Player Focus - BEN THATCHER

New Signing Ben Thatcher

Name: Ben  Thatcher
Born: Swindon 30.11.75
Height: 178cm
Weight: 79kg
Career: FA School of Excellence; Millwall Trainee June 1992, professional December 1992
Wimbledon July 1996
Spurs July 2000.
League debut: 28.8.93 v Leicester City
Spurs Debut: 19.08.00 v Ipswich Town
Honours: England Under-21 4 caps, Youth 4 caps, Football League Under-21 XI representative
Position: Defender
  League   FAC   FLC   Euro   Others  
Season App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls App Gls
1993-94 8   1           1  
1994-95 40 1 4   4          
1995-96 42   2   2          
Total 90 1 7   6       1  
1996-97 9                  
1997-98 26   3   3          
1998-99 31   2   7          
1999-2000 20       2          
Total 86   5   12          
Total 176 1 12   18       1  

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Quotes by Ben Thatcher

"Chris (Perry) said: 'get over here as soon as you can,' I didn't need him to reassure me though, my mind was made up" Ben Thatcher on signing for the club!

We have got to be looking at a top six place, qualification for Europe and a decent cup run with the squad that is here!" Ben Thatcher on expectations for his new club!

"The training facilities are a million miles away from Wimbledon, I just feel I'm at a top club now," Ben Thatcher on describing the differences between life at Wimbledon and at Spurs!

View on Ben Thatcher

He is a quality left back and is someone we have needed for quite some time now. he has a left foot and George Graham is ready to turn him into a England regular. However, Ben has had a history of violence on the pitch and wants to turn his bad behavior, into match wining performances!