This page of the Wembley Distinguished Visitors Book was signed by the member of both the Tottenham and Burnley squads who contested the FA Cup final at the stadium of 5th May 1962.
The 1962 final was dubbed ‘The Chessborad Final’ thanks to the cautious approach of both teams throughout the game, which ended in a 3 – 1 victory for Tottenham Hotspur.
Jimmy Greaves scored an early opener, before Burnley pegged Spurs back with a goal from Jimmy Robson just after half time. Robson’s goal was the 100th FA Cup final goal to be scored at Wembley.
Bobby Smith quickly countered for Tottenham to restore a one goal advantage, before they were awarded a controversial penalty for handball after the linesman had had raised an unseen flag for a foul on the Burnley goalkeeper Adam Blacklaw. Danny Blanchflower sent the keeper the wrong way to seal the victory for Tottenham.
Smith was the only player for over 40 years to score in successive FA Cup finals after also netting in Tottenham’s victory in the 1961 final. Freddie Ljungberg repeated the feat in 2001 and 2002 for Arsenal.