Colin Brittan had a tough task at Spurs, trying to oust Bill Nicholson, Ron Burgess and Danny Blanchflower in the wing-half position in his ten years at the club.
Unfortunately, Colin served as cover for the names above during his time at White Hart Lane and was a useful player to come in if one of them were absent. Signing as an amateur initially, having played for Bristol North Old Boys in his home town, but was quickly upgraded to a professional within nine months. He did play in Burgess' place for eight times in the First Division championship winning team in 1950-51.
There was a spell when Burgess departed when Brittan was first choice, but with Tony Marchi emerging as a talented midfielder, Colin soon found himself as back-up once more. In the Second XI, he served as a father figure for up and coming players with his experience proving vital in their development.
At the age of 31, he left to play for Bedford New Town, having played just over 50 times for Spurs.