Flashback: How a drunken Ossie Ardiles dented the FA Cup trophy in 1981

Ollie Irish

21st, August 2009


I remember the 1981 centenary FA Cup final, if not like it was yesterday then a lot more recently than 28 years ago. It was the season I began supporting Spurs, and so I’ll always have very fond memories of the cup-winning exploits of Perryman, Hoddle, Archibald, Ardiles, Villa and co.
I thought I knew as much as there was to know about Tottenham’s win, until I saw this video, in which Glenn Hoddle reveals how Ardiles accidentally dented the famous trophy:

Great story. See, Hoddle can appear human sometimes.
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