Tottenham Hotspur legend Alan Gilzean diagnosed with brain tumour

Tottenham Hotspur legend Alan Gilzean has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The 79-year-old played for more than 300 games for Tottenham and formed dynamic and memorable partnerships with Jimmy Greaves and Martin Chivers.

He won numerous trophies during his time at the north London club including the FA Cup, the UEFA Cup and the League Cup twice.

“Our thoughts are with Alan Gilzean and his family after our legendary striker was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour,” Tottenham wrote on their Twitter account.

“The club and Tribute trust are in contact with Alan’s family, who have asked for privacy at this time. We send them all our best wishes.”

In his final season as a professional footballer, Tottenham lost their UEFA Cup final to Dutch side Feyenoord.

He scored more than 100 goals, led the line when they won their only league title in 1961/62 season and was a part of the team who reached the last four of the European Cup and the 1964 Scottish Cup final.

Dundee released a club statement which read: “The thoughts of everyone at Dundee Football Club are with Alan Gilzean and his family after the club legend was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour.”

Gilzean made 22 appearances for Scotland, scoring 12 goals and in 2009 was inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of Fame.

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