Erik Edman – Special

Host Ricky Sacks is joined by John from LilyWhite Rose and former Spurs left-back Erik Edman on this week’s edition of the Last Word On Spurs.

When thinking about Erik Edman and his time at Tottenham Hotspur, there is just one moment that certainly stands out and with good reason.

The former Sweden international may have only had one season at White Hart Lane, despite making himself a regular in the side, however, he certainly made himself memorable with those at the club.

In April 2005, Edman hit a stunning strike from an extremely long distance, thought to be around 35 yards out, at Anfield against Liverpool that left Jerzy Dudek with no chance and saw the ball fly into the back of the net.

The left-back, who in the music industry may be considered a one-hit wonder, certainly made his mark on Spurs, although his superb strike is not the only memorable one they have had when coming up against the Reds away from home.

Despite Edman becoming a regular for Martin Jol’s side in his first season following his switch from Heerenveen, he decided to move on in the summer when Lee Young-Pyo was brought to the club.

In truth, it probably would not have been a surprise as the Swede had a habit of moving from club to club after a season as prior to his move to the Premier League, he spent just two years at Helsingborgs IF in the first-team before one year spells at Torino, Karlsruher SC and AIK Athens and Heerenveen.

He then appeared to settle down for a little while at Rennes after his Spurs move, staying with the French side for three years before returning to England with Wigan Athletic for a couple of seasons.

Once his time there had come to an end, he returned to where it all started for him and finished his career with Helsingborgs in 2013, making 57 appearances for Sweden throughout his playing days.


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