The Sports Archives – Tottenham Hotspur Club History

The Tottenham Hotspur Football Club also know as Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is a football club that plays out of Tottenham, London England in England’s finest Premier League.  The Spurs logo is a cockerel standing on a football and the Latin motto for the club is Audere est Facere or “To Dare Is to Do”.

The Sports Archives would like to provide some history about the club as illustrated in the following infographic brought to you by Aford Awards, the Trophy and Engraving Specialists.

Here are some quick excerpts:

1882 – The Hotspur FC is established by a group of boys from the Hotspur cricket club and a local grammar school.

1885 – The First competitive match in the London Association Cup had the Spurs defeating St. Albans 5-2.

1896 – The Spurs following is growing and the club is elected to the Southern League Division One.

1900 – Spurs are Champions of the Southern League.

1909 – Spurs are promoted to First Division of the Football League which was formed in 1888.

1920-1950 – Back and forth placements between Division One and Division Two of the Football League.

1951 – Football League Champions

1963 – Jimmy Greaves is Spurs’ highest League scorer with 37 goals in one season.

1967 – FA Cup winners for the fifth time.

1974 – First English club to have played in three major European finals.

1983 – First football club to float shares on the London Stock Exchange.

1987 – Clive Allen sets new Spurs record with 49 goals in single season.

1988 – Spurs sign Paul Stewart from Manchester City for 1.5 million pounds.

1999 – Winners of the League Cup for the third time.

2000 – Spurs sign Sergei Rebrov from Dynamo Kiev for a record 11 million pounds.

2007 –  Second consecutive year fifth place finish in the Premier League; signed Darren Bent from Charlton Athletic for 16.5 million pounds.

2011 – Reach quarter-finals of the Champions League on first attempt.

2013 – Best-ever Premier League tally of 72 points.

As you have read, the Tottenham Hotspur have a long following in the archives of English Football history.  Please view the infographic below for an even more detailed synopsis of the history of the Tottenham Hotspur!

Tottenham Hotspur Club History

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