Tottenham Hotspur FC Formation 1908In 1908, the club was elected into the Football League Second Division and won promotion to the First Division in their first season, and finished runners-up in their first year in the league. In 1912, Peter McWilliam became manager; Tottenham finished bottom of the league at the end of the 1914–15 season when football was suspended due to the First ...
1961 First Division and FA Cup Double1960 – 1961 season started with a run of 11 wins, followed by a draw and another four wins, at that time the best ever start by any club in the top flight of English football. The title was won on 17 April 1961 when they beat the eventual runner-up Sheffield Wednesday at home 2–1, with three more games still ...
History of the Tottenham Hotspur FC
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, commonly referred to as Tottenham or Spurs, is an English professional football club based in Tottenham, London, that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. The team has played its home matches in the 62,850-capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since April 2019, replacing their former home of White Hart Lane, which had been demolished to make way for the new stadium on the same site.
Founded in 1882, Tottenham's emblem is a cockerel standing upon a football, with the Latin motto Audere est Facere ("to dare is to do"). The club has traditionally worn white shirts and navy blue shorts home kit since the 1898–99 season. Their training ground is on Hotspur Way in Bulls Cross in the London Borough of Enfield. After its inception, Tottenham won the FA Cup for the first time in 1901, the only non-League club to do so since the formation of the Football League in 1888. Tottenham was the first club in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960–61 season. After successfully defending the FA Cup in 1962, in 1963 they became the first British club to win a UEFA club competition – the European Cup Winners' Cup. They were also the inaugural winners of the UEFA Cup in 1972, becoming the first British club to win two different major European trophies. They collected at least one major trophy in each of the six decades from the 1950s to the 2000s – an achievement only matched by Manchester United.
1908 – Present / Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
1896 - 1908 / Tottenham Hotspur Football and Athletic Company
1982 - 1896 / Hotspur Football Club
Spurs, The Lilywhites
Technically, the official name of Tottenham Hotspur is "The Lilywhites," Spurs is just a shortened name of their very long official name. Unfortunately, the name "Lilywhites" is not very interesting, just a nod to the color of their shirts.
Premier League / 2
FA Cup / 8
1991, 1982, 1981, 1967, 1962, 1961, 1921, 1901
Premier League - FA Cup Double / 1
2019 - Present / Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
1899 - 2019 / White Hart Lane
1888 - 1899 / Northumberland Park
1882 - 1888 / Tottenham Marshes
2001 – Present / ENIC International Ltd.
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