Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is a professional football club based in London, England. Tottenham Hotspur plays in the Premier League, the top division of English football and the kit for the club since the 1898-99 season is white shirts and navy blue shorts. The motto of the club is Audere est Facere which means “To dare is to do”.
Tottenham Hotspur was found by the members of Hotspur Cricket Club, led by Bobby Buckle on 5th September 1882 and was previously known as Hotspur F.C. The club was formed so that players could play football when conditions for cricket were not good during the winter. In 1884, they changed their name to Tottenham Hotspur F.C. as there was already a club named London Hotspur F.C.
In 1904, Tottenham became the first non-league club to win the FA Cup. They started in the second division and immediately gained promotion to the first division in the 1908-09 season.
Records held by Tottenham Hotspur are:
- Most consecutive league victories at the start of a season - 11
- The longest winning streak in FA Cup finals - 7
- Record home attendance - 85,512
- Record Premier League attendance - 83,222
- First British club to win a European Championship - UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup (1963)
- First club to win the UEFA Cup - 1972
- The first team to score 2 or more goals in Champions League Group Stage - 2010-11
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham Hotspur has played in 4 stadiums since the club’s formation.
Spurs initially played at Tottenham Marshes till 1885 before their move to Northumberland Park. After playing at Northumber land park for few years they soon realized the need for a bigger stadium and therefore In 1899, spurs moved to their most popular stadium, The White Hart Lane.
Tottenham played in White Hart Lane for more than a century and then moved to their new renovated Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2019. The stadium has a capacity of 62,062 and is located in Tottenham, London. Tottenham Hotspur stadium is occasionally referred to as New White Hart Lane.
Tottenham has seen 3 logos in its footballing history.The club logo of Tottenham has featured a cockerel since the 1921 FA Cup final and was modernized in 2006. Tottenham’s Logo currently features a cockerel standing on a football with their name below the logo.
Mauricio Pochettino took charge of Tottenham Hotspur in 2014 and has been a fan favorite ever since. The former Argentine was a professional footballer for 17 years and played as a centre back for various clubs.
Under Pochttino, Tottenham Hotspur finished in the top 3 in the Premier League in his first 4 years as a manager. He even led them to their first ever Champions League final in 2018-19.
Tottenham First Division Titles - 2
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Tottenham FA Cup Titles - 8
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Tottenham Europa League Titles - 2
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North London Derby
Tottenham vs Arsenal
This derby is one of the fiercest derbies in world football and is between 2 North London clubs, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. The rivalry began in 1913 when Arsenal moved to North London. This rivalry is not about class or religion, it’s about the Tottenham fans believing Arsenal to be the invaders in their territory.
In 185 official games played between them, Tottenham has won 58 times to Arsenal’s 77 and the rest 50 is a draw. It is one of the most awaited derbies in London as both the teams give their all to win against the other.
Tottenham Training Ground
Tottenham Hotspur Training Stadium is located at Hotspur way, Bulls Cross, Enfield. It has been the official training ground for the first team and academy players since 2012. It has been built on a 77-acre land and consists of 15 grass pitches across the site.
1. Steve Perryman
Stephen John Perryman is the highest appearance maker for the club. He has made a club record, 854 appearances in his 18 years career. He has won the FA Cup, UEFA Cup, and League Cup 2 times each with the club.
2. Danny Blanchflower
Robert Dennis "Danny" Blanchflower is ranked one of the greatest Tottenham Hotspur players ever. He was the captain of the 1960-61 double winning season. His words, “The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It is nothing of the kind. The game is about glory, it is about doing things in style and with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom.” are considered as golden words for the club and every Spurs side intend to stand by those words.
3. Dave Mackay
Dave Craig Mackay was known as the heartbeat of Tottenham Hotspur’s most successful team ever. He is the inaugural member of both English and Scottish Hall of Fame. He is considered as one of the bravest and hardest players of his time. He was also part of the double winning side in 1961.
4. Glenn Hoddle
Glenn Hoddle was considered as one of the most gifted footballers of his generation. He was a playmaker and played 490 matches for the club in which he scored 110 goals. As a player, he won 2 FA Cups and 1 UEFA Cup for the club.
5. Jimmy Greaves
Jimmy Peter Greaves is Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time top goalscorer. The English striker played at the club for 10 years and scored 266 times for them. Greaves was signed from AC Milan for £99,999 to avoid him from becoming the first £100,000 player.
Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur
This is the last song played before every match in their stadium and this chant keeps the fans going.
This means “Come On You Spurs”. The fans would keep on chanting this to motivate their players.
To Dare Is To Do
This chant is the official slogan and motto of the club.
Spurs and Lillywhites
The name for the club has generated from Sir Harry Hotspur, who was a captain during the Anglo-Scottish wars. The club is known as Tottenham Hotspur, and the shortened version of the name is “Spurs”. The team plays in white shirts and navy blue shorts and are therefore called “The Lilywhites”.