Full back Bert Goodman played one season with Spurs in the early part of the 20th century and scored one goal for the club that campaign ... as a centre-forward !!
Goodman had begun playing football for amateur clubs in North London and around the South East (namely Tufnell Park, London Fields, Tottenham Thursday, Maidstone United and Croydon Common, who ceased playing in March 1917) and joined Clapton Orient after World War I. He excelled with the Orient team and he returned to Maidstone to play a few games before signing for Spurs from the East London club in June 1919. Made his debut at the start of the 1919-1920 season against Lincoln City and in the away fixture with the Imps was pressed into action as a striker; successfully so, as he hit the net in a 1-1 draw at Sincil Bank.
Spurs won the Second Division title that season and Bert made 16 league appearances, mainly filling in for the injured Tommy Clay until January 1920, before leaving the club to play for Margate. From there, Goodman moved back into the professional game with Charlton Athletic in 1921, for whom he made 124 appearances, before winding down his career with Gillingham, Clapton Orient and Guildford City.
In retirement, Bert coached at Tooting Town
Bert Goodman died in Ilford, Essex on
7th December 1959.