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Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur was founded in 1882 and play their home games at White Hart Lane. The stadium is in North London and has a capacity of 36236. Tottenham's nickname is 'Spurs' and the team plays in white shirts, navy-blue shorts and white socks. Tottenham are sometimes called 'The Lilywhites' due to the colour of their shirts. The current manager is Mauricio Pochettino, who is the second Argentinian to manage Spurs in the Premier League, the first was Ossie Ardiles. Ardiles managed Spurs in 1993-94 and also made over 200 appearances for the club.

Hugo Lloris is the French number one.

Tottenham are famous for their success in the FA Cup, winning the competition eight times, but their most recent trophy was the League Cup, in 2009. In 1963, they became the first British club to win a European Competition (the European Cup Winners’ Cup), and since then have won the UEFA Cup (now the Europa League) twice. Tottenham have always been famous for playing exciting, attacking football. In 2015/16, Tottenham continued that tradition, with Premier League Young Player of the Season, Dele Alli, playing some great football and Harry Kane, with 25 goals, winning the Premier League's Golden Boot.

"If you don’t win anything, you have had a bad season’’ - Bill Nicholson, ex-Tottenham Manager.

Tottenham’s ground is in North London, so lots of Spurs fans come from this area and the regions around it. There are many other clubs in London, and Tottenham have strong rivalries with Chelsea and West Ham United, but their closest and strongest rival is North London neighbours, Arsenal.

Tottenham's name comes from the name of a 14th-century Tottenham man, Sir Harry Hotspur, who featured in one of Shakespeare’s plays, Henry the Fourth. He was a soldier, and a very fierce fighter. So, the team from Tottenham adopted this name and became Tottenham Hotspur, which is shortened to ‘Spurs’.

Christian Eriksen is a free kick expert.

In 2015/16, Tottenham Hotspur finished 3rd in the Premier League and qualified for the UEFA Champions League. Spurs finished in their highest ever Premier League position but it could have been much, much more. With just a few matches left, Spurs were battling with Leicester for the Premier League title. After a disappointing end to the season, Tottenham slipped behind Arsenal but they can look back at the season with pride and some brilliant football. Under manager, the Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs fans will hope their team can challenge for the title again this season. With players like the England international Harry Kane, French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and Danish international Christian Eriksen, Spurs have some of the most exciting players in the Premier League and they have added Victor Wanyama from Southampton and bought Vincent Janssen to help Kane in attack. Can they improve on last season’s 3rd position?

Prediction 2016/17: 8th

Key player: Harry Kane

Did you know….?

'Spurs' are metal objects that attach to the boots of horse riders.

Learn about Tottenham Hotspur

The following activities will help you learn about Tottenham Hotspur football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure of an answer, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Tottenham's manager, top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

White Hart Lane is the home of Tottenham Hotspur, Getty

Audere est Facere

This is Spurs' motto. It means To Dare Is to Do. 

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about Spurs?

Activity 2: In this activity, there is a video guide to Tottenham Hotspur. Watch the Tottenham Hotspur club video and learn more about Spurs. See how much you understand by trying the activities that are after the video. The video is a little difficult to understand and is for intermediate learners and above.
Watch the video guide to Tottenham Hotspur.

In this video, John Dykes talks about Tottenham's White Hart Lane Stadium. 

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SajidaXI Thu, 03/07/2014 - 18:41

Tottenham Hotspur is a good club

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Jomartincho Tue, 26/08/2014 - 01:24

The Spurs is my favorite Club of the Premier League. COYS!

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hachani mostapha Fri, 18/09/2015 - 18:33

go spurs

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Abdallah Sat, 26/09/2015 - 13:51

Interesting video and team I love their win over Arsenal

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Salloum Thu, 01/10/2015 - 02:36

Tottenham Hotspur is a good club

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elghoul Thu, 08/10/2015 - 15:30

Bentaleb is my favourite player.He is also the enthousiastic mildfielder of the Algerian football squad.

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Sadoss Mon, 19/10/2015 - 10:32

Very nice

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almirpereira Tue, 20/10/2015 - 21:25

Very goog!

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almirpereira Tue, 20/10/2015 - 21:28

All right

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almirpereira Tue, 20/10/2015 - 21:31

That team is Of +

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almirpereira Tue, 20/10/2015 - 23:28

Ilove it, I want to be the bestter.

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nikosonris Thu, 22/10/2015 - 16:27

Great team, great attacking spirit! But I believe years in the last question 'Who was top-scorer for Tottenham in 2012/13' should be changed)

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Rich Thu, 22/10/2015 - 17:29

Thanks nikosonris. I think only Adebayor was playing regularly for Spurs in the 2012/13 season! The answer, of course, was Harry Kane. Do you think the amount of goals Kane scored last year was a fluke?

