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Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Mabbutt stable after heart surgery

Gary Mabbutt was Tottenham club captain for 11 years.

Former Tottenham Hotspur captain Gary Mabbutt is in a stable condition in hospital after undergoing heart surgery on Monday, the club have announced.

Mabbutt was admitted to hospital on Monday morning after suffering chest pains and breathlessness.

Figures from the football world, including Mabbutt's former Spurs teammate Gary Lineker, have wished the 55-year-old well on social media.

The Bristol-born defender, who won 16 caps for England, had 16-year spell at Tottenham from 1982 until 1998 and was club captain for 11 years from 1987.

After joining Spurs from Bristol Rovers, the defender won the 1984 UEFA Cup and the 1991 FA Cup.

Mabbutt still works as an ambassador and matchday host at Spurs and most recently appeared in public as one of 48 club legends to be paraded following the last-ever game at White Hart Lane, a 2-1 win against Manchester United on May 14.

Dan is ESPN FC's Tottenham correspondent. Follow him on Twitter: @Dan_KP.


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