14 February

On this day in 1958 Tottenham Hotspur paid £35,000 to Swansea Town for their star winger, Cliff Jones.

Cliff came from a footballing family, his father Ivor, who played for Swansea and West Brom, won 10 cap for Wales whilst his uncel, the famous Bryn Jones of Wolves and Arsenal, won 17 caps.

So there were great expectations when young Cliff started to shine for Swansea Schoolboys as they won the English Schools Shield for the second time since the Second World War in 1950.

He made his debut for Swansea in 1952 where his speed was a great asset to the Swans and it wasn’t too long before he won his first Welsh cap.

But despite a disappointing performance on his international debut against Austria in 1954 his second cap saw him steal the show with the winning goal as Wales beat England 2-1 at Ninian Park, Cardiff.

His time at White Hart Lane coincided with Spurs’ golden era as the club achieved the double in 1961 and he was an important member of the side which thrashed Atletico Madrid 5-1 in the European Cup Winners’ Cup in Rotterdam in 1963.