In the borough of Haringey, we find Tottenham. That is the stomping grounds for the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, or “Spurs,” which they are often referred to as. By which is one of the top six performing Clubs in the greater London area. Also included in the list of London Clubs, we find Chelsea F.C, Arsenal F.C, Crystal Palace F.C, West Ham United F.C, and Watford F.C. However, this article is all about Tottenham Hotspur. That has its foundation in 1882 by a group of school kids led by Bobby Buckle. That eventually went on, getting being elected captain. But also the very first goal scorer for the newly founded, Hotspur Football Club. And as many Clubs in the UK, it all got started to extend the sports season in the winter months, after the cricket season was over. Yet, we are not here to learn about cricket.
UEFA club coefficient ranking
Even if Tottenham Hotspur is not the highest-ranking London Club in UEFA’s coefficient fixture, they are in a more then decent 13th position. For the rest of the top-6 Clubs in the London area, we find Arsenal F.C
(10th), Chelsea F.C
(14th), and West Ham United F.C (89th). Although looking on the 10-year perspective, Tottenham Hotspur does traverse down, yet slightly but still down to a 16th place. With other UK Clubs showing better overall performances. Like Liverpool F.C
(14th), Manchester City F.C
(11th), Arsenal F.C (10th), Manchester United F.C
(7th), and top UK Club Chelsea F.C (5th). With that in mind, let’s see Tottenham Hotspur’s English Premier League (EPL) contribution.
How many times have Tottenham Hotspur won the Premier League title?
In fact, until season 2019/20 only 6 Clubs has won the EPL. Though, by the look of things, it could get extended to 7 after the 2019/20 season comes to a final result. Yet, Tottenham Hotspur is not one of the Clubs that make up the numbers. However, the Club has won the First Division 2 times (1950/51, 1960/61). Although, for the last 10 years, the “Spurs” have seemed to found a recipe that works and become a permanent fixture on the 6th to 2nd position after a season of EPL is over. But, make no mistake, the Club has an excellent track record of honourable wins to be proud of. So let’s take a quick glimpse where exactly when they were crowned champions.
Titles, Trophies, and Triumphs by Tottenham Hotspur
Shall we start with the Cup wins? One of the more prestige filled trophies is The Football Association Challenge Cup or FA Cup
for short. That Tottenham Hotspur has brought home on 8 (1900/01, 1920/21, 1960/61, 1961/62, 1966/67, 1980/81, 1981/82, 1990/91) occasions. And 7 (1920/21, 1951/52, 1961/62, 1962/63, 1967/68, 1981/82, 1991/92) FA Charity Shield wins. But also 4 (1970/71, 1972/73, 1998/99, 2007/08) EFL Cup wins, more commonly known as the Carabao Cup
, due to sponsorship reasons. Plus 2 (1919/20, 1949/50) Football League Division Two Champion titles, and 2 (1971/72, 1983/84) UEFA Cup victories. And lastly 1 (1962/63) European Cup-Winner’s Cup trophy. Still, that’s not all, as they have 20 plus other League and Cup wins, yet the listed ones are the more major honours in the Club history.
Kit and colours
For a couple of exceptions (1890 to 1898), Tottenham Hotspur has always combined blue and white as their home colours. The combination was even present during the first years when the Club named “Hotspurs.” And even the design of the kit has remained quite intact, with solid colours block separating the shirt from the shorts. Now on the subject on away kit, the Club did start the years with a similar approach of solid blue and white setup. Yet, in the late 60s, they completely went away from that and started to introduce all types of colour combinations, like yellow, purple, brown, and black.
Tottenham Hotspur’s social responsibilities
The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has its headquarters in the 18th Century building Percy House on Tottenham High Road. Where the community can get access to different vocational training in various disciplines, from businesses with a direct link to the Club. Thus far, the foundation has seen to that close to 3,000 local residents have got an education and other job opportunities. Truly showing Tottenham Hotspur’s willingness to pay it forward to its supporting fans and community.
Stadiums and capacity
In 2016 the “Spurs” said goodbye to the former home grounds White Hart Lane stadium when the construction started for the 62,303 capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. During the development of the new stadium, the Club utilised Wembley as home pitch. However, the Club was only homeless for around 3 years when the stadium came to a completion in 2019. With the first official match on April 3rd against Crystal Palace F.C. And the inauguration of the new stadium could not have gone any better. As the Tottenham Hotspur defeated its competition with 2 against 0.
Tottenham transfers and rumours
Tottenham Hotspur’s fan base
There has to be a reason why a Club decide to pour £1 Billion into building a new stadium? And in the case of the “Spurs”, the Club has a huge following, not only in the UK but on a global scale. If looking at the home attendance record, the Club roughly lands on 3rd place in the entire EPL. Whit reported figure that land around 60,000 on every game. Meaning, the new stadium was not only a wish from the Club, but it was needed. Plus, if we take a closer look at the digital outlets, with the 3 top social media platforms as an example, it tells us that 27 million people follow their progress and updates.
Women football in Tottenham Hotspur
The real foundation of the women’s team wherein 1985, as the Broxbourne Ladies. However, for season 1991/92 the got the official nod from the men’s team, and Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC was a fact, that got renamed in 2019 to Tottenham Hotspur Women F.C. And so far the women as proven themselves and represented Tottenham well. With some of the more recent and major wins, like 2 (2015/16, 2016/17) FA Women’s Premier League Cup Wins, and 1 (2016/17) FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division victory.
Stakeholders and other financial interests in Tottenham Hotspur
Ultimately the primary owner of Tottenham Hotspur is a British investment organisation, ENIC Group, with the position of 85.55% of the total shares available. The change of ownership came after the high profiled businessman; Alan Sugar decided to part ways with the Club in 2007 in a £25 Million transaction. Other than the stake interest, the Club also has arrangements with well-known sportsbook operators, energy Drink company, and banks to mention a few.
Fun facts and other pub quiz trivia
Did you know that the 10,000th goal in the EPL was done by the “Spurs” player Les Ferdinand when playing against Fulham F.C in 2001? Another first from the Club is when they won the inaugural 1971/72 season for UEFA Europa League. This after winning against the runner-up Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C with 3 against 2.