Football Club - Tottenham Hotspurs  


Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, commonly described as Spurs, is an English football club based in Tottenham, London, that plays in the Premier League. The club's home arena is White Hart Lane.

Founded in 1882, Tottenham won the FA Cup for the first time in 1901, making it the only non-League club to do so because the buildup of the Football League. Tottenham was the first club in the 20th century to accomplish the League and FA Cup Double, gaining both competitions in the 1960-- 61 season. After effectively defending the FA Cup in 1962, in 1963 it became the first British club to gain a UEFA club competition-- the European Cup Winners' Cup. In 1967 it gained the FA Cup for a 3rd time in the 1960s. In the 1970s Tottenham gained the League Cup on 2 celebrations and was the inaugural winner of the UEFA Cup in 1972, becoming the first British club to win 2 various significant European trophies. In the 1980s Spurs gained a number of trophies: the FA Cup twice, FA Community Shield and the UEFA Cup in 1984. In the 1990s the club gained the FA Cup and the League Cup. When it won the League Cup once more in 2008, it implied that it had won a major prize in each of the last six decades-- an achievement just matched by Manchester United.

The club's Latin adage is Audere est Facere (lit: "To Dare Is to Do"), and its symbol is a cockerel standing upon a football. The club has a long-lived competition with near next-door neighbors Arsenal. Matches between the two teams are called the North London derby.

The club was formed in 1882, as Hotspur F.C., and played in the Southern League until 1908, when it was elected into the Football League Second Division. Before this promotion Tottenham had actually gained the FA Cup in 1901, making it the only non-League club to (or most likely to) doing this because the formation of the Football League.

Since then, Tottenham have actually won the FA Cup an additional seven times, the Football League two times, the Football League Cup four times, the UEFA Cup two times as well as the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. The Cup Winners' Cup triumph in 1963 made Tottenham the first English team to gain a UEFA competitors. In 1960-- 61 it became the first team to complete The Double in the 20th century.

The White Hart Lane ground was initially a disused baby room owned by the brewery Charringtons and found behind a public house on Tottenham High Road (the actual White Hart Lane road lies a couple of hundred yards north of the primary entrance). The landlord detected the greater income he might delight in if Tottenham played their matches behind his pub and the club relocated. They brought with them the stand they made use of at Northumberland Park which gave shelter to 2,500 followers. Notts County were the first visitors to 'the Lane' in a friendly seen by 5,000 people and offered in � 115 in receipts; Spurs gained 4-- 1. QPR came to be the first competitive visitors to the ground and 11,000 people saw them lose 1-- 0 to Tottenham.
White Hart Lane


Because 1910, Tottenham have actually displayed a bronze actors of a cockerel made by a previous gamer.
In 1905 Tottenham raised adequate money to buy the estate to the land and became long-term owners of the ground. As the club grew new stands were added. A brand-new main stand was included in 1909, the East stand was likewise covered this year and extended further 2 years later. The profits from the 1921 FA Cup gain were used to build a covered terrace at the Paxton Road end and the Park Lane end was built at an expense of over � 3,000 some 2 years later. This raised the ground's ability to around 58,000 with space for 40,000 under cover. The East Stand (Worcester Avenue) stand was completed in 1934 and this enhanced ability to around 80,000 spectators however cost � 60,000.
The pitch was thoroughly refurbished in 1952. This uncovered a lot of items from the old baby room on the site and one year later the first floodlights were introduced. The floodlights were upgraded in 1957 which required the cockerel to be relocated from the West Stand to the East and then in 1961 floodlight pylons were installed.
The West Stand was replaced by a costly (and means behind schedule) new structure. Numerous advancements and upgrades were carried out for many years and in 1992 the lesser terraces of the south and eastern stand were converted to seating and the entire of the north stand followed to come to be all-seater the following season. The south stand redevelopment was finished in March 1995 and consisted of the first big Sony Jumbotron TV screen for live game protection and away match screenings. With this, the capacity of the arena raised to just over 33,000. In 1997/98 season the Paxton Road stand had a new upper tier added that included the 2nd Jumbotron screen and enhanced capacity to 36,240 and was funded by a rights issue in 1996.


Tottenham have a large fanbase in the United Kingdom, drawn mostly from North London, Loughton and the Home counties. 5 times between 1946 and 1969, Tottenham had the highest average attendance in England. There are additionally Tottenham supporters' clubs found all over the globe. Tottenham were 9th in ordinary attendances for the 2008/9 Premier League period, and 11th for all Premier League seasons. Historical advocates of the club have included such figures as A.J. Ayer. Tottenham supporters have rivalries with numerous clubs, generally within the London area. The fiercest of these is with North London matches Arsenal. They likewise share significant competitions with fellow London clubs Chelsea and West Ham United.

The club, just like lots of clubs in London, has a huge Jewish following and this has led to much antisemitic provocation against Tottenham advocates. Tottenham advocates, Non-Jewish and jewish, united against this and adopted the nickname "Yids", establishing chants to support this. Lots of fans view embracing "Yid" as a badge of pride, helping defuse its power as an insult. Today it is mainly used to identify Tottenham followers from other football supporters. Numerous fans, nonetheless, disagree with using the name "Yid", and think it will only bring in even more racial discrimination. In April 2011, Jewish comedian, author and Chelsea-supporter David Baddiel produced a short film specifying that the anti-semitic chanting is as unacceptable as the abuse still suffered by black footballers, and need to be stamped out appropriately. A similar circumstance exists in Amsterdam with regards to Ajax fans.