The now-Bournemouth front man helped fire Spurs to Wembley in 2008 before he left for Portsmouth one month before the final.
Defoe scored once in the competition which came in a fifth round win over Manchester City.
He appeared in five cup ties altogether, making him eligible for a winners' medal.
After learning that Defoe was never awarded one, the EFL ensured he picked up the accolade to add to his collection.
Defoe, 36, told the BBC: "It's a nice feeling to have been a part of the history of that club.
"I remember contributing to help the boys get to that stage and after that it was actually nice to sit back and watch the lads go on to lift the trophy.
"At the end of the day, they're all your friends and you still want them to win, to get your medal!"
The striker has barely featured under Eddie Howe this season managing just 22 minutes of league football.
He has been linked with a January move to Celtic and Championship side Sheffield United are also in the mix for his signature.
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