Ex-Spurs man Danny Blanchflower to be honoured with plaque
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Ex-Spurs man Danny Blanchflower to be honoured with plaque

SPURS and Northern Ireland footballer Danny Blanchflower is to be honoured with a commemorative blue history plaque by the Ulster History Circle at his former Bloomfield home in east Belfast.

Widely regarded as one of the finest Irish players of all time, Blanchflower plied his trade with Barnsley, Aston Villa and Spurs.

In 2009 The Times ranked the Belfast man as the greatest player in the history of Spurs.

During his ten years with the north London club, he captained the side to the league-and-cup double in 1961. After being voted footballer of the year in 1958 and 1961, he was considered one of the best players in Britain.

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He also made 56 appearances for Northern Ireland.

However despite his increased celebrity, Blanchflower valued his privacy.

In 1961 he famously said no to fellow Irishman Eamonn Andrews live on-air, declining to appear on This Is Your Life.