1882 The Club is formed by boys from Hotspur Cricket Club and the local Grammar School. The name 'Hotspur FC' is adopted by the Club. 1883 The Club is reorganised under the presidency of John Ripsher. The Club colours are navy blue and matches are played on Tottenham Marshes. 1885 The Club's first competitive match takes place versus St Albans in the London Association Cup, resulting in a 5-2 Spurs win. The colours are changed to light blue and white halves. The first credit balance is nine shillings.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino
- Current Team
- Tottenham Hotspur
- March 2, 1972
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The Club is formed by boys from Hotspur Cricket Club and the local Grammar School.
The name ‘Hotspur FC’ is adopted by the Club.
The Club is reorganised under the presidency of John Ripsher. The Club colours are navy blue and matches are played on Tottenham Marshes.
The Club’s first competitive match takes place versus St Albans in the London Association Cup, resulting in a 5-2 Spurs win. The colours are changed to light blue and white halves. The first credit balance is nine shillings.
We reach our first Cup Final, losing 0-2 to hosts Wellingborough in the local Charity Cup competition.
The Club becomes a limited company and a match against Woolwich Arsenal attracts a record crowd of 14,000 spectators. Change of colours to white shirts and blue shorts.
The Club moves to present site, originally a market garden. Accommodation for 35,000. Ground almost named Gilpin Park but instead gradually became known as White Hart Lane. First match staged was a friendly versus Notts County with gross receipts of £115.
Spurs win The FA Challenge Cup to become the only non-League Club, following the formation of the Football League in 1888, ever to achieve this honour.
Football League Champions and winners of The FA Cup. The first Club to complete the ‘Double’ since Preston North End and Aston Villa did so in 1889 and 1897 respectively.
Winners of the European Cup-Winners’ Cup. The first British Club to win a major European competition. Jimmy Greaves becomes Spurs’ highest league goal scorer in one season with 37 goals.
Winners of the Football League Cup, making us the first Club to have won the trophy twice.
FA Cup winners for the sixth time. Steve Perryman sets a new Club record of League appearances by passing Pat Jennings’s previous record total of 472.
By finishing fourth in the League, we qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time since the 1973/1974 Season. We also become the first Football Club to float shares on the London Stock Exchange.
Spurs reach eighth FA Cup Final. Clive Allen sets a new Club record with 49 goals in a single season. Kit returns to white shirts and navy shorts.
Training Centre opened by Tony Blair. New Rights Issue raises £10.9 million to redevelop North Stand, complete hospitality areas in South Stand and reconstruct pitch.
Glenn Hoddle took over as manager from George Graham. ENIC completed takeover and Daniel Levy became chairman. Teddy Sheringham rejoined the club from Manchester United and joined new arrivals Christian Ziege and Gus Poyet.
After finishing 14th in the league in 2003/2004, Pleat left. We formed a continental-style management structure: Frank Arnesen as Sporting Director, Jacques Santini as Head Coach and Martin Jol as First Team Assistant. Santini left in November and Jol took over as Head Coach.
The year marked our 125th anniversary. Arrivals included Gareth Bale and Darren Bent but following a poor start, Jol was asked to stand down alongside coach Chris Hughton. Juande Ramos was appointed Head Coach with coaching assistants Marcos Alvarez and Gus Poyet.
What a year! After losing The FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, we faced back-to-back derbies against Arsenal and Chelsea at the Lane and won both! Knowing victory against Man City would secure a Champions League spot, we produced the performance needed to win 1-0.
In 2011-12, the team goes on a run of 12 wins, three draws and one defeat to sit third in the table at the turn of the year. This includes a run of 11 matches unbeaten, equalling our record in the Premier League.
We finish fourth in the Premier League but miss out on a place in the UEFA Champions League due to Chelsea’s victory in the competition. Jermain Defoe scores against Fulham to break into the Club’s top 10 all-time goalscoring list. Andre Villas-Boas is appointed Head Coach in July, 2012, following the departure of Harry Redknapp. Summer arrivals include Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Clint Dempsey. An historic win at Old Trafford followed by a run of six wins in eight takes us into fourth place as we enter 2013.
We finish fifth in the Premier League with Gareth Bale winning a host of awards including PFA Player and Young Player of the Year, the Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year and Premier League Player of the Season. Seven new recruits arrive in a spectacular summer – (from left) Paulinho, Christian Eriksen, Roberto Soldado, Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue, Vlad Chiriches, Erik Lamela.
Homegrown striker Harry Kane steals the show with a 31-goal season, helping us to memorable home wins over Chelsea (5-3) and Arsenal (2-1). We finish fifth and reach the Capital One Cup Final, losing 2-0 to Chelsea at Wembley
Dele Alli sparkles in his first season in the top flight while a host of other players make a big impact as we challenge for the Premier League title before eventually finishing third – our highest league finish since 1990.
Source: Tottenham Hotspur Football Club