he came, but time will tell.

GVMUFC
Roberto Firmino: Steel To Complement The Silk

Footer 365

Ibrahimovic to make future decision

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he may well have played his last game for Paris Saint-Germain and will make a decision on his future next week.

Pep: Schweini not fit for three years

Manchester United's new signing Bastian Schweinsteiger has not been fit for three years, says his former boss Pep Guardiola.

Rio: Stones a 'lunatic' to join Chelsea

Rio Ferdinand says that John Stones would be a 'lunatic' to join Chelsea and sit on their bench.

Mail Box

Is Jack Wilshere The New Diaby?

This was supposed to be his season but he is already injured. We have mails on Chelsea, TV football, why Raheem Sterling is worth more than ADM and more...

There's A Lot Of Anger About TV...

...and how much you have to pay - largely for games you don't actually want to watch. Many of you are forced to go illegal. We also have mails on Chelsea, Angel di Maria and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company