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John Cameron: 17 February 1899 - 16 March 1907
When Frank Brettel left the post as Spurs manager Spurs advertised the job but eventually appointed John Cameron, a player already with the club.
was one of Brettell's first signings, from Everton, in May 1898.
He was appointed manager/player/secretary at an very early stage in his career, he was in his early 20's and the date was 17th February 1899.
Cameron's first few years as Spurs' playing manager were highly successful.
took the club to the Southern League championship in 1899-1900 and the FA Cup in 1900-01.
On April 27, 1901 we became the first (and only) non-league side to win the cup.
It was Cameron
who pulled us back, 1-1 seven minutes into the second half.
We were runners-up in the Southern League
in 1901-02 and 1903-04.
By 1904 he
had wound down his
playing career which resulted in a final tally of 43 goals in 111 Southern League Games, plus seven in 25 FA Cup ties for spurs.
After such a successful start to his career, Cameron
found success harder to come by and even though the burden of his duty as secretary was off-loaded onto Arthur Turner in 1906, his team was unable to emulate the feats in 1900 and 1901.
Cameron resigned on 16 March 1907.
Manager: John Cameron
Total - John Cameron