As part of their pre-season preparations in 1965 and 1966, Spurs took part in the Costa del Sol Trophy in Malaga. On both occasions they were victorious and the final game in both years was played on this date.
In 1965, they defeated Valencia 2-1 (Eddie Clayton & Cliff Jones scored) to reach the Final against Standard Liege which was won 1-0 with a goal from Alan Mullery.
15th August, 1966
The following year they defeated Benfica 2-1 in the Final. The goals were scored by Jimmy Robertson and Jimmy Greaves. To reach the Final they had beaten Malaga CD 2-1 with Alan Mullery and Alan Gilzean the goal scorers.
The Costa del Sol Trophy was over four feet tall and valued then at £1,200 and on being asked to receive the trophy, Jimmy Greaves, as Captain, summoned up all the decorum his position had afforded him and retorted, ‘I’m not picking that ***** thing up – I’ll kill myself.’