Sevilla’s latest success in the Europa League would have made Tottenham fans either laugh or cry with Erik Lamela and Bryan Gil among the thick of the celebrations.
Spurs sold Lamela to the Spanish side as part of a deal to sign Gil in 2022, only for the winger to return to the Spanish side on loan.
The two players may have taken the fast track towards achieving silverware, with the pair becoming the latest additions to a growing list to have secured winners medals since leaving Tottenham.
Tottenham talisman Harry Kane would be understandably taken some envious looks elsewhere as he awaits the first major silverware of his career, with the north London side having come close but still yet to lift a trophy since 2008.
Mail Sport has taken a look at the 42 former Spurs players and managers to have lifted a trophy since Tottenham’s Carling Cup success in 2008.
Erik Lamela and Bryan Gil experienced joy with Sevilla on Wednesday night after Spurs spells
Both Lamela and Gil are examples of players who achieved success after leaving Tottenham
Titles won: Europa League
The feisty Argentine was able to celebrate the first major silverware of his career by lifting the Europa League title on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old slotted home his penalty to help Sevilla beat Roma 4-1 on penalties in Budapest, although Jose Mourinho argued he should have seen a yellow card beforehand.
Lamela had previously received runners-up medals twice with Argentina in the Copa America, the Champions League and League Cup at Spurs and the Coppa Italia with Roma.
Titles won: Europa League
The Spaniard returned to Sevilla in January on loan in search of increased game time and will certainly feel he made the right decision after picking up a Europa League winners medal.
The 22-year-old started the final but was taken off at half-time with the Spaniards trailing.
Titles won: Serie A title
The French midfielder failed to shine at Spurs but is expected to return to the club this summer following his loan spell at Napoli.
Ndombele was part of Luciano Spalletti’s squad that claimed Napoli’s first Serie A title since 1990.
His impact was limited though, making only eight starts in the league this season.
French midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has won the Serie A title with Napoli while on loan there
Giovani Lo Celso
Titles won: Finalissima
Lo Celso joined Spurs in the same summer as Ndombele back in 2019, but has now spent 18 months on loan at Villarreal with the move allowing him to become a key part of Argentina’s squad.
While he won the Copa America during his time with Spurs, the Argentine won the Finalissima against Italy at Wembley last year.
Giovani Lo Celso won the Finalissima with Argentina against Italy at Wembley last year
Titles won: Qatar Cup, Belgium Cup
The Belgian defender had won league titles with Ajax and Atletico Madrid before joining Tottenham and has picked up silverware for his latest two clubs after leaving north London.
The veteran defender earned the Qatar Cup last year during a spell with Al-Duhail, while he also lifted the Belgian Cup with Royal Antwerp this season.
A potential league title is also on the way with his hometown club.
Toby Alderweireld has won the Belgian Cup with Royal Antwerp, and could win the league too
Titles won: Portuguese League
The long-term defensive partner to Alderweireld at Ajax, Tottenham and Belgium has also recently got his hands on another trophy.
The 36-year-old claimed the Primeira Liga title with Benfica last season, before moving on to Anderlecht.
Titles won: Europa League, World Cup
The Argentine defender has enjoyed success with both club and country since signing for Villarreal in 2020.
Foyth helped the Spanish side beat Manchester United in the Europa League final in 2021, before winning the Finalissima last year.
While he only played four minutes in Qatar, Foyth was part of Argentina’s World Cup winning squad last year.
Juan Foyth helped the Spanish side Villareal beat Man United in the 2021 Europa League final
Titles won: LaLiga
Trippier fell short of winning silverware this season at Newcastle with the Magpies losing to Man United in the Carabao Cup final, but will be playing Champions League football next term.
He is one of only four Englishmen to have won LaLiga however, having been part of Diego Simeone’s triumphant squad back in 2021, before returning to the Premier League.
Kieran Trippier won the LaLiga trophy with Atletico Madrid before rejoining English football
Titles won: Scottish Premiership (x2), Scottish League Cup (x2)
Spurs academy produced Carter-Vickers has enjoyed life north of the border with four trophies secured at Celtic in his two seasons at the club.
The US international has won the Scottish Premiership and League Cup on two occasions with the Bhoys.
A potential treble could be achieved in the Scottish FA Cup final this weekend.
Cameron Carter-Vickers has won four trophies since joining Celtic two seasons ago
Titles won: Scottish Premiership (x2), Scottish League Cup (x2)
The former England goalkeeper has scooped the same four honours as Carter-Vickers since joining Celtic, adding to the two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups with Manchester City.
