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2 days to go: City 2-1 Tottenham

At number two is the highest attendance ever recorded for a football match in Gloucester.

Gloucester City 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur

27th October 1952

Attendance 10,500


City’s friendly victory over Spurs in 1952 remains the club record home attendance, as over ten thousand people watched on a Monday evening at Longlevens. The match was most likely arranged as a showpiece to introduce the clubs new floodlights, and Tottenham’s team didn’t disappoint, as the stars of the day were on show including future World Cup winning manager Alf Ramsey, Ted Ditchburn, Charlie Withers and Les Medley.

City ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Stan Myers and Peter Price, and guests and officials celebrated with a post-match dinner at Mercer’s Hall on Southgate Street.

Other friendlies were arranged to make the most of the floodlights and over October and November 1952 City played in front of over 38,000 home spectators.

Photos and information provided by Tim Clark


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