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nikosonris Tue, 27/10/2015 - 16:00

Definitely a fluke, considering his poor goal-scoring start to this season( but he is now gradually picking up his steam and I wish him all the best. He is a good player and 'he's one of your own'))

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aragorn1986 Sun, 25/10/2015 - 00:13

Tottenham has good players but somehow they just can't get in top 4 for years. Smth. is always missing. Maybe they should try with another manager.

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nikosonris Mon, 23/11/2015 - 10:07

I think this season will be different (suffice to mention their unbeaten run). They've got everything to get to TOP 4 now Harry Cane regained his goal-scoring capacity.

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Sir_Mahdi24 Sun, 25/10/2015 - 20:00

I like Spurs"s attacking football..

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MUGEMANYI Fri, 20/11/2015 - 06:41

I like when Arsenal is playing with them,good derby

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nikosonris Tue, 24/11/2015 - 09:50

I do agree! And Harry Kane is nicknamed the Derby King)

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crazyboy Sun, 29/11/2015 - 13:45

I like it cause play one of best talented player that England have ever seen and this one is Harry Kane

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aragorn1986 Mon, 07/12/2015 - 13:27

If Harry Cane can't pull the whole team to enter the top 4 then I don't know who is going to do that. They have a good streak, but it still isn't the winning team. They have to face their fears and start winning derbies. Otherwise, they'll stay where they are.

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nikosonris Mon, 21/12/2015 - 16:49

I agree with you up to a point, but they've got nice players, besides Hurricane: a goal-keeping magician Hugo Lloris, a constantly solid defender Toby Alderweireld, a rising star in midfield Dele Alli and a wonderful set piece taker Christian Eriksen.

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Alex_from_Ukraine Thu, 10/12/2015 - 03:33

I'm not a Spurs' fan, but I think their style is appealing.

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nikosonris Mon, 28/12/2015 - 09:57

They definitely have a chance to claim a TOP 4 position this season!

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aragorn1986 Mon, 18/01/2016 - 16:55

Spurs are surprisingly very close to the leading teams in the PL. Maybe they can finish third this year.

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Genrilon Sat, 30/01/2016 - 05:50

Audere est Facere ("To Dare Is to Do"), Spurs topping the group table above Inter Milan in UEFA Champions League and beating another Italian club from Milan to reach quarters, Gareth Bale's fantastic goalscoring season in 2012/13, Harry Kane, Deli Alli.

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nikosonris Wed, 03/02/2016 - 09:28

Now the title race has become even more exciting and intriguing with the Spurs above the Gunners by goal difference. Harry Kane just can't stop scoring.

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nikosonris Tue, 16/02/2016 - 08:20

Up and rising! Those lads can make it!

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nikosonris Tue, 23/02/2016 - 17:06

I think their defeat in the FA Cup is for the better. They will be more focused on the PL.

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joto Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:10

good club

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HakanUslu1881 Wed, 02/03/2016 - 22:12

I like their fans and game style.

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HakanUslu1881 Thu, 10/03/2016 - 20:42

I am not a fan of Spurs.

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elghoul Sun, 13/03/2016 - 13:25

Best wishes to Bentaleb who is suffering this year.

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nikosonris Thu, 24/03/2016 - 08:24

The title race goes on for the Spurs, and they would need all their players who can make a difference.

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assemjuve Fri, 08/04/2016 - 15:24

I think the best players in Totenham are Kane,Eriksen and lloris.

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assemjuve Fri, 08/04/2016 - 15:26

I remember the match between Totenham and Chelsea when they won 5-3 last season.

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assemjuve Fri, 08/04/2016 - 15:26

I think they will finish as runner up.

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kwesimanifest Fri, 03/06/2016 - 00:56

I love the fact that they play quite some nice football and look positive enough to make top four

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kwesimanifest Fri, 03/06/2016 - 01:15

My favourite spurs player is Kane. I think he finishes quite well and is a good striker.

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jeol99 Sat, 04/06/2016 - 17:08

Tobi is B E S T defender.

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vitalikua Sat, 13/08/2016 - 20:51

I think, in this season, they will not be in top 4

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bane84 Thu, 29/09/2016 - 11:48

Tottenham is my favorite club. I love this club because playing attacking football. My favotite player is Harry Kane

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Rich Thu, 29/09/2016 - 12:38

Welcome to Premier Skills English, Bane84!

We will have a new article all about a Tottenham player this afternoon. Check out our homepage later to find out who it is!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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juanjava Wed, 09/11/2016 - 00:18

Its my favorite Premier League Club. It is not the traditional famous club from England

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SKoshen11 Sat, 17/12/2016 - 14:20

I support Chelsea, but i really love football Tottenham shows. Great coach, great players, great team.

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Komobius Tue, 10/01/2017 - 11:44

Hello everybody! I don't support Tottenham Hotspur, but sometimes I do follow them...

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Almir10 Tue, 24/01/2017 - 20:59

Tottenham Hotspur

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dorjan.ujka Wed, 25/01/2017 - 14:07

spuuuuuuurs <3 <3 <3

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Minjo Thu, 26/01/2017 - 14:24



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