Introduction to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, commonly known as Spurs, is an English football team located in the north London borough of Tottenham. With over a century of history since its establishment in 1882, Spurs is a top team in the English Premier League. The club's home ground is White Hart Lane, and its Latin motto "Audere est Facere" means "To Dare Is To Do".
The precursor to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club was formed in 1882 by a group of cricket players from the "St. John's Presbyterian School" and "Tottenham Grammar School".
Spurs is one of the most entertaining and popular big clubs in English football history, and was the first team to win both the league and the FA Cup in the 20th century. In 1963, Spurs won the European Cup Winners' Cup, becoming the first British team to win a major continental competition. In the 1970s, they won the League Cup twice and became the first champions of the UEFA Cup.
In 1980, Spurs defended their FA Cup title, and in the 1983/84 season, they won the UEFA Cup again. Since 1990, Spurs have won one more FA Cup and two more League Cups, and in recent years, they have steadily improved in the league and regularly qualified for European competitions.
Due to Spurs' traditional home kit being white, their fans are known as the "Lilywhites". Spurs have been archrivals with their nearby strong team Arsenal since the First World War, and the match between the two teams is known as the famous "North London Derby".
League champions: (1951, 1961)
FA Cup champions: (1901, 1921, 1961, 1962, 1967, 1981, 1982, 1991)
League Cup champions: (1971, 1973, 1999, 2008)
European Cup Winners' Cup champions: (1963)
UEFA Cup champions: (1972, 1984)
Charity Shield champions: (1921, 1952, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1982, 1992)