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Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur

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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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Caco's picture
Caco
28/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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Caco
28/01/2017 14:06
Macedonia
Arsenal
140

:)

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Mehmed92
28/01/2017
BA
113
points

Tottenham Hotspur is good team.


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Mehmed92
28/01/2017 21:10
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
113

Tottenham Hotspur is good team.

Azizius
01/02/2017
UZ
23
points

I like their fans. They r great supporters


Azizius
01/02/2017 11:24
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
23

I like their fans. They r great supporters

Azizius
01/02/2017
UZ
23
points

Tottenham is great but I I support arcenal


Azizius
01/02/2017 11:26
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
23

Tottenham is great but I I support arcenal

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haydi
30/04/2017
TN
3189
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"Lilywhite" and "navy blue' are new words for me. These two colours remind me the horizontal striped shirt white and dark blue of fishermen. It's a lovely design.
I like their kit, that what I call an elegant clothing.


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haydi
30/04/2017 23:59
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

"Lilywhite" and "navy blue' are new words for me. These two colours remind me the horizontal striped shirt white and dark blue of fishermen. It's a lovely design.
I like their kit, that what I call an elegant clothing.

anhduongspurs
30/05/2017
VN
5838
points

I LOVE SPURS


anhduongspurs
30/05/2017 12:35
Vietnam
Tottenham Hotspur
5838

I LOVE SPURS

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2Bosnia and Herzegovina29166
3Serbia27593
4Spain24629
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6Albania23000
7Macedonia19390
8Egypt18938
9Russia17963
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Club ranking
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1Manchester United104599
2Arsenal84532
3Liverpool78104
4Chelsea62398
5Leicester City24125
6Manchester City23660
7Tottenham Hotspur13481
8Watford9886
9West Ham United3694
10Everton1626

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