For club and country

Support this appeal to help remember the Tottenham Hotspur players who fought during the First World War.

Did you know?

White Hart Lane became a munitions factory where protective clothing was made during the First World War .

Featured footballer

Edward Lightfoot

Edward Lightfoot joined Tottenham Hotspur in 1911 from Southport Central. Although mainly a reserve player, he played 61 league games for Tottenham. He made 25 of these in the 1914/15 season. Joining the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1916, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He was wounded in action and died of his wounds on 20 July 1918.

Players who served and died

  • George Badenhoch
  • James Chalmers
  • John Fleming
  • Frederich Griffifths
  • Alan Haig-Brown
  • Edward Lighfoot
  • Walter Tull
  • William Weir
  • Archibald Wilson

Find out more about this club at Football and the First World War.

Club champion

DJ Norman Jay

"Walter Tull is my black British hero. Not only did he play for Tottenham Hotspur in 1909, he also fought for his country in the First World War and was the British army's first ever black Non Commissioned Officer. Tragically, he was killed in action in 1918. His sacrifice, and that of the many other football heroes, deserves to be recognised. By planting trees, we can create a tribute to these players that will outlive all of us."

Not your club? Check out our list of football clubs involved in the First World War or donate to the National Football Museum's appeal.

For club and country