Where is Gary Mabbutt now?
Spurs legend and former captain Gary Mabbutt retired from the game in 1998 after 16 years playing at White Hart Lane and is the club’s second longest-serving player.
During his time at the club he won the UEFA Cup in 1984 and the FA Cup in 1991 but was on the losing side in 1987 when they lost to Coventry City.
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Since retiring from playing, Mabbutt has provided punditry and match analysis for various channels across the main broadcasting networks and has also worked as an ambassador for the 2010 World Cup.
A type 1 diabetes sufferer since a teenager, he nearly had to have his leg amputated in 2013 after the diabetes triggered peripheral arterial disease, which blocked the leg’s blood vessels.
He ended up with a 30 inch scar after a five-hour operation but his leg was saved.
In June 2017, Mabbutt was admitted to hospital after suffering breathing problems and chest pains and had to undergo heart surgery. He made a full recovery.
He currently works as an ambassador for Tottenham Hotspur football club as well as the Football Association, Diabetes UK and the Willow Foundation a national charity that provides special days for seriously ill 11-40 year olds.
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#One2Eleven (3-5-2 Formation)
Gary Mabbutt was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in April 2016 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.
GK – Ray Clemence – when I first moved to Spurs from Bristol Rovers I was staying in a hotel
and Ray invited me to his house and took me out to dinner. He understood what pressures a young player is under.
RB – Richard Gough – we only played together for a year but we struck up a great relationship on and off the pitch. I was disappointed that we only had a year together.
LB – Stuart Pearce – very passionate, great captain with a very strong left foot. A player who you would always want in your side.
CB – Terry Butcher – played with him for England and also against him at club level. A fantastic player with great commitment and passion.
Holding Midfielder – Bryan Robson – played against him a lot and roomed with him when we played together for England. A fantastic, driven player who covered every blade of grass.
RM – Ossie Ardiles – he was only a slight build but he could ride the strongest of challenges and hold players off. He also had tremendous vision.
LM – Glenn Hoddle – I have never seen a player with a range of passing as good as Hoddles. In my first year I reckon 10 of my 12 goals came from a Hoddle pass.
CM – Diego Maradona – one of the greatest players ever who I played with in Ossie Ardiles’ testimonial game. He showboated the whole way through it.
AM – Paul Gascoigne – I was captain of Spurs when Gazza arrived and he certainly kept me on my toes. Could take a game by the scruff of the neck and turn it around if it wasn’t going the right way. One of the best.
ST – Jurgen Klinsmann – an incredible finisher instead and outside of the box. He just didn’t have any weaknesses.
ST – Pele – played with him in a FIFA XI game seven years ago. He’s the greatest ever player so had to make it into my team.
Gary Mabbutt: Premier League Statistics
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