Glenn Hoddle Masterclass As Tottenham Outshine Johan Cruyff and Feyenoord


Glenn Hoddle – the player [Photo: Logan Holmes]It was thirty years ago yesterday that Glenn Hoddle gave a masterful display for Tottenham against Feyenoord in the UEFA Cup 2nd Round, 1st leg, match at White Hart Lane. More accurately, it was Hoddle, the England maestro,  against Johan Cruyff, the Dutch master, but it was the Spurs player who came out on top, pulling all the strings as he orchestrated Tottenham into a four goal interval lead.

19th October, 1983

Tottenham Hotspur 4 Feyenoord 2

Scorers: Galvin (2), Archibald (2)

The game matched Glenn Hoddle against an ageing Johan Cruyff in a head to head contest. It was the younger star who was to stamp his class on the match as Cruyff failed to live with Hoddle’s creativity and control.

Spurs were four ahead by half-time and Glenn Hoddle had played a part in all of the goals. He controlled the game and Spurs were supreme, going ahead after eight minutes through Steve Archibald. Ten minutes later a Hoddle cross was headed in by Tony Galvin. Archibald scored his second five minutes later with Galvin getting his second five minutes before half-time from a forty yard Hoddle pass.

In the second half Feyenoord came more into the game but Hoddle had displayed his master class and Spurs were almost assured of qualification to the next round.

Team: Clemence, Hughton, Galvin, Roberts, Stevens, Perryman, Mabbutt, Archibald, Falco, Hoddle, Brooke (Crook).  Attendance: 35,404