In reaction to an official announcement by Tottenham Hotspur, Daily Telegraph journalist Matt Law has heaped praise on the club for raising over £30,000 in an online shirt auction – with the Lilywhites going on to donate the proceedings to the foundation in memory of Justin Edinburgh.
Spurs’ online auction of signed, match-worn shirts from their Carabao Cup victory against Chelsea raised precisely £33,170.95 – as confirmed by an official announcement on Twitter.
Spurs praised for Edinburgh tribute
The club have since honoured Edinburgh’s memory by donating those proceedings to a foundation set up in his name.
Edinburgh, who passed away due to cardiac arrest this time last year at the age of 49, did so after five days in hospital – with the ‘Justin Edinburgh 3 Foundation‘ then founded with the aim of raising awareness around CPR and the use of defibrillators.
The legacy of a Tottenham favourite
Making 192 league starts for Spurs over a decade-long spell in north London from 1990 to 2000 (SoccerBase), Edinburgh was a fan favourite both on and off the pitch – later going on to play 497 matches throughout an impressive career.
Edinburgh also won two trophies during his time at Tottenham alongside the likes of Paul Gascoigne, lifting both the FA Cup in 1991 and League Cup in 1999 before moving to Portsmouth at the start of the new millennium (BBC).
As a manager, the former Lilywhite excelled in charge of Leyton Orient, guiding them to promotion from the National League at the end of the 2018/2019 season.
A fitting tribute for a great player, this news that Tottenham raised over £30,000 in his memory is indeed ‘excellent’.
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