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Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, commonly referred to as Tottenham or Spurs, is a professional football club in Tottenham, London, England, that competes in the Premier League. Founded in 1882, 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 were the first club in the 20th century to achieve the League and FA Cup Double, winning both competitions in the 1960–61 season. They have collected at least one major trophy in each of the six decades from the 1950s to 2000s – an achievement only matched by Manchester United.

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Its emblem is a cockerel standing upon a football.

In the 1898–99 season, their final year at Northumberland Park, the club switched colours to the white shirts and blue shorts. This colour choice was in homage to Preston North End who had recently done the Double. White and navy blue have remained as the club's basic colours ever since, with the white shirts giving the team the nickname "The Lilywhites".

The club has a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Arsenal, with head-to-head fixtures known as the North London derby.

  • First Division/Premier League: 1950–51, 1960–61
  • Second Division/Championship: 1919–20, 1949–50
  • FA Cup: 1900–01, 1920–21, 1960–61, 1961–62, 1966–67, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1990–91
  • League Cup: 1970–71, 1972–73, 1998–99, 2007–08
  • FA Charity Shield/FA Community Shield: 1921, 1951, 1961, 1962, 1967*, 1981*, 1991* (*shared)
  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1962–63
  • UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League: 1971–72, 1983–84
  • Steve Perryman holds the appearance record for Spurs, having played 854 games for the club between 1969 and 1986, of which 655 were league matches. Jimmy Greaves holds the club goal scoring record with 266 goals in 380 league, cup and European appearances.
  • Tottenham's record league win is 9–0 against Bristol Rovers in the Second Division on 22 October 1977.
  • The club's record cup victory came on 3 February 1960 with a 13–2 win over Crewe Alexandra in the FA Cup.
  • Spurs' biggest top-flight victory came against Wigan Athletic on 22 November 2009, when they won 9–1 with Jermain Defoe scoring five goals.
  • The club's record defeat is an 8–0 loss to 1. FC Köln in the Intertoto Cup on 22 July 1995.
  • The record home attendance at White Hart Lane was 75,038 on 5 March 1938 in a cup tie against Sunderland.
  • The highest recorded home attendances were at their temporary home, Wembley Stadium, due to its higher capacity – 85,512 spectators turned up on 2 November 2016 for the 2016–17 UEFA Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen while 83,222 attended the North London Derby against Arsenal on 10 February 2018 which is the highest attendance recorded for any Premier League game.
  • James Peter Greaves (born 20 February 1940) is a former England international footballer who played as a forward. He is England's fourth highest international goal scorer (44 goals), Tottenham Hotspur's highest ever goal scorer (266 goals), the highest goal scorer in the history of English top-flight football (357 goals), and has also scored more hat-tricks (six) for England than anyone else. He finished as the First Division's top scorer in six seasons. He is a member of the English Football Hall of Fame. Whilst with Spurs he won the FA Cup in 1961–62 and 1966–67, the Charity Shield in 1962 and 1967, and the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1962–63; he never won a league title but did help Spurs to a second-place finish in 1962–63.

  • Harry Edward Kane (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the England national team. He is considered the world's most expensive player from a transfer value perspective by the CIES. Kane made his first-team debut for Tottenham on 25 August 2011 in a UEFA Europa League match against Hearts. He became a regular starter for Tottenham in the 2014–15 season, in which he scored 31 goals, 21 in the league, and he was named the PFA Young Player of the Year. Kane finished top scorer of both the 2015–16 and the 2016–17 Premier League seasons, and aided Tottenham in qualifying for the UEFA Champions League on both occasions. He has scored over 100 goals for Tottenham, which includes over 100 Premier League goals, and is currently sixth in the team's all-time top goal scorers list.

  • Edward Paul Sheringham MBE (born 2 April 1966) is an English football manager and former player. Sheringham played as a forward, mostly as a second striker, in a 24-year professional career. Sheringham began his career at Millwall, where he scored 111 goals between 1983 and 1991, and is the clubs' second all-time leading scorer. He left to join First Division Nottingham Forest. A year later, Sheringham scored Forest's first ever Premiership goal and was signed by Tottenham Hotspur. After five seasons at Spurs, Sheringham joined Manchester United where he won three Premiership titles, one FA Cup, one UEFA Champions League, an Intercontinental Cup and an FA Charity Shield. Sheringham is currently the tenth-highest goal scorer in the history of the Premiership with 147 goals, and is the competition's 19th-highest appearance maker.

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