A local born lad, who arrived at White Hart Lane via Coventry City and the two clubs had a strange link in Steve Sedgley's career.
Studying at Enfield Grammar School, Steve played a big role in the school's football team's success and even though he was on Tottenham's doorstep, his immediate future lay at Coventry City, where he started as an apprentice and went on to get a professional contract.
A lithe midfielder, Sedge showed a calm authority on the ball and his ability to go past players despite not having the greatest turn of pace saw him win Under-21 caps for England.
Steve was an unused substitute for Coventry City in the 1987 FA Cup Final, when they defeated Spurs in extra time, but Tottenham brought him back to North London in 1989 to play in midfield for the Lilywhites. Tall, but not great in the air, his strength lay in his ability on the ball and the use of it. Unhurried, he sometimes looked slow, but his speed was a little deceptive with his long legs often stretching out to make timely tackles.
Widely regarded as the creator of many of the goal celebrations at Spurs, he could well have been the first player to pull his shirt front over his face and he also thought up the thigh rubbing celeb for a goal at Highfield Road. Off the pitch he formed a frightening comedy duo with Paul Gascoigne, terrifying the rest of the squad with their pranks.
Retired from playing in December 2000 with a knee injury. Since then he has undertaken some diverse activities, ranging from running a water sports hire business in Barbados (where has had a racial abuse case brought against him, but it was dropped in the end) through to managing Kingstonian for 14 months before a difference of opinion with the board saw him leave to be part of the Luton Town youth coaching team in October 2005 until 2007.