David Ginola is perhaps often overlooked when assessing the greats of the Premier League’s foreign invasion of the nineties, an eclectic collection of world talents arriving to add a sprinkling of foreign flair to a thriving division.
Ginola formed part of an exciting Newcastle side that threatened to win the Premier League in consecutive campaigns, his expressive style a perfect fit for an expansive side who played the game on the front foot.
He was elegant, technically gifted, two-footed and entertaining.
The sort of player who when handed possession, anticipation built around the stadium and fans shuffled ever close to the edge of their seats.
Ginola spent two seasons with Newcastle before signing for Tottenham, where he continued to dazzle crowds in the capital, his mix of magical footwork and chiselled good looks making him a firm favourite in north London.
He was named as the PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year in 1998/99, incredibly scooping the division’s individual accolades in a Spurs side who finished 11th, Ginola acknowledged ahead of each of Manchester United’s treble winners.
Ginola’s lack of silverware has perhaps seen him become a forgotten man amongst fans, particuarly those of the Generation Z era, but those who watched him in full flight remember a magnificent talent.
Here are David Ginola’s best goals for Tottenham.