Now 32, Toby played 236 times for us after joining Atletico Madrid in July 2015. He formed a strong central partnership with fellow Belgian Jan Vertonghen – both now international centurions – that laid the defensive foundations for Champions League qualification (2015/16), second place in the Premier League, including our best defensive record in a Premier League season (2016/17, 26 goals conceded) and onto the Champions League Final in June 2019.
“It’s a special feeling to be back,” he said when interviewed pitchside. “I want to say a big ‘thanks’ to everyone for supporting me for six years, you have a special place in my heart, and I really miss you guys. We had a very special team, like a bunch of friends who played football together. If I think about it, it gives me a smile.”
And to mark his visit, we asked Toby for his top five moments in a Spurs shirt. Here’s what he had to say...
Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, 2-0 down at half-time and therefore 3-0 down on aggregate in Amsterdam, Lucas Moura delivered a hat-trick including a last-minute goal to take us through to the Champions League Final...
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OBITUARY – JOHNNIE HILLS
We were saddened to hear of the passing of John ‘Johnnie’ Hills, a defender who spent 11 years at the Club as an amateur and professional between 1950-61. He passed away at home in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, 26 November, aged 87.
Club historian John Fennelly looks back at what supporters were reading on their way, at half-time and heading home afterwards when NORWICH CITY visited in March 1938.
RIDE FOR UGO
Laurence Gant, Head of Academy Sports Medicine and Science, is set to take part in a five-day charity cycle in memory of his friend, and our former Under-23s coach Ugo Ehiogu.
BIG WIN OVER EVERTON
GAME ZERO ACHIEVES NET ZERO CARBON STATUS
Sky this week published a case study revealing that Game Zero, our Premier League match against Chelsea here in September, achieved net zero carbon emissions.
LIVING IN THE MOMENT
Exclusive interview with our young midfielder OLIVER SKIPP, now an established member of our first team and also a familiar face to today’s opponents, who is enjoying every moment in the Premier League spotlight.
MEET OUR FIRST-YEAR UNDER-18S PLAYERS
TOUGH DAY AGAINST COTTAGERS
Looking back at Spurs hat-tricks scored against tonight’s opposition.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?
A creative midfielder who was full of heart and desire, LEWIS HOLTBY made his Spurs debut against this afternoon’s opposition back in January 2013 and went on to make 42 appearances in our colours, scoring three goals. We caught up with the Germany international to discuss his time at the Club and find out what he is up to now…
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Now and Then
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The Omnific – Wizards of Oz
The Australian trio The Omnific make music like no other band—with two bassists, a drummer, and a whole lot of genius. We meet Matt Fack and Toby Peterson-Stewart
3 the HARD WAY
THREE NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH THREE DIFFERENT TEAMS MEANS DANNY GREEN KNOWS A THING OR THREE ABOUT WINNING. AS HE WRITES HERE, THE THIRD WAS THE MOST SATISFYING.
THE CLASSIC J CLASS AND THE LATEST SPIRIT 111MAY BE 90 YEARS APART, BUT THEY SHARE A COMMON THEME
SECRETS OF BOAT THE TESTERS
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHICH YACHT IS RIGHT FOR YOU? WILL BRUTON GETS EXPERT ADVICE FROM SAILORS WHO TEST DRIVE BOATS FOR A LIVING…
Ever Thought About Breaking Free, Abandoning Your Responsabilities, Running Away From Your Life?
Toby Dorr's Great Escape
A Change of Plans
I lay awake in bed, bleary-eyed from a night of drinking, exhausted yet unable to sleep. I hated living like this but felt powerless to stop.
The Unstoppable LaMarcus Aldridge
LaMarcus Aldridge spent nine seasons in Portland establishing himself as an All-World 4. Now he’s bringing his dominant old-school game back to Texas. And you thought the Spurs were scary before?
The Puzzling Pendennis Club Cocktail
Investigative bartender Toby Cecchini on an exquisite pink gin drink and the club in Louisville, Kentucky, that forgot how to make it.