A tricky player when on the ball, Charlie Handley made a big impression for a little man during his time at Tottenham.
Born in Edmonton, just up the road from White hart lane, Charlie used to kick about with his father in their back garden and started playing organised football with Edmonton Juniors after playing in the Army during the First World War. Moving around local clubs, he was spotted by Tottenham and brought in to play for their youth side in 1921, before being called up by manager Peter McWilliam in 1922 for his debut.
Was an effective player who was noted for his deft footwork and he created many chances for his team-mates, as well as chipping in with a good number of goals. Tich could play all across the forward line and his versatility earned him over 100 appearances for Spurs, but he was in fierce competition for a regular start at that time and he left to sign for Swansea Town in 1929, after giving Spurs eight good years service.
Only had one season at the Vetch Field and with the Welsh club holding his registration despite letting him go, he dropped into non-league football, before re-surfacing for a short stint at Norwich City in 1932.
Answered the call from former team-mate Bert Smith to join him at Berne in Switzerland as a coach, but returned in August 1934, although he went back to link up again when he was unable to get a coaching job back at home.
Charlie Handley died in Edmonton on 21st January 1957.