Tottenham Hotspur is the professional football team that currently plays in the Barclays Premier League. The club is based in London, England. It is one of the oldest clubs in England having been formed in 1882, when it was initially known as Hotspur football club. The name Tottenham Hotspur became official after the association with its location – Tottenham, north London. The home ground of the club is the White Hart Lane, which may be one of the smallest grounds in the Premier League with a capacity of just above 36,000. However, it is known for the atmosphere it generates mainly due to the presence of the fans close to the pitch. It is one of the few remaining stadiums in the world that still employs this technique.
The first major success for shot came in 1901 when they won the FA Cup. This made them the first non-league club to have won the FA Cup. Aside from this historic achievement, Tottenham are also the first club to lift the League title and the FA Cup in the same season. This incredible achievement was done in the 1960-61 season. One can definitely say that the 1960s was the best years for the club. Their most recent success, however, came in the League Cup in 2008. In total, Tottenham won the first division title two times in their history, while they have also won the second division title on the same number of occasions as well.
In terms of the FA Cup, however, they have been even more successful having lifted the Cup eight times in their history. They have also won the FA Community Shield 10 times in total. On the European front, success has been limited, but there has been success in order to call Tottenham Hotspur a well-known club across the British borders. They have won the UEFA cup two times along with the prestige of having won it on the inaugural season. The trophies that Tottenham Hotspur have won on the European front include the UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, and the Anglo-Italian League Cup. Tottenham are the first club from Britain to have won the two major European trophy at that time.
John Cameron and Bill Nicholson are recognised as some of the best managers that Tottenham have had over the years. They both have managed more than 500 games for Tottenham, but have still maintained a win percentage of more than 50. Some of the notable players who have represented Tottenham include Paul Allen, Glenn Hoddle, Gary Lineker, the Nicholson, Teddy Sheringham, Chris Waddle, and David Ginola.
Arsenal FC are regarded as the archrivals of Tottenham. Both the North London clubs usually play a feisty derby. Other rivals for Tottenham include the likes of West Ham, and most recently, Chelsea.
Tottenham is currently the record holder alongside Manchester United for the most number of League Cup wins. Tottenham recently unveiled plans to move away from the White Hart Lane to the Northumberland Stadium announced in 2007.