Titles won: Premier League (x3) Club World Cup, English League Cup
One of the members of Spurs’ Carling Cup triumph, Dimitar Berbatov left that very summer and was granted a big-money move to Manchester United.
The move paid off for the Bulgarian where he won three Premier League titles, a Club World Cup and a League Cup all during a four-year stint at Old Trafford.
Dimitar Berbatov left Tottenham to join Manchester United, where he won three league titles
Titles won: MLS Cup (x3), MLS Supporter’s Shield
Along with Berbatov, Robbie Keane was a part of the Spurs squad that beat Chelsea in the 2008 Carling Cup final at Wembley, where he would cement himself as a club legend.
After a failed stint at Liverpool and then return to Spurs, Keane went on to LA Galaxy where he won four more titles, lifting the MLS Cup three times along with the MLS Supporter’s Shield.
Robbie Keane won the MLS Cup three times as a player after finding success Stateside
Titles won: Eredivisie, Finnish League (x2), Finnish Cup
Another member of the Carling Cup squad, Teemu Tainio enjoyed more success across the continent, winning the Eredivisie with Ajax before winning the Finnish Cup and Finnish top flight on two separate occasions with HJK.
Titles won: Saudi Arabian League (x2), Saudi Cup (x2)
Lee Young-pyo helped Spurs secure Carling Cup glory before leaving in the summer to join Borussia Dortmund for a year.
While he won no silverware in Germany, the South Korean would finally get his hands on another trophy after moving to the Middle East, where he was the Saudi Arabian League and Saudi Cup on two different occasions with Al-Hilal.
Titles won: LaLiga, Serie A, Italian Cup, German Cup
While Kevin-Prince Boateng’s time at Tottenham was brief and not at all noteworthy, he did play a part in helping the club reach the Carling Cup final but didn’t play in it.
However, his time did eventually fizzle out and he was sold to Portsmouth. Boateng eventually made his way to AC Milan, where he won the Serie A and Supercoppa Italiana before winning more silverware in Germany and Spain.
Kevin-Prince Boateng (second left) won titles in Spain, Italy and with Frankfurt in Germany
Titles won: Egyptian League (x4), Egyptian Cup, CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup, African Cup of Nations
Another alumni of Spurs’ Carling Cup-winning squad, Hossam Ghaly eventually made his way back to his native Egypt where he enjoyed a lot of success.
Ghaly went on to win the Egyptian League four times, the Egyptian Cup along with the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup with El Ahly Cairo.
Ghaly also won the African Cup of Nations with Egypt in 2010.
Titles won: Portuguese League, Portuguese Super Cup
Moroccan magician Adel Taarabt arrived at Spurs with plenty of potential but the north London club failed to harness it before he was allowed to leave 2009.
While he did help QPR win the Championship and gain promotion back to the Premier League, Taarabt got his hands on some silverware when he won Liga NOS with Benfica in 2019.
He also won the Portuguese Super Cup in that same year.
Adel Taarabt got his hands on silverware when he won the cup double with Benfica in 2019
Titles won: Czech League, Polish League (x2), Polish Cup, Israeli League, Greek Cup
Having featured for Spurs’ Under 18 side, Tomas Pekhart made his break away from White Hart Lane across Europe, winning the Czech League title, Israeli League title and the Greek Cup with AEK Athens.
He has also won the Polish League and Cup with Legia Warsaw
Titles won: Spanish Cup
After tasting Carling Cup glory with Spurs in 2008, Didier Zokora came close to winning the trophy again the following season but fell short in the final against Manchester United.
Zokora would only lift one more trophy after leaving Spurs where he would win the Copa del Rey with Sevilla in 2010.
Titles won: Premier League (x5), FA Cup, League Cup (x4), Community Shield (x2)
Having come close to winning breaking Spurs’ trophy drought in 2015 after finishing as runners-up once again in the League Cup, Kyle Walker departed Spurs for Man City in a record £54m move.
Walker saw success straight away, winning the Premier League and League Cup double in his first year at the Etihad before going on to lift the FA Cup the following season.
Walker has since earned a further two Premier League winner’s medals along with three more Carabao Cups and two Community Shields.
Another FA Cup and a possible first Champions League winner’s medal could also be on the cards.
Kyle Walker (right) has won three league titles and seven other domestic cups since leaving Spurs
Titles won: Belgian Cup
Paul-Jose Mpoku arrived at Spurs’ youth academy in 2008 but left the club three years later without making a single senior appearance.
He would try his hand at Italian and Greek football before returning to Standard Liege, where he had previously featured in their academy.
He went on to lift the Belgian Cup in 2018 but that remained his only piece of silverware in his career.
Titles won: South African League (x4), South African Cup
Another strange purchase by Spurs that went on to achieve nothing at the club, Bongani Khumalo left the club without a trace, making just seven appearances for the Under 23s side before returning to Africa to play for SuperSport United.
He went on to win the South African League four times while adding a South African Cup to his collection.
Titles won: Russian Cup
Roman Pavlyuchenko was signed by Tottenham off the back of an impressive showing at Euro 2008 with Russia, where he was named in the Team of the Tournament.
After a four-year stint in north London, Pavlyuchenko would go on to win the Russian Cup with Lokomotiv Moscow in 2015, which was the only title he claimed after leaving Spurs.
Titles won: Russian League, Russian Cup (x4), Russian Super Cup
Vedran Corluka, affectionately known as ‘Charlie’ in the Tottenham terraces, left the club after four years at the club in 2012 and would go on to finish his playing career out in Russia.
It was there where he enjoyed the most success of his career, winning the Russian Premier League, the Russian Cup (four times) and the Russian Super Cup.
Former Spurs defender Vedran Corluka celebrates after winning the 2019 Russian Super Cup
Titles won: MLS Supporter’s Shield, Caribbean Cup
Having rise through the ranks at Spurs, Simon Dawkins failed to break into the first team under Martin Jol.
After leaving the club before returning for another three-year stint in 2011, Dawkins tried his luck across the pond with the San Jose Earthquakes.
He would go on to win the MLS Supporter’s Shield during his time in North America.
Titles won: UEFA Champions League (x5), LaLiga (x3), Spanish Cup (x2), Spanish Super Cup (x4), FIFA Club World Cup (x5), UEFA Super Cup (x4)
Arguably the former Spurs players that’s enjoyed the most success since leaving the club, Luka Modric went on to become an all-time great at Real Madrid, winning five Champions Leagues, three LaLiga titles, the FIFA Club World Cup five times and four UEFA Super Cups.
While most other players on this list have won domestic cups in lesser-known leagues, Kane will be aiming to replicate what Modric has achieved by winning major honours should he leave Tottenham.
Luka Modric became a Real Madrid icon since leaving Spurs, winning 17 titles in total
Rafael van der Vaart
Titles won: Danish League
A real fan favourite at the Lane, Rafael van der Vaart endeared himself to the club’s supporters when he arrived on deadline day from Real Madrid and his goals against Arsenal only made that much more popular.
While he admits he left prematurely in 2012, he did get his hands on a trophy down the line, winning the Danish League with FC Midtjylland in the 2017-18 season.
Titles won: UEFA Champions League (x5), LaLiga (x3), Spanish Cup, Spanish Super Cup (x2), FIFA Club World Cup (x3), UEFA Super Cup (x2), MLS Cup, Supporters Shield
Copy and paste from Modric. Arriving a season later than the Croatian, Bale has done it and won it all with Los Blancos.
The Welshman is the most decorated British players to go overseas and is the man for the big occasion, scoring multiple times in Champions League finals. Another benchmark for Kane.
Bale even returned to Spurs and left again to claim more silverware in the United States with LA Galaxy, before retiring shortly after the World Cup in Qatar.
Gareth Bale won four Champions League trophies with Real Madrid along with 12 other titles
The Welshman won even more silverware Stateside, helping LAFC to the MLS trophy
Titles won: Scottish Premiership
Jermain Defoe helped Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side win their first Scottish Premiership title in over a decade in 2021 – and they managed to do it while going undefeated.
Jermain Defoe (bottom left) helped Rangers win the Scottish Premiership in 2022
Titles won: MLS Cup, MLS Supporter’s Shield, US Open Cup
Former Fulham forward and part-time rapper Clint Dempsey left Spurs after just one season in 2013 and returned to the United States to see out the rest of his career with Seattle Sounders.
He would lift the MLS Cup, MLS Supporter’s Shield and US Open Cup during his five years at the club before retiring.
Titles won: Romanian Cup
Another player for the ‘didn’t play for Tottenham’ category, Tomislav Gomelt rose through the academy before being shipped out on loan a number of times without making a senior appearance.
He would eventually find himself at Bari, but it was while he was out on loan at CFR Cluj that he would win the 2015-16 Romanian Cup.
Titles won: LaLiga, Spanish Cup, Chinese League (x4), Chinese Cup, Chinese Super Cup (x2), AFC Champions League
One of the seven players brought to the club using the ‘Bale money’, Paulinho was a complete flop at the club and would only last two seasons before Spurs cut their losses and sold him to China’s Guangzhou Evergrande in 2015.
After winning back-to-back Chinese Super League titles, Paulinho was bizarrely bought by Barcelona but it proved to be a huge hit, with the midfielder helping the Catalan side win LaLiga and Copa del Rey in 2017-18 before returning to China.
Paulinho won titles in China and in Spain with Barcelona after struggling in north London
Titles won: Ligue 1, French Cup, French League Cup, French Super Cup (x2)
Benjamin Stambouli arrived at Tottenham in 2014 but didn’t stick around for long, and was promptly sold to PSG the following summer.
He would complete the domestic treble in France before leaving for Schalke a year after that.
Titles won: Mexican League, Mexican Cup, Belgian Cup
Another striker that just didn’t cut it at the club was Vincent Janssen.
Bought for £17m in 2016, the Dutchman was shown the exit three years later, where he would end up at Mexican outfit Monterrey.
In his debut season for the club, Janssen managed to win the Mexican League and Mexican Cup to add his first bits of silverware to his CV.
Janssen is now with Royal Antwerp where he secured the Belgian Cup with Alderweireld.
Vincent Janssen managed to win the Mexican League and Mexican Cup in 2019
Titles won: Turkish League, Turkish Cup, Turkish Super Cup
The Cameroon international was remarkably on Spurs books for four years, with two loan spells away from the club.
Nkoudou moved to Turkey permanently in 2019 and was part of the Besiktas side that lifted the Turkish Super Lig and Turkish Cup in 2021, before going to win the Turkish Super Cup.
Titles won: Serie A, Carabao Cup
While Kane is struggling for silverware in north London, former team-mate Christian Eriksen secured the Serie A title with Inter Milan in his first full season at the club.
The Dane was part of Man United’s Carabao Cup winning squad this season and could add the FA Cup to his list of honours on Saturday.
Christian Eriksen helped Inter Milan topple Juventus to win a Scudetto in his first full season
Titles won: Italian Cup
Fernando Llorente played second fiddle to Kane during his stint at Spurs and was allowed to leave after the club’s Champions League final defeat in Madrid.
In his first season with Napoli, the Spaniard won the Coppa Italia, beating Juventus in the final.
Giovani dos Santos
Titles won: CONCACAF Gold Cup (x2), Mexican Super Cup
The one-time Barcelona wonderkid has won three CONCACAF Gold Cup titles in his career, two of which came after leaving Spurs.
Dos Santos also lifted the Mexican Super Cup with America in 2019.
Titles won: Europa Conference League
Since being ousted from Spurs in April 2021 – making them the first club he had departed without winning a trophy in nearly 20 years – he moved to Roma.
In his first season in charge, he ended their trophy drought by guiding the side to the inaugural Europa Conference League title, defeating Feyenoord in the final.
Jose Mourinho won the inaugural Europa Conference League, as Roma beat PSV Eindhoven
Nuno Espirito Santo
Titles won: Saudi Pro League, Saudi Super Cup
Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed manager at Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad in July 2022, eight months after being fired at Tottenham.
In his first year, he guided the side to Saudi Super Cup glory in January, and then ended a 14-year title drought to seal the Saudi Professional League with one game remaining, as they finished ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr.
Nuno Espirito Santo lifted the Saudi Professional League trophy in his first year with Al-Ittihad
Titles won: Ligue 1, French Cup, French Super Cup
After his Spurs spell ended in 2019, Pochettino took over the reins at PSG in January 2021, where he previously featured as a player.
In the first two weeks of an 18-month contract, he led the side to win the French Super Cup after beating Marseille 2-1.
They beat Monaco in the Coupe de France final later that same season, and clinched the Ligue 1 title in the following campaign, after overthrowing Lille, who had beaten them to the title in 2021 by just one point.
He’s joining Chelsea from July 1.
Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG won the 2022 Ligue 1 title, ending his 18 months in charge in Paris
Titles won: Russian Premier League, Russian Cup, Russian Super Cup
After his Tottenham exit in December 2013, Andre Villas-Boas found success in a spell as manager of Zenit Saint-Petersburg.
After falling narrowly short in his first season, Villas-Boas led the side to the Russian Premier League title in 2015.
The following season, they won the Russian Super Cup on penalties against Lokomotiv Moscow, and then the Russian Cup by beating CSKA Moscow in the final. It was his last achievement before returning to Portugal.