Teddy Sheringham's top team-mates XI
Teddy Sheringham enjoyed a superb career at the highest level and represented nine sides, as well as earning 51 caps for England.
Hence, he shared a dressing room with numerous players over the years, and his most-frequent team-mates basically covered his time with Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
We’ve put together the XI of team-mates Teddy lined up with most during his playing days, although some consideration has been given to incorporate positions and a team structure…
Ian Walker (127 games with Sheringham)
Former Tottenham and Leicester City stopper Ian Walker is the man between the sticks in this XI. The goalkeeper played in North London for over a decade and shared a pitch with Teddy on 126 occasions at club level, plus once for England during a friendly against Hungary in 1996.
Gary Neville (149), Sol Campbell (126), Gary Mabbutt (120), Phil Neville (118)
Two of Sheringham’s former United team-mates occupy the full-back slots. With 149 joint appearances, Gary Neville has the second-highest total on this list, while Phil - like his brother - played with Teddy on international duty, as well as with the Reds.
At the heart of defence, United became pretty used to locking horns with Sol Campbell during his Arsenal days, but he makes the team having shared a dressing room with Sheringham at White Hart Lane. Alongside him is Gary Mabbutt, the player with the highest total on the list who didn’t play with our former striker at international level.
Darren Anderton (170), David Beckham (142), Nicky Butt (124), Scholes (121), Ryan Giggs (111)
Darren Anderton lined up alongside Teddy more often than any other player in his career and was a regular in the team during both of his stints at Tottenham. Anderton also shared a pitch with the attacker on 15 occasions for England.
In the centre of this superb midfield are David Beckham and Nicky Butt - just as they were during that famous night in Barcelona in 1999. Teddy was also team-mates with the duo during the 2002 World Cup, one of three major tournaments the now 54-year-old played in.
Paul Scholes also earns a spot in centre-midfield. When playing together, the pair scored a combined 65 goals in 121 games. Ryan Giggs completes this five-man midfield and is the only non-English player in the XI. Teddy famously converted the Welshman's mishit shot in the 1999 Champions League final, to get the Reds back on level terms.
Andy Cole (99)
With 99 games together, Andy Cole has the lowest number of appearances on this team - in fact, he's actually 17th in the overall standings. However, as no other striker played alongside Teddy more often, it is the former Red who leads the line.
TEDDY’S FULL XI
Walker; G. Neville, Campbell, Mabbutt, P. Neville; Anderton, Beckham, Butt, Scholes, Giggs, Cole.
Having lined up with Teddy 112 times, Dean Austin is actually 10th on the list of most appearances. As mentioned before, this team has been selected with a functioning side in mind, and for that reason the defender misses out.
He is one of five former Spurs team-mates who fell just short of making the XI, including: David Howells (108), Colin Calderwood (104), Justin Edinburgh (102) and Matthew Etherington (93). Two Reds - Roy Keane (110) and Denis Irwin (105) - are also among the substitutes.
Stats courtesy of www.transfermarkt.com.
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