Where Are They Now? Tottenham's 2007/08 League Cup-winning squad
Although a useful, two-footed player who could occupy both full-back positions, he was never quite built for English football
Which former Tottenham player connects Juande Ramos, Damien Comolli and Jurgen Klopp? That would be Lee Young-pyo, who was sold to Borussia Dortmund in August of 2008, a month after Klopp had been appointed.
At the time of his 2005 transfer to England for £2.2m, Martin Jol described him as the best left-back in the Eredivisie. That description might widen a few supporters' eyes, because he failed to justify that billing at White Hart Lane.
Although a useful, two-footed player who could occupy both full-back positions, he was never quite built for English football and made just 100 appearances before heading to the Bundesliga and then, after a single season, the Saudi Arabian Premier League. He finished his career in MLS with the Vancouver Whitecaps and, three years after his retirement, became the Canadian club's South Korean Ambassador.
When both were fit, it shouldn't be forgotten how good his partnership with Ledley King was
Jonathan Woodgate was signed from Middlesbrough in January 2008, but would play just 12 league games that season – albeit while also scoring one very important goal.
Dawson was the mainstay in that defence; in a different era, he would have been a perfect centre-half. Brave as a lion and happy to take a rising volley to any part of his body, he had every ingredient to be among the very best – except, of course, pace.
Dawson’s career coincided with a time when forwards where becoming more athletic and the pace of the Premier League was intensifying. Sometimes that made him look less than he really was but, when both were fit, it shouldn't be forgotten how good his partnership with Ledley King was.
Equally, while Dawson's first-team relevance gradually declined at the turn of the decade, he remained front and centre of almost every charitable initiative the club undertook; if there were pictures of Spurs players visiting sick or underprivileged children, Dawson was nearly always in them. A good player, but a better person.
After 300 appearances in all competitions, he left for Hull City in 2014.