Tottenham’s Oldest Season Ticket Holder Has Died Aged 106

Irene McBride went through it all with Spurs, from the glory days of the 1960s, right up to the tumultuous reign of Jose Mourinho.

She began watching Tottenham play as a 12-year-old girl. Fast forward nine decades, Irene had an audience with Harry Kane on her 101st birthday.

But her favourite player had always been record goal scorer Jimmy Greaves.

Irene watched Spurs win six FA Cups, two UEFA cups, two league titles and one European Cup Winners Cup.

A Tottenham Hotspur spokesperson said: ‘We are saddened to hear of the passing of Irene McBride, until recently our oldest Season Ticket Holder, aged 106.

‘Irene was a treasured member of the Spurs family who will live on in our hearts.’

Tottenham’s oldest fan dies aged 106 after watching Spurs for 94 years

Irene McBride watched her beloved Spurs for 94 years (Picture: Tottenham Hotspur)

Irene would go to home games at White Hart Lane and the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with her grandson Julian Stringle.

Paying tribute to his nan, he said: ‘She has been going since 1927.

‘She was 12 when she first went. She remembers walking down the High Road and everyone else would be wearing flat caps.’

Irene previously joked about what first attracted her to watching Spurs.

‘I liked watching them kicking the ball about and knocking each other over,’ she said in an interview.

Recalling the moment Spurs did the double in 1961, winning the league and FA Cup, she said: ‘We all got excited and cuddled one another.’